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Horse Gram Rasam Recipe | Kollu Rasam Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 53 kcal


  • 1 cup Horse Gram
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 large Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
  • 1 slit Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Coriander Leaves chopped finely
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • a sprig Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida / Kaya Podi / Hing


  • Wash and soak horse gram overnight in cold water. You can soak horse gram in boiling hot water for just 30 mins too..
  • Take the drained horse gram in a pressure cooker. Cover with water and pressure cook till done.
  • If you are soaking it overnight, then pressure cook it for 3 whistle,simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself.
  • if you are soaking it in hot water for 30 mins, then pressure cook it for 5 whistle, simmer for 15 mins, turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself.
  • Once the horsegram is cooked, drain it. Reserve the liquid. You can use the cooked horsegram to make sundal.
  • Take garlic and cumin in a blender and make it into a coarse mix.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan, add in the crushed garlic and cumin seeds. Saute for a min,
  • Add in tomatoes and green chillies. Saute for 5 min or so.
  • Now add in chilli and turmeric powder along with salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add in tamarind pulp and the cooking water of horse gram. Add more water if needed.
  • Mix everything really well and bring it to boil. once it starts to boil, turn off the heat and add in fresh coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Now make the seasoning, by heating oil and add in all the seasoning ingredients. Let it sizzle for a min. Pour this over the rasam and mix well.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Horse Gram Rasam Recipe | Kollu Rasam Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 161IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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