Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kollu Podi/ Horsegram Powder

Today for the final day of BM, i choose Kollu/ Horsegram Podi.. I had previously done a post on Horsegram and had used them to make Kollu Rasam. This is known for its medicinal properties!




Horsegram is supposed to help with weight loss too.. I have heard that it really helps lower your bad cholesterol and solves the problem of water retention in the body! Many dietitians advocate the addition of Kollu Podi in the diet.. almost similar to flax seed powder.. and it could be added to sambhar or subzi..I haven't really tried that though..
One thing which i do use is Kollu/Horsegram Podi as a Accompaniment.. I had made a note of this recipe long time ago from the net..But this has worked fine for me..so here comes the recipe for BM !


Ingredients
1. Kollu/ Horsegram - 1 cup
2. Peppercorns - 1 tsp
3. Jeera - 1tsp
4. Red Chillies - 5
5. Hing - a pinch
6. Salt - as per taste
7. Oil - 1/2 tsp


Preparation Time!!
1. Heat a pan. When its hot, add the horse gram and sauté for 5 minutes..till you get a light aroma. Remove off pan & cool it..




2. Then, dry roast the pepper for a minute.. It changes color & starts to pop. Remove off flame and transfer to plate
3. Then add, the oil & saute red chillies along with hing for half a minute and transfer it to a plate
4. To this mixture, add jeera too and cool all ingredients


5. Transfer the ingredients to a blender and powder them to a semi coarse mixture. Store in a air tight container


Mix with rice and ghee and enjoy :)


Here's a quick re-cap of the all the things i did during the past 6 days under Accompaniments
Day 5 & 6 : Coconut Chutney & its varieties
Day 4 : Cauliflower - Onion Stir fry
Day 3 : Coconut Powder/ Thengai Podi
Day 2 : Gherkins Fry/ Kovakkai Podi Karamedu
Day 1 : Mint Paste/ Pudina Thogayal




Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#15

38 comments:

  1. Kollu podi is very good for health. It is supposed to make you lose weight but causes to heat the body. I love kollu podia.

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    1. Didn't know about that.. maybe we need to include a lot of buttermilk in diet i guess!

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  2. Never used horsegram. Sounds interesting.

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  3. i will defnitely make this soon, would love to try

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  4. looks yum ! I love Kollu Rasam especially.. new spice powder.. will try it soon !


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  5. Healthy podi. I have done rasam with this, never tried . Will sure try yours.

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  6. Podi with delicious flavors !!

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  7. This looks so delicious.
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  8. Looks good. Will try it ASAP :)
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  9. loved your coconut podi...I am sure this one is just as good

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    1. thanks mireille.. glad u made that for your party!

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  10. New to me..so healthy and simple! Can we use this to make chutneys for dosa?

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    1. Not sure about the flavor it would impart.. Maybe you could make s powder minus the spices & use that!

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  11. My mil says kollu is good if you're looking to loose weight. I for sure need it in kgs and tons ...and use it where ever I can. This powder is gonna be made in jars the next time I go to the shop to get horsegram.

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  12. Beautiful picture...enjoyed all your podis and pictures..glad you did the BM!

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  13. Quite a healthy and flavorful podi

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  14. Healthy podi,simply love this podi with spicy potato fry and hot steaming rice topped with ghee..Well done Rasi.

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  15. I love horsegram and make this often.Love to have it with piping hot rice drizzled with sesame oil.Your clicks are superb!!

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  16. Beautiful click... never made this before

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    1. thanks lavanya for thinking about me :)

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  18. Hi,
    Just to pass my congratulations on your Versatile Blogger Award :)

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    1. thanks so much petro & my wishes to u too!

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  19. This is new to me ! Healthy podi too!

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  20. Very healthy one, nice clicks..

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  21. This recipe is interesting and new to me..nice blog.
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