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.

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Kollu rasam / Horsegram soup Yum

  1. 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.
Recipe Notes

   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-

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  1. Shama Nagarajan

    different soup dear..healthy choice

  2. Priya Suresh

    Very comforting and healthy rasam..

  3. Premalatha Aravindhan

    Healthy soup,luks delicious…

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

  5. I love this rasam.I prepare this in a different method.Nice click 🙂

  6. This was on my to do list for atleast 3 years.This works best, when we have during our periods!

  7. Deepa Praveen

    A very different soup recipe…nice one

  8. veena krishnakumar

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

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

  10. What a great recipe n idea !!US Masala

  11. Hamaree Rasoi

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

  12. BangaloreBaker

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

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

  14. Anusha Birlangi

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

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

  16. Sukanya Ramkumar

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

  17. Mehjabeen Arif

    hey sowmya.. u have a very nice website..Healthy choice of soup..Jabeen http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

  18. Savitha Ganesan

    Very healthy and tasty kollu rasam.

  19. Good one and looks tasty!

  20. sweethome

    Healthy and yummy rasam

  21. notyet100

    will try this this week,…looks so delicious

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

  23. Aruna Manikandan

    Healthy delicious rasam dear 🙂

  24. lata raja

    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.

  25. Hari Chandana

    This is my fav. looks really good and tempting !!Indian Cuisine

  26. Sharmilee! :)

    Wow flavourful n healthy rasam

  27. Rasam looks deilsh ….and nice pic


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