Horse gram is a legume which is rich in protein and fibre. It’s mostly a native of South East Asia.
In India its mostly used in curries and also as a side dish. It’s rich in antioxidants and when sprouted is very healthy as it reduces the physic acid when it’s soaked overnight and allowed to sprout.
In the coastal region of Karnataka we prepare idlies which are nutritious and healthy too.
Urad dal – 3/4 cup
Horse gram – 3/4 cup (Sprouted)
Semolina – 1.5 cups
Salt as per taste
Soak urad dal and horse gram separately for 5-6 hours and grind together to a smooth batter adding very little water.
Wash idli rava and add to the batter and mix well.
Add salt on the top.
Let it ferment overnight.
Next day mix the batter and pour the batter into the greased idli moulds and steam them for about 15 minutes.
Allow them to cool and remould them and enjoy hot steamed idlies with chutney or sambhar.