Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kollu Paruppu Masiyal (Mashed horse gram)

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. Kollu is good in treating stones, menstrual problems and obesity. 

The spices used are freshly ground to make the dish flavoured and tasty. 

Ingredients :-

Horse gram (Kollu Paruppu) - 1cup ;
Shallots (Small onions) - 10 or Big onion - 1 ;
Cumin (Seerakam) - 1teaspoon ;
Coriander seeds (Kothamalli) - 1/2 teaspoon ;
Green / Dried red chillies - 5 ;
Curry leaves - 1 spring ;
Castor oil - few drops ;
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon ;
Oil ;
Salt as per requirement ;

Method :-
1). Pressure cook the kollu with 4 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt and  oil for 5-6 whistles (the lentil should be cooked well). 

2). After the full release of the vapor, drain half amount of water (You can use this water to prepare Kollu Rasam).

3). Heat oil in a pan, saute cumin, corriander seeds, onions, curry leaves and red chillies.

4). Add the above sauted mixture with a handfull of cooked kollu paruppu and grind coarsely. Then add remaining kollu and give a stir. Adjust consistency by adding drained boiled kollu water as required.
 Kollu Paruppu Masiyal is ready. serve with rice and a dollop of ghee !!!

Tips :-
# Lentil should be cooked well, You should be able to mash the gram with hand. 
# Adding 2-3 tsp of the kollu paruppu will enhance the rasam's flavor. 
# Do not add water while grinding. If required use the reserved kollu water(water used to boil kollu paruppu).
# You can prepare kollu rasam using the drained water from boiled Kollu. Kollu rasam recipe will be updated shortly.

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