Kollu sundal / Horse gram sundal

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Horse gram is also called as kollu paruppu or kaanam in southern districts of Tamilnadu. It has lot of health benefits like lowering cholesterol levels, helps relieve cold and cough, reducing weight. I made sundal out of this kollu paruppu and is a best evening tea time snack.

Kollu sundal/Horse gram sundal


      • 1/2 cup – Kollu paruppu / Horse gram / Kaanam
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 2 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • Salt as needed


      • 1 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 2 nos – Dry red chillies
      • 4 or 5 nos – Fresh curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Kollu sundal process

Kollu sundal/Horse gram sundal

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak horse gram in enough water for upto 4 to 5 hrs or over night.
  2. Pressure cook horse gram in enough water for upto 5 or 6 whistles or until well cooked. Strain water completely and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasonings. Add chopped onion and required salt, saute until transparent.
  4. Add cooked horse gram and saute for 2 mins or until moisture is completely absorbed.
  5. Finally garnish with coconut grated and switch off the stove. Kollu paruppu sundal is ready.

Kollu sundal/Horse gram sundal


  • You can also add green chillies in this recipe while adding onion.
  • You can add little garlic too.

Kollu sundal/Horse gram sundal


  1. Kollu is my fav and i make rasam with the water...lovely clicks

  2. healthy sundal.. nice clicks..:)

  3. Kollu sundal new for me, but a good way to have kollu during summer.

  4. I love horse-gram.. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe Shanthi :-)

  5. healthy diet sundal...looks cool

  6. Is Kollu considered hot in Tamilnadu too. Is there any season when ur mother or grandmother have adviced you it is more beneficial to eat it

  7. we can eat kollu boiled water and boiled kollu


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