Feb 28, 2014

Kollu Podi Recipe / Kollu Powder Recipe / Kanam Podi Recipe / Horse Gram Powder Recipe - Weight Loss Rice Powder

Are you looking for weight loss recipes and diet food..Then add this in your daily menu..Horsegram is such a healthy grain and it helps in losing weight. After i posted my kollu thogayal recipe, i got so many request to post more kollu recipes. So this is my addition to my kollu dishes.

My grandmas makes this podi and keeps handy. During our lunch time, she put some hot rice in a plate, sprinkles some of this podi, drizzle a tsp of gingelly oil over the rice, mix it up and eat. Then she continues with the rest of the gravies. You can even have this instead of having idli podi. So try this and let me know how it turns out..My next recipe attempt is going to be kollu rasam and kollu sundal...

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins


Horse Gram / Kollu / Kanam - 1/4 kg
Dry Red Chilli - 4 to 5
Garlic - 6 big cloves
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Add in horsegram and roast them for a good 10 mins till it turns darker and is nicely toasted.Remove it to a bowl.

In the same kadai. Add in chilli, cumin and asafoetida. Roast them for a couple of mins. Transfer it to the same bowl.

Now add garlic and salt to it and let them cool.

Now take them in blender and make into a fine powder.

Store it in air tight container.


1)If you want to store this for longer time store it in fridge.
2)This powder can be stored in fridge for many months.
3)Dont use wet spoons while handling it.

Take all your ingredients

You need 1/4 kg of Horsegram

Start Roasting the Horsegram

Roast it for a good 10 mins

Remove it to a bowl to cool

Add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and asafoetida in the same pan

Roast them as well

Remove it to the same bowl.

Add some fresh garlic and salt

Add them to blender

Powder them finely

Remove them to a paper and let them cool

Store in air tight container


  1. Hello arthi , I love your kollu podi recipe and your step by step explanation of each recipe (with photographs). Eagerly waiting for your next kollu rasam recipe . Thank you :)

  2. Hi arthi, i love this recipe, can you pls tell me how to use this powder for weight loss... because i heard horse gram will help to reduce weight loss..

  3. @pavithraravindarJust include this in your diet. Either mix with rice or as a sidedish for dosa or idli.

  4. Hi aarthi...feeling hopeful after getting the recipe...just wanted to know tht can a breastfeeding mum take this?? And how much in a day

  5. Arthi APA this is my fb I'd
    Plz tell me how to loose weight with horse gram i m waiting
    I hope u help me
    God bless u

  6. @AnonymousYou can just include it in your diet..Check out my other horse gram recipes. Horse gram will help to get rid of unwanted water content and cholestrol in body.

  7. Hey that's a great blog! I am feeling refreshed after reading your post! Thanks for the brilliant thoughts.

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  9. Aarthi what dishes can we make using this powder? Can we mix this powder to boiling water and make kanji? Is it possible?

  10. @sindhuno i dont think u can make porridge using this..this is had with idli, dosa or mixed with rice and had

  11. Very useful aarthi. Will try this receipe.

  12. Is horse gram same aa brown lentils? If not then what us difference?


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