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kollu sundal
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Kollu sundal recipe

Navrathri is here and sundal is one of the main dish made in this season in South Indian households. Learn how to make this healthy, nutritious as well as flavorful kollu sundal.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2


  • ½ cup Kollu Horse gram
  • 3 tablespoon Grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves Optional
  • Salt as needed

To roast and grind

  • 1 teaspoon Chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 4 Red chilli

To temper

  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  • Soak kollu overnight. Next day, drain the water, add a cup of water and salt.
  • Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles in medium flame.
  • As it gets cooked, roast the ingredients given under ‘To roast and grind’ in a teaspoon of oil, until golden.
    1 teaspoon Chana dal, 1 teaspoon Urad dal, 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds, 4 Red chilli
  • Cool down and grind it in a blender to a powder.
  • Heat a pan and temper with the items given under the ‘to temper’ table.
    1 teaspoon Urad dal, 2 teaspoon Oil, ½ teaspoon Mustard, 1 sprig Curry leaves, 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • Add cooked kollu and stir fry for a minute. Add the powder and mix well.
  • Just for a minute and lastly add grated coconut, coriander leaves. Mix well.


  • You can add the water drained from cooked kollu in rasam or sambar.
  • If you want to keep the sundal good for long time, cook well after adding coconut.