Kollu Sundal / Horse Gram Salad

Ganesh Chaturthi | Vinayakar Chaturthi 7th day Prasadam as Kollu Sundal. Sundal varieties are also offered as Prasadam/nivedyam for Navratri Festival Recipes.

“Prasadam” means an edible food that is first offered to a God / deity and then distributed in his/her name to followers/others as good sign. 

Lentils, pulses and sprouts stir fry sabji’s /side dishes are called as "Sundal" in Tamil language. If i try to translate Sundal in English, i would like to put it in the category of Salad. Salad means ready-to-eat dish. Though many salads use raw ingredients, some use cooked ingredients like sundal varieties.

First day ->  Fried Modak 

Second day -> Vella Kozhakattai / Ukadiche Modak
Third Day -> Thill /Ellu Kozhakattai
Fourth Day -> Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer
Fifth Day -> Moong Dal Payasam/ Kheer
Sixth Day -> Aarsimav Ammini Kozhakattai or Pearl Modak
Seventh Day is - Kollu Sundal


  • Horse Gram / Kollu / kulathÄ« - 1 Cup
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt to Taste

For Gravy:
  • Green Chilies - 3 to 4 nos.
  • Coconut grated - 1 tbsp

For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Rai/Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal / White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Curry Leaves - Few
  • Oil

Time Required: 15 mins


1) Soak Horse gram/Kollu overnight.
2) Pressure cook the soaked kollu with 1/2 of cup of water for 2 whistles.
3) Blend the grated coconut and green chilies and keep it aside.
4) Heat oil, add mustard seeds, white lentils allow them to splutter. Add hing/ asafoetida & curry leaves and saute for 1 min.
5) Add boiled kollu, salt, turmeric and  mix well and saute for 3 minutes.
6) Add blended coconut and green chili mixture and mix well.
7) Adjust the salt if any.
8) Serve with Curd Rice, rasam rice or even you can enjoy as snack dish.

Variation: You can add grated carrot, chaat masala (mixture of many Indian spices - available in Indian store) to bring completely another taste to the dish.

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