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Healthy Nutritious Horse Gram Kale Curry | Diabetic Friendly Recipe | 30 Minute Instant Pot


Healthy, nutritious & diabetic-friendly recipe…

If you are not familiar with horse gram, let me introduce this super legume. Power-packed, rich in protein, nutrients & fiber and has phenomenal medicinal properties.

  • Diabetic-friendly- has the ability to lower high blood sugar.
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Heart-healthy
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Great for the bones
  • Increases your blood hemoglobin due to its high iron content.

Availability: Available at most Indian stores.

After knowing the health benefits of horse gram, I couldn’t resist including this in my diet. This was the first time I cooked with horse gram. Can be treated like any other lentil or legume & a variety of dishes can be made out of it.

Before cooking, soak the horse gram in water for at least a couple of hours or overnight the better. It’s a hard legume, soaking will soften the horse gram.

I’ve made a curry of it, also added the super green Kale, harvested from my garden. Healthy, nutritious & tasty horse gram & kale curry. Can be served with rice, roti or can be enjoyed as a soup.


Horse gram is called

  • In Tamil: Kollu
  • In Malayalam: Muthira
  • In Hindi: Kulthi

Cooking Video

Healthy Nutritious Horse Gram Kale Curry | Diabetic Friendly Recipe | 30 Minute Instant Pot
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
For Pressure cooking
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Kale leaves, chopped- 3 cups
  • Horse Gram , soaked- 1 cup
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Water- 2½ cups
For making Tadka or Tempering
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Kashmiri chili powder- ½ tsp
  1. Soak the horse gram in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. I've cooked this curry in the Instant Pot Ultra model 6 quarts.
  3. If you don't have an Instant Pot, use a pressure cooker.
  4. Add all the ingredients mentioned 'for pressure cooking' into the stainless steel pot.
  5. Combine well.
  6. Close the pot with the lid.
  7. Select pressure cook setting, set time to 30 minutes at high pressure.
  8. After 30 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick pressure release.
  9. Open the lid.
  10. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot & keep covered.
  11. Let's make the tadka or tempering.
  12. Place a small frying pan over medium heat.
  13. Add ghee, add mustard seeds let splutter.
  14. Add cumin seeds, saute for a few seconds.
  15. Add dried red chilies & Kashmiri chili powder.
  16. Combine well.
  17. Immediately, pour the tadka or tempering over the curry.
  18. Keep the curry covered for a few minutes.
  19. Enjoy this healthy, nutritious & tasty curry with rice or roti, or enjoy it as a soup.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...