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Starting with wonderful description of this horse gram, it is called as gahat, kulthi in India. It is also called kollu in tamil and ulavalu in telugu. This is used in many types of dishes like thogayals, rasam(charru), Usal(sundal), Poriyal(koora) and many more. It is generally used to feed horses so I think we get horse power if we eat this. Really I make my son to eat this dish by telling this so he too enjoys eating this. Offcourse this dish tastes so tasty and dosas comes out very crispy too. This has also many medicinal benefits. It keeps body warm in winter season as well. Can be taken as Rasam when You have cold and cough. Here is the recipes for Dosa and Idli...

Ingredients :

Horse gram - 1/2 cup
Idli rice - 2 cup

Method :

1. You can find some stones in horse gram so keep an eye on it to remove all those.
2. Wash it with water and soak it overnight or atleast 6 hrs.
3. Soak the rice for atleast 3 hrs.
4. Grind the horse gram seperately it foams like urad dhal when we grind for idli batter.
5. Grind the soaked idli rice too. Mix both batters by adding salt and ferment it overnight.
6. Then You can make dosas and Idli. The consistency of the batter should be like normal idli batter.

For making Dosa :

1. Pour ladle full of batter in the middle of hot skillet the go towards the edges of the skillet.
2. Put tsp of oil when it gets slightly brown at the bottom flip over the other side.
3. Add tsp of oil and make crisp.

For making idlis:

1. Make ready pressure pan for steaming, then pour the batter in greased idli mould.
2. Then Steam them for 8 minutes by covering the lid.
3. Really it will be very very fluffy . serve it with spicy garlic chutney or coconut chutney.

Garlic chutney :

Ingredients :

Red chillies -18 Garlic
Garlic pods - 11 normal size
Tamarind extract - 3 tbsp
Salt as needed - Approximately 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard - 1 tsp
Sesame oil (Nallennai) - 3 tbsp
Water as needed.

Method :

1. First dry powder the red chillies. Add garlic , tamarind and salt grind to fine paste.
2. Check for sourness and add little more if u need it.
3. Season it with mustard and curry leaves with more oil.
4. This can be kept in fridge for more days.

Dhanya Ganesh  – (May 26, 2009 at 11:37 AM)  

Horse gram Doas is new to me. But looks yummy .Also luved the chutney. Will try this dosa some times. You r very creative:).

kittymatti  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:14 PM)  

this is something really different n healthy! A great variation:) the dosa looks soooooo goood!!!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:23 PM)  

Sure would try this. Healthy and tasty recipe

Sakshi  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM)  

this is a new type of dosa for me...but everything looks so delicious from your presentation

sree  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:36 PM)  

Never heard of horse gram dosas before....looks tasty and healthy..:)

Padma  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM)  

Very nutritious... I have tried a lot of dishes with horsegram ... but never thought of making dosas... really it looks so yummy and crispy... will surely try it very soon Pavithra :)

Priya Sriram  – (May 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM)  

Healthy dosas! I use horsegram to prepare rasam and as a sidedish... Its a nice idea! :)

Parita  – (May 26, 2009 at 1:47 PM)  

Very healthy dish..the dosa has come out crispy and idlis do look soft:)

AnuSriram  – (May 26, 2009 at 2:21 PM)  

Lovely idlis.. looks so soft and fluffy! Dosa looks crispy.. yummy with chutney!

Priyameena  – (May 26, 2009 at 2:25 PM)  

Colorful Idlies!!Crispy Dosas!!Yummy Chutney!Wow Totally Looks Extra ordinary!!

Pooja  – (May 26, 2009 at 2:47 PM)  

Know about this dosas but never tasted them..Looking crispy and good.......

Rush  – (May 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM)  

woow, u introduced something new to the table here..lovely looking idlis..wish i cud taste them

Unknown  – (May 26, 2009 at 2:54 PM)  

Very nice and interesting recipe. Never tried anything apart from rasam, podi and sundal with Kollu.

Pam  – (May 26, 2009 at 3:14 PM)  

I've never had horse gram dosa but it looks really delicious.

Nandinis food  – (May 26, 2009 at 3:19 PM)  

Nice healthy combo of horse gram. When I wanted horse gram translated in hindi, it came out as gode ka gram! (heh! heh!) Cool dishes!

