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Horse Gram Rasam Recipe | Kollu Rasam Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 53kcal


  • 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.


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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