Monday, 10 October 2016

Horsegram Sprouts Sundal / Kollu Sundal !

Kollu Sundal (Horsegram Sundal) is one of the many sundal varieties that is made during navratri. Horsegram known as Kollu (Tamil), Ulavalu (Telugu) and Kulith (Hindi) is very good for weightloss. I generally include this in diet in form of chutney , sundal or rasam. Whenever I make this sundal, the boiled water always goes in the rasam, the recipe for the rasam will be posted shortly.
To make it more nutritious I let the soaked horsegram sprout and then use them in cooking. 
Other horsegram recipes and sundal recipes on the blog are 

  • 1 1/2 cups horsegram sprouts
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp  Mustard Seeds
  • 1 - 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • a pinch of hing
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 - 3 broken dry red chillis
  • 1 tsp Paruppu podi / Idly podi (optional)
  • 2 - 3 tbsp  grated coconut / dessicated coconut

  •  To make horsegram sprouts, soak horsegram overnight (or min 7 - 8 hours) and then discard the water.  To sprout them, tie them in a wet cotton cloth like a sack and hang it somewhere and leave them for a day or two until you see sprouts appearing. 
  • Alternatively just keep them in a broad vessel , closed with a tiny vent and leave for couple of days. Just give a mix once in a while and if its too dry sprinkle very little water. 
  • Once they are sprouted, pressure cook them with 2 - 3 cups of water and salt as needed for 2 whistles.

  •  Drain out the water and reserve it to make Kollu Rasam, an awesome weight loss recipe.

  • Heat oil in a pam and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Once the mustard splutters and dal turns golden brown, add all the other ingredients for tempering and give a mix.
  • Add the boiled horsegram to it and toss well

  •  Add the podi and coconut and toss once again, turn off stove. 


  • The same recipe can be prepared with just soaked horsegram without the sprouting part.
  • If you dont have parupu podi or Idli podi then just roast little channa dal, urad dal, coriander seeds and one dry red chilli in little oil and grind them to a coarse powder and add this to the sundal .
  • Do not waste the water in which the horsegram is cooked. Its used in making kollu rasam.

With Love,


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