Kollu Rasam | Horsegram Tamarind gravy | Horsegram Recipe

Horse gram is also known as kollu has lot of health benefits.It reduce blood cholesterol and is very good for cold and cough and mainly help in weight reduction.

Preparation time-10 mins
Cooking time-10mins
Recipe type: gravy
Recipe cuisine: South Indian
Author: Babitha 


  • Horse gram- 2 tbsp
  • tamarind- small berry size
  • turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves-to garnish

For grinding:

  • Whole pepper corns-1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds-2 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds-1 & 1\2 tsp
  • Tomato-1 medium
  • Garlic pods-5

To temper:

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds-1\2 tsp
  • hing powder-1\4 tsp
  • curry leaves


1.Soak horse gram over night and in morning pressure cook it with 3 cup of water for 3-4 whistle.Drain and keep the water and keep water and kollu separate.

2.Soak tamarind in water and extract juice.Grind all the ingredients under " to grind" along  with cooked horse gram to a coarse paste.

3.In a mixing bowl add the ground paste,kollu cooked water,tamarind juice,turmeric powder,salt and mix well.

4.Heat oil in pan and temper with ingredients under " to temper" and add pour the mixed juice mix to it.When it forms forth and begins to boil switch off.

Garnish with cilantro /coriander leaves and serve

horsegram/kollu rasam


  1. Love the 1st click :) Surely this combo must b delicious :)

  2. lovely recipe! :) Perfect to pair with Rice

  3. Kollu rasam looks delicious love to make this weekend.

  4. Healthy variation for the normal Rasam. Great Babi..

  5. the rasam looks delicious... i love horsegram, so this one is just for me... the first snap is really good...

  6. Love the click aks.ssuper rasam

  7. Healthy and delicious rasam .. :)


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