Deepthi Shankar  – (May 26, 2009 at 3:43 PM)  

horsegram dosa is soo new to me .. very healthy too

Anonymous –   – (May 26, 2009 at 4:41 PM)  

I do know abt the horse gram dosa but not the idlis. thats totally new to me. They look great.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (May 26, 2009 at 6:18 PM)  

Can I order for some??I'd like a plate of both the idli and dosa with LOTS of chutney ;)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (May 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM)  

That's SO absolutely sweet of you-thanks for the SUPERFAST service!!YUM,I'm going to try and save some for hubby dear,though I don't think there will be ANYTHING left ;)

Varsha Vipins  – (May 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM)  

Pavi dear..amazing dosa n that fiery red chutney..yum yum..I still have to master the art of making perfect dosas like tat..:)

Pooja  – (May 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM)  

A different dosa! Looks crispy and delicious. So are the idlis and chutney. Fabulous :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 26, 2009 at 8:26 PM)  

The dosa is so crisp and idlis so colorful... wow - can I get a plate too...
I dont know what horse gram is - but it has to taste great from what I see..

chef and her kitchen  – (May 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM)  

Pavithra,horsegram dosa n idlies are looking wonderful far i haven't cooked anything with this after my marriage..Mom used to make some stew,sprouts and chaaru with it....will give a try n definitely tell u d d outcome..

Shreya  – (May 26, 2009 at 11:08 PM)  

so yummy, healthy!:-) love the pics..

Unknown  – (May 27, 2009 at 3:08 AM)  

very new to me dosa looks very crisp and idli ummmm very healthy will surely give a try good job dear.humm and that chutney wow great

Aparna  – (May 27, 2009 at 5:27 AM)  

Horse gram is new to me. What is it called in hindi? I loved the accompanying photos...frankly everything looked delicious. I am partial to the chutney though.

SJ  – (May 27, 2009 at 8:25 AM)  

Oh wow!! I have NEVER heard of horse gram dosa and idli. We only make usli and saaru. That dose looks so crisp. I will surely try this out when I get the horse gram and idli rice next week.

Indian Khana  – (May 27, 2009 at 9:14 AM)  

Wow diff to say which one looks better....nice post...

Mangala Bhat  – (May 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM)  

wow! very nice dishes ....thanks soo much for sharing dear ...very nice presentation ..i will die to see ur posts ..:) lovely blog ..:)

Mangala Bhat  – (May 27, 2009 at 9:27 AM)  

Thanks soo much for the comments @ my blog keep visitng

Raks  – (May 27, 2009 at 9:31 AM)  

Thats very healthy dosa,a must try! Looks like our usual dosa but healthier one!Chutney also looks nice,should be yummy with those idly and dosa!

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 27, 2009 at 12:28 PM)  

Those are definitely healthy breakfast items... Horsegram with less carbd and fat should be the best to include in the diet... the Dosa looks very crispy and the color of idlies are wonderful!!!

Bhawna  – (May 27, 2009 at 1:36 PM)  

Ur Pictures takes all my words away. Dosa looks just perfect. Idli soft and fluffy. looking forward for the invitation from u for the dinner. I'm sure ur table set-up will be marvelous.

Priya Suresh  – (May 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM)  

Wowow wat a healthy platter...feel like having both dosa and idli with garlic chutney..Very yummy!

Vidya  – (June 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM)  

Hello Pavithra thanks for visiting my blog :) Horse gram idli and dosa sounds so yummy. Never heard of them before. Very creative and super healthy. Awesome! will be trying soon.

Anu  – (June 14, 2009 at 11:52 PM)  

Horse gram dosai is new to me. But looks so good and yummy. When can I cum and taste your dosai..

Latha  – (October 9, 2009 at 4:28 AM)  

Am a new visitor to ur blog....Lovely blog with innovative recipes.

Unknown  – (November 6, 2009 at 4:43 AM)  

hi looks very yoummy..will try making for my kuds i'm sure they'll love it...but pls let me know what u call in hindi. what to tell the grocery guy...
pls let me know thanks

great-secret-of-life  – (June 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM)  

very healthy and looks yummy

Anonymous –   – (June 26, 2013 at 1:16 AM)  

This is such an interesting recipe :) I always prepare horse gram rasam (huruli saaru we call it in Kannada) - I will definitely try this soon. Thanks for inspiring me to try a new recipe!

Unknown  – (December 17, 2016 at 7:24 AM)  

Is rice is essential to make this dosa? Are we can you horse gram alone?

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