Kongu Nadu Style Kollu/Horse gram Kadaiyal | Masiyal

Kollu kadaiyal or kollu Masiyal prepared with horse gram is yet another unique recipe from the Kongu Nadu. It’s a spicy curry loaded with the flavors of cumin and coriander and needless to say it’s healthy too. A perfect rice accompaniment and also can be used as a side for the Arisi Paruppu Saadam that I posted yesterday.

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Just last week I posted a kollu recipe (Kollu Rasam with kollu rasam podi) and here I am back with yet another kollu recipe.  According to Ayur help, horse gram (high in pretein and fiber and less carbs) reduces body fat which in turn helps to reduce obesity. I came across yet another site which has the nutritional values, who can consume and other benefits of horse gram  But one thing to be noted is this lentil increases the body heat so make sure you balance your diet with other cooling food.         KonguNaduKolluKadaiyal

Here are some of my horse gram recipes that I posted previously…

And here comes my 6th horse gram dal recipe, which is the Kongu Nadu special kollu kadaiyal,

Ingredients:

  • Horse gram / Kollu – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Garlic Cloves – 2+ 2
  • Oil – 3 tsps
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 tsps
  • Coriander Seeds – 2 tsps
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 3
  • Salt – 1.5 tsps
  • Shallots – 7
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Chopped Cilantro – 2 tbsps

Prep – Work

  • Wash the horse gram and pressure cook it by adding 3 cups of water along with turmeric powder, 2 garlic cloves and green chilly. (I broke it into two pieces)

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  • Peel and chop the shallots into halves.

Preparing the Kadaiyal | Masiyal: (How I did)

  • Heat the kadai and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, hing, red chillies (break them into two) and fry for about 2 minutes.

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  • Now add the shallots and remaining garlic cloves and curry leaves.

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  • Cook until the onion turns translucent.

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  • Then add the cooked horse gram lentil, salt and chopped cilantro.

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  • Mix them well and let it simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes. By now all the should have evaporated. (Little bit of water is fine)
  • Turn off the heat and let this dal mix cool for about half an hour.

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  • As horse gram dal doesn’t mash and blend along, we need to coarsely grind it. So once the dal mixture is cooled down, coarsely grind it.

That’s it. Kadaiyal is ready.

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Method 2:

  • After the shallots turns translucent you can turn off the heat and let this mixture cool.
  • Then grind this and the cooked dal along with salt. Make sure all the ingredients incorporate well.
  • And that’s it. Kadaiyal is ready. 

Notes:

  • Adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
  • You can prepare the kadaiyal either via method 1 or method 2.
  • Upto 7 garlic cloves can be used for this recipe.

Kongu Nadu Style Kollu/Horse gram Kadaiyal | Masiyal
Kongu Nadu style kollu kadaiyal or masiyal prepared with horse gram lentil. This is healthy and spicy curry is a perfect rice accompaniment.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. Horse gram / Kollu - 1/2 cup
  2. Water - 3 cups
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Green Chilly - 1
  5. Garlic Cloves - 2+ 2
  6. Oil - 3 tsps
  7. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds - 2 tsps
  9. Coriander Seeds - 2 tsps
  10. Hing - 1/2 tsp
  11. Red Chillies - 3
  12. Salt - 1.5 tsps
  13. Shallots - 7
  14. Curry leaves - 1 strand
  15. Chopped Cilantro - 2 tbsps
Instructions
  1. Prep - Work
  2. Wash the horse gram and pressure cook it by adding 3 cups of water along with turmeric powder, 2 garlic cloves and green chilly. (I broke it into two pieces)
  3. Let it pressure cook for up to 5 to 6 whistles.
  4. Let it cool down and I drained about 1.5 cups of cooked horse gram dal water and set it aside. You can use this for preparing horse gram dal rasam. (This rasam doesn’t use the horse gram dal rasam podi and you can find the recipe here)
  5. Peel and chop the shallots into halves.
  6. Preparing the Kadaiyal | Masiyal: (How I did)
  7. Heat the kadai and add oil.
  8. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, hing, red chillies (break them into two) and fry for about 2 minutes.
  9. Now add the shallots and remaining garlic cloves and curry leaves.
  10. Cook until the onion turns translucent.
  11. Then add the cooked horse gram lentil, salt and chopped cilantro.
  12. Mix them well and let it simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes. By now all the should have evaporated. (Little bit of water is fine)
  13. Turn off the heat and let this dal mix cool for about 20 minutes.
  14. As horse gram dal doesn’t mash and blend along, we need to coarsely grind it. So once the dal mixture is cooled down, coarsely grind it.
  15. That’s it. Kadaiyal is ready.
Method 2
  1. After the shallots turns translucent you can turn off the heat and let this mixture cool.
  2. Then grind this and the cooked dal along with salt. Make sure all the ingredients incorporate well.
Notes
  1. Adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
  2. You can prepare the kadaiyal either via method 1 or method 2.
  3. Upto 7 garlic cloves can be used for this recipe.
Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/
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  1. Me and my sister, we both love to explore healthy food options and few days ago i had long chat with her on health benefits of Horse gram as one of her office colleague shared healthy milk powder made with horse gram and daliya mix for toddler as best food and she suggested me to try horse gram. Now that I’ve this recipe I’m going to buy this grain and try very soon. Thank you so much vidya.😊👍

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