Sunday, 25 January 2015

Kollu Rasam / Horse Gram rasam

Kollu Rasam

 My Mom makes this Rasam during winters as she says that Kollu is heat, however is very good for Diabetes and Weight Loss. This recipe is made with the water that is preserved after cooking the Horse Gram. The Horse Gram is used to make Sundal. I did not click a picture of it this time, I will try to make it again some time and post it.This is done like making Usual rasam, however, using the Kollu Water.

Kollu/Horse gram - 1 Cup (Washed and Soaked in water overnight)
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves - 2 (Torn into pieces)
Hing/Asafoetida - A generous Pinch
Tamarind Extract- Marble size soaked in1/4 cup of Water and Pulp extracted
Tomato - 1 (Large Chopped)
Jaggery - 1"
Corinader Leaves - To garnish
Cooking Oil - 1 teaspoon
Garlic Pods - 2 ( Peeled and Roughly Crushed)
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon

  •  Pressure cook the soaked Horsegram in 3-4 Cups of water for 4 whistles.
  • Allow it to come to the room temperature on its own.
  • Drain the Horsegram and keep it aside.
  • For this recipe, we will only need the water.
  • With the left over cooked Horsegram youc an make sundal.
  • Place a vessel with a tablespoon of oil and once the Oil is hot add the Mustard Seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Then add the Cumin seeds, crushed garlic, Curry elaves, Hing and Tomato.
  • Cook till the Tomato is done and then add the  Tamarind Pulp and allow it to boil till the Raw flavour of Tamarind is gone.
  • Then add the Kollu Water , salt and Jaggery and check for taste and add seasoning accordingly.
  • Switch off the flame after one Boil, add freshly chopped Coriander Leaves.
  • Serve with Rice.


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