These are my most favorite beans to make the traditional Matkichi Usal, which is a spicy and delicious curry made with sprouted Turkish gram. They have a nutty flavor with an earthy aroma. These also come in the split and de-skinned form but I haven’t tried them yet. Do try out my recipe for Misal pav using sprouted maki.
The Importance Of Pulses And Sustainability
Sustainability is a big buzzword these days. That’s great for pulses because pulses are a sustainable source of food. Although I am hesitant to buy into the claims that we should all stop eating meat altogether, I know that people are trying to look for sustainable sources of food.
First, pulses have a low carbon footprint. This is because they don’t use as much energy input as other crops. They don’t need the same kind of fertilizer as other crops. Because they don’t need fertilizer they don’t release as much nitrous oxide into the air as they grow when compared to some other crops.
Second, when pulses are harvested they leave behind some soil-healthy residue. This means that the next crop to grow has a leg up because the soil is rich. This makes them a great thing to grow in crop rotation with other crops.
Third, pulses are water efficient. They don’t use as much water and grow well in dry environments. This means that they can grow where other crops might not be able to.