Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kollu Podi / Horse Gram Spice Powder | Side Dish for Idli Dosa

I can start this post saying horse gram (aka kollu in tamil) has numerous health benefits and is good for you. It is rich in protein like any other bean and has good amount of fiber. Kollu rasam/horse gram soup is good for cold and sinuses. But mind that too much of anything good is bad. Though horse gram taken in moderation is good for you, too much of it causes increase in body heat.
But I had actually thought of starting this post saying that the best side dish for idlis are podi. Podi popularly known as Idli podi is made of lentils and there are infinite combinations and recipes for making it. I have already made and blogged about Idli podi, Curry leaves podi earlier. Here is a healthy and tasty recipe for Idli podi with horse gram.

Horse gram dhal / Kollu paruppu - 2 cups
White Sesame Seeds / Ellu - 1/4 cup
Dry red chillies - 20
Curry leaves - a few
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Dry roast all the ingredients one by one until toasted (except salt). Allow to cool on a plate and pound to a coarse powder in a blender / coffee grinder. Mix 
with gingelly oil and serve with idli/dosa.


  1. superb, excellent I'm going to try this soon....

  2. Very healthy and delicious podi!! am bookmarking it!!

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  3. Healthy podi, love my rice with this podi anytime.

  4. Very colorful and nice looking podi. Loved the look of it.

  5. You really have such vivid, and beautiful photographs! My husband loves podis and I’m sure he would love this one. There is always something about podis that is sooo good and comforting!

  6. healthy podi.. gorgeous pics..

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  7. Great recipe. Would love to try it with dosa and idli :)

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