Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sprouted Kollu Sundal

In Tamil, horse gram (kollu, கொள்ளு) is normally used to feed horses, though it is also commonly used in Tamil dishes, including kollu porial, kollu avial, kollu sambar, and kollu rasam. In traditional ayurvedic cuisine, horse gram is considered a food with medicinal qualities for suffering from jaundice or water retention, and as part of a weight loss diet. It is considered helpful for iron deficiencies, and is considered helpful for maintaining body temperature in the winter season.

Very recently I started using of it after had a kollu dosa at my SIL house. Even my hubby found of idlies in this. Since started taking sprouted grams in all possible sort of menus as sambar, sundal, and salad... it turns out even well and delicious

Sprouted horse grams - 1 cup
Onion - 1/4 chopped
Lemon juice - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Urad dal - 1/4tsp
Dry red chillies - 2nos
Curry leaves - 5nos
Grated Coconut - 1 tsp(if desired)
hing - 1 pinch
Oil for seasoning

1. 1 cup of Kollu add 1 cup of water and some salt and a dash of hing and pressure cook it

2. When it is pressure cooked, drain and save the water, you may add it to your rasam or Dal or sambar

3. In a Kadai, add little oil add all the seasonings when sputters add curry leaves and drained kollu and stir

4, Finally add fresh grated coconut (this is Optional, depends on how much you like it) along with everything, stir once and serve


Soak 1 cup of kollu in water. Soak it overnight or for 8-12 hrs. Drain and rinse water 2 times with water. You can tie it in a wet thin cloth. Let it rest for another day, wet the cloth if it is dry till the sprouts have grown.

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