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Kollu Rasam Recipe (Ulava Chaaru or Horse Gram Soup Recipe) without Rasam powder

Kollu Rasam Recipe aka horse gram soup aka ulava chaaru recipe

Kollu Rasam Recipe

Kollu Rasam is a very healthy and tasty way to add more nutrition to your food. Also called Ulava Chaaru, it is very famous in Andhra Pradesh especially around Guntur region.

Horse gram

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Kollu is Horse Gram aka Ulavalu aka Kulthi. It was slow-cooked and fed to horses by farmers. The water left-over from the cooking was consumed as a soup as it has good  nutrition in it.

This Rasam recipe can be used for your daily meal with rice or even consumed as steamy soup. Kollu rasam is also made similar to simple Rasam but with the addition of kollu boiled water and a tablespoon of kollu.

Horse gram with its weight-loss properties apart from even more amazing health benefits makes for a very useful produce in my kitchen.

Winter is coming in my hometown and this horse gram soup has become a daily enjoyment at home and around 🙂

Kollu Rasam Recipe/Ulava Charu Recipe/Horse Gram Soup Recipe


  1. Kollu – 1 tbsp (horse gram / boiled kollu taken when you make Kollu Podi recipe if possible)
  2. Water – 4 cups (use the dark brown colored water left in the cooker after you cook horse gram for Kollu Podi recipe if possible)
  3. Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp
  4. Tomato – 1 small
  5. Curry leaves – a handful
  6. Black Pepper – 2 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (Jeera)
  8. Fenugreek seeds – 1tsp (methulu/vendhayam/methi)
  9. Red Chili – 1
  10. Garlic – 3 cloves
  11. Coriander leaves – handful  (kothimeera aakulu/kothamalli tala)
  12. Asafoetida – a pinch (hing/inguva/perunkayam)
  13. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp (aavaalu/kadugu)
  14. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (Jeera)
  15. Oil – 2 tsp
  16. Salt – as needed


Also read: How to make Kollu Podi / Ulava Podi / Horse Gram Masala


Also read: How to make Plain Rasam without Rasam Powder

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