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Monday, September 28, 2009

Kollu/Horsegram Rasam

Kollu rasam is one of the famous dish in Kongunadu area of Tamilnadu, its not a special dish but an everyday dish at kongu people's home..They cook many dishes with kollu which is known as horsegram, these peoples makes out wonder with this healthy grain as paruppu, chutney, masiyal, thuvaiyal etc..I was very eager to prepare rasam since i was nt feeling well two days back and my sore throat killed me a lot, i thought making out rasam with kollu and pepper might help me to the enjoy the food and get better from sore throat..When i was searching through the net, most of the kollu rasam went for horsegram cooked water, i dont want to make out so..After a long search, i went through a tamil web and i found this delicious kollu rasam dish prepared with roasted kollu and spice powder, a sort of rasam powder...i immediately tried preparing as though and i got finally a delicious, spicy, tasty and thick kollu rasam we enjoyed a lot with fried papads for our lunch...




1cup Tamarind juice
4nos Garlic cloves
1no Tomatoes(small &crushed)
2tbsp Kollu /horsegram
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Coriander seeds
3nos Red dry chillies
Curryleaves & chopped coriander leaves
Salt
Oil
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

Dry roast the kollu in a pan, grind the roasted kollu, peppercorns, cumin seeds and coriander seeds as fine paste with 1/4cup water..Crush the garlic cloves and keep aside..Heat enough oil in a kadai, let splutters mustard seeds and asafoetida powder..meanwhile mix the grounded paste,crushed garlic cloves,salt,crushed tomato to the tamarind juice and add enough water...pour this to the mustard seeds and asafoetida powder and cook the rasam until the rasam starts bubbling, finally add the curryleaves and chopped coriander leaves..

Serve hot with rice..

37 comments:

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Mom used to make a curry from this gram telling us it is realy healthy. Never had rasom though looks yumm.

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & tasty rasam.i was searching this recipe.thanks for ur recipe.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice rasam..I rarely prepare this..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy rasam! Different but wonderful preparation! Nice clickpa!

Priya Narasimhan said... Reply To This Comment

I have never heard of this rasam before.it really looks like a good remedy for sore throat.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

a great recipe that I should drink everyday!

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Have bookmarked this priya, will try & let u know :)

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Rasam....love it!!!

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

wow...should try this soon priya....vert healthy

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy.. Rasam is my all time favourite comfort food...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

For a long time I want to prepare this rasam as it's my hubby's love but I can never get these kollu from the Indian store here da..very tasty looking rasam for our climate here

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice picture Priya...even I too prepare this rasam often, I add the kollu powder to the rasam podi :)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy rasam and when its served hot with rice its just yum....

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy rasam priya, my mother-in-law use to do it often but i never tried it...Wann to give a try.

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

I am not able to view the picture for some reason but am bookmarking the recipe as the ingredients sound really good!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

nice rasam .. I love this one

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm..bit confused with the name Kollu,that looks like our Muthira...v used to make curry with that,rasam looks great...

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

I always thinkof making it, but never get to it.Anyways, thanks for posting it. and here something for u

http://munchcrunchandsuch.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/verkadalai-sundal/

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good, would have tasted heavely i am sure.

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.
Rasam looks divine:)

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

I know kollu rasam is good for cold. hope your are doing better now.

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Vijaydashami /Dasara to you and your family.
A very healthy recipe..

Avisha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and healthy recipe. Never knew one could make it this way too.Thanks for sharing.

Raje said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy rasam and nice clicks, I must try this one!

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

tasty rasam priya..

cheers,
ammu.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect rasam for cold ... loved your version... will try sometime .... hope u feel better soon... take care :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like a healthy and tasty rasam. Enjoyed reading your interview and getting to know more about you on simple indian food site!

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and tasty. never treied, will give a try. Nice template.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

kollu rasam recipe is written..must try healthy rasam..

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

heard this but never attempted. so easy and healthy too.Will soon give a try.

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

ultimate comfort food!

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Mmm rasam looks delicious! healthy version!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

we call this as ulavacharu very healthy recipe looks yum.love to have this with hot rice ohh.....

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for all ur encouraging words, yea i feel better and good now..Having this rasam with hot rice was a best remedy for sore throat..

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Happy dusshera priya.This rasam is new to me :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

நல்ல ஒரு ஹெல்தியான ரசம்.சூப்பராயிருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Tasty and healthy rasam Priya.