It is a cure for kidney and bladder stones.
It is also used to purify the menstruation in women.
It helps in controlling high blood pressure.
Important Point: Horse Gram generates lot of heat in the body. Make sure you take sufficient substitues like yogurt, buttermilk, milk or drink lots of water after consuming any dish made out of horse gram
Horse Gram - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 cut lengthwise
Onion - 1/2 cut length wise
Broccoli - 3- 5 florets
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsps
Cloves - 3
Bay Leaf - 1
Garlic - 1 tbps chopped fine
Sugar - 1 tsps
Basil - 1 tsps chopped
Soak Horse gram for about 5 - 8 hrs and cook it in a pressure cooker.
In a pan, heat oil, add cloves, bay leaves, garlic. Fry for few seconds and add onions.
Add carrots and cook for another 3 mins. Add broccoli and let the veggies cook for about 4 mins.
Bring everything to a boil. You could add basil for extra flavor. I did :-)
Add sugar, mix well and remove from heat. The reason to add sugar is that, horse gram has a bitter taste. So I added sugar to reduce that bitter taste. Or you use just water or vegetable stock instead of the horse gram stock itself and the bitterness would be very minimal
Serve hot with bread or croûtons.
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Susan's MLLA #28 Event hosted by Divya from Dil Se for this month