Horse Gram

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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horse gram Macrotyloma uniflorum (formerly Dolichos biflorus), is also known as Madras gram, and as kulthi in India. The plant is widely cultivated in tropical Asia and Africa as a fodder and cover crop. The beans are smaller and flatter than peas and are usually kept whole rather than split. They are among the cheapest of the legumes.