Kollu – Orange Rasam | Horse gram Rasam Soup

Horse gram ( kollu ) is a very interesting and one of less known dals.


I started off making kollu rasam and ended up giving it a small twist in the end by adding juice of fresh orange. I found the taste of this combination very interesting and tasty. Hope you too enjoy it


Kollu - Orange Rasam| Rasam Soup

  • Servings: 5 to 6 spoons
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Boiled Kollu – water & some dal itself

Juice of – 2 orange

Tomato – 1 cubed

Garlic cloves – 2 (optional )

Ginger -1/2 inch

Honey – 1 spoon

**Rasam powder – 2 spoon

AsafetidaFor seasoning

Mustard – 1/2 spoon

Jeera -1/2 spoon

Tulsi leaves – couple of pinches

Can also add some Kada Asafetida.

Method :

1) Pressure Cook the Kollu. When fully cooked drain the water from it and grind 2 –3 spoons of the cooked dal with the drained water.

2) Squeeze fresh orange juice (sour oranges are better)

3) In a deep vessel add the mixture from 1 with the cubed tomato, crushed garlic and grated ginger. Let it cook and come to a boil.

4) Now add the orange juice, honey and the Rasam powder. Let it come together till it forms a thin bubbley layer on the top.

5) In some oil ( ghee is yummy) add the mustard and jeera. Before adding it to the rasam add the kada Asafetida and tulsi leaves to the seasoning.

6) Garnish with coriander leaves.

IMG_5528Note : If the orange is not tangy enough you can add some lemon juice in the end or tamarind water in the step 1.

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3 thoughts

  1. Ada– appadi podu aruvaala 🙂You should maybe think about writing a book about your interesting combinations Ramya.. Now before I start to make this (which god alone knows when!!), I will make sure I have kollu right in front of me unlike my omam fiasco *LOL*Interesting one..

  2. Wow, did not know there was such a detailed blog on south indian dishes… Maybe I should rekindle my interest in coooking and try these out 🙂

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