Horse gram stir fry/Muthira stir fry/Kollu Stir fry

Shown here – Kanji, Lime pickle and Horse gram stir fry

Horse gram is beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes, blood pressure and arthritis. It is also good for people trying to reduce body weight. It is very popular among woman for its purifying effects on body. Horse gram soup is a remedy for common cold and coughs.


Muthira/ Horse gram – 1 cup
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil – 1/4 cup
Onion, cut lengthwise – 1 cup
Curry leaves


Heat a kadai. Dry roast horse gram for 2 minutes. Now wash horse gram with enough water.

In a pressure cooker, add roasted horse gram and 1 1/2 cups of hot water. Cook till 6-8 whistles or cook till it is done (Don’t overcook). Once the pressure is released, open the lid of the pressure cooker. Now add coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, and salt. Cook till all the water is absorbed.

Heat oil in a pan. Add onion and saute well till light brown in colour. Now add cooked horse gram and curry leaves. Mix well. Switch off the flame.

Serve hot with kanji or as a snack by itself.

Note:- I have not soaked horse gram overnight. If you are soaking it overnight, it cooks faster.

12 thoughts on “Horse gram stir fry/Muthira stir fry/Kollu Stir fry”

  1. Horsegram is such a healthy ingredient that I need to add in our family diet. A nutritious recipe Beena. Thanks for reminding.

  2. My husband loves this fry.. he always asked me to do that.. one more thing yesterday I made paneer-sandwich.. I had no paneer on home.. so i made cottage cheese.. and the taste was yumm.. 🙂 this for the recipe..

  3. I hadn't heard of horse gram before this – it sounds very wholesome! Your recipe looks delicious too. Thank you so much for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul Hop.


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