Horse Gram Dal Rasam with Home made Rasam Powder | Kollu Rasam

A soothing and comfortable rasam prepared with kollu rasam podi instead of regular rasam podi or fresh ground rasam podi. A quick and easy way to prepare this healthy kollu rasam or horsegram dal rasam is with the horsegram dal rasam powder. You can find the horse gram dal rasam podi recipe here. I posted the rasam powder recipe during the april month marathon and here is the rasam recipe using the same. This rasam can be prepared under 30 minutes similar to goddu rasam. (I am using tamarind paste so no soaking time is involved.)

There is a saying that goes: ‘Elachavanukku ellu, koluthavanukku kollu’, meaning ‘To one who is skinny, give sesame seeds, and one who is fat give horse gram’. I haven’t explored much into how and why horse gram dal aids in weight loss. I use both sesame seeds and horse gram in our meals regularly.  But need to see how they aid in weight loss. ;-) This is my 11th  rasam post. I love rasam. Period. I can drink gallons and gallons of it. I love to experiment different varieties of rasam and here is my rasam collection.

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Here is my two home made rasam powder recipes,

Rasam Collections:

Dal Rasam / Paruppu Rasam Kollu Rasam / Horse Gram Dal Rasam
Jeera Milahu Rasam Mysore Rasam
Lemon Rasam Goddu Rasam
Thippili / Long Pepper Rasam Dried Neem Flower Rasam
Watermelon Rasam Pine Apple Rasam

I prepared this rasam very similar to goddu rasam without adding any toor dal. But if you are preparing sambar, you can add the cooked toor dal water or about 2 tbsps of mashed toor dal also. 

Here is the soothing and comfortable rasam,

Ingredients:

  • Water – 4 cups (If using toor dal water then go for 2 cups of water + 2 cups of toor dal water)
  • Horse Gram Dal Rasam Podi – 1 heaped tbsp or about 1.5 tbsps
  • Ripe Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 2
  • Chopped Cilantro – hand ful
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Salt – 1.5 tsps
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind Paste – 1 tbsp or small goose berry sized tamarind
  • Oil or ghee – 2 tsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Prep Work:

  • If using tamarind, soak it in 1 cup of water and extract about 1 cup of juice.
  • If using tamarind paste, mix it in 1 cup of water and make sure it dissolves well.
  • Chop the tomatoes and cilantro.
  • Peel and crush the garlic cloves.

Steps:

  • In a heavy bottom vessel in which you are going to prepare the rasam, add the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, half of the curry leaves, salt, hing, rasam powder, pepper powder and salt.

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  • To this add 1 cup of water and the tamarind water and mix it well. Check for salt at this stage.

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  • Now heat this rasam mix in medium low flame till the mixture boils.

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  • With a ladle or potato masher, mash all the tomatoes and mix well.
  • Now add two more cups of water or toor dal water and the remaining curry leaves and chopped cilantro and mix well.
  • Reduce the flame to low and heat it till the froth forms.
  • Once the froth starts to form, turn off the heat.

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  • Heat a  separate pan or kadai or tadka pan and add ghee.
  • Once its hot, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • As it starts to splutter, add this to the rasam.

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That’s it. Yummy kollu rasam is ready. Serve hot with rice.

Notes:

  • As I mentioned above, toor dal water or about 2 tbsps of mashed toor dal can be used.
  • Adjust salt and rasam powder according to your preference.
  • Garlic is optional and if you like the garlic taste, add more garlic according to your taste preference.

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Horse Gram Dal Rasam with Home made Rasam Powder | Kollu Rasam
A healthy, soothing and comforting rasam prepared with home made horse gram dal or kollu rasam powder.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Water - 4 cups (If using toor dal water then go for 2 cups of water + 2 cups of toor dal water)
  2. Horse Gram Dal Rasam Podi - 1 heaped tbsp or about 1.5 tbsps
  3. Ripe Tomato - 1
  4. Garlic cloves - 2
  5. Chopped Cilantro - hand ful
  6. Curry leaves - 1 strand
  7. Salt - 1.5 tsps
  8. Hing - 1/2 tsp
  9. Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Tamarind Paste - 1 tbsp or small goose berry sized tamarind
  12. Oil or ghee - 2 tsps
  13. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Prep Work
  1. If using tamarind, soak it in 1 cup of water and extract about 1 cup of juice.
  2. If using tamarind paste, mix it in 1 cup of water and make sure it dissolves well.
  3. Chop the tomatoes and cilantro.
  4. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
Steps
  1. In a heavy bottom vessel in which you are going to prepare the rasam, add the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, half of the curry leaves, salt, hing, rasam powder, pepper powder and salt.
  2. To this add 1 cup of water and the tamarind water and mix it well. Check for salt at this stage.
  3. Now heat this rasam mix in medium low flame till the mixture boils.
  4. With a ladle or potato masher, mash all the tomatoes and mix well.
  5. Now add two more cups of water or toor dal water and the remaining curry leaves and chopped cilantro and mix well.
  6. Reduce the flame to low and heat it till the froth forms.
  7. Once the froth starts to form, turn off the heat.
  8. Heat a separate pan or kadai or tadka pan and add ghee.
  9. Once its hot, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  10. As it starts to splutter, add this to the rasam.
  11. That’s it. Yummy kollu rasam is ready. Serve hot with rice.
Notes
  1. As I mentioned above, toor dal water or about 2 tbsps of mashed toor dal can be used.
  2. Adjust salt and rasam powder according to your preference.
  3. Garlic is optional and if you like the garlic taste, add more garlic according to your taste preference.
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