Horse Gram Cooking

Horse Gram (kollu) has lots of benefits. It helps to reduce the body weight, helps for easy digestion and helps to balance the vata in the body. Here are some easy recipes of horse gram that will results in better health.

We can also have it as sprouts. To make sprouts of horse gram, soak the dry beans up to 10 hours in water. Drain the water and put it in the pan and it is better to have  some holes in that utensil. Keep it overnight and the next day morning it will sprout.

Horse Gram Soup (Kollu Soup)


Sprouted Kollu   –  50 gram

Tomato                –  2

Carrot                  –  1

Coriander leaves   –   chopped

Salt to taste

Pepper powder as needed

Horse Gram Soup
Horse Gram Soup


1. Boil the sprouted horse gram in 2 cups of water and add tomato and carrot also.

2. Drain the water and grind the vegetables with kollu.

3. Mix the paste with the water and boil it again.

4. Add coriander leaves, salt and pepper.

5. The soup is ready to serve now.

For those who want masala flavor can add onion, green chilly, ginger, garlic, mint leaves.

Fry the above said items in gingelly oil and make a paste of it. Add it to the soup and boil it well.

Horse Gram Powder (Kollu Podi)


Kollu   – 2 cups

Asafoetida – 1 1/2 teaspoon

Red chillies  – 15

Garlic (optinal) –  5 pods

Cumin –  1/2 teaspoon

Gingelly oil – 1 teaspoon

Salt as needed.


1. Add some oil in a pan and heat it.

2. Add kollu and roast it well until get aroma. Keep it aside.

3. Then add the remaining oil in the pan and fry asafoetida, red chillies, garlic, cumin separately.

4. Allow the mixture to cool.

5. Powder the mixture coarsely. If needed powder it well.

Garlic is optional only. If needed, grind everything first and add garlic then grind again.

Store it in an air tight container.

Have it with hot rice and sesame oil or ghee.

Kollu Rasam


Horse Gram Rasam
Horse Gram Rasam

Kollu – 2 tablespoon

Tamarind – in the size of small lemon

Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Tomato – 1

Garlic – 2 pods

Red Chilly – 2

Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon

Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 teaspoon

Curry leaves, coriander leaves – few


1. Roast kollu in a dry pan.

2. Pressure cook the roasted kollu with enough water and mash it well.

3. Soak tamarind in water. Cut the tomato in to small pieces.

4. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard after it crackles, add asafoetida, red chilly, garlic and tomato pieces. Fry it well.

5. Add tamarind water (1 cup) and salt, allow it to boil.

6. Then add mashed kollu. Pour enough water. Allow it to boil.

7. Finally add pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander and curry leaves.

Those who are having cold and cough can have this kollu rasam for better relief.

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One Response to "Horse Gram Cooking"

  1. is it necessary to add 15 chillies in horsegram powder. I feel it will be very spicy. I happened to watch a youtube video where they added 3 green chillies. I am not sure if that will make a huge difference. Please suggest


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