Horse Gram Rasam (Kulattha Rasam)

This Ayurvedic Horse Gram Rasam recipe is high in iron, calcium, and plant-based protein. You can get 1/4th of the daily protein you need in this single dish. It is low in fat and high in fiber, making it a diabetic-friendly food & protects the liver and gallbladder.
Good for Kapha Dosha

Prep Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 Min
Serves: 2-3 bowls



  1. Wash and soak the horse gram overnight or at least 4 hours before.
  2. Now wash the soaked horse gram and steam it. Once horse gram softens, keep it aside.
  3. Take a skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil/ghee, and fry mustard seeds, curry leaves, and red chilies for 10 seconds.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are tender. Then add 2 teaspoons garlic paste and cook until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add tamarind, salt, and water & bring to a boil. You can also add jaggery, black pepper, cumin seeds, and lemon juice as per your preferences.
  6. Now add steamed horse gram, bring to a boil, remove from the heat, mash, and serve hot.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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