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Horsegram Rasam | Kollu Rasam Recipe

by Rachna
kollu rasam recipe

I have recently started incorporating horsegram or kulthi in my diet. As a part of kollu recipes, I already shared the simple recipe of Kollu Soup or Horsegram soup earlier.

kollu recipes

Sprouted and boiled kollu or horsegram

Today I am sharing the recipe of Kollu rasam which a Tamil friend told me about. I absolutely love this recipe. It is easy to make, tasty and is supposedly good for colds and coughs. So here’s my easy recipe of Kollu Rasam:

kollu rasam recipe

Horsegram Rasam | Kollu Rasam Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is an easy kollu rasam or kollu soup recipe that is nutritious, tasty and really good for you. Do try it as a nice twist to a regular rasam.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Side Dish/Accompaniment
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 229 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 to tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 cup Horsegram or Kollu sprouted or soaked in water
  • 6-7 cloves of garlic
  • 15 black peppercorn
  • ½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering

  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

For garnish

  • coriander leaves Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook finely chopped tomatoes with a little water and salt in a pan. Should take about 5 minutes to get squishy. Mash with the back of a ladle.
  • Soak horsegram or kollu in water overnight. Now pressure cook with 2 cups of water till the horsegram is cooked. Strain the water to use in rasam.
  • In a blender, blend together garlic, peppercorns and one ladle full of cooked kollu or horsegram. If you wish, you could blend the squished tomatoes here as well.
  • Now put this back on the fire with 2 cups of strained kollu water. Add salt to taste along with cumin powder and cook out for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add more water if the rasam feels thick.
  • Now heat oil and add mustard seeds. Allow to sputter. Add the remaining ingredients and let them cook for a few seconds.
  • Pour into the hot rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Notes

  • I like to sprout my kollu or horsegram. It ups the nutrition of the grain.
  • I also make a simple stir fry of the boiled horsegram to go with the food.
  • You may use one tbsp. of tamarind extract if you like your rasam to be more tart. I prefer the sourness from tomatoes.
  • This is a tasty and very comforting rasam recipe that is also very good for you.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Horsegram Rasam | Kollu Rasam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 466mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 8.4mg10%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-step Instructions

Cook finely chopped tomatoes with a little water and salt in a pan.

In a blender, blend together garlic, peppercorns and one ladle full of cooked kollu or horsegram. If you wish, you could blend the squished tomatoes here as well.

Now put this back on the fire with 2 cups of strained kollu water. Add salt to taste and cook out for 4-5 minutes.

Add more water if the rasam feels thick.

Temper and garnish with coriander leaves. Serves hot kollu rasam with boiled rice.

So this was the easy Kollu rasam recipe. Do try it. I am sure you will enjoy this variation of rasam with your food.

I normally drink it like kollu soup.

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Mayuri Nidigallu October 7, 2018 - 11:13 am

Horsegram is a favorite in my house , and it’s health benefits are many. I had never heard of Horsegram Rasam, till I read your post. I think I will follow your simple recipe and give it a go.
I love your food posts because your recipes are uncomplicated and quick to make.Thanks for sharing.

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Rajlakshmi October 8, 2018 - 7:24 am

I don’t think I have had horsegram before. Looks so delicious. You always prepare such healthy food ?

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Shailaja V October 8, 2018 - 11:34 am

Rasam is a favourite and staple dish at home. 🙂 Haven’t tried this variant though. Will see if I can get my hands on some horse gram this week and make the rasam. Will anyway need it to make sundal for navarathri 🙂

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Rachna October 10, 2018 - 7:58 am

Yes, do try it.

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Sonia Chatterjee October 8, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Horsegram is my husband’s favorite. Having stayed in Bangalore / Mysore for twelve years, rasam has become a staple item in our diet atleast twice weekly even in Kolkata. So this goes on my must try list

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Rachna October 10, 2018 - 7:57 am

That’s nice to know. Not too many people cook with it. I do hope you try this rasam recipe.

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Soumya Prasad October 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm

I love kollu, I think it is a very delicious lentil! I love making a sabzi out of it with palak, it is super nutritious and delicious.

Kollu rasam is so healthy and tasty. I follow the exact same recipe, except that I blend the tomatoes. Just cannot eat cooked tomatoes in any form.

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