Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kollu Podi Recipe - Horsegram Powder for Idli, Dosa and Rice

Kollu Podi Recipe
I made this Kollu Podi few months back and it was super hit at home and no one even realised it had kollu in it.I just used my idli podi recipe with few adjustments for this kollu podi recipe and it turned out so good that I wanted to record it here with measurements.This podi can served be as idli podi or even mixed with rice and gingelly oil, it tastes so good.I usually make kollu sundal or rarely kollu rasam but now I have learnt another way to include kollu / horsegram in our daily diet.

Kollu Podi Recipe
After reading about horsegram health benefits and weight loss factors, my interest for trying new recipes with horsegram has increased so keep watching for more horsegram recipes in future :) Till then check out kollu chutney that I posted sometime back.

I have few more recipes that I clicked long back so thought to post them all before this year ends :)

Sambar Powder Recipe

Kollu Podi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : around 1 and 1/2 cups
Recipe Category: Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: South IndianRecipe Reference : Ensamayalarai

Horsegram - 1/2 cup
Chana Dal - 2 tbsp
Sesame Seeds - 3 tbsp
Dry Red Chilli - 6
Garlic - 5 cloves
Curry Leaves - a small sprig
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste(I used Rock Salt)

Note* - I halved the recipe and tried


  1. Measure all your ingredients and keep it ready.Rinse horsegram and let it dry for few mins.Then in a pan add 1/2 tsp of oil and roast horsegram till nicely browned.Set aside to cool.Kollu Podi Recipe - Step1
  2. Dry roast red chillies and chana dal till golden brown,Set aside.Then add garlic,curry leaves,hing and rock salt just saute for a minute and switch off.Then add sesame seeds and roast till slightly golden.
    Kollu Podi Recipe - Step2
  3. Now let all the roasted ingredients cool down.Then grind it to a semi fine powder using a mixer.Cool down and store in airtight container.
    Kollu Podi Recipe - Step3
Store in an airtight container.
Kollu Podi Recipe

My Notes:

  • Rinse horsegram and let it dry then start the process.
  • Make sure you cool down completely before you grind it.Also after grinding let it cool down before you  store.
  • Keeps well for about 2 months in room temperature itself.
  • I used my dry mixer for grinding at home.If you are making in bulk then you can choose to give it in mill for grinding.
Kollu Podi Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. my favorite podi.. with garlic it has to be yummy! love the way you have presented it differently in every click.

  2. Super Podi. Healthy and good for diet. The photo of podi with dosa..... mouth watering... One doubt, after washing the kollu, we need to dry completely under fan or little wetness is needed for roasting? Like the murukku mavoo mathiri konjam eerama irrukkanuma?

  3. Have got horse gram from the stores to try something new ... and found this recipe today ... Yummm ... gonna try this now.... love all ur tips and recipes sharmi😊 hats off to Ur clicks too...

  4. Healthy powder indeed.
    .)havent heard of dry mixer ..can u show d same? Where we can get it..

    1. It is just a mixer jar attachment that came along with my mixer.

  5. Sharmi, please clear this doubt. , after washing the kollu, we need to dry completely under fan or little wetness is needed for roasting? Like the murukku mavoo mathiri konjam eerama irrukkanuma?

  6. A very healthy tasty podi! Everyone in the family liked it, thanks Sharmi!


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