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Horse gram soup for dieters

posted 15 Nov 2012, 06:19 by R A   [ updated 15 Nov 2012, 06:20 ]
Horse gram or Kollu - ¼ cup
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Red chillies - 4 nos
Gram dhal - 1 tsp
Dhaniya - 2 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Methi seeds - ¼ tsp
Khus khus - 1 tsp
Copra - 2 tbsp (or grated coconut)
Hing - ½ tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Roast the horsegram in dry pan and soak in the water for 3 to 5 hours. (If you are planning to make it in the next day morning, soak it over night). Pressure cook the horse gram for 5 whistles. Use just one cup of water. Drain the water and keep it aside. (This water is very healthy and you can use it in the soup).

Roast red chillies, gram dhal, dhaniya, pepper, jeera, methi seeds, khus khus, copra and hing in ghee and grind it to a fine paste and add it with 1/4th of the dhal. Mix tamrind paste, haldi, salt and the drained water and bring it to boil. Then add the remaining horsegram and pressure cook it again for another 3 whistles. Temper the soup with mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves in 1 tbsp of ghee. This is a thick soup and is very filling.