Horse gram is one of the lesser known beans. Even I was not aware about this pulse which is high in Iron and rich in Protein until I saw this dish on one of the cookery show. It is also known as Gahat, Kulath or Kulthi, in India and is grown here to be used as food and fodder. Horse gram is also good for dissolving kidney stone. Add chillies as per your taste palates.
250gms Kulthi (Horse Gram)
100gms Moong Dal Vadi
1 Chopped Onion
1 Tej Patta (Cinnamon Leaf)
1 Whole Red Chilly
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic paste
1 Teaspoon Green Chilly Paste
1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
Pinch of Hing (Asafoedita)
1 Teaspoon Garam masala powder
Chopped Coriander to garnish
Salt to taste
1. Wash horse gram and soak it overnight or for 6-8 hours. Pressure cook the horse gram for 8 -9 whistles as they require prolonged cooking to obtain product of acceptable nature.
2. Fry the moong dal vadis and keep them aside. Heat oil and add tej patta, hing and cumin seeds. Once the seeds starts spluttering add whole red chilly and ginger garlic paste.
3. Add onions and saute them till they are translucent, then add chopped tomatoes and saute till oil starts leaving the sides of the vessel.
4. In a small bowl, place all the dry masalas ~ Turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala and add water to make a thick paste. Add this paste in the onion and tomato mixture and allow masalas to cook properly. Addition of water in masalas avoid burning of masalas while they are being cooked.
5. Add fried moong dal vadis and boiled horse gram with little water and allow them to cook on a low flame for few minutes. 6. Once they are cooked garnish it with chopped coriander and serve it with hot rotis.