KOLLU RASAM OR HORSE GRAM RASAM

 KOLLU RASAM OR  HORSE GRAM RASAM 


Kollu Rasam


INGREDIENTS:

Horse gram                               - 1/2 cup

Water                                         - 2 cups

Garlic                                        - 3 cloves

Pepper                                       - 1 tsp

Tamarind Pulp                         - 4 tbsp

Tomatoes                                  - 2

Turmeric powder                      - 1/2 tsp

Black gram                               - 1/4 tsp

Red chilies                                - 2 

Mustard seeds                          - 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds                             - 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida                                - 1/4 tsp

Oil                                            - 1 tsp

Salt                                           - to taste

Curry leaves                              - 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves                       - to garnish

METHOD:

Horse gram takes more time to cook than other lentils..

Soak horse gram over night ..Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles. 

Drain the  water keep aside...

Keep the cooked horse gram  separately so that we can use it for making Sundal... 

Crush the garlic, cumin seeds and black pepper nicely and keep aside..

Soak the tamarind with extract thick pulp.. 

Take a frying pan  add the oil for tempering and when hot..

Add the black gram, mustard seeds,cumin seeds, crushed red chilies when splutters add asafoetida and curry leaves.

To this add the crushed the garlic, cumin and pepper and saute well. 

Add the chopped tomatoes and saute well.Till they turn mushy...

Add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and  salt 

Add drained  water of cooked horse gram  to it ..

Garnish with coriander leaves. 

Other Version of Kollu rasam is the same method of doing tomato rasam with RASAM PODI , can use cooked kolllu water for ordinary water....


KOLLU SUNDAL


kollu sundal

For seasoning:

Mustard Seeds                             - 1 tsp

Urad dhal                                     - 1 tsp

Hing                                             - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly                                     - 1 

Oil                                                - 2 tsp

Grated coconut                            - 3 tbsp

Salt                                               - to taste

Curry leaves                                 - 1 tbsp

METHOD:


Take a frying pan and add oil. When hot..

Add mustard seeds, urad dhal, hing powder. when mustard seeds splutter,add red chilly. when splutters add curry leaves.

Add cooked horsegram [kollu] and mix well

Now add salt and mix well.

Add the grated coconut.

Reduce the heat and mix well..

Kollu Sundal is ready to taste...


SECOND METHOD FOR KOLLU SUNDAL:

You can all avoid grated coconut if you are health cautious ..

Instead you can add a chopped onion and a chopped tomato and garnish with Coriander leaves ..

This method will also be Yummy and I prefer the second instead of ordinary sundal. 




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