Thursday, 9 April 2009

Horse Gram and Moong Dal Vadi Sabji


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

2 Tomatoes

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.


Suparna 9 April 2009 at 13:37  

Hi Purva,
Nice profile snap :)
We use only horsegram to make simple usli as we call it in Konkani, liked ur dish and the recipe is easy too, Thanks for the recipe.

Priya Suresh 9 April 2009 at 16:30  

Thats a delicious sabji Purva! yumm n healthy!

Soma 9 April 2009 at 17:13  

Very Healthy recipe. i have never cooked with horsegram.

Gopi Shah 9 April 2009 at 17:15  

I have never eat this beans, though heard about it a lot...nice recipe.

Asha 9 April 2009 at 17:36  

I just made something from Horsegram today too, I love this beans. Vadi subzi is really unique, looks delicious! :))

Ramya Vijaykumar 9 April 2009 at 17:42  

Dal Vadi sabji sounds healthy to me, they make a good combo and simple to make too...

Indhu 9 April 2009 at 18:27  

nice recipe... I did not know horsegram was rich in iron... I am always looking for iron rich foods as I am anaemic.. thanks for this info :)

Deepthi Shankar 9 April 2009 at 18:28  

nice recipe Purva, I agree with you, Horsegram is one of the lesser known pulses

Anonymous,  9 April 2009 at 19:27  

I have tasted horsegram,but not with moongdaal..looks great ..nutritios for sure..thanks Purva

Gita Jaishankar 9 April 2009 at 19:58  

Very healthy subji Purva, I started cooking with horsegram recently after reading about its health benefits, this is a must-try dish for me :)

Cham 9 April 2009 at 20:54  

New dish with horse gram :) Yummy

Uma 9 April 2009 at 21:48  

curry looks so rich and fabulous. Yummy!

Ashwini 9 April 2009 at 23:02  

Love this subzi..We make a similar subzi with little changes..Looks yumm

Unknown 10 April 2009 at 00:26  

Havent tried horsegram. Looks healthy n yummy.

Varsha Vipins 10 April 2009 at 02:07  

Thats a healthy yum dish..!!:)

Purva Desai 10 April 2009 at 06:28  

Thank you all for ur lovely feedback, Indhu even I am anaemic so I always hunt for iron rich food

Ammu 10 April 2009 at 13:02  

Healthy & perfect for kids.

Unknown 10 April 2009 at 14:17  

wow helthy and a delicious dish recipe looks so yum yum

Joie de vivre 10 April 2009 at 14:47  

I haven't heard of Horse Gram before. I wonder where it gets its name? At first I thought it was horse! That is not popular eating in the states, in fact, in some, it is illegal! Congrats on your 100th post!

Jaishree Iyer 10 April 2009 at 16:12  

Delicious& Very Healthy sabji Purva...Haven't tried or tasted horsegram..Now will have a try with horsegram..Thanks for sharing.

vidhas 11 April 2009 at 08:03  

Lovley combo, healthy recipe too. Surely will gie a try. Profile picture looks cute. :-)

lubnakarim06 13 April 2009 at 11:49  

Something new to me. Looks healthy and yum.

Madhavi 14 April 2009 at 19:28  

Delicious sabji Purva, and healthy too!!

Pavithra Elangovan 14 April 2009 at 19:33  

Hi purva , Looking so delicious... Rabdi is my favourite..Feel like eating now itself...

Vikis Kitchen 15 April 2009 at 19:28  

Nice recipe. subji seems delicious and healthy.

Raaga 18 April 2009 at 03:31  

this looks great. I thik I have all ingredients.

mona,  27 July 2012 at 15:15  

very nice recipe,,,,,,,,,,i must say yummy horsegram:)


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