Kerala Taste Horse Dal, Lentils
Horsegram contains the highest protein content of any lentil in the world. This grain is fed to horses to keep them energetic and maintain weight, hence the namesake. Horsegram is also rich in iron and calcium among other nutrients.
Horse Gram/Indian Brown lentils
Preparation and Usage
Wash and soak the horse gram for overnight, next morning, cook them with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for about 4-5 whistles and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal and halved red chilies, when mustard seeds start splutter add chopped onion, garlic and green chili and fry for about 4-5 minutes. Then add cooked horse gram/brown lentils.
To this add turmeric powder, salt and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add coconut, cumin powder and red chili powder and mix once and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and enjoy with rice and gravy.