H2H Horse gram or Kulath / Gaheth is a unique member of the pulse family as it is known to contain medicinal properties, good for treating gall / kidney stones. Cooked as daal, soup or even pakoras, it is mostly consumed during winters.
The legume may be a potential food source for the longer term , because of its exceptional nutrition profile, drought-resistance and general hardiness.
Horse gram is the most protein-rich lentil found on the planet and is very high-powered. This important and under-utilized tropical crop is grown mostly in dry agricultural lands and keeps a rather low profile nowadays, but is prepared to expand its reputation!
- Kulath/Kulthi Dal are known to reduce weight the most . Fiber is found in plenty in Kulathi dal
- Also, low in lipid and sodium content, and its slow digestible starch make ideal for diabetic and obesity patients
- It has astringent and diuretic properties. It is also beneficial for extracting phlegm, and controlling fever and cholesterol levels.In this disease, drinking kulathi's lentils, water, soup is beneficial.
- Two healthy compounds are found in Kulathi lentils - flavonoids and polyphenols. Both these compounds protect the liver from hazardous chemicals and help in functioning in a healthy manner.
- Ayurvedic cuisine also recommends horse gram for persons affected by jaundice or water retention.
- The properties of Kulthi dal help to keep the skin clean and full of nutrition. Along with this, there is also protection from sunburn.
- Eating Kulathi dal makes hair strong. You can consume Kulathi in the form of dal, soup or water. Kulthi provides essential nutritious food to the hair.
Local Name : Gahat
Botanical Name : Macrotyloma Uniflorum
How to use kulath/Kulthi ?
- We can make kulath powder
- Kulath Dal
- Kulath sprouts
- Kulath Soup
- Kulath Pakoras
Recipe for making kulathi soup
- Boil the Kulathi lentils in water for 30 to 45 minutes to make Kulthi soup. Or boil it until it is soft.
- Now pour oil in the pan and let it heat up.
- After the oil is hot, add cumin, garlic, ginger, green chillies and onions.
- Roast them all well.
- Now add grated tomatoes and cook.
- After the tomatoes are cooked, add boiled kulathi lentils and cook.
- After the kulathi dal is cooked add the consistency you need to the soup.
- Cook the soup after adding water.
- After cooking, turn off the gas and your kulathi dal soup is ready.