Friday, July 31, 2015

Kollu Paruppu / Horse Gram Dhal / Side dish for rice

There's a saying in tamil "Elachavanukku Ellu, Koluthavanukku Kollu", which means those who want to become fat should eat Sesame seeds and those to want to become lean should eat kollu/horse gram..This is really a tasty dal, which also strengthen the bones of children..Whenever we make this dal, we make kollu rasam also..will post that recipe soon..Can't take this dal daily, since it produces heat in body..I prepare it once in two weeks atleast..mostly on saturdays( don't know why, but my mom make it on those days).. With sesame oil, it tastes so divine...Do try and stay healthy...


Toor dhal1/4 cup
Jeera/cumin seeds1 tsp
Dry red chilli1
Shallot3 or 4
Hing/Asafoetida1 pinch
Garlic2 pods
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Castor Oil1 drop
To Temper

Mustard1 tsp
Urad dal1 tsp
Gingelly oil1 tblsp
Curry leaves1 sprig


Wash horse gram and take it in a vessel with required water... Add cumin seeeds, dry red chillies,garlic,shallots/small onion,turmeric powder, hing and a drop of castor oil...Pressure cook it for 4 to 5 whistles...

Let it cool a bit and grind coarsely in a mixer with the water it boiled...Add required salt..Temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves...

Serve over hot rice with sesame oil...

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