Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kollu Sundal (Steamed Horsegram with Seasonings) (Kulthi)



Horsegram is called Kollu in Tamil, Mudhira in Malayalam, Ulavalu in Telugu, Hurule in Kannada Kulthi /Hulthi in Hindi and Kulthi-Kalai in Bengali.


 More information can be found on these here. They are not easily available in the indian stores but if you ask for it your store can get it for you. They are low in glycemic index, I dont know why it is one of the least known grams that we have....
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This recipe makes about 5 servings for 100 gms per serving- [Calories 173]
Macro Counts each serving is Fat 4.7 gms, Carbs 23.9 gms, Protein 9.1 gms)


Horsegram - 200 gms 
Coconut - 20 gms
Oil - 2 Teaspoons

Method

--->Wash the Kollu. Soak it overnight if possible or atleast for 6 hours.
--->If you have 1/2 cup of Kollu just add 1/2 cup of water to it and some salt and hing and pressure cook it. (If it was 2 cups you have to put 2 cups of water)
--->When it is pressure cooked, drain and save the water, you may add it to your rasam or Dal or sambar.
--->In a Kadai, add little oil and mustard seeds, when it sputters, add some red chillies and a dash of Hing and little Urad Dal, and Fresh grated Coconut (this is Optional, and how much of it, really depends on how much you like it) and stir the drained kollu along with everyithing once and serve.

I add some Kollu to Sambar or Kootu or Dal. I also have made sprouts with it.

This Sundal can be had as a side dish too or a main snack.

5 comments:

Ria Patel said...

Nice post. Came across your blog while looking for various ways to make horse gram. I made a soup with it today.

http://riapatel.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Looks mouthwatering!
I made this for Navarathri, too but with blackeyed peas.. all else the same!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Its looks really great and very healthy , i live in Atlanta too. I have a question , do you get horse gram in Atlanta ,if so please help me with the store name , my kids love it and it would be nice to treat them with this sundal

Vandana said...

I bought in a store called Patel brothers, in Decatur, GA. I think it is available in Cherians, which is also in the same area.
Regards
Vandana

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