Monday, April 1, 2013

Horse Gram or Kollu Paruppu Chutney and Rasam

Horse gram or kollu paruppu  is a healthy bean and good source of protein and iron. It has lots of health benefits such as reducing cholesterol,helps in weight reduction and remedy for cold and cough.

Ingredients :

Kollu or horse gram dhal - 1 cup 

Onion -1 cup (chopped)
Tomato -1 

Cuming seeds - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Red chilli Powder-1 tbsp 
Coriander Powder - 1tbsp
Tamarind extract - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds -1 tbsp 
Hing- a pinch 

Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 4 pods

Oil - 1tbsp
Salt - as needed


Clean and remove stones from horse gram. Wash it and pressure cook the horse gram with 3 cups of water for 4 whistle.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds,pepper seeds, chopped onion, curry leaves, tomatoes,garlic and fry it for few mins in a medium flame.

Add the cooked horse gram with cooked water,red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,salt and 1cup of water and bring to boil for 10 mins at medium flame.Then turnoff.

Drain the water from the kollu dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a another pan,add mustard seeds and hing .After it splutters,add the kollu water and tamarind water.When it starts boiling ,turn off the stove.Now kollu rasam is ready to serve.

Leave the kollu dal to cool little bit and grind it well.(Adjust the salt level)

Now kollu chutney is ready to serve.

Serve the kollu chutney and kollu rasam with hot rice.


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  2. This chutney looks delicious. I have never cooked with horse gram. Do you need to soak it overnight or is it like mung beans where you can just cook them straight away?

  3. This gram is supposed to be very nutritious..
    Will try the rasam..something different from the usual..

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