|Horse gram -image released into the public domain by Madhavi Madhurakavi.|
Telugu : Ulavalu
Tamil : Kollu
Malayalam : Muthira
This is mainly used as fodder for cattle but recently it's in the limelight for its health benefits and medicinal value.
30 gm of presoaked horse gram is boiled in 500 ml of water till the beans soften. The beans are mashed well .The mixture is filtered and the soup is spiced with a pinch of cumin (jeera ) powder ,rock salt and pepper powder.
It is ideal to drink this soup / stock in the winters as it is 'heat producing' .In the summers the quantity should be reduced.Beginners can start with 15 gm of the beans as they may not stomach it well and then gradually increase the quantity to 50 gm.
This is a good aid in reducing weight fast.
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