March 23, 2012

Kollu Rasam(Horse gram soup)- Kerala Recipe

Horse gram - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 3 clove
Black peppercorn - 1tsn
Cumin seeds - 1tspn
Dry red chili - 2 (broken into two)
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Salt (or to taste)
Thick tamarind (1 lemon size) pulp
Water - 3 cups
Coriander leaves - 5 sticks
Olive oil - 2 tspn
  1. Pressure cook the horse gram with 3 cups of water for upto 5 to 6 whistles. 
  2. Drain all the water and keep it aside.( Cooked kollu can use for chutney) 
  3. Crush the pepper and cumin seeds. 
  4. Heat Oil in a  pan, splutter mustard seeds, add crushed black pepper, cumin, dry red chili, curry leaves. 
  5. Sprinkle asafoetida and add the chopped tomatoes. Let them cook until soft and mushy.  
  6. Add the retained Horse gram water along with turmeric powder, tamarind pulp and salt. 
  7. Add the coriander leaves and let the whole thing come to one boil. Switch off and serve hot.


  1. wow i didn't knw that this is a Kerala recipe...nice

  2. I have a packet full of horse gram lying in my kitchen...i used drink just the salted water...but rasam is a good choice...will defenitely try this