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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

kollu-podi
Kollu podi or horse gram powder - This version is for mixing with rice along with sesame oil. I have never consumed kollu until my friend sent me the kollu rasam recipe (Selavu rasam). It tasted nice, but the recipe uses only little amount of kollu and I wanted to use up the rest of the kollu I got. Kollu podi was my mom’s suggestion and she told it can be made just like the way we make paruppu podi. Kollu (horse gram, kulthi bean, hurali, Madras gram) has a huge number of health benefits. It is one of the forbidden less known dals, but we should start including this in our diet. My mom says “kollu thindral uzhaikanum” (you should work if you eat horse gram), but don’t know why so. I know horse gram is fed to horses to keep it energetic and give its power for running. So something to do with it… I will update if I come to know, or if any of you know the reason, leave your comment about it. It takes long time to digest, so keeps you full if you consume it. You can sprout it to make it easily digestible. So here’s the simple recipe for kollu podi.


Kollu podi recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time5 mins    |  Cook time: 10 mins     Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients

Kollu (Horse gram) – 1 cup

Red chillies – 3 – 5

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Garlic - 5 flakes

Salt – As needed


Method

  1. In a pan, roast horse gram with red chillies until golden. The horse gram will start popping, so you will know its the right time to switch off the stove. But roast in medium flame to ensure even roasting.  Cool down and powder first the horse gram, red chillies and salt together.1-roast
  2. Then add crushed garlic and pepper and run the mixer only once. 2-powder

Notes

  • Adding garlic and pepper at the last stage enhances the taste. You can roast the pepper along and everything together too.

I love all my podi slightly coarse. This will be having a nice crunch while eating rather than sticking to hands and plates Laughing. Store in an airtight container and can be used it for 2 weeks.
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16 comments:

  1. There is a saying in Tamil 'Elaichavanuku ellu; Kozhuththavanuku kollu'. Kollu aids in weight loss
    Kollu gives you intestinal gas, so amma would have told 'kollu thindral Uzhaikanum'. :) Ammas are always right :)

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  2. I was waiting for a procedure to make kollu podi for my husband .. To loose weight... Thank you so much... Got it in a right time...

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  3. I was waiting for a procedure to make kollu podi for my husband .. To loose weight... Thank you so much... Got it in a right time...

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  4. How can I eat this ? I mean,do I need to make rasam? Pls, rply me I

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    1. Mix with rice along with sesame oil

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  5. Nice. But also add jeera and coriander powder, salt before grinding. For weight loss and for cold we can use it everyday 1 tea spoon . we can tas podi for dosai n iddli and also for rice , it aroma and taste very nice.. for weight loss it works well

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  6. Good Recipe, Raji :)
    Just a note about Horsegram. As you all know, it has a great detox nature. Which means it helps in removing toxins from the body. But in order to remove toxins without doing harm to your internal organs, you should always eat Okra, Barley, Arrow root or Tapioca WITH Horsegram. This helps in binding the toxins and remove safely. Otherwise, eating just horsegram will lead to sideeffects. Also, if a person is not trying to loose weight, should have Horsegram only maximum twice a week with proper cooling spices. It is very heating to the body. Hence, it should be had with some cooling spices like coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin etc. All the ingredients in your recipe are very heating to the body. Hence, as someone also suggested in the comment, you should use coriander, cumin or fennel seeds. This helps in getting the benefit of Kollu without suffering from heartburn, burning urination or irritable bowel movement after eating.
    Just wanted to give some info about Kolllu as kollu should be treated as a medicine and not a regular food. Hope I dint hurt you.

    Regards,
    Pavi

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    1. Thanks for the information :)

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  7. Hai, I made this podi yesterday! Was really good basically I don't like horse gram but this version is soo good.n first I thought adding garlic will give a raw smell but while eating it didn't. Really as you said it has enhanced its taste! Thank you so much!!!
    A small request can u please suggest some mushroom gravies. -Sorry I know u don't like it.... .... But if u can........ Sorry to disturb u......

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  8. Hai I made this yesterday was really awesome. Everyone liked it. Basically I don't I horse gram but this version is good. I thought adding garlic will give raw smell but while eating it didn't. Was really good. Thank you so much....
    A small request...... Can u suggest me any mushroom gravies..... If u can. ..... Sorry to disturb u......

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  9. Hai I made this yesterday was really awesome. Everyone liked it. Basically I don't I horse gram but this version is good. I thought adding garlic will give raw smell but while eating it didn't. Was really good. Thank you so much....
    A small request...... Can u suggest me any mushroom gravies..... If u can. ..... Sorry to disturb u......

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  10. But the author of this recipe mentioned that kollu podi can be mixed with rice with sesame oil. Its perfectly balanced then. Isnt it?

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  12. Hai I made this yesterday was really awesome. Everyone liked it. Basically I don't Ilike horse gram but this version is good. I thought adding garlic will give raw smell but while eating it didn't. Was really good. Thank you so much....
    A small request...... Can u suggest me any mushroom gravies..... If u can. ..... Sorry to disturb u......

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  13. Nice recipe.... Interesting read on the comments too...

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  14. I tried this recipe today and it came out yummy. We cook kollu chutney and rasam often... but have never heard of kollu podi till I saw your recipe. It came out really well.. Thanks for sharing.
    Since you asked about details on kollu.. kollu is an energetic food.. traditionally cooked by households who indulge in high calorie work like agriculture etc. It is apt for cold winters.. it heats the body... so is usually had with seasame oil or coconut oil. Also, pregnant women are suggested not to eat kollu, especially during the early months of pregnancy as it heats up the body considerably.

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