Sunday, April 18, 2010

kollu( horsegram) paruppu and kollu rasam

There is a popular saying in tamil .. elachavanukku ellu and koluthavanukku kollu means sesame seeds for fatty and horse gram for skinny.No wonder , I have started using kollu often in my diet .
I must say horse gram is one of the unexplored dals here. I have never tasted this dal until I got married. and I used to think it is a cattle feed. It is surprising to find that this tastes better and has innumerable medicinal benefits .
Recipe for rasam and dhal , both can be made just in time and the whole meal can be fixed in less than half an hour. I remember having this whenever I have sore throat which is the symptom of fever. Thadal sore throat disappears in a day and fever would have never shown its face. Try this ,I bet it works for you too. This is one of the gramathu samayals.. What happened to me errrrrr,,, trying out all gramathu samayal .. I hope I dont become one gramathu manushi .. Hee Hee .. Lets get into the recipe ..

Horse gram Dal :

Ingredients :

1. Horse dhal - 1/2 a cup
2. Garlic - 5 pods
3. small onion - 4 nos.
4. Coriander seeds - 2 tsp.
5. Red chillies - 3 nos.
6. Curry leaves - few
7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
8. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
9.Oil - 1 tsp.
10. Salt to taste.


1. Pressure cook dal with just more than enough water for about 20 mins.
2. After pressure is down , drain the water and keep the dhal separately.
2. Heat oil in a pan , let mustard to pop out , add onion and saute until it is cooked and add garlic fry for 30 secs , add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and salt.
3.Add the dal to the above mixture and add little of water and bring the dal to boil again.Remove from fire.Let it cool completely.Grind it in a mixie giving a couple of pulse.
4. Dal is done.

I am sending this to Delicious dal from India by Suma.

Horse Gram Rasam

1. Dal water -  2/3 cup
2. Tamarind extract - 1/3 cup
2. Garlic - 4 pods
3. Rasam Powder - 1 tsp.
4. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp.
5. Curry leaves - few.
6. Ghee - 1 tsp.
7. Hing - a pinch
8. Salt to taste

Method :

1. Mix dal water, tamarind extract , rasam powder, hing and salt and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2. Add ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds to pop up and then fry garlic pods.
3. Add water given as in 1 to the 2 and bring it to boil and then simmer for 5 mins.


Ms.Chitchat said...

A very nice healthy treat with kollu. Have never tried kollu in my kitchen still. After seeing urs, would buy during my next visit to the grocer :):)

Suhaina said...

This is very new to me. Sounds very interesting. I will try this when I get sore throat. Which Brand Rasam pwd do u use??

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and yum, and thanks so much for trying the biryani pavithra, am so happy that you tried it and liked it too...thanks for letting me know abt it...its really very sweet of you, have a great weekend and take care

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Healthy variant of Rasam. My mom makes it at home often.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

A very gud one Pavithra...a native, village south Indian dish and veryyyyyy healthy too :)

Rumana Rawat said...

This is very new to me, but it looks very good...

Ann said...

I love this rasam, super good for cold and wionter season.

Fathima said...

that is a nice version of rasam... looks yum

Ammu Madhu said...

கொள்ளு பருப்பு இது வரை கேள்வி பட்டது இல்லை.புதுசா இருக்கு.செஞ்சு பாத்துர வேண்டிதான் அடுத்து.கொள்ளு ரசம் கலக்கல்.

Anonymous said...

tasty rasam.maanga oorukavoda saapda sooparo super.

Leena said...

WOW...delicious rasam nice with ghee and rice..mmm,I have posted another version of horsegram rasam in my space..check it out...

Swathi said...


Nice rasam and parippu looks really good.

SS said...

Hey Pavithra.. both recipes sound interesting. Thanks also for the reminder about the Dal event! This looks like a great entry! :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for sending over this 'bean'y dish which is absolutely new to me. I appreciate your participation.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is new to me , but sounds very interesting
Hamaree Rasoi

Kiran said...

A very nice healthy daal and rasam.Looks very delicious.

PranisKitchen said...

looks so delicious..its a very healthy one came to know that its good for diet too..nice tamil saying.
This rasam recipe is new to me.sure will try this version .

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

healthy rasam.nice to eat with rice and ghee.

miri goes phishing! said...

Hi Pavithra...i 'Binge on Veg food' have lovely blog up here...thank u so much for visiting my blog...really happy about meeting someone from Bangalore here...:D

M D said...

The horsegram rasam looks so delicious. I love the one my mom makes, almost similar to this one. I make it at least once a month, i am so fond of it.

Thanks a lot for coming to my site and dropping nice comments Pavithra. U have a nice space and I shall visit u again. Nice layout too.

Yummy Team said...

Paruppu and rasam with horse gram sounds interesting..My hubby loves horse gram poriyal and curry..Thanks for sharing these recipes Pavithra..

Krishnaveni said...

healthy dish for weight control. nice presentation

srikars kitchen said...

Great recipe.. looks fantastic.. nice entry.. thxs for visiting mysite & ur lovely comment..

Subhie Arun said...

hi..v healthy dish..but neva taste kollu before...must give a try...frst time here ..u have wonderful site..wth great work...will keep visiitng!

SathyaSridhar said...

Haiiii!!!! Pavi,,,epdi irukkeenga unga weekend epdi irunthathu...kollu rasam padichaale naakla echil ooruthu paa,,,nalla seithurukkeenga ithellam naan saapte rombha maasam aaiduchu,,en amma nalla seivanga athuvum winter la kandippa intha rasam senjuduvaanga..

Anuradha Jayaseelan said...

Hi Pavithra,

I just got to know your blog from Manju. Your recipes are very nice and i will keep visiting often :)


Mrs.Menagasathia said...

கொல்ளு பருப்பும்,ரசமும் அருமை.கொள்ளு சூடு என்பதால் சமைக்கும்போது வெந்தயம் சேர்த்து சமைத்து பாருங்கள் பவித்ரா..

Katy ~ said...

Very different to me but I would sure like to sample it.

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