By Dr. Anju Sodhi (BAMS, ND)

Summer squash with horse gram

Horse gram is like a lentil bean that is packed with protein. Easily digestible after soaking, these beans are great for the urinary health.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup horse gram beans
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1-2 fresh chilis (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeri
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 cup chopped summer squash (green and yellow are most popular)
  • 1.5 teaspoons brown mustard seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cooked Yogurt
  1. Go through the horse gram and remove any debris.
  2. Soak the horse gram beans in lukewarm water overnight.
  3. Discard the soaking water and rinse the beans with cool clean water.
  4. Place the horse gram in a pressure cooker. Add garlic, onion, chilies, turmeric, and water. Pressure cook for 40-60 minutes on medium heat or until beans are tender. Add the salt and then set aside.
  5. Heat the ghee in a small think-bottomed pan. Add the mustard seeds and stir until they pop. Add crushed tomatoes and squash. Cook for 10 minutes, until squash is tender
  6. Add the pot’s contents into the pot full of horse gram. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with avocado or lime. Optional to serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.
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