Health recipe: Horse gram curry for weight loss
Horse gram is high in fibre and known for its fat burning properties. Include horse gram in your diet on a regular basis to help you lose weight. Eat it in the form of curries or, powder with spices and use as a condiment with your idli/dosa.
Check out Ramya’s tasty curry that can be served with steamed rice or roti.
1 cup Hurali/ Horse gram, soaked overnight
2-3 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2-1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Black pepper
2-3 Dry red chillies, low spiced
A pinch of asafoetida
3-4 tbsp Grated coconut, Fresh or frozen
1 Onion, small to medium sized
1 tsp Jaggery/sugar
1/4 tsp Tamarind paste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1-2 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter
1-2 strands Curry leaves
Salt as per taste
Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin, black pepper, red chillies and asafoetida until you smell the fresh masala.
Powder them in a blender without adding any water.
To this, add the grated coconut, onion and grind to a smooth paste using water if required; keep aside.
Pressure cook the soaked horse gram with some water – it takes a little longer to cook.
So, you might have to cook it for a couple of whistles more than usual.
Add the masala from step 2, to the cooked gram and boil well.
Add water to get the required consistency.
Add tamarind paste, jaggery and salt; boil further.
Adjust the taste according to your wish.
Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Serve hot with rice and enjoy.