Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kollu Paruppu Rasam


In Coimbatore this rasam is very famous. We used to prepare whenever somebody gets cold or fever. This is very effective remedy for cold.

Ingredients:

Kollu (horsegram) - 1cup

Tomato - 2

Tamaraind - small lemon size

Small onion - 4 nos.

Curry leaves - few

Dry Red Chilli - 2

Rasam poweder - 1 t.spoon (black pepper, jeera and few methi seeds - grind all together)

Hing - 1/4 t.spoon

Salt to taste

Oil - 2 t.spoon

Method

1. Soak kollu for 2 hours and add salt with enough water and pressure cook.

2. Drain the water and save. Take 2 t.spoons of cooked kollu parupu and mash it.

(With excess kollu paruppu we can make sundal)

3. In drained water blanch tomatoes.

4. Head oil in kadai and season with musturd seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and chopped small onions.

5. Now add blanched tomatoes with kollu paruppu water.

6. Add crushed garlic pods.

7. Add mashed kollu paruppu, rasam powder and hing.

8. Add salt to taste and allow it to boil for 5 mintues.

9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Healthy kollu rasam is ready.

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