Saturday, October 19, 2013

Kollu Kootu/Horsegram Kootu

After two delicious dishes from two different chefs, here comes one more interesting and nutritious dish from an another chef who is definitely a humble and fabulous person who can dish out dishes from a prison, in a middle of river, in a farm, before a hotel etc, the list can go for a long. He is none other than Chef Jacob, he is no more with us but he is still living with us through his Tv shows.Am an ardent fan of his shows and never failed to watch him. Not only he cooks different dishes, he always chose a unique place to cook his dishes for the show, coz most of the chefs make their shows in a studio with all equipments and ultra modern stove tops while Chef Jacob cook simple with a normal stove in front of normal peoples like us.I know i'll be making one of his dish for this week's blogging marathon as i chosed favourite celebrity chef as theme.

Coming to this kollu kootu,its a super simple recipe which goes for cooked kollu aka horsegram.Horsegram is well known for its nutritional values and its very recommanded to dieting people. I love anything cooked with this incredible horsegram and obviously i chosed this dish from one of Chef Jacob's tv show which i noted long back. Finally i prepared this dish for our lunch two days back and enjoyed thoroughly with rice and egg masala. If you love horsegram very much, you can eat this kootu just like a snack too,yep i finished the leftover kootu as a snack after my lunch.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#33..Sending thi kootu to my event  Healthy Diet - Fat Free Recipes guest host by Dhanish, Srivalli's Side Dish Mela and to WTML guest hosted by Asiya, event by Gayathri.


1/4cup Kollu/horsegram/muthira/kulthi
1no Onion (chopped)
5nos Shallots (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Black peppercorns (crushed)
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil

Soak the horsegram overnite with enough water.

The next day wash and pressure cook it upto 3 whistles with enough water.

Drain the water and cooked horsegram, dont throw the cooked water.

Now heat the oil, let crack the mustard seeds, crushed peppercorns, add the chopped onions,chopped shallots and saute until the onions turns transculent.

Add the ginger and cook for few minutes.

Add the cooked horsegram,turmeric powder,salt and half of the cooked water, cover it and cook for few minutes.

Add in the remaining water and cook the kootu until the kootu gets thickens.

Finally add the curry leaves and put off the stove.

Serve hot with rice.

32 comments:

  1. such an healthy and delicious kootu :) looks very inviting aks !!

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  2. Simple and tasty curry,looks so yummy

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  3. I have never made kollu curry always its the stir fry.This one looks yummy should try this soon.

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  4. Healthy kootu..looks mouth watering..

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  5. Wow.. such a healthy and easy to make curry.. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Nice & healthy kootu.You are an innovative thinker.
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  7. never thought of using kollu for making kootu...nice recipe will try soon

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  8. kottu seems to be your go to pulse for the moment, we make pithla from it which tastes awesome, lovely recipe

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  9. one day you are posting cake other day you are posting traditional recipes .Lovely healthy recipes

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  10. I love all lentils, this looks very delicious.

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  11. I can eat Kollu in any form or shape.. Nice one

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  12. never cooked with horsegram but from the blogosphere have come to know about its goodness. the kottu looks wonderfully comforting.

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  13. Someone is experimenting with kollu i guess ;) what a protein packed dish aks super pongae

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  14. Healthy and yummy horse gram recipe..Love this lentil a lot..

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  15. super healthy and delicious horse gram recipe that too with simple ingredients n method...thanks for sharing :)

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  16. This kootu is new to me.. looks delicious and healthy..

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  17. Wow Priya. Looks tempting and healthy too.

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  18. Wow such a healthy and tempting kootu, beautiful color and click...

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  19. yummy, that looks so good! Is that horsegram like green lentils? have a nice week end

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  20. Beautiful click.. lovely curry. .:)

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  21. One of my favourite chef is Chef Jacob,Thanks for sharing his recipe with Gayathri's WTML EVENT.Kollu koottu looks healthy and delicious.

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  22. love to enjoy this hearty dish over a bowl of rice

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  23. The koala is another healthy grain I prefer at least once in a week. This kootu is really healthy and filling. :)

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  24. Yeah, Jacob's dishes were really unique. I admire him too. Nice uniuq kootu, priya.

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  25. Once i made with spinach and kollu liked it- looks tasty this kootu

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  26. Must try recipe, I love horsegram.

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  27. i am a huge fan of Chef Jacob. Lovely kollu recipe and this is one of my fav too...

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  28. what a nutrtious & delicious dish.

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  29. I wish you posted this recipe a week back, because that's when I gave away a half opened pack of kollu to my maid. I just didnt know what to do with it and we are not really thogayal fans. Great recipe and great way to honor the chef, though he is not with us anymore...

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  30. Such a healthy kootu priya!!! looks very tempting!!! With some hot rice n roasted pappad, my lunch is settled!!! :)

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  31. Love the texture of the gravy, I guess it's high time for me to try horsegram - I have been reading a lot about it...hugs and smiles

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