This is my second post with respect to kollu/Horsegram. The very idea was given by my aunty when I asked her how to incorporate horsegram in our regular cooking. The basic principle is replacing half the quantity of rice used with horsegram, for example if you are using four cups of rice, two cups of rice can be replaced by horsegram. Similarly, kollu idly can also be prepared.
The difference between regular dosa batter and kollu dosa is that kollu dosa batter gets fermented quickly than former one. So preparing them on small batches are advisable.
- 1 cup raw rice
- 1 cup idly rice
- 2 cup kollu/horsegram
- Handful of chana dal
- 1/2 cup of urad dal
- 2 tsp of methi seeds/venthayam
- Salt, as required
Soak the abovesaid ingredients in water for about three to four hours. Grind them into fine paste and leave to ferment for six hours, till bubbles are seen on top and little rising of batter is observed.
Mix in salt, and pour an ladle over pre-heated tawa, drizzling in oil over the sides. Serve hot with side-dish of your choice.