Horse Gram - Kollu
100% natural without additives
100% plant based
Contains dietary fiber
Rich in protein
Contains minerals and antioxidants
Suitable for vegetarian food
Horse gram, also known as 'kollu', is a legume commonly used in Indian cuisine and in some parts of Asia. It has a robust flavor and high protein content, making it a nutritious ingredient.
Horse gram are often cooked into a thick soup or dal and served with rice or bread. They are rich in fiber, minerals and antioxidants, and are valued for their health benefits.
Horse gram are a great option for vegetarians and vegans due to their protein content and can also be used as an ingredient in salads, casseroles and side dishes.
Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy value/Calories: 1344 kJ/ 321 kcal
Fat: 0 g
Of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 57 g
Of which sugars: - g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 22 g
Salt: - g
Sodium: - mg
This product is packaged and/or stored in a company that also processes products containing nuts, peanuts, mustard, celery, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulphites, fish and molluscs. Despite all precautions, it is possible that this product contains traces of these allergens.
Store in a cool, dark and dry place. After opening, transfer contents to an airtight container.
- Wash the horse gram thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or impurities.
- Soak the horse gram in plenty of water for at least 6 to 8 hours, or let it soak overnight. This helps cut down on cooking time and make the legumes easier to digest.
- After the soaking is complete, drain the soaking water and rinse the horse gram again.
- Place the soaked horse gram in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover it. The ratio is usually about 3 cups of water for every cup of horse grams.
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then simmer over low to medium heat. Cook the horse gram for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender and tender. You can also use a pressure cooker to reduce the cooking time to about 15-20 minutes.
- Add extra water during cooking if needed to prevent it from boiling dry.
- When the horse gram is cooked, drain the excess cooking liquid. You can choose to save some of the cooking liquid to add to curries or soups for extra flavor and thickness.
- The cooked horse gram is now ready to be used.
Horse gram can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen. Here are some popular uses of horse gram:
- Soups and Stews: Horse gram is often used to make flavorful and nutritious soups and stews. It can be cooked with vegetables, spices and herbs to create a hearty and filling meal.
- Salads: Cooked horse gram can be added to salads as a source of protein and fiber. It adds texture and nutritional value to salads and can be combined with other vegetables, herbs and dressings to taste.
- Dals and curries: Horse gram can be used in preparing dals (lentil soups) and curries. It can be cooked with onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs to make flavorful and savory dishes that go well with rice, roti or naan.
- Batter for pancakes and snacks: Horse gram can be ground into flour and used as a base for batter when making pancakes, dosas and snacks such as vadas (savoury fritters). It gives an earthy taste and nutritional value to these dishes.
- Side dish with rice: Horse gram can be cooked and served as a side dish with rice dishes. It can be prepared in a simple temper of herbs and spices and enjoyed with rice and a touch of ghee.
The use of horse gram is versatile and offers various possibilities to prepare delicious and nutritious dishes. It is a healthy addition to meals due to its high nutritional value and is valued for its earthy taste.