Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mashed Horse Gram / Kollu Masiyal

Horse gram / Kollu is famous in kongunadu areas of Tamilnadu. They prepare many recipes with this like masiyal, chutney, rasam etc... Persons who are wishing to lose weight can include this in their diet. Yes this helps in reducing body weight and this is a healthy dish too. So you can see this in many of my recipes. This is going to participate in " MLLA - 18" event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons, event by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook .

Mashed Horsegram


Ingredients
  • Horse gram - 1 cup
  • Shallots - 8 to 10
  • Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, crushed
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Method
  • Wash and soak horsegram overnight or 4 to 5 hours.
  • Add enough water and pressure cook horsegram for 4 whistles.
  • Heat oil in pan, add mustard and cumin seeds, allow them to splutter.
  • Then add curry leaves, crushed garlic cloves and shallots and fry till the shallot turns pink.
  • Add horse gram and salt to it, bring it to boil and cook for 3 Min's.
  • Then with help of wooden masher mash them.
  • Serve with hot rice and a drop of ghee to it.
Tips:
  • After pressure cooking horsegram, take out the excess water in a separate bowl and if u drink this water every morning in the empty stomach, helps in reducing weight. Even you take boiled horsegram little instead of water.
  • With that water u can make rasam too. Will be posting that later.

26 comments :

Chitra said...

Very nice valar..Never tried..Superb click !! expecting rasam post too :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely recipe. Looks very tempting. Would go well with steamy rice as well as rotis. Thanx for sharing.

Chitchat
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Sushma Mallya said...

Simple & Delicious ..nice pic too

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice and healthy!

Gulmohar said...

Healthy and yumm..awesome pic too :-)

Priya said...

Such a fantastic dish, just love it..

Padma said...

Really a healthy dhal... nice presentation... looks very tempting Valar.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Just made it 2 days back....nice click

Gita said...

This is new to me Malar...very healthy and delicious dish dear...I like the picture too :)

Divya Vikram said...

Have never cooked horsegram. Sounds healthy n nutritious.

Nostalgia said...

Wonderful that looks yummy.. way to go!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum...

sangeeta said...

very healthy dish n i love such stews..
your photos have become better n look great..cabbage pakoda looks great too..

the water after boiling the horsegram is good for dissolving kidney stones too...

sowmya.s said...

this looks yumm..have seen this in gram in indian stores, but never bought as I did not know how to use it...i think i should try this..

Aps said...

Hey this luks like our Kulith saarupkari...... No much of a difference. Nice click

Nandini said...

Wow! Healthy and tempting masiyal.
Gorgeous picture!

Preety said...

Nice recipe with awesome click

Mythreyi Dilip said...

As you said dear horse gram helps a lot in reducing weight, never tried in this way before, looks awesome da. I'm going to try it soon.......

Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy recipe dear..looks gr8

my kitchen said...

Healthy one,never tried like this, yummy

Usha said...

Looks delicious, lovely picture as usual !

Vrinda said...

Nice gravy and yummy click

Anupama said...

Lovely recipe... never dared to buy horse gram although I've wondered how it would taste when cooked like dhal... bookmarked your recipe to try soon :-)

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the entry!

Nisha said...

Was searching for horsegram recipe and reached here.Loved the weight loss time and Loved your blog . Will be back for more.

Rajani said...

Very healthy recipe, did not know that it is called masiyal. I will try this with 'kollu sprouts' soon.

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