Monday, September 24, 2012

Kollu Paruppu Masiyal | கொள்ளு பருப்பு மசியல் | Mashed Horsegram | Kollu Masiyal

Kollu Paruppu Masiyal is a famous kongunadu recipe. The spices used in this masiyal are freshly ground to make it flavorful and tasty. Kollu Paruppu(Horse gram) is a Cholestrol reducing agent and is a good diet food. This is not much popular, but very good for health. Also it is good in treating stones, menstrual problems and obesity. 

I am sharing my mom's recipe roday ! My in-laws loved this recipe when I made it for them. Check out my other Masiyal recipes here :-  Pasiparuppu Masiyal, Methi Dal, Simple Dal, Keerai Masiyal 

Ingredients :-

 Horsegram (Kollu)     ½ cup  
 Shallots or Big onion (finely chopped)    ¼ cup
 Red Chillies    4
 Turmeric powder   ¼ tsp
 Curry leaves   few
 Cumin   1 tsp  
 Coriander seeds   ½ tsp
 Castor oil  ¼ tsp
 Salt to taste

Method :-
1). Pressure cook the kollu with water, turmeric powder, salt and ¼ tsp castor oil. Cook till the kollu becomes soft (check notes). After the full release of the vapor, drain the water for Kollu rasam and set aside.  
2). Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, corriander seeds and saute till aromatic. Then add onions, curry leaves and red chillies, saute till the onions turn translucent. Switch off and let it cool.
3). Add the above sauted mixture with a handfull of cooked kollu paruppu and grind coarsely. Then add remaining kollu and give a stir. Do not add water for grinding, masiyal should be in thick consistency. If required add the reserved water (very little) for rasam.
Kollu Paruppu Masiyal is ready. Serve with rice and a dollop of ghee !!!

Tips :-
# Kollu should be cooked well. To check if it is cooked, press between two fingers it should become mushy.
# Do not add water while grinding. If required use the reserved kollu water(water used to boil kollu paruppu).
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  1. lovely and healthy dish... nice read about the goodness of this lentil... i wish we could get kollu in london... since my husband is from coimbatore they have a famous kollu rasam dish too... want to try yours first

  2. Looks so dilicious and super healthy dish.

  3. healthy kollu....

  4. Healthy way to add kollu in our diet..thanks for the recipe:)

  5. Like the fact you have mashed them and its healthy too!

  6. Hi Sharan :-)
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  7. thanks for posting.


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