Kollu Paruppu Masiyal – Mashed horse gram

Kollu Masiyal Ingredients


Horse gram / Kollu Paruppu – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium size
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tbs
green chilies or red chilies – 5
garlic – 3 cloves
turmeric – 1 tsp
tamarind – nutmeg size ball

1) Pressure cook one cup of horse gram with 3 cups of water, tumeric powder and little chopped onion(optional) for 3-5 whistles until well done. You should be able to mash the gram with hand.

2) Let the horse gram cool down, mean while saute the chopped onion,chopped garlic ,cumin seeds , coriander seeds and slit green chilies in a pan with required amount of oil.

3) Drain excess water from cooked horse gram and add tamarind, salt and the sauteed items to horse gram and grind coarsely.Add little water if necessary.

Kollu paruppu masiyal is ready to be served with rice.

Serves : 4 adults

You can prepare Kollu rasam using the kollu cooked water.


Kollu Chutney (Horse gram chutney) – For Idli & Dosa

Horse gram, rarely known legume is rich in iron and also a good source of protein.It is commonly used in Kongu Nadu cuisine. Horse gram is known to generate too much heat in body, so care should be taken while consuming during summer and during pregnancy.

This recipe was taught to me by my mother-in-law and this dish goes well with dosa and idli.


Horse gram (Kollu paruppu) – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 medium size
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
red chilies – 3
tamarind raw – nutmeg size ball

Kollu Chutney


1) Fry horse gram till it turns brown in 1 spoon oil and keep it aside. You can find nice aroma by now.

2) Saute finely chopped onion till it becomes translucent. Turn off the heat and add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chilies and tamarind. Saute these items using pan’s heat.

3) Cool all the above ingredients and grind with salt and a pinch of sugar. Add little water if necessary.

Kollu chutney is ready to be served with idli and dosa.