Horse gram, also known as Macrotyloma uniflorum, is a type of legume that’s native to certain parts of Southeast Asia.
Notable for its dry, hard texture and unique flavor and aroma, horse gram is considered a staple in many cuisines.
Typically, the seeds are sprouted, boiled, or fried and enjoyed in a variety of recipes.
It’s an especially popular ingredient in India, as well as in countries like Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
(Sprouting is a process that involves soaking, draining and rinsing seeds, grains, nuts and legumes for prolonged periods to improve their digestibility and nutritional value.)