Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kollu Sundal (Horse Gram Snack)

kollu sundal,diabetic snack idea

Sundal is a typical South Indian Snack which is made of legumes. The legumes are soaked, cooked and sauteed with spices and onions or spices and coconut. They not only taste great but are a guilt free, protein rich and very satisfying snack or meal i would say. This is good for people with diabetes, for growing children, people with celiac and for all who are looking for a high protein snack. Very simple and easy to make. Include a pressure cooker in your cooking gadgets and these kind of meals are very easy to make without any hassles
Try to include this in your daily meal to get a sense of fullness and this will also bring down your carb intake.

Preparation Time - 2 Minutes
Cooking Time - 30 Minutes
Serves - 4


Kollu(Horse Gram) - 1 Cup
Onion - 1
Coconut Oil - 2 Tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry powder - 1 Tsp
Salt - 1 Tsp + 1/4 tsp for onion or as per your taste
Curry leaves - 1 Tsp chopped
Asafoetida pinch(avoid this if you are sensitive to gluten)


Cilantro - 1 Tbsp for garnishing
Lemon juice - 1/4 Tsp or as per taste


1) Soak the horse gram over night.

2) Rinse, drain add salt and enough water to cover just the surface and pressure cook for three whistles.

3) Drain the excess water, heat a pan add coconut oil, asafoetida, mustard seeds.

4) Once the mustard seeds stop spluttering, add the curry leaves, onions, salt and saute till the onions become translucent.

5) Now add the cooked kollu(horse gram) and saute for 5 minutes till the kollu becomes little dry and now add the curry powder saute for a minute and switch off.

6) Garnish with lemon juice and cilantro and enjoy.


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