Kollu Rasam, Horse gram soup,Horse gram rasam, Indian, soup, winter food, Kollu,
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Kollu Rasam / Horse gram Soup

Kollu or Horse gram is a legume which has lot of health benefits.It is full of vitamins and proteins. It have been traditionally had during winters to keep the body warm and to cure cold
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram


  • 1/4 Cup Horse gram
  • 1 Tomato Medium Sized Chopped
  • Tamarind Small Lemon Sized
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
  • 2 Pods Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Asafoetida A generous Pinch
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • Cilantro Few
  • Salt As required


  • Soak horse gram overnight.
  • Wash and cook with 2 cups of water. Strain the water and reserve.
  • Soak 1/2 lemon sized tamarind in 1/2 cup water.
  • Pulse jeera, black pepper and garlic pods coarsely.
  • Take a pan and heat oil.
  • Crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add the ground spices and saute' for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and saute' till it's mushy.
  • Add the reserved horse gram cooked water and tamarind extract.
  • Add asafoetida and required salt.
  • When it starts boil add cilantro and switch off.
  • Serve warm with hot rice.


  1. Adjust black pepper as per your requirement.