Feb 27, 2008

Kollu Thovaiyal

Tired of cooking the same sambar,rasam and curry everyday? Try making this kollu thovaiyal for a change. My mom used makes this as a side dish for curd rice. I remember those days whenever she makes this thoviyal me and my dad used to make fun ” we are not horse”. She put fresh small onions and garlic, which gives more taste and good remedy for sinus problems. Lazy cooks like me use this as a main dish for rice.Here we go with the recipe…



INGREDIENTS:

kollu(horse gram) – 1cup
Onion – ¼(medium size)
Garlic – 6 cloves
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Cumin seeds – 2tsp
Pepper corn – 1tsp
Red chili – 3
Dhaniya seeds – 2tsp

METHOD:

Soak kollu for ½ an hour.Then cook with enough water and salt for 5 whistles. Drain the water and keep aside. Separate 2tsp of water. Heat oil in pan and add Cumin seeds,dhaniya seeds, red chili and pepper corns. Saute it for 3 mins.Be careful when saute the pepper corn. It may sputter. Allow it cool and add to the cooked kollu with fresh curry leaves, onions and garlic. Now grind this mix well. If you feel the thoviyal is too solid you can add 2 tsp of kollu water. Enjoy with rice….Don't forget to add 2tsp of ghee while having with plain rice.

29 comments:

Kalai said...

Sounds yummy and so healthy, too! That fresh garlic clove on top is such a nice touch! Will try this one. :)

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds simple n delicious Dhivya..Where did u get the horsegrams?

Seena said...

Am a lazy cook like you D, thats why I love these type of recipes..Looks very tasty.. :)

jayasree said...

Like your simple and delicious thugayal recipe

Jayashree said...

that comment sounds exactly like what i would have said to my mom if she'd made this....now that I cook on my own, I apprecaite mom's cooking all the more :-))

Pragyan said...

Hi Dhivya: This looks delicious..

Uma said...

never heard of this. Looks so lovely, Dhivya!

sowmya said...

Your pictures are always very inviting!!!
Even I loke thovayal with rice(as a main dish). Have not tried with kollu..but I do make parappu and with other veges like chow chow (chayotte) and cabbage.

Lavanya Raj said...

I saw your post at the right time..iam suffering from severe cold..let me try this.

Asha said...

I love Huruli as we call it! Horsegram is so tasty. Looks wonderful, I will have to soak some. Great recipe D, thank you!:)

AnuSriram said...

My mom used to do recipes with Kollu.. I never tried making them.. Your photo looks tempting...

Annu said...

Hi dhivya,ladoos looks yummy with tea.Clove tea want to try today.I like tamil recipes.

Thanks for your nice comment in my blog.

Mythreyee said...

A healthy food and a quick food too.

Seema said...

Nice one.. never knew of Horse Gram Thuvayul.. will try & update u.. Interesting recvipe!

Superchef said...

simple and delicious recipe...i love thovaiyal of all kinds!! :)

Vanamala said...

will try it :) easy one , thanks for sharing this recipe.

Cham said...

Hi Dhiv,
My though is like ur dad "horse", but i love thogaiyal girl :) Got 2 try sure.

Shankari said...

One question for you - do you get raw onion taste in this recipe? I want to make this tonight and so the question.

Dhivya said...

Yep shankari....we get raw onion and raw garlic taste in this thuvaiyal..my hubby loves garlic taste...so i used to put more garlic...if u dont like fresh onion taste u can saute them for a min and grind....Good luck

Divya Vikram said...

Hi Dhivya..
I have tagged you for a meme..Please check out my blog for more..

Meera said...

Wonderful recipe, Dhivya! I use horse gram in my cooking, we call it Kulith. but this is totally new to me. I am going to try this soon.

Pravs said...

so different dish for me..is this a chutney ? Looks yum !

Sagari said...

Never tried this recipe Divya it looks sooooo good I can imagine the taste with curd rice yummm

Dhivya said...

Kalai - Yeah kalai..yummy and healthy...thank u for such a nice comment

Divya - I got in india store...thanks

Seena - Ohh...thanks for ur comment
Jayashree - thank u

Jayashree - u r correct jaya...Thanks for ur comment
Pragyan - thank u

Uma - do try uma..will taste good

Sowmya - Do try,,,u will like them for sure and thanks for ur info

Lavi - Do try lavi!and take care of ur health

Dhivya said...

Asha - Thanks for ur valuable comment

Anu - Do try this...it will taste amazing

Annu - Thank u
Mythreyee - it tastes good too:))

Seema - would love to hear ur feedback

Vanamala - Do try..thanks for ur nice words

Cham - would love to hear ur feedback dear...

Divya - Thanks for remembering me divya

Meera - let me know how it tastes...thanks for stopping by

Pravs - No this is thuvaiyal(thicker version of chatney)

Sagari - Thanks for ur nice words girl..

Rosie said...

This ones new to me Dhivya, but it does look mighty tasty!

Rosie x

Roopa said...

Kollu thovial looks very tasty :) It looks like a very nice side dish with roti:)

Seena said...

Thanks D for the comment, will send the entry to the "yellow event" .. :)

Minti said...

I have never tried horsegram - I'll keep my eyes peeled the next time I visit the Indian store. This thovaiyal sounds good!