Mar 20, 2008

Kollu(Horse Gram) Rasam

Kollu - Horse gram, is good to control obesity. Here is the receipe and main ingredients are as follows...

  1. Kollu - 2 tsp
  2. Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  3. Toor dhal - 2 tsp
  4. Black pepper - 1 tsp (acc to taste)
  5. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  7. Asafoetida Powder - a pinch
  8. Tomato - 1 1/2
  9. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
For seasoning:-
  1. oil - 1 tsp
  2. Ghee - 1 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  5. Asafoetida powder - apinch
  6. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  7. Curry leaves - few
This rasam is very easy to make. First take a pan, fry kollu for 2 mts. Then grind, coriander seeds, pepper, cumin, toor dhal, kollu, asafoetida powder and 3/4 tomatoes, into a fine paste. Take a wide pan, put the remaining tomatoes, add tamarind paste, pour a cup of water, add the kollu paste, add turmeric powder, salt and let it boil for 7 mts. When everything is well cooked, and fine aroma comes out from ingredients, pour one more cup of water. Turn off the stove when foam comes out of it. Now take a small pan, preheat the oil and ghee, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown. Pour it into the Rasam. Now kollu rasam is ready to serve.

Note:- We can also add cooked Toor dhall & water instead of plain water. In that case, we don't have to add toor dhal while grinding the mixture.

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