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.
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
- 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.