Monday 21 April 2014

Kollu Podi / Kollu Paruppu Podi / Horse Gram Podi(Powder) / கொள்ளு பொடி

After I read about the horse gram health properties; my interest on trying recipes from this lentil increases. Already I have posted Kollu sundal recipe which is a big hit  and here is the another healthy, simple cum tasty recipe which we can include in our daily basis.


Kollu ( horse gram) - 1 cup
Toor dhal ( thuvaram paruppu) - ½ cup
Red chilli - 5 to 7 no.
Black pepper - 2 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - as required


Heat oil in a kadai; roast horse gram and toor  dhal.

Once the aroma starts to come; add garlic pods, pepper and red chillies.  Saute well for 2 to 3 minutes or till the colour changes to golden brown (make sure not to burn the dhals).

 Transfer that into the plate and allow to cool.

After it is completely cooled add the horse gram mixture, asafoetida and salt in the blender / mixer and grind it into a coarse powder.

Store it in an air tight container.

Serving suggestion:

Add Horse gram (kollu) podi in  hot rice with ghee or gingelly oil.


Mix with gingelly oil and serve with idli / dosa / uthappam / kuzhipaniyaram.


Colour of the podi depends upon the variety and amount of chillies added.

Adjust the amount of chillies  according to your taste.

According to my taste it suits well with rice than idli. Try both and let me know.

Check also my other Home made Podi (powder) recipes:

Curry Leaves Powder / Karuvepillai Idli Podi / கருவேப்பில்லை பொடி
Peanut Podi (Powder) / வேர்கடலை பொடி


  1. I love your kollu podi recipe and your step by step explanation of each recipe (with photographs)... nice recipe dear..:)

  2. Kollu podi looks so yummy and seems so healthy podi recipe.

  3. thats super healthy.. yummm

  4. Love this podi with rice, one of myf av.

  5. Healthy podi and perfectly goes with a teaspoon of ghee

  6. Very healthy... i got make this sometime, thanks for this recipe!

  7. Healthy and tasty podi. Nice presentation

  8. Superb and it tastes good with rice


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