Kollu Rasam | Horsegram rasam

Kollu rasam | Horsegram rasam

Kollu Rasam or Horsegram rasam

Kollu rasam or horsegram rasam is a very nutritious and tasty South Indian style rasam variety .This is my family's style of keeping Kollu rasam . We do not cook the Kollu paruppu/horse gram dal (by pressure cooker or by boiling) instead we dry roast it well along with other masala spices and make a rasam powder with it,this we use in making rasam.It a very simple recipe and can be done very quickly and needless to say that it tastes superb .This rasam can be had as a soup and is very good home remedy for cold and flu and also for weight loss. Check out how to make this delicious Kollu rasam recipe below.


For Masala powder-(Dry roast and powder it)
Horse gram dal-1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Peppercorns-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds- 1 Tbsp
Red chillies-3-4 nos
Garlic- 4 cloves

Other ingredients-

Tamarind extract from small lemon sized tamarind or 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Red chilli-1 no broken
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Jaggery-1 tsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Ghee -1 tsp

Recipe Video


1.First dry roast the ingredients for masala and powder it .

2.Heat ghee in a kadai add mustard seeds,red chilli, curry leaves, asafoetida and allow it to splutter.

3.Pour the tamarind extract.

4.Add turmeric powder

5.Add required water and salt .

6.Allow the rasam to boil for 5 mins.

7.Now add the ground rasam powder mix well.

8.Add jaggery.

9.Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the stove.

19.Serve hot as a soup or with rice .

Preparation time-15 mins

Note -
Along with garlic you can add a small piece of ginger too while frying for masala.
If you want to store this rasam powder do not add garlic while grinding.

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