Kollu Podi/Horse gram Powder

For the day 6 of Blogging Marathon#16, I made very healthy and flavorful kollu podi which can be mixed with rice as well as goes well with idly.
Kollu is a kind of bean which is a good source of iron,protein and has lots of  health benefits such as reducing cholesterol,helps in weight reduction and remedy for cold and cough.
This is a very simple and easy to make podi and can be stored fresh for a month.Here goes the recipe....


Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu1/2cup
Horesegram dhal/Kollu3/4cup
Red chilly/Varamilagai5-6nos.
Black pepper/Milagu1/2tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam1/2tsp
SaltTo taste


                               Dry roast the toor dhal  and horse gram in a medium flame till it becomes golden and nice aroma comes out.Transfer it to a plate.
Now fry the red chillies,cumin seeds,pepper till it becomes crisp and finally add the asafoetida.Allow all the ingredients to cool completely.Once its cool down put everything except garlic in a mixie jar and powder it coarsely.
Add the garlic now and grind it for 30 seconds.Kollu podi is ready.Store it in an air tight container.
 Serve it with hot rice and sesame oil along with some papads or fryums.

  • Roast the horse gram in a medium flame to get roasted evenly. 
  • A tbs of dessicated coconut can be fried along with red chillies to get a nice flavor.
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Wow..that'a healthy podi!!Bookmarking will make it soon..Really a nice one!!
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Kollu Podi, sounds interesting...will try it soon n let u know...glass jar looks pretty!
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Nice podi..I guess it is not too spicy as very less chillies have been added.

My pantry will always have this kollu podi, well done Nalini.

healthy and delicious podi, the bottle is very cute :) nice clicks :)

wow, that looks superb !!!

Very delicious podi & awesome clicks!!

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Love this podi always. Looks so spicy and delicious.

Delicious and yummy powder good with rice.

Very healthy and flavorful podi, nice bottle..

looks to b a healthy one...and flavorful too:)

another good one!...yum yum!

Ya healthy one, I too make it the same way but without garlic

Kolu podi sounds intresting. Book marked will try and let u know.

my grandma makes this with a little variation and somehow we call this annam podi :)

Share great information about your blog , Blog really helpful for us .
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Thanx for sharing the blog. Cumin seeds are very useful for health. Are you looking for a Cumin Seeds Manufacturer in India? Visit the website for more information.

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