Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kollu Rasam, Kollu Sundal | Kollu Recipes

I have heard and read a lot about the health benefits of kollu(horsegram) so decided to include it our menu too. I got the rasam recipe from my colleague then got horsegram and totally forgot about it for almost 3 months...I am forgetting so many things easily these days...symptoms of getting old I guess ;). And once when I was cleaning the pantry , saw the pack and decided to make rasam the same day. It was so flavourful and a comforting combo with hot rice.

I love the taste of kollu by itself but I made sundal with the remaining kollu as hubby likes sundal.
Kollu Rasam Recipe
Kollu Rasam Recipe - Ingredients
Serves 2
  • Kollu / Horse gram - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 roughly chopped
  • Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2 small
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing(Peungayam) - a generous pinch
  • Oil - 1 tsp
To crush coarsely :
  • Garlic - 3 nos
  • Cumin seeds(Jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 10 nos

Kollu Rasam Recipe
Method:
1.Soak kollu(horsegram) overnight with enough water. Pressure cook with 1.5 cups of water for 5 whistles. Drain the water with a handful of kollu, set it aside. Reserve the remaining kollu for making sundal.
Sev Puri Recipe2.Crush garlic,pepper and jeera coarsely using a hand mortar and pestle, set aside. In a pan add oil and temper the items listed under 'to temper'.
Kollu Rasam Recipe - Step2
3.Then add the crushed garlic-pepper-jeera mixture and saute for a minute. Then add required salt, hing and turmeric powder. Add tomatoes and saute till raw smell leaves.
Kollu Rasam Recipe - Step3
4.Mush the kollu with the drained water once and then add it to the tempered items. Add tamarind paste and allow it for a nice boil. Then add chopepd coriander leaves and switch it off.
Kollu Rasam Recipe - Step4
The rasam is very flavourful with freshly crushed garlic and pepper. Suits best for steamed rice.
Kollu Rasam Recipe

Kollu Sundal Recipe - Ingredients
  • Kollu / Horse gram - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2 small
  • Hing(Peungayam) - a generous pinch

Method:
1.Heat oil in a pan add the items listed under 'to temper'. Then add required salt, turmeric powder and hing.Add the cooked kollu and saute for a minute.
Kollu Sundal Recipe - Step2
Then add coconut, saute till it slightly turns brown then switch it off.
    Kollu Rasam Recipe


    My Notes:
    • I added a handful of kollu in the rasam, you can skip it and just use the drained water alone.
    • We can also add rasam powder but I prefer freshly crushed garlic jeera and pepper.
    • We can also make chutney using the cooked kollu , will be posting it in future.
    Kollu(Horsegram)

      Written by: SHARMILEE J

      36 comments:

      1. I have never had kollu before. :). Kollu rasam sounds new. I should try it and see. :)

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        1. Kollu is good for reducing weight and to shed cholesterol, however generates lot of heat to body if consumed regularly. Once or twice in a week would be okay and would be delicious as well.

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      2. It is very good for health.....rasam looks superb...too good n step by step process will help everybody to make easy n simple...thanks for sharing...

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      3. I am a big rasam fan .. rasam looks interesting.

        Vardhini
        CooksJoy

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      4. I made this rasam few times for my mil, this version sounds nice. Sundal too sounds nice. Healthy recipes

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      5. Very healthy and delicious recipes.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!
        Indian Cuisine

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      6. I make it when one of us is sick with cold or cough. It helps relieve the congestion. Never made sundal though, will try next time I cook it.

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      7. Delicious and healthy looking rasam

        Deepa

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      8. Sharmi, this is so healthy, would like to have with hot steaming white rice and pappad.

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      9. I love sundal too..such a healthy snack.
        The rasam looks nice and tangy..nice clicks.

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      10. Very nice recipes and love this rasam..

        http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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      11. Looks so good. We call it Saar-Upkari. The saaru is the rasam and the upkari or the curry is what is made with the cooked gram.

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      12. Both recipe looks delicious and healthy..perfect with rice..

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      13. when it comes to sundal or rasam, my choice is rasam only. will drink it simply.

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      14. Horse gram sundal looks delicious! Love the rasam too.

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      15. Very healthy rasam.love the clicks as usual.

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      16. wow very healthy and healthy recipes dear....luv the clicks too.....awesome!

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      17. I love kollu recipes. Lovely rasam and gorgeous pics.

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      18. very healthy rasam and sundal..i should try soon..

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      19. Wow so tempting... Want to drink the whole rasam

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      20. I was looking for good rasam recipe for months..Now i got it.. will surely try this weekend and let u know :)

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      21. While preparing rasum, grind some cooked kollu nad add it to the rasun, it will give additional taste

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      22. Sounds very interesting, thanks.

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      23. Healthy and super comforting sundal,rasam..my kind of foods.

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      24. i am getting the spicy aroma of the dish ..white rice is good combo ..thanks for sharing

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      25. i have never had horse gram before. i have a packet of it and it is still lying in the kitchen.

        i had seen the rasam recipe in one of the cookbooks i have. but never gave it a try. after seeing your pics i am going to try the rasam as well as the sundal.

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      26. wish to eat such a comforting rice with rasam!
        on surfing, came to know that horsegrams helps in losing weight. so will definitely give a try!




        Surya
        http://dhinamorusuvai.blogspot.com/

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      27. Lovely rasam and sundal. We make it exactly this way. Nice clicks.

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      28. I love the Kollu sundal, never tried the Kollu rasam before! Will def try next time :-) Bookmarked!

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      29. My fav rasam...I do add 1 or 2 green chilli and coriander while crushing in morter, other things are same and its always healthy rasam :)

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      30. Nice Rasam and koillu chaitnee, i like chaitnee.

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      31. Just made this for lunch...really yummy :-)

        Aparna

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      32. I din't try it yet,..just by seeing this photos of preparation I like it very much. thank you.

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      33. Hi there, first time coming to your website - very nice presentation of the recipe - really impressed - tried kollu rasam today and it has come out good. Thanks

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      34. very tasty! Just made it for dinner.

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