Monday, August 31, 2009

Horsegram(muthira/kulith) Sprouts

Horsegram sprouts with grated coconut and jaggery is a recipe straight from my mom's kitchen. A very healthy breakfast option and is as simple as it gets.
Horsegram is a legume that is high in iron, a good source of protein and a fairly good source of calcium. Sprouting or germination is a simple method of food processing that increases nutritive value. Combined with jaggery which is known for its iron content, makes this preparation highly nutritive for growing kids.
1/2 glass horsegram
grated coconut
cardamom powder
  • Wash, clean horsegram and soak overnight.
  • Drain the water and clean the seeds removing all the non-viable ones. These seeds will remain hard and are very unpleasant to bite into if not cleant.
  • Tie in a cloth and let it sprout for 8 hours.
  • Pressure cook the horsegram with water. After one whistle check if its soft enough.
  • Spoon it into a bowl, add jaggery grated coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Your breakfast of sprouted muthira with jaggery and grated coconut is ready to be devoured.
Happy chewing!


  1. HI. Very nice blog.
    Is horsegram the masoor dal?

  2. Welcome Shaifali and thank you!
    No, horsegram is not masoor dal. You will get a picture of horsegram in this wiki definition-
    Masoor is split orange/red lentils-
    Horsegram is available in most Indian groceries, just known by different names in different states.

  3. Absolutely great work, Shirley...

    This was what I had eaten in childhood, having lost my mother, I had lost the recipe too.

    Thanks to you, recipe and fond remembrance has come back.

    May God bless you with whatever you wish for !


  4. Hi Manu,
    Yes Muthira sprouts is a heritage recipe. I am planning to post many more of such recipes from Mom's kitchen.
    Thank you for your blessings! Happy to have brought back your fond memories.

  5. Wow, shirley...never thot that Horsegram can have a sweeter option...

    A must try...

    And I bet it's a bright idea for good breakfast...



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