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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to make Paneer Jalebi / Chanar Jalebi | Paneer Recipes

Bengali Chanar Jalebi

Paneer Jalebi / Chanar Jalebi Recipe:

Paneer Jalebi or chanar Jalebi is a tempting dessert from Bengal. Actually this is the challenge by our fellow blogger Chandrani of Cuisine Delights in SNC event organised by Divya. Actually this is the event, where one member from north team challenge the south team and vice versa. This time, Chandrani, from north team challenged with this awesome Bengali sweet Chhenar Jalebi. Thanks you for challenging us with the yummy and famous sweet.
Paneer Jalebi

How to make Paneer Jalebi/Bengali Chanar Jalebi

Preparation time: 50 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Serves:4
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian
  • Paneer - 1 cup
  • All purpose flour - 3 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1.5 cups
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Cardamom - few crushed
  • Saffron - few strands
  • Oil - for frying
  • Nuts - cashews, almonds or pistas for garnishing

Paneer Jilebi

Preparation of Paneer

Check here to know how to prepare the paneer.

1. Mix the all purpose flour with paneer and knead to make a smooth dough. If you need add little milk.
2. Take small portion of the dough and roll into rope like thing. Then make it into spiral shaped or Jalebi shaped n keep aside.

3. Now in a vessel heat the oil with medium flame. When the oil gets heated, meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup by adding water and sugar in another separate vessel. If you need add some cardamoms and saffron strands. When sugar gets dissolved and switch off when you get the single string consistency for the sugar syrup.
4. Now in the hot oil add the spiral shaped paneer slowly one by one.
5. When they turn to golden brown colour remove from oil and add it to the hot sugar syrup.
6. Do the same for the rest of the jalebi and allow the Jalebi, to soak in sugar syrup for 1 to 2 hours atleast.
7. Serve it with some chopped nuts and sugar syrup.
Paneer Recipes

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You can also view below paneer recipes
Paneer Tikka Masala
Chhenna PodaApple custard with paneer
Pure pepper paneer

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mango Lemonade | Mango Recipes | Summer Special Drinks | Indian Mango drinks

How to make Mango lemonade

Mango Lemonade Recipe or Mango limeade - This is again one of the easy and refreshing drink for the summer. Who can say NO to mangoes. That too when taken as a juice along with freshly squeezed lemons. Lets see how to make Mango Lemonade.

You can also check other mango recipes
Mango Jam
Mango Icecream
Mango Rasam
Mango Halwa
Mango Payasam / Mango kheer
Raw Mango Rice
Mango Pickle

How to make Mango lemonade

How to make Mango Lemonade

Preparation time: 10 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Beverages | Recipe Cuisine: International


Fresh mango - 1

Lemon - 2

Water - 5 cups 

Sugar - as needed

Mango Recipes


1.Wash and peel the mango skin. 

2.Take the flesh and add to the food processor or juice processor.

3. Add the sugar and give a stir. Now add water and give a stir for another 1 min.

4. Filter the juice and squeeze the lemon juice and add it. Mix it.
5. Add some ice cubes and serve chilled.

Mango Lemonade

Mango limade

Adjust the water and sugar according to the sweetness of the mango and how much watery you need your juice to be.
Instead of lemon, Lime can also be used.

Delicious Mango Lemonade is ready

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