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WHOLE BLACK HORSEGRAM / कुलथी

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High protein, fibre, iron, antioxidant, excellent dietary source to cure worms in infants, weight loss friendly, anti-inflammatory properties good for kidney stones, asthma, bronchitis, leukoderma, urinary discharges, heart diseases and piles & warming food

Suitable for dal, khichadi soup (kulithaache saar), horsegram sir fry (kollu sundal)

WHOLE BLACK HORSEGRAM / कुलथी
WHOLE BLACK HORSEGRAM / कुलथी

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Description

Horsegram is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. Archaeological investigations have revealed the use of horsegram as food around 2000 BC.

According to historical data, the soup extract from kulattha, called yusa, was consumed
commonly during the Sutra period (c. 1500–800 BC). The vadas (cakes) made from horse gram were listed in the Varanaka Samuchaya (1520 AD) in the Gujarati language.

Horsegram is one of the cheapest sources of crude protein.  They also contain more insoluble dietary fibre required for normal lower intestinal function. 

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Horsegram is an excellent food for rheumatoid athritis patients. Traditional texts also describes its use as traditional medicine for curing kidney stones, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, urinary discharges, heart diseases and piles.

Horsegram also has anthelmintic activity which can be used as dietary food for infants to eradicate worms. It is prescribed for persons suffering from jaundice, water retention, as part of a weight loss diet, and iron deficiencies.

Horsegram is considered as 'Garmi' dal and preferred during the winter months by rural communities.

Health Benefits

High in Protein
High in Dietary Fibre
Antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory
Excellent Dietary Source to cure Worms in Infants
Aids in Weight Loss
Good Source of Iron
Warming Food

Cooking Instructions

Whole

1. Soak Whole Kulith overnight. Alternatively, Whole Kulith can be soaked in very hot, almost boiling water, for 1-3 hours.
2. Rinse and Pressure Cook for 2-3 whistles on medium flame and then on low flame for about 20 mins.
3. Alternatively, Kulith can be cooked in an open vessel by bringing it to a boil and then cooking on simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours on Medium Heat.
4. Cool and use in desired recipes.

Recommended Usage

DAL
CHUTNEY
KULITHAACHE SAAR (HORSEGRAM SOUP)
KOLLU SUNDAL (HORSEGRAM STIR FRY)

Commonly Known As

English: BLACK HORSEGRAM
Hindi: कुलथी
Marathi: कुळीथ / हुलगा
Gujarati: કલ્થી
Tamil: கொள்ளு
Telugu: ఉలవలు
Malayalam: മുതിര
Kannada: ಹುರಳಿ
Punjabi: ਕੁਲਥ
Bengali: কুলঠি

History

Horsegram is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. Archaeological investigations have revealed the use of horse gram as food around 2000 BC.

The Brahadaranyaka (c. 5500 BC), a commentary on the Rigveda (c. 8000 BC) mentions khatakula, which is the original Sanskrit name for horse gram. The Yajurveda (c. 7000 BC) mentions the Sanskrit kulattha as the name for horse gram.

Horse gram has been used as a food item for millennia. The soup extract from kulattha, called yusa, was consumed commonly during the Sutra period (c. 1500–800 BC). The vadas (cakes) made from horse gram were listed in the Varanaka Samuchaya (1520 AD) in the Gujarati language.

Horse gram was used as medicine to treat calculus afflictions, corpulence, hiccups, and worms. Horse gram fodder has been fed to horses for centuries and is a good cattle fodder as well.