Kulith Usal

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The name of Kulith in English is a horse gram. Horse gram is said to be very helpful in weight loss. It also has therapeutic properties. In winters it keeps warmness in the body.

The Usal I cooked is in typical Maharashtrian Ghat region style. Very very uncommon. I think some recipes are left lost because everybody is interested in fancy food which is really harmful but still consumed a lot. I think the food which our Nani’s and Dadi’s cook and the procedure they used to follow is really helpful to maintain a healthy body.

Kulith Usal is eaten with Jowar(sorghum), Bajra(millet) roti. This region in Maharashtra doesn’t grow rice much, thus Jowar and bajra are eaten instead.

Ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 cup Kulith (horse gram) ( sprouted and cooked)

1 1/2 tsp red chili powder

1 medium chopped onion

1/4 cup coriander leaves

2 to 3 garlic cloves

1/4 cup roasted peanuts

Procedure

  • Grind roasted peanuts, coriander, and cloves to make a paste.
  • Heat kadai/pan, pour oil followed by chopped onion.
  • Cook till onion softs by adding salt followed by coriander.
  • Add paste and red chili, cook till the mixture leaves oil
  • Add cooked Kulith and salt according to taste.
  • Add water for required consistency.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.

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