Kollu Rasam | Horse Gram Rasam

Kollu Rasam /Hore gram Rasam –  Rasam  is a category of hot spicy soup in southern Indian style.  There are various recipes of Rasam can be prepared in so many different process of method using different seasonings, base ingredients and special rasam Masala powder and fresh grounded spices.

Kollu Rasam / Horse Gram Rasam

 However, among many varieties of rasam,  Kollu Rasam stands tall to its simple preparation and heavenly incomparable taste. This recipe does not require any special/specific rasam powder. We are using fresh grounded spices which are always available in our pantry like Garlic, black pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves and tomatoes. The taste of horse gram/kollu simply makes it stand out from other Rasam recipes.

Kollu Rasam / Horse Gram Rasam

Many people make rasam with only cooked kollu/horse gram drained water but, here pounded handful of cooked kollu and mixed it in rasam. This tastes good and filling. Rasam mandi is tastes divine with curd rice.

Kollu Rasam / Horse Gram Rasam


Ingredients:
Black Pepper corn – 2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Garlic flakes – 4 to 5
Tomato – 1 medium

Broth Ingredients:
Kollu/ Horse gram – 2 tbsp
Imli/Tamarind Juice – ½ cup
Water – 2 cups

Masala Powder:
Turmeric Powder – 1/ 4 tsp
Salt
Hing
Jaggary Powder – 1tsp

For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Urad Dal/White Lentils – ¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp
Red chili  – 1 no.
Curry leaves – 2 to 3 no.
Oil – 1 tbsp

For Garnishing:
Fresh Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp


Method:

1   Step 01) Wash and soak the kollu/horesgram for 1 to 2 hrs and then cook them in a pressure cooker up to 3 whistles. Drain the water in a separate bowl. (Don’t discard the drained water from cooked kollu; this recipe specially calls the broth to use). Grind the cooked kollu into fine paste

Kollu Rasam Recipe Step 01

       Step 02) In a mortar and pastel crush the cumin seeds, pepper corns and garlic flakes

Kollu Rasam Recipe Step 02

     Step 03) Heat thick medium size bottom pan add oil for seasoning, add mustard allow them to crackle then add cumin seeds, urad dal, red chili and curry leaves and saute for 2 mins. and then add crushed cuminseeds-pepper-garlic mixture fry for 2 more minutes and then add tomato pieces and fry till tomatoes turns to mushy

Kollu Rasam Recipe Step 03

     Step 04) Add the tamarind juice, 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, hing, jaggary and salt cook them till it starts to bubble form at edge. Add drained kollu water and grounded kollu paste and cook them nicely and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Kollu Rasam Recipe Step 04

Serving: Serve with steam rice, or as hot soup or even with curd rice. It taste so good however you want to take them.


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6 comments:

  1. looks so yummy.. perfect with a hot steamed rice:)

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    1. Indeed! Thanks Shubha for stopping by:)

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  2. Any kind of rasam is my favourite...looks super comforting:)

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    1. yeah me too Rasam fan:) Thanks Padma for stopping by:)

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  3. This rasam looks so full of deliciousness and awesome flavors!

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