Horsegram / Kollu Rasam

Horse gram rasam – which helps in a great deal to treat cough and cold. Added fresh ground peppercorns, coriander seeds and cumin powder will increase digestion and free from congestion. Easy and healthy Rasam during this winter season.

Horse gram is a pulse crop cultivated and consumed in India since ancient times. Horse gram is rich in protein very high powered, that’s why race horses are fed with this gram which is called horse gram in the market.

Let us know some interesting health benefits about Horse gram:

High in iron, Calcium, and protein,this is one of the richest sources of protein.

Low in fat and high in carbohydrate.

Low in lipid and sodium content and it’s slow digestible starch make ideal for diabetic and obesity patients.

Traditional medicinal texts describe its use for asthma,bronchitis,leucoderma,urinary discharge, kidney stones and heart diseases.

Eating plenty of horse gram can actually help in the management of obesity.

Method to prepare Rasam:

1.First roast slightly a fist full of horsegram for 3 minutes and boil it to a smooth dal.

2.Mash it, add a table spoon of tamarind extract and salt to taste.

3. Coarse grind, a teaspoon of pepper corns, half a teaspoon of cumin seeds, a dry red chilli and 3 garlic pods. Mix it to the dal liquid.

4. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil and season it with few mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

5.Add the Rasam to it and allow it to froth boil.

6. Finally add some chopped coriander.

Do not allow it to boil for long time.


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