Kulith Sprouts Usal/Horse gram Sprouts Curry

kultih usal recipe,horsegram usal
 Kulith/hulga /Horsegram or kollu is a super food ..packed with so many health benefits is also called a miracle pulse..Known to be be very beneficial in removing kidney stones ,low in fat and sodium content ,good  for diabetic and weight loss ,high in calcium, iron and protein these are just to name a few .This pulse in short is a superfood with lots and lots of benefits .After posting so many sweets and baked goodies I wanted to start posting something healthy 😉😉😆So thought of starting with Kulith Usal ..
 Kulith /kulthi Usal is a very tasty Maharashtrian dish which is either made by soaked Kulith or sprouted I prefer the later.Being a lover of sprouts I always prefer sprouted Kulith .Sprouting increases the nutritional value.This usal is so delicious You can enjoy it with steamed rice ,I love to have it with ragi and rice bhakri ..Recipe to follow soon..Try this healthy yet yummy usal ,the taste is too yummy ..I will share few more recipes with this wonder legume
125 gm kulith/horse gram(before soaking)
1/2 cup grated coconut/khobra
1 tomato chopped
2 onions sliced
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp goda masala
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
curry leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
1 small onion finely chopped

Soak the kultih in sufficient water for 6 to 8 hours

.Drain the water and tie them in a muslin cloth and keep Over night

Next morning untie the cloth ,the kulith will be sprouted ,rinse and keep aside.


  • Heat a tava/skillet
  •  Dry roast the coconut till golden brown ,remove in a plate
  • roast the sliced onions garlic and ginger till the onions turn light brown.
  • Grind the onion ginger garlic and coconut to paste adding little water.
  • Heat a pressure cooker vessel body add oil
  • Add curry leaves once the oil is hot followed by cumin seeds and Asafoetida
  • now add chopped onion and saute till it turns soft
  • Add in the chopped tomato and cook till it turns soft and mushy
  • add the ground paste and saute
  • add the red chilli powder,goda masala ,turmeric powder and salt
  • Add little water and the sprouts ,mix well
  • Add salt garam masala powder and about 3 to 4 cups water .
  • cover the cooker with lid and cook for 4 whistles.
  • check for salt,add if required
  • Dish out and serve hot with rice or bhakri.

horsegram usal ,horsegram sprouts ,hulga,kollu
I have cooked the sprouts along with the masala in the pressure cooker,you can first boil it and later cook with masala.
horse gram takes a little longer to cook hence i used pressure cooker,it was perfect for us if you like very soft sprouts you could cook it a little longer.
I have used my homemade goda masala you can find the recipe here 
You can add kokam or tamarind and omit the tomatoes if you prefer.
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