Kollu Idli / Horse gram Idli

Horse gram is a member of the legume family that has many good medicinal properties. Horse gram taken regularly will cure kidney stones, obesity, cancer and more. Trust me i didn't find much of taste difference from the original idli version we prepare normally. I used the same batter to make crispy dosa also. Make this kollu idli or dosa to makeup your diet chart now.

Kollu Idli / Horse Gram Idli


YIELD – 16


Idly rice - 2 cups
Raw rice - 1 handful
Horse gram - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - as required


  1. Wash and clean horse gram and soak it in water for about 10 hours.
  2. Wash and saok idli rice, raw rice and fenugreek seeds for 3 hours.
  3. Discard the soaked water and grind the horse gram with water and keep aside.
  4. Discard the soaked water and grind the rice combination like we do for idli batter.
  5. Mix the ground rice and ground horse gram to combine well.
  6. Add the required salt and ferment it overnight.
  7. Once it ferments pour it in idli moulds and steam it in a steamer for 10 minutes to make this kollu idli.
  8. Serve hot with chutney of your choice and sambar.


I made dosa with the same batter and got a crispy dosa.

Kollu Dosa / Horse Gram Dosa

Related Posts:

Idli Recipes
Dosa Recipes


healthy idli and dosa, looks great !! Thanx for stopping by my space :) Nice to know abt this space and the 3 lovely women behind this :)

PT said...

looks very healthy and inviting..

Thanq Sobha Shyam...

Hi Guys :)

Kollu Idly ???!!!

Innovative recipe???

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PT said...

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nice recipe, looks soft too...healthy one!

Reshmi said...

lovely blog space.. and nice to read abt 3 people behind it. do visit
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Healthy and delicious idly :)
Thanks for visiting my space, glad to follow u .

That's a good idea.. Kollu is so healthy and good.. Will try soon

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Thanq PT for selecting our blog for the award...

Thanq RAKS kitchen.. U can use the same batter for soft idlis as well as crispy Dosas...

Thanq Punitha...

Thanq Aruna...

SUre try it Divya U will definitely have a good result if u have kollu in ur diet frequently...

Thanq Noel... Visited ur blog space... The recipes are looking good.. Will try them soon...

Julie said...

Very healthy & delicious idli,innovative one!!

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