Horsegram is one of those ingredients that I hated without even tasting it, When ever my mom said that it was good for health my answer was : I wouldn't eat horse food.
My mom explained to me that it is given to horses only for their nutritional value, horse gram is supposed to reduce cholesterol.
Kollu podi is simple to make and can be added to steamed rice along with gingely oil or ghee.
This is my entry for my legume affair created by Susan of well-seasoned cook and hosted this month by Srivalli of cooking 4 all seasons.
1 cup Horse gram
10 nos Dry red chillies
Salt to taste.
Dry roast the horse gram,asafoetida,red chillies.
When they cool down, add salt and grind to a powder.(the powder should not be too coarse nor too smooth.)
Store in an air tight container.
Mix with steamed rice and oil/ghee and enjoy!