February 2, 2016

How to cook Horse Gram / Kollu?

Eventhough Kollu based recipes are very traditional and prepared by all, especially in kongu region,  I want to share a simple tip on how to cook the Kollu very soft as this is a very essential.

Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Kitchen Basics
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Yields: 1 cup

Horse gram / Kollu
½ cup
2 Cups
Castor Oil
2 tsp

1. Remove the stones from the horse gram.
2. Wash the horse gram thoroughly, 2 – 3 times.
3. Add the horse gram, 2 cups of water and castor oil in a pressure cooker.
4. Pressure cook the horse gram for 1 whistle in high flame and keep the flame in medium.
5. Then leave it for 3 more whistles. After the pressure has gone, check the horse gram. If it is cooked, then use this for masiyal and rasam.
6. Otherwise,if  it is not cooked well then again do the steps 4 and 5. This time definitely the horse gram cooked well.
7. Drain the water for rasam or soup, and the hores gram for masiyal or thokku or kuruma.


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