Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kollu Soup/Horse gram Soup/Weight Loss Recipe

                                           Horse Gram is a superfood.Few health benefits of horse gram is it is very rich in iron,calcium and protein  In fact it has the highest calcium content among pulses and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein.It is low in fat and high in carbohydrate content.It is very helpful in treating obesity and diabetis because of its low lipid and sodium content.
                                                       Now  I have been trying out a lot of weight loss recipes.While i was talking to my friends about these recipes my friend (Radha) mentioned to me about this horse gram and she makes soup out of this.I tried this soup first in her house and tried out in my house.It is quiet simple to make except that the dal has to be soaked for 8-10 hours and pressure cooked well.Other than the soaking and pressure cooking  it is easy to prepare.You can alter the ingredients according to your taste and preference.There is no strict rule of ingredients or quantity in this recipe.
I made it this way......

You will need(serves2-3)
  • 1/4 cup Horse gram
  • 3-4 Tomatoes
  • Few Pods of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Lemon Juice from 1/2 Lemon

How to
1.Wash and soak the Dal for 8-10 hours.(overnight)
2.Add Tomatoes.garlic pods,cumin and peppercorns.
3.Add a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook for 10 minutes after three whisltes
4.Once the pressure subsides puree it with a hand blender or in a normal mixer.
5.Filter it in a vessel.
6.Heat up the filtered soup and add salt and pepper powder if required.
7.Do not let it boil.once it starts boiling switch off the stove and add coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Check for salt and pepper and Enjoy the healthy soup!!

  • You can add an onion,carrot or some other vegetables while pressure cooking.
  • Finally you can add a tsp of ghee for extra flavour.
  • You can skip the whole pepper and cumin and add pepper powder at the end.
  • Do not skip the lemon juice as it improves the taste.


Anonymous said...

what do you do with the filtered waste? Isn't that the nutritious part?

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