Feb 27, 2013

Horsegram idlis--kollu idli recipe

     Food blogging makes you try everything and make you aware of many things. Kollu or horsegram was totally unknown to me during my childhood. After reading its health benefits, I have bought it into regular use at my place. My friend had once given me kollu idlis long time back and I had loved it. I wanted to try it since then and so I did after a long time. My friend had made them by adding the ground kollu paste into the regular idli batter. They were soft and good. So you can do the same or else you can follow the recipe I have used below.
     Serve with chutney or sambar and it becomes a nice filling brunch actually. I had served with a side dish made with small onions which was quite good. Will try to take pictures and post the recipe for the side dish next time.

Other recipes with horsegram/kollu-
Kollu rasam/horsegram soup

Kollu idli

Kollu/horsegram- 1cup
Idli rice- 3 cups
Fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Salt- 2tbsp
horsegram idli recipe
1.  Wash and soak the horsegram for about 6 hours and the rice for around 4- 6 hours.
2.Throw in the fenugreek seeds when you soak the rice.
3.Just around 15 minutes before grinding, soak the poha.
4.Drain the water and grind the kollu to a smooth paste adding few drops of water. Remove the paste in a huge vessel.
5. Next add the rice and poha and grind it to a coarse(almost rava like) consistency.
Add water while grinding.
6. Combine this with smooth kollu paste. Add salt and mix well.
7.Keep it at room temperature and allow it to ferment for 8 hours.
8. After fermentation, mix the batter gently with a ladle.The batter should be of normal idli batter consistency.
8. Grease the idli moulds with oil. Add little amount of batter in each of the moulds.
9.Place the moulds in steamer or pressure cooker without the whistle.
10. Steam for around 10 minutes. You can insert a knife to check if its done.
11. Remove  the idlis from the mould.

Serve with a side dish of your choice.

how to make kollu idli
    Next day, I added some water to dilute a bit and made dosas with the same batter. They were crispy and nice.
how to make kollu dosai
 You can omit the fenugreek seeds and aval/poha.They are just some ways to make your idli softer.


notyet100 said...

Umm. Scrumptious,..will try sometime,,,

Akila said...

Have tried only kollu rasam... Ur soft idlis makes me feel hungry...

Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

Sona S said...

healthy idlis..

Priti S said...

healthy and yum ..gud one dear

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Healthy and yummy idlis.

Jeyashrisuresh said...

Healthy and interesting recipe. Turned out well

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and inviting dear

Priyas Feast said...

Healthy idli :)

divya said...

Oohhh so delicious n inviting

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and nutritious idly,love to start my day with this healthy food.

Laavanya said...

I just make kollu rasam or thovayal... did not know kollu idlis turn out this good. hope to try it sometime. So, tastewise, does the kollu give a different taste or is it not noticeable?

Vikis Kitchen said...

Healthy idly and crispy cute dosa. Very nice post dear.

Apu said...

Super, one of my favouRite recipes!

LG said...

Awww, this is very intersting and creative recipe indeed.

sowmya(creative saga) said...

@lavanya-kollu does gives a different taste to the idlis..it has a nutty flavour , soft and tastes vaguely like godumai rava upma according to me..


Very filling and healthy breakfast idea! Sounds great

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow healthy and delicious idlys...luks soft and yum...

Indian Cooking with Gangnam Style...!!! said...

Will try this soon. looks nice. please visit my blog, Hope you like it.

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