Friday, February 24, 2012

Kollu Rasam / Horsegram Rasam

      Day 2 of BM under the theme Rasam, today I am going to share "Kollu Rasam" . This Rasam is perfect for the winter season, great homemade remedy for cold n cough. I like to drink this rasam piping hot . It really cures sore throat and related problems. For this rasam, kollu/horsegram need to to be soaked overnight you can use as u need, just roat and pressure cook with more water...that's enough. I normally do not add rasam powder to kollu/milagu/garlic rasam(coming next) just crushed pepper n jeera/cumin is enough. Try this Kollu Rasam to treat your cold n cough and let me know h it turned out to u.The recipe as follows...


Ingredients
  1. Kollu/Horsegram   1 fistfull
  2. Tamarind   1 gooseberry size soked in 1/2 cup fo warm water for 20 minutes.
  3. Tomato    1 medium (mashed or grind )
  4. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  5. Cilantro    5-6 stems
  6. Salt    to taste
  7. Pepper   1/2 tbsp
  8. Jeera/Cumin Seeds   1 tbsp(crushed)
  9. Garlic   2-3 cloves
To Temper
  1. Oil   1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Dry Red chilli    2-3
  4. Curry leaves   1 sprig
  5. Hing   1/4 tsp
Method
  • Heat a pan, dry roast horsegram for 2-3 minutes or until it tunrs dark n flavor comes.
  • Then cool it for few minutes and then pressure cook horsegram with 2 cups of water to 3 whistles n keep ready.
  • Coarsely grind or crush jeera,pepper,garlic and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients wait till it splutter and add coarsely ground jeera-pepper-garlic and fry well for a minute.
  • Then pour tamarind extract, tomato and add pressure cooked horsegram along with its water.
  • Mix everything well and add enough salt n stir well.
  • After that sprinkle tumreic powder  and add chopped cilantro leaves and cook covered.
  • Once the rasam starts frothy n boiling turn off the stove and add some more chopped cilantro and leave it to set for another few minutes.
  • That's it...Tasty n Flavorful Kollu Rasam ready.

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28 comments:

  1. I make rasam with,boiled "kollu thani".Wont use kollu in rasam,again got new recipe here..Sooper clicks :)

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  2. Another flavorful rasam,yummmy..horsegram rasam is new to me!!
    Erivum Puliyum

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  3. Fantastic clicks Sangee, the whole spread, rasam with the potato curry looks very inviting..

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  4. never listened abt this..looking hot n yum.........vl search teh horse gram here

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  5. I love kollu rasam but make it slightly different, can empty the whole bowl full of that goodness. Looks superb.

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  6. Haven't tried horsegram so far. Your rasam look tempting though.

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  7. absolutely new one for me..looks flavorful!

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  8. Wow lovely and very inviting plate Sangeetha..

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  9. never tried this..but I am aware of its medicinal properties.

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  10. very traditional and yummy one...heart warming rasam!

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  11. loos so yummy....iv never tried cooking with kollu before...thanks for the recipe

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  12. love this rasam wid mudde...yummy

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  13. Mom makes this rasam sometimes at home.. It has a different taste .. but very good for health

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  14. This looks very yumm..Never have cooked this. Shall cook it soon now

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  15. Never have i tried this rasam sangee, my grand ma is real famous for this rasam. Thanks for sharing such a flavorful rasam dear. Appearance of the blog is really cool. Got to catch up with lots of your posts i have missed.

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    1. hey sangee, nice to see you back after short break...will checkout yours soon :) thanks for the lovely comment dear..

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  16. Thanks everyone for stopping by n for your lovely comment...
    glad that i shared a healthy n new variety of rasam to many...do give it a try n let me know the result...

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  17. Mom used to make it often!!! Missing her specials!!! rasam looks tasty and definitely a Healthy version!!!

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  18. very healthy rasam....nice presentation n click sangee!first pic looks very nice!

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    1. Thank You Rekha...i too love u presentation n pictures...very neat one!!

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  19. Never tried this rasam. Must try it out.

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  20. This one is new for me... Healthy and tasty.. Great recipe and presentation.. The clicks are lovely

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