Kollorai | Horsegram Rice | கொள்ளு சாதம்

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Horse gram/Kollu/Kulthi is considered as a miracle super food that is widely consumed as a staple diet in the southern parts of India. It is rich in nutrients and have plenty of minerals too- phosphorus, calcium, protein and iron. Hence it is known to be very beneficial for human health. I have already shared a few recipes recipes using this. Try this easy recipe which can be made within minutes, if the cooked millet is ready.


Ingredients for Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • 2 Red Chillies (broken into pieces)
  • 2 Spring Curry Leaves


  1. In a pan on medium heat, first dry roast horse gram. When it starts crackling, add chana dal and urad dal. Continue roasting and when urad dal turns golden, add red chillies and kopra. Roast for a minute and turn off heat. Let it cool completely.
  2. Using the small mixie jar, make a coarse powder of the roasted ingredients.
  3. Do seasing of the ingredients mentioned under the heading ''seasoning''. Once done, add it to the cooked and cooled millet. Add dal powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Finally add a tbsp of sesame oil and mix well. Healthy aromatic Kollorai is ready!


  • Other millets like Kodo/Little/Foxtail/Proso can be used for this recipe.
  • The powder can be made in bulk and stored in refrigerator.

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