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October 18, 2012

Kollu Rasam | Horsegram Rasam Recipe

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I learnt this from my neighbour. I wanted to try horse gram recipes for long time. When i told this to my neighbour, she suggested me kollu idly & rasam. I tried both and we loved it. I’ll soon post kollu idli..I always thank “Horse gram “ because it helped me a lot in reducing weight Smile…. For delayed pregnancy , this would help for sure.Do refer the end of post "Note" for how to prepare kollu thanni .(Horse gram soup).Coming to this recipe..

 1 cup - 200ml
  • Horse gram – 1/4 cup
  • Tamarind – Medium gooseberry size
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Jaggery – A pinch
  • Curry leaves  - few
  • Salt & water – as needed
To roast & grind
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp
  • Dhania / coriander seeds – 3/4 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Jeera / cumin – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies -  2 nos
  • Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
To temper
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic cloves – 5 nos
  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 mins & take the extract.
  • In a cooker base , add a tsp of oil and roast the horse gram till u get nice aroma.
  • Add the required water & pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  • In the meanwhile , roast all the ingredients given under “to roast & grind” …Grind to make a powder & set aside.
  • Now remove the pressure cooker lid and  reserve 2 tsbp of horse gram.Take the remaining horse gram  & grind it to a smooth paste adding the cooked water..
  • Mix the horse gram paste & tamarind extract along with salt , turmeric powder & a pinch of jaggery.
  • In a kadai , take the tamarind extract mixture , reserved kollu  with required water.
  • Allow it to boil adding raw curry leaves.. After it boils for sometime , add the roasted & ground rasam powder .
  • Mix well and boil for few minutes.Switch off the flame & remove.
  • Now temper the above said ingredients and add to the rasam.  This is the most important step. Use ghee for tempering & crush the garlic slightly before adding..
  • Close it with a lid to retain the flavour.
  • Mix with plain rice adding little ghee & Enjoy !!

  • For variations , u can grind all the cooked horse gram instead of reserving a tbsp..
  • U can also grind all the ingredients & make rasam powder without roasting it. I have tried both the ways.It tastes good.
  • We dont add tomato & coriander leaves as we wanted horse gram smell to be dominant. If u want to add tomato , saute tomato pieces in the beginning and add the tamarind extract.
  • To make “KOLLU THANNI” , soak  a handful of horse gram over nite and pressure cook the next morning adding a cup of water ..Strain the water , add little salt or sugar as per ur taste & drink.The cooked horse gram can be used in poriyal, kootu & sambar along with toor dal..
  • Tempering with ghee & adding slightly crushed garlic is the high light of this recipe. Please don’t skip this step..

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  1. Last Sunday I too prepared the same... Beautiful presentation...

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  2. Looks so yum ..i love this too...beautiful pics

  3. Neat click :).... whenever i make kollu masiyal i make this rasam, looks yumm.

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  5. I wanted to try this for a long time, nicely done and beautiful presentation

  6. I love this. And the boiled gram can be lightly seasoned and with fresh coconut makes a great curry too.

  7. looks yummy and very tempting

  8. Such a comforting food, will definitely suits prefect for my sore throat.

  9. Looks so delicious. Very good post chitra. Lovely clicks.

  10. Thanks for sharing such a valuable info.....Will buy horsegram n try this recipe.

  11. Very authentic and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely tempting.. thanks for sharing dear.. great pictures too !!
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  12. Romba arumaiya iruku Chitra. Wanted to taste it NOW with hot rice.

  13. Very healthy rasam, looks so good..


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