Kollu (Horse gram), a reddish legume from India has several health benefits. It is mainly used to treat kidney stones, piles and helps to lower cholesterol levels. In Ayurveda, horse gram is used to extensively to treat many ailments. Above is just mentioned a few benefits.
Kollu sundal is a simple recipe seasoned with a very few key ingredients.
1 cup Horse gram, soaked overnight in water
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
A sprig of Curry leaves
2-3 Green Chilies, Finely chopped
Cilantro, finely chopped
2 tsp Freshly grated coconut, optional
- Pressure cook horse gram with 2 cups of water for at least 15-20 minutes. Use the stock to make Kollu Rasam
- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, green chilies. Give it a little stir. When it starts to sizzle, add cooked horse gram. Adjust salt as per taste. Saute for 2-3 minutes
- Garnish with cilantro and coconut. Serve with rice and Kollu Rasam