Apr 5, 2011

Kollu rasam / Horsegram soup

        Kollu or horsegram is another new inclusion in our diet. I have heard that this gram helps you to reduce weight and also in elimination of bad cholesterol.The outer portion of the gram is very hard and therefore it needs to be soaked for more than eight hours and then pressure cooked. This can be used to make various numbers of healthy dishes.You can even powder this and have a spoon of this in combination with cumin seeds powder to enjoy more health benefits. I will surely come up with more recipes with this wonder gram. Till then enjoy the rasam or soup which is my second entry for the marathon.
kollu rasam/horsegram soup
Ingredients-
Horsegram/Kollu- 1/4 cup
Rasam powder- 2tsp
Tamarind pulp- 2tsp
Tomato- 1 chopped
Ginger- 1" chopped
Garlic- 1 clove
Dried red chillies- 3-4 nos
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Sat to taste
Asafoetida- a pinch
Curry leaves- few leaves
Coriander leaves- For garnish

Method-
    Soak the kollu/horsegram overnight in water. Drain and wash with water. Pressure cook till it turns soft. Grind the tomato, red chilies,ginger and garic(along with a teaspoon of cooked horsegram) to a paste.As I make rasam in eeya chembu(special utensil for making rasam), I mix everything together. So add the cooked gram, ground paste, tamarind pulp, curry leaves, turmeric powder, rasam powder ,salt and asafoetida. Mix well. Boil this mixture till it bubbles for around 10 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
   Serve hot with rice or just have as it it. Very soothing for sore throats.

 Do check out what my marathon buddies have cooked today-
Diabetes Diet/Management: Srivalli,Champa,Harini,PJ
Kid Friendly Recipes: Kalyani,Shylaja,Veena
Seven Days of Soup:Usha, Sowmya
30 Minutes Meals: PriyaSuresh 
Seven days of Cakes:  Anusha

27 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

different soup dear..healthy choice

Priya said...

Very comforting and healthy rasam..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy soup,luks delicious...

Srivalli said...

Nice one Sowmya..Ullaval Charu is very famous in Andhra

PJ said...

I love this rasam.I prepare this in a different method.Nice click :)

Lavi said...

This was on my to do list for atleast 3 years.

This works best, when we have during our periods!

Deepa Praveen said...

A very different soup recipe...nice one

veena krishnakumar said...

i have a packet of kollu but never knew how to cook them. thanks for this post

Harini said...

Good one. I also know that horse gram is a diuretic too..Never got to cook with horse gram so far..

aipi said...

What a great recipe n idea !!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Rasam looks delicious. Just add some steamed rice to it and make it a yummy meal. Fabulous dish.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Champa said...

I used to love this as a little girl. Nice one.

Usha said...

Nice recipe! Never cooked with horse gram.. will try this rasam very soon.

Anusha Birlangi said...

I love this rasam!!!! It tastes yumm !!!

divya said...

Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking rasam... Sounds to be an healthy one... YUM!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

hey sowmya.. u have a very nice website..

Healthy choice of soup..

Jabeen
http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

savitha ramesh said...

Very healthy and tasty kollu rasam.

Cham said...

Good one and looks tasty!

sweethome said...

Healthy and yummy rasam

notyet100 said...

will try this this week,...looks so delicious

Sunanda said...

Soup looks very healthy.. I have some awards for you in my blog.. please collect it when u drop by next time..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious rasam dear :)

lata raja said...

Though i do not make kollu rasam as such, i pound the kollu with the ingredients for the rasam powder...your post makes me rethink, i should try making the rasam. I love the beautifully mild colour, mine is always on the darker tinge, blame it on the tamarind I get to cook with.

Hari Chandana said...

This is my fav. looks really good and tempting !!
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow flavourful n healthy rasam

Priti said...

Rasam looks deilsh ....and nice pic

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