Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kollu/Horesgram Rasam

Today, for the third day of Marathon, i choose Kollu or Horsegram Rasam. This is an extremely healthy gram, which is said to have medicinal properties! This helps with weight loss too.. Amma would do this often and she would insist that i am going to be super active like a horse ;), if i had that.. As i prepared this, i just remembered all those and couldn't help but smile and miss those days...

1. Kollu/Horse gram - 2 fist full ( half of a 1/4th cup)
2. Tomatoes - 2-3
3. Rasam powder - 2tsp
4. Curry Leaves - a sprig
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
6. Hing - a pinch
7. Water - 6 cups
8. Salt - to taste
9. Cilantro - a sprig

To Grind
1. Green Chillies - 2
2. Coconut - 2 tbsp
3. Kollu - 1-2 tsp

To Temper
1. Ghee - 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Preparation Time!!
1a. Soak Kollu in water overnight
1b. Pressure cook the soaked Kollu with a little water for upto 2-3 whistles
2. Take finely chopped tomatoes, water in a pan. To this add curry leaves, rasam powder, hing, turmeric & salt and boil
3. Meanwhile, take the chillies, coconut, kollu(1-2tsp), along with a little water in a blender and make a fine paste. Keep aside
4. Once, the tomatoes are cooked, add the remaining cooked kollu in the rasam and let it boil for 3-4 minutes
5. Then, add the ground paste and let it simmer for a minute or two.Once a light froth is formed, remove off flame
6. Take ghee in a pan, add ghee. Once warm, add mustard seeds and let it splutter
6. Temper the rasam with mustard seeds and garnish with cilantro

Serve with hot rice, ghee & karamedu... I served with Cabbage karamedu :).The best part is you get something to bite as you have saathamudhu sadham, thanks to kollu! Every time i put that in a bowl, it settles down & can't really show that i pics :(

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Serving: 4 people
Duration : 30 minuted

Sending this too
1. Sangee's ' Show me your hits'
2. Jyothi's ' Healthy & Hearty'
3. Amy's ' Hot & Spicy Treats'
4. Gayatri's ' Walk down Memory Lane'
5. Srav's ' 'Dish for Loved one's"


  1. I've never tasted this rasam, will have to try this out..

  2. really a very healthy rasam....superb...

  3. This is a very healthy one. We make slightly different. Looks great

  4. kollu rasam sounds intresting. Looks so yum, nice clicks,

    1. Yup! it is quite different.. thanks vidhya :)

  5. Chk

  6. Awesome recipe... follow ur blog.... hope u also like mine 2

    Preeti's Kitchen Life

    1. of course do preethi... have already been following u :)

  7. I seem to be just reading about this wonder grain. Must buy some and try this out.

    1. That's such a coincidence.. yup! just pick up a little & see how u like it!

  8. Never heard of this rasam.
    I wonder whether my daughters would make!!
    Send this item to grandma's recipe in Hindu:))

    1. I am sure you ask, hey would love to do it for u :).. Thanks for the suggestion.. its running in my mind now :D

  9. Replies
    1. Thanks vimitha :) try it.. am sure u will like it!

  10. Very healthy n yummy rasam,we make slightly different.Thanks for sharing.

  11. This looks awesome and yummy


  12. Superb and fantastic flavors !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

    1. @pumpkin farm. aarthi & sravs : Thanks guys :)

  13. Never heard of this h.gram very healthy.....looks great......

  14. i too made this kollu rasam for second week BM...your recipe sounds interesting...rasal looks inviting dear!!
    thanks for this lovely entry to then event
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

    1. Thanks again for ur nice words :) most welcome sangee.. pleasure's all mine!

  15. Mom makes this often's typically eaten with dosas..:)

  16. looks tasty!!I always like to taste Rasam when we go to Indian restaurants,but I haven't cook it at home,want to try soon...
    Thanks a lot for sharing with Hot & Spicy Treats

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    Hot & Spicy Treats –Curry/Stew

  17. nice warm cup of rasam on a cold day like today !!

  18. My mom made this often, I love it so much, H doesn't like Horse gram much.., It's been such a long time I made this., beautiful clicks dear


Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)