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Showing posts with label kollu/horsegram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kollu/horsegram. Show all posts

May 6, 2013

How to make kollu thuvaiyal--horsegram chutney recipe

After the awareness of how healthy kollu or horsegram is , I have started exploring the possible recipes with it. I decided to make chutney with it as I had once tasted at a friends place years ago but had never bothered for the recipe. I decided to check the Internet for the recipe and found in several sites. So I decided to use my normal thuvayal/chutney recipe ,but added garlic for more taste. It was really delicious and went really well with rice for our dinner one day. Next day, I used the same chutney for dosa and that made a good combination too!!!
More kollu recipes in this blog--
Kollu rasam
Kollu idli

how to make horsegram chutney

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

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
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

    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


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