Sep 23, 2014

Kollu Sundal Recipe / Horse Gram Sundal Recipe

Navaratri is gonna start and all blogger are posting navratri special recipes..I was so lazy so far and was thinking what to do, finally i decided to share some varieties of sundal..Will make more recipes too if i have time..I have already shared the the collections of navratri recipes..

This is one of the sundal which i made few days back and it tasted is healthy..The cool thing about this is when you make this sundal you can use the stock which the horse gram cooked to make rasam which taste so yummy. Will share that recipe soon..So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : Overnight or 30 mins (check method)
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4


Horse Gram / Kollu / Kanam - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup grated 

For Tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu -  1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 2 chopped into small pieces
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry leaves - a sprig


Wash and soak horse gram overnight in cold water. You can soak horse gram in boiling hot water for just 30 mins too..

Take the drained horse gram in a pressure cooker. Cover with water and pressure cook till done. 
(i) if you are soaking it overnight, then pressure cook it for 3 whistle,simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself.
(ii) If you are soaking it in hot water for 30 mins, then pressure cook it for 5 whistle, simmer for 15 mins, turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself. 

Once the horsegram is cooked, drain it. Reserve the liquid for making soup or rasam.

Now heat oil in a pan, add in all the seasoning ingredients and fry for a min.

Add in cooked horsegram and salt. Saute for 5 mins.

Add in coconut and toss once.


Take horse gram in a bowl and wash well

Add boiling hot water and soak it for 30 mins

Add it in a pressure cooker

cover with lots of water

pressure cook till done

drain it 

reserve the cooking liquid for making rasam

take your other ingredients

heat oil in a pan

add in mustard and urad dal
add in broken dried chillies

Add in curry leaves

add a pinch of asafoetida

fry them for a min

add in the cooked horse gram

sprinkle some salt

saute for 5 mins or so

add in lots of grated coconut

toss well



  1. Really feel so happy to see such a beautiful and detailed presentation of recipes. God bless.

  2. Wow, its very useful to me.
    Today my family members are went to function. So i Worry about my breakfast. By this recipe detail with photos used me to complete my beautiful breakfast. And my Mother and father when return to home and they taste this recipe and they all are shocked for my cooking.
    Thank U..


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