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Kollu Kalathu Podi | Horsegram Dal Powder

Kollu, also called as Horsegram or Muthira in malayalam is a thin oval shaped bean known for its nutritional and medicinal values. Kollu kalathu podi is a dry powder made of roasted lentils and kollu . Mix this podi with hot steaming white rice and gingelly oil/sesame oil and enjoy.

Parippu podi/ Dal powder is not something which was in my favorite list. But there was a phase in life, when we had to live on the pickles and powders that we had got from India. Dal powder mixed with hot steaming rice and a dollop of butter!!! Really yummy... Later when we came back to India, we often went to Andhra restaurants just to have some rice with dal powder and ghee. This kollu kalathu podi is little different in flavor from the usual dal powder we make, but still tasty and healthy too. And the credit of this recipe goes to my sweet mother in law.


Kollu/Horsegram - 1 cup
Whole urad dal/Uzhunthu - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1 cup
Channa dal/Kadalaparippu - 1 cup
Yellow moong dal/Cheruparippu - 1 cup
Red chillies 4 to 5 (adjust spice according to your taste)
Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste


1. Dry roast all the ingredients separately except pepper powder till they turn lightly brown and gives a nice aroma.

2. Allow it to cool. Add salt, pepper powder and grind to a fine powder. Store in a dry container.

Serve with hot steaming white rice and gingelly oil.


  1. this is just awesome. nice one

  2. horsegram is real good one for weight loss....check out my recipe...horsegram chutney


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