Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes

Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes:

Kollu rasam is a very healthy accompaniment for rice. This recipe does not require rasam powder. I usually stock rasam powder made by my mom. I make kollu rasam just for its health benefits. It is a very famous Kongu recipe. I have never seen anybody in my native place preparing this rasam. I have seen horse gram for the first time when my friend brought from her native place, Coimbatore. Bookmark this kollu rasam recipe and please try it. It is a very easy rasam recipe too. You can even call it as Horse gram soup.

We usually waste the coarse paste kind of thing settled in the bottom of rasam. But, I had it with idli for dinner with gingelly oil and the taste was so good.

Horse gram(Kollu in English) is called as kollu in Tamil, Muthira in Malayalam, Ulavulu in Telugu, Kulthi in Hindi. There are lot of health benefits provided by kollu. 

Horse Gram Benefits:

1. Widely used for weight loss.
2. Lowers cholesterol levels.
3. Good for diabetes.
4. Provides more stamina.
5. Provides relief from cold and cough.

Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes:

Kollu Rasam

Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes:

Kollu Rasam Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  |    Cook Time: 10 mins    |    Serves: 2-3
Recipe Category : rasam

Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes - Ingredients:

  • Kollu/Horse gram - 30g
  • Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry/amla size
  • Salt - As required
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery/sugar - 1/2 tsp(optional)

  • To Grind

  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 1 medium size
  • Garlic - 3 flakes
  • Green chilli- 1 big

  • To Temper

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Hing - 1 pinch

Kollu Rasam Recipe | Horse gram Recipes | Kulthi Recipes - Instructions:

1. Kollu/Horse gram is a hard gram. So, it is good to soak it overnight with enough water. Believe me, I never soak it when I use it either for making any dish or to consume directly. I just cook it in a pressure cooker and use it. It may be because of the kind of kollu I am buying. I am not sure. If you are planning to prepare kollu rasam, it is good to soak it overnight.

2. Pressure cook it with required water and cook for 5 whistles. Meanwhile, soak tamarind in little water and extract the juice.

3. Drain the water from the cooked kollu and keep the water for later use. Allow the kollu to cool down.

4. Grind kollu and other 'To grind' items in a mixie to a coarse paste and keep it aside. No need to add water.

5. Heat oil in a pan and temper the items listed under 'To Temper'. Add ground coarse paste and tamarind extract in the pan. Add salt and turmeric powder. Add the water used for boiling kollu in the pressure pan. Add additional water if required. Switch off the stove once the rasam starts boiling.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Kollu Rasam

1. If you have rasam powder, you can just grind kollu and tomato. Add rasam powder when you boil in the pan.

Hope you liked the kollu rasam recipe. Try this healthy and tasty rasam recipe and leave your valuable comments.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe...its soo easy and looks soo good...I am definitely going to try it :)

  2. Can I substitute the black pepper with green chilly or anything else????

    1. U can use dry red chillies..Frankly speaking it is not a substitute. But you can use it when u do not have pepper...

    2. ThankYou for the reply..It turned out very tasty