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Feb 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Wow lovely and very inviting plate Sangeetha..

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

  16. Heard of this and very healthy too

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

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

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

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

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


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