Monday, July 18, 2011

Kultha Idli (Horse gram Idli)

Kulithu means Horsegram in Konkani. Horsegram is mainly used by the people of South India. It is a protein rich pulse and has many medicinal values. It is used to cure many health problems in Ayurveda. It is also used to reduce weight and helps to bring down cholesterol. It is also used as a cattle food. Try making these healthy idlis for breakfast. Making these idlis is similar to the simple idlis. Its tastes very good with coconut oil:-)

  • Rice rava- 1 cup
  • Split blackgram/Urad dal- 1/2 cup
  • Horsegram/ kulithu/ huruli- 1/2 cup
  • Salt- To taste

Soak Horsegram and Urad dal for 5-6 hrs. Soak the Rice rava for 2 hrs. Now grind the soaked horsegram and urad dal until it becomes a fine paste. Add sufficient water while grinding. Don't make the paste too watery. Now drain the water of the rice rava. Add the horsegram- urad dal paste to the rice rava and mix well. Add water if required (consistency should be such that it should be little thicker when compared to dosa batter). Keep overnight for fermentation (My amma doesn't ferment the batter. She just keeps the mixture for 4 hrs after grinding but I tried this way. I couldn't make out a major difference).

Add salt to the fermented batter. Apply oil to the idli moulds and pour the batter in the moulds. Steam for 15 minutes.

Kultha idlis are ready. Serve it with chutney , sambhar or any curry of your choice. Above measrement serves 3-4 people.


  1. my mom prepared kultha idli according to your was nice & something different to taste.we liked mom gave a compliment for you.please post new food varities ,so that we eat and gain some more kilos.
    karthik pai

  2. Thats nice to know that you both liked it.Surely will put more different recipes:)

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