Friday, June 28, 2013

How to make Horsegram Rasam (Soup) | Kollu Rasam - Step by step (without Rasam Powder) | Rasam Recipes

Kollu Rasam

Horse gram Rasam (Soup)/Kollu Rasam Recipe without Rasam Powder:

Rasam is always our family favorite. I usually prepare the Mango Rasam or Mangalore Rasam once a week surely. My grandma used to prepare the Kollu (Horsegram) Rasam in my childhood days. I thought I would not get this horsegram in Singapore. But when I went to the Mustafa shopping centre, I found this and started using to make rasam. These were also called as Galath, kulath, kulthi, Gahat, Kulith or Huruli Saaru. The Health Benefits of Horsegram or Kollu is more. It helps in weightloss, good for diabetics, reduces menstruation problems, and high in proteins, vitamin C and Iron. 

You can also check other kollu recipes below
Kollu sundal
Kollu thuvayal

How to make horse gram rasam

Horsegram Rasam / Kollu Rasam / Kulith Rasam

Soaking time: 8 hrs/4 hrs in hot water | Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves:5
Recipe Category: Main Course | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

  • Horsegram - 1 cup
  • Water - 2.5 cups to pressure cook
  • Garlic - 3 pods
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp (1/2 for crushing and 1/4 for frying)
  • Tamarind - 1 gooseberry/amla size
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Black gram - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 (crushed)
  • Curry leaves - few for frying and few fresh leaves to add later
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Water - 5 cups
  • Coriander leaves - few

kollu soup

1. Horsegram / kollu is bit a hard gram. So we need to soak it overnight for good resuts. If cannot, soak in hotwater for 4 hrs, changing hot water om every hour.

2. Discard the drained water and add fresh water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles. If you can able to smash it, by pressing it hard, then it is cooked perfectly.

3. Now drain this water and keep the drained horsegram separately and water separately. We are going to use this water for our rasam and the horsegram we are going to do horsegram sundal in the next post.

4. Crush the garlic, cumin seeds and black pepper nicely and keep it ready.

5. Soak the tamarind with 2 cups of water and extract the tamarind pulp and keep it ready.
6. In a vessel, add the oil and when hot, add the cumin seeds, black gram, crushed red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a while.

7. To this add the crushed the garlic, cumin and pepper and fry. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute well.

8. When the tomatoes are cooked, add the tamarind pulp. Add the required salt, asafoetida, turmeric powder.

9. Add some more water to it and add some more fresh curry leaves and bring it to boil. Dont allow to boil for more time. (1 - 2 mim should be ok).

10. Add fresh coriander leaves. Switch off the stove and serve it with plain rice and any papad or vadavam.

11. After finishing, I had this rasam in a tumbler and drunk as it is. I just love it.
Kollu rasam recipe

1. If you want you can add the rasam powder, while adding the turmeric and prepare. Then You can reduce the red chilli and the pepper.
2. If you like, you can take 3 tsp of cooked horsegram and grind to a fine paste and add it to the rasam. (its purely optional).

You can also check other Rasam Recipes below
  1. Rasam Powder
  2. Mango Rasam
  3. Jackfruit Rasam
  4. Paruppu Rasam / Dal Rasam
  5. Pineapple Rasam
  6. Mangalore Rasam

29 lovely comments:

Hamaree Rasoi

Delicious and tangy looking rasam recipe.

Nava K

Ohhhh!!! We are simply crazy about rasam. In fact its my other half's fav and when we are tired of eating rich food, we settle for the humble rasam.

I am trilled and want to try this version. Wish I have seen it earlier, than I would have bought the horsegram. Its ok because there's always another weekend and definitely gonna try this inviting rasam.

What's Baking??

I like rasam. I usually have this at the banana leaf restaurant as they will serve this along with the meal.

Menaga Sathia

woww rasam looks very inviting..


nice step by step clicks.looks so inviting.

Priya Anandakumar

Rasam looks very delicious and healthy as well... lovely clicks...

Motions and Emotions

your presentation is very nice must be yummy

Gajus kitchen

looks lovely and appetizing..would like to try it out

FewMinute Wonders

Thanks for the step by step presentation. I have not made it before. I know how they must taste, so looking forward to making it.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

Wow...that was a great post...really liked the step by step instructions. And never had thought of using the lentil water for making rasams.

sushmita pandit

nice rasam recipe.....we call it kurthi dal and it tastes wonderful with brinjal in it......your version of rasam is simply great. Love ur explanation and click...

Eat n Eat little More

Yummy rasam.. Would love to serve with hot plain rice

Divya Shivaraman

i am a fan for this recipe of my friend...she sautes horse gram for sundal and uses water for rasam...super tasty


thats an delicious aand different rasam variety :) healthy even :)

Manav Singhi

Looks Yummy . . .

Priya Suresh

Love this healthy rasam, my all time favourite,never fail to make some when have sore throat.

Chitty Boy and Me

your picture very's easier to understand...

Indian Beauty Zone

Loved the pics and recipe awesome Akila :)


Have a cold right now, would love to sip a hot bowl of this!


I am yet to try this rasam,your pics and posts are simply tempting me Akila:)


that's a very healthy and interesting rasam ! looks very good :)

Treat and Trick

Looks awesome and my favorite too! So glad that it is available at Mustafa...


Wow!! drooling here! these look absolutely fab!


gorgeous. I need to learn how to make rasam. I LOVE it with rice. So good.

Nilu A

Horse gram rasam looks yummy and delicious.. One of my hubby's all-time favorite Akila :-)

Angie's Recipes

Horsegram look very much like lentils? A very exotic soup..

Gujarati Zaika

Tempting rasam


very nice Akila, also wonderful pics


Hi Akila, thanks for sharing your interesting recipe. Look really good.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

My Wonderful Followers


Add to the circles

Learning-to-cook   © 2008-2015. Template Recipes by Emporium Digital