Kollu Podi or Horse gram Masala Powder is a spiced Masala Mix powder made using horse gram, a few lentils, and spices. It goes well as a chutney with Idli, Dosa, Chilla, as a spread on parathas or along with some steamed rice.
Simply mix it with ghee or some sesame oil and enjoy it along with one of the dishes mentioned above. It is a good way to add some horse gram to your diet.
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What is Horse Gram
Horse gram also called as gahat, muthira, kulath, kulthi, Kulith, Ulava, etc is one of the lesser-known beans. It is one of the most protein-rich lentils found on the planet. It is associated with many health benefits. One can read more on the Internet.
It has a bit of a rough texture and at times not an easy lentil to consume. However, we need to incorporate such healthy and powerful legumes into our diet. I like to add this in multiple ways. One such is today’s recipe of Kulith podi.
Horse Gram Healthy Recipes
A few more ideas to add Horse Gram to your daily diet is by making this Sprouted Horse Gram Kulith Salad. The sprouted horse gram helps in easy digestion. Another healthy way to add to your breakfast or lunch or your kid’s lunch box is by making this Steamed No Rice Kulith Idli or this Gahat ki Dal | Kulith Paratha. I also like to make these Horse Gram and Sweet Potato Patties for mid-evening snacks or to carry as some picnic food.
Where Can I get Horse Gram?
Horse gram should be available at most of the Asian shops in your area. If not you can check online at Amazon.
Todays Recipe of Horse Gram
So I have come up with this recipe for Kollu Podi on my own. I did check online for a couple of sources but everyone had different ingredients. So I came up with my own ingredients. When I first made I did not add coriander and fenugreek seeds or turmeric powder. Next time I did added it and I like the taste. Though adding fenugreek gave a slightly bitter taste, I loved it. One can skip it if you do not like it.
How to make Kollu Podi
The recipe is quite simple and can be done in as little as 30 minutes. All you do is dry roast each of the ingredients except 3 and keep it aside. Let it cool completely and then grind it to a fine powder.
Shelf life of Kollu Podi
This podi stays good for a couple of months. I store it at room temperature as I live in a colder climate. If you are in a humid climate it is best to refrigerate it. Store it in an air-tight container and maintain proper hygiene conditions when using the podi. It is best to remove a small portion in another container and use it as required.
Kollu Podi or Horse gram Masala Powder
- 1 Cup Horse Gram Dal
- 2 tablespoon split Pigeon Pea – Toor Dal
- 1 tablespoon Split Black Gram – Urad Dal
- 2 tablespoon Coriander Seeds – Optional
- 10-12 Red chilies
- 15-20 Curry leaves
- 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon whole Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds – Til
- 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds – Optional
- 1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder – Optional
- salt – 1 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon Asafoetida
- Gather all the ingredients and keep it aside (Few ingredients are not in pic)
- Dry roast everything individually except turmeric powder, salt, and asafoetida.
- Keep them in a plate or a bowl. Let all the ingredients cool completely
- Once cooled, grind to a fine powder.
- Mix turmeric powder, salt, and asafoetida and mix everything, and store in a clean, sterile, dry jar.
- Standard US Size cups and spoons used.
- As said Fenugreek adds a bit of bitter taste, so you can skip if required.
- Coriander seeds and Turmeric powder is optional too.
- The quantity of chili can be increased or decreased.
- I am using spicy chili variety.
- Skip the Asafoetida if you are gluten intolerant
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