Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kollu Adai-Horse gram Vegetable Adai Dosa Recipe-Kollu Recipes

Horse gram (known as "kollu" in Tamil and "kulthi" in Hindi) is a rich source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, iron and fiber. Horse gram can be used to make many dishes like kollu rasam, kollu sundal, horse gram sprout salad, side dishes for chapati, kollu soup etc. Horse gram sprouts are more nutritious and easily digestible. As horse gram is rich in fiber, it helps in weight loss by keeping you full for a longer time. This horse gram adai is extremely delicious and also very nutritious with the goodness of vegetables and drumstick leaves. Today let us learn how to make kollu vegetable adai following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Kollu Adai-Horse gram Adai

Kollu Adai-Horse gram Adai

Kollu Adai-Horse gram Adai

 Prep Time : 15 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 15 small adais
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner-Horse gram
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Horse gram (kollu) - 1/2 cup
   Par boiled rice - 1/4 cup
   Tur Dal - 1/4 cup
   Bengal Gram dal (kadalai paruppu) -1/4 cup
   Green gram (pachai payaru)- 1/4 cup
   Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
   Red Chillies - 2-3
   Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
   Salt needed

   Drumstick leaves - fistful
   Onion -2 medium size
   Cabbage - 1/3 cup
   Carrot - 1 medium
   Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
   Coconut - 2 tbsp grated

   Oil for making adais


Wash and soak horse gram, green gram, urad dal, tur dal, bengal gram dal (chana dal) and rice (can use any rice) together for 5-6 hours.

Drain the water and grind it with little water adding cumin seeds, red chillies and salt needed to a slightly coarse batter. The batter should not be too thin nor too thick.

Kollu Adai recipe

Chop all the vegetables finely. Add to the batter. Add chopped drumstick leaves, coriander leaves and grated coconut (optional) to the batter and mix well. Now our healthy and nutritious horsegram/kollu batter is ready.

Horse gram Vegetable Adai Recipe


Heat a tawa, pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Cook on 
medium heat. (Note- After adding the vegetables, the batter will become a little thick. So we will be making small and thin adais. If you have difficulty in spreading the batter, you can also spread the batter with your finger tips on the tawa and then heat it).

After spreading the batter, make 4-5 holes with the back of the ladle as seen in the picture below.

Drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai and a few drops inside each hole.

Once the sides starts lifting up, flip it over to the other side.

Horse gram Adai Recipe

Drizzle another 1/2 tsp of oil around the adai. Once it gets cooked well, remove from heat and serve hot with chutney or butter or powdered jaggery or even cream (malai).

Kulthi adai dosa

Adai tastes heavenly with butter and cream. If  you have not tried it, then I recommend you to try that combo.

More Horsegram/Kollu/Kulthi recipes for everyone and also for those who what to reduce weight.

Kollu Recipes for weight loss

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  1. Thank you for publishing this, I will try it out. Among the many benefits of horsegram, I have heard that it is also good for kidney stones. Any idea in what form horse gram has to be consumed - soak and drink the water in the morning?

    1. Yes, even I have read that horsegram is effective in the treatment of kidney stones. You can make rasam and have it.Link below
      Kollu Rasam

  2. Looking great and feel like eating now. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Thx for this recipe Padhu. Shall try it out soon.

  4. How long one can store the batter

    1. The plain batter can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. So add vegetables and onion only to needed batter.

  5. Great recipe with all heathy lentils! Shall I try without green gram?

    1. Glad you like it. You can try without green gram. Or you can replace it with split yellow moong dal.

  6. Thanks for your reply! Will try and update you!

  7. Any idea if horse gram is safe for consumption for toddlers and pregnant women?

  8. Barely rice add panalama.i made rava idly, tawa pizza from your blog but I don't no how to upload the pictures.

    1. You can add a little barley if you like. Send the pictures to padhusblog@gmail.com or to Padhuskitchen facebook. I will share it with other readers in fb.

  9. Does one need to ferment the batter or can it be used immediately after grinding?

  10. Can we use it in any season as it is considered to generate lot of heat


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