Kulith i.e. Horsegram is a miracle superfood. It has a high nutritional value and has various health benefits. Kulith beans are used to make a gravy vegetable. Similarly, in Maharashtra, it’s flour is used to make a gravy of semi solid consistency, called Pithla.
The process is almost similar to Besan Pithla. But as horsegram has a distinct flavour, it makes this Pithla delicious in a different way. This is a dish to be relished specifically during winters. Kulith is said to create heat in the body and hence it is better to be avoided during summers.
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Here’s the recipe for Kulith Pithla….
Prep Time : 10 min
Cooking Time : 15 min
Serves : 4-5
Cup Used : 200 ml
- 3/4 cup Kulith Pith (Horsegram Flour)
- 2 1/2 cup Water …. Approximately
- 1 Large Onion…. Finely Chopped
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 3 Kokum
- Salt to taste
For The Tempering :
- 1 tbs Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
- 5 Garlic Cloves…. Finely Chopped
- 1 Green Chilli ….. Chopped
- To make Kulith Pithla, mix the kulith flour with water, adding a little at a time.
- Whisk well to remove any lumps.
- Heat a saucepan and add oil to it. Add the mustard seeds and as soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida.
- Add the finely chopped garlic and the green chillies and saute for a few seconds.
- To this, add the chopped onions and saute till translucent.
- Add the turmeric powder and saute further for a while.
- Add the kulith flour paste and salt to taste. Add the kokum and stir.
- Bring to a boil stirring constantly. When it reaches a rolling boil, reduce the flame and simmer for a few minutes.
- The gravy should be of medium thick consistency. If in the end, the gravy becomes too thick, add some water to adjust and check seasoning.
- Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve this delicious and nutritious Kulith Pithla with Bhaakari and steamed rice along with some Mulyaachi Koshimbir by the side!