how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

horse gram rasam/kollu rasamDown my memory lane my friends would make fun of me saying”I thought that kollu/horse gram is only for feeding horses but you make a meal out of it”but this was the case long back and now they too make quite some dishes out of it realizing its health benefits.Horse gram a high-powered legume with lots of diuretic(pushes out unwanted water out of our body) goodness and it is used as one of the main items in ayurvedic treatment.The legume by itself is hard but if we take it in sprouted form it is easily digestible and has a high amount of slowly digestible carbohydrates which is diabetic friendly.horse gram rasam/kollu rasamBefore making this rasam make sure to read my recipe for kollu paruppu so that you will understand the process of making this rasam.This is a very simple kind of preparation because the sprouted gram itself has its own natural sweety aroma that makes this rasam very unique and awesome.Both kollu paruppu and rasam are very authentic recipes done in our region!it continuous to be a weekly affair in all our households.If you want to know  sprout making with horse gram then check here.

how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

INGREDIENTS:

Horse gram sprouts/kollu – 2 cups
Note: These sprouts are pressure cooked along with water and water alone is used for this rasam.
Press here how to pressure cook kollu along with spices
Salt to taste
Jaggery a small piece
Tamarind extract – 1/2 cup and 1 cup of kollu extract
Vadakam(special mix used for tempering) – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp,ghee – 1tsp

METHOD:

 

1.Remove the extract of horse gram after pressure cooking and keep ready for rasam.
2.Take extract from tamarind.
3.Now keep kadai add ghee,mustard and when crackles add vadakam then the tamarind extract.
4.When it is boiling add salt and jaggery .
5.Let it boil till rawness goes now add the kollu extract and keep in sim for some time and switch off.
6.Serve with white rice.

how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

Total Time: 12 minutes

how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

Ingredients

  • Horse grams prouts/kollu - 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggery a small piece
  • Tamarind extract - 1/2 cup and 1 cup of kollu extract
  • Vadakam(special mix used for tempering) - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Remove the extract of horsegram after pressure cooking and keep ready for rasam.
  2. Take extract from tamarind.
  3. Now keep kadai add ghee,mustard and when crackles add vadakam then the tamarind extract.
  4. When it is boiling add salt and jaggery .
  5. Let it boil till rawness goes now add the kollu extract and keep in sim for some time and switch off.
  6. Serve with white rice.

Notes

Please refer my kollu paruppu recipe procedure so that you will make nice flavorful extract of kollu. Both kollu thovayal and rasam are made from sprouted horse gram which is healthy and delicious. Adjust the salt accordingly because we have already added salt while pressure cooking the sprouts. We have to boil the tamarind for its rawness to go but for kollu extract it is not necessary.

 

13 thoughts on “how to make horse gram rasam /kollu rasam

  1. I love this rasam!!..There is a very famous authentic dish is Andhra made with horse gram known as Ulavachuru, which is a very long process:)…Next time will try your version as it looks simple that too with sprouted…SUPERB!!…Thanks for sharing dear!!

  2. this is an interesting one for me! we use horse gram in a slightly different manner. Lovely rasam and healthy too. I’m sure it tastes awesome! Thanks for sharing Vani 🙂

  3. This is so wonderful dear Vani. A very delicious Rasam made to perfection by you. Looks so inviting and appetizing dear. I am loving it totally.

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