Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sprouted Horsegram Kurma


In general, horsegram is considered as horse feed and so, it's medicinal properties are often ignored. Horsegram is said to have lot of fiber content. The health benefits of horsegram are,

1. Horse gram is used to soothe sore throat and reduce phlegm. It is also suggested for asthma.
2.It is considered to improve eyesight.
3. Horse gram is often prescribed in case of fever- it helps give strength and reduces symptoms.
4. It is given for arthritis in some areas. The connection between arthritis and horse gram maybe based in Ayurveda, according to which, horse gram reduces vata-related problems.
5. Horse gram is recommended for those suffering from piles.
6. Another related use of horse gram is that it reduces flatulence.
7. Horse gram is given to children as well as adults in case of stomach pain.
8. Another traditional use attributed to horse gram is that it helps in purifying blood flow and periods-related problems in women.
9. Horse gram also checks weight-increase and uses of horse gram could extend to controlling obesity.
10. Horse gram has been traditionally recommended for treating kidney stones.



Now, let me move on to a recipe with healthy horsegram. This is a delicious kurma that goes good with anything.

Ingredients :

1. Horsegram (Sprouted) - 1.5 Cups (Cook with pinch of salt)
2. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
3. Tomato - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
4. Green Chilly - 3 or adjust to your taste (Slit vertically)
5. Bay leaf - 1
6. Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
7. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
10. Coconut - 1/4 Cup
11. Cashew - 4 (Full) (Can be replaced with roasted gram)
12. Salt - Needed Qty
13. Oil - 1 tbs
14. Coriander - For Garnishing



Procedure :

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and fennel.
2. Then add onion, green chillies and tomato. Fry well.
3. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well.
4. Add water and salt. Allow the contents to cook well or till the raw smell of turmeric powder goes.
5. Now, add sprouted cooked horse gram.
6. After 5 minutes, add the ground coconut and cashew.
7. Switch off the stove when contents thicken.
8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
9. Serve with rice, chappathi, naan, etc..

This goes to Priya's "Let's Sprout" Event.

30 comments:

Jay said...

Nice, simple and yet very very healthy recipe. Nice presentation dear.

Hope you would be interested to participate in the ongoing event in my space. Do check out..

http://tastyappetite.blogspot.com/2010/08/letz-relishh-event-announcement-paneer.html

Guna's kitchen said...

really happy to know benefits of horse gram.. good work dear.... quick and simple dish but very healthy... thx 4 sharing with us

srividhya Ravikumar said...

nice kurma nithu... something new... love it..

Satya said...

kurma looks really delicious n healthy ... thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

super & healthy recipe..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting kurma with horsegram.

Yummy Team said...

Nice dish..My hubby is a big fan of horse gram thoran and curry. I had no idea that horse gram was beneficial for health.. Thanks for sharing, Nithu..

Sayantani said...

love the kurma gravy and the addition of sprouts make it super healthy. looks great

Kairali sisters said...

Thats great kuruma with sprouted horse gram Nithu..I have only had chutneys made of it..

~ Lopa said...

beautiful pic and lovely recipe.
Such a healthy dish !

Kiran said...

Wow Nithu,

A very healthy sprouts curry.Looks delicious.

Mahi said...

healthy kurma nithu! intha murai Indian store-la kollu vaangkaama varathillainnu mudivu pannirukkeen.:)

aipi said...

super good kurma..it was good 2 know more about the benefits of horse gram.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

amazing .... Horsegram kurma is a very healthy dish. Will try it soon...Good Job nithu

divya said...

nice kurma nithu... something new... love it..

Sadhana said...

Super dear!!! A very healthy and yummy dish

Panchpakwan said...

Healthy Kurma Nithu...
Useful info too.

PS said...

a healthy kurma with sprouted horse gram.. thanks for sharing the info abt horse gram..

Chitra said...

Looks so good, ma! Thank you for the recipe. :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Super healthy and a yummy kurma!!!

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and delicious curry, great

Chitra said...

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I checked few of your recipes. They look so good. Thank you.
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That looks wonderful and what a healthy and nutritious dish :)

Akila said...

Thats really a healthy one dear... love it.....

Nitha said...

Healthy one.. Delicious too..

RV said...

Amma says horsegram gives us lots of stamina just like how it helps horses to run fast. Curry looks scrumptious

GEETHA ACHAL said...

அருமையான சத்தான குறிப்பு...

Suhaina said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe and making aware of the benefits of horse gram . will soon try it.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

My Mom always suggests this legume. Kurma looks delicious Nithu. You can send it to Priya's Let's Sprout event.

gowtham said...

hello nithu sister, my mother read your recipie,kollu kurma.thanks for you.she wants more recipies.please.