Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Kollu Semia Bath - Horse gram Vermicelli Savoury Dish

KOLLU SEMIA BATH
Kollu ( Tamil ) or Hurali ( Kannada ) is one of the most nutritious legumes and is the richest source of plant protein. It is also a good source of energy because of its heat generating property. In this era of advancing technology we do not need super power to go about our normal day to day activities. But people who take up intense physical activities like sports , dancing , trekking etc will need immense Human Power to pursue their endeavours.  Kollu/ Hurali ( Horse gram) is a super food that builds and strengthens muscles and also generates the heat to boost Human Power. A Rasam/ Saaru prepared using sprouted Kollu / Hurali is a popular soup usually prepared during winter.
Here is a recipe of  Kollu Semia Bath prepared using Kollu/Hurali/Horsegram Vermicelli - a novel item in the Food Market.

                                                                                     
INGREDIENTS


                                                                                   
Kollu Semia ( Horsegram Vermicelli ) - 1/2 packet (200 gms)
Sesame oil - 2 tbsps
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Cashew nuts - a few
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes ( Chopped ) - 1 cup
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Sambar Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt  - 1/2 tsp
METHOD
1. Soak the Kollu Semia in cold water for exactly one minute.
2. Drain and keep it aside.
3. Steam cook the drained Vermicelli for exactly three minutes . I steamed it in a pressure cooker.

                                                                                  
4. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
5. Add cashew nuts and fry till they are golden in colour.
6. Add asafoetida followed by curry leaves, ginger, green peas and tomatoes.
7. Stir in Sambar Powder and salt, and cook on medium flame.
8. Cook till the oil separates and switch off flame.
9. Add the steamed Kollu/ Hurali Semia / Horse gram Vermicelli into the gravy and gently mix together taking care not to smash the Vermicelli.
10. Switch on the stove once again and warm up the Kollu Semia Bath on low flame, stirring for two more minutes.

                                                                                 
Enjoy the power packed Kollu Semia Bath with a cup of thick curd. 

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