Kulthi is a type of legume, generally grown in dry agricultural areas. It is small oval, somewhat kidney shaped, green brown to reddish brown colored bean, about ½ inch diameter in size. Its aroma is similar to freshly cut hay. These are very hard in texture and require prolonged cooking time to obtain palatable value. It is consumed as whole seed, sprouts or as whole meal largely by the rural areas of southern India. Commonly used as animal feed in India.