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Horse gram soup for dieters

Ingredients: Horse gram or Kollu - ¼ cup Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp Salt, Haldi Red chillies - 3,4 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 th