PTI Kulthi Dal (Horse gram) is a short, climbing herb that bears flattened tiny seeds. PTI Kulthi Dal (Horse gram) are red, brown or black and resemble the shape of a curved beak. Horse gram is not as popular as black gram, red gram and green gram, but is still one of the most nutritious legumes.
Horse gram is an important crop of south India. Its grain is
used for human consumption as ‘dal’ as well as in preparation
of so called ‘rasam’ and also as a concentrated feed for cattle.
It may also be used as green manure. This crop is generally
grown when the cultivator is unable to sow any other crop for want of timely rains and also
grown in vacant space of citrus orchard.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that horse gram is being widely consume globally today, in the form of the sprouts, as a health drink made with the ground powder, as well as in traditional Indian dishes like dals, soups and salads.
The seeds of horse gram have natural qualities that work as fat burners. So it can reduce the LDL cholesterol and increase the HDL cholesterol. Studies have proven that horse gram seeds can directly attack the fatty tissues stored in the body. So, it is favourable in melting body fat and gives a proper shape to the body.
Horse gram is indeed a superfood, owing to its immense nutritive values and fitness benefits. As long as caution is exercised in not consuming excessive quantities of this legume, it is highly recommended to include horse gram in your regular diet, to reap the excellent merits it provides, for complete healthcare.