Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kollu Rasam / Horsegram Rasam

Dear Friends, I am back after my long vacation. Had a good time in my native. After a long gap, I am seeing my page as well... :) Love to post recipes..
I bought Kollu from India this time. I heard many health benefits of it also. So, thought of including Kollu as a part in my menu. As soon as I came from my vacation, I suffered from fever and cold. My mom told that Kollu is good for fever and cold and she asked me to take Kollu flavoured rasam. Kollu rasam tasted too good and I was benefited as well.. Kollu need to be pressure cooked before preparing this rasam. The water  is used to make rasam and with the Kollu, I prepared Kollu Sundal and had as a side dish for Kollu Rasam Rice. Will update Kollu Sundal in my next post. Coming to the Recipe..


HorseGram/Kollu 1 cup
Tomato 1
Garlic 5 cloves
Rasam Powder 2 tsp
Curry Leaves As Required
Coriander Leaves As Required
Tamarind Gooseberry size
Salt To Taste
Dry Red Chillies 4
Pepper corns 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil To Saute


  1. Clean Horsegram and pressure cook with 4 cups of water. Extract the water and separate the Kollu. Crush Garlic and Pepper corns.
  2. Soak mashed Tomato, Rasam powder, Crushed Garlic, Crushed Pepper Corns. Curry leaves, Coriander Leaves, Tamarind with the extracted Kollu water  and keep aside. 
  3. In a  pan, heat 2 tsp oil and add mustard and fenugeek seeds. Once it splutters, add Red chillies and asafoetida. Add the above soaked mixture and let it boil for 3 mins.
  4. Add salt in a vessel where you are going to pour this Rasam. Add the Rasam to the vessel and serve.