Saturday, May 3, 2014

Horse Gram Stir Fry

#HorsegramStirfry - #KolluSundal : #Horsegram is known as #Kollu - #கொள்ளு in Tamil. The scientific name is Microtyloma uniflorum. It is commonly used in the preparation of Kollu rasam, sundal / stir fry in Tamil recipes. Sprouting the horse gram increases its nutritional value.

To sprout horse gram, soak it overnight and the next day morning drain water completely.
Then close the vessel with a lid and allow to stand for 8 to 10 hours.
After 10 hours we could see small sprouts coming out of each seed.

Horse Gram [ Kollu in Tamil ]

Now store in a fridge. It can be stored for 3 to four days.
Daily wash it with water and drain. Then again store in the fridge.
I have used horse gram sprouts to prepare this sundal/stir fry.
Now let me present the way to prepare healthy and tasty kollu sundal.

Kollu Sundal [ Horse gram Stir Fry ]


Here is the recipe.

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                            Horse gram sprouts
1/4 Tsp                           Salt
2 Tsp                              Coconut scrapings
1/4 Tsp                           Red chilly powder [ Optional ]

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                           Mustard
1 Tsp                              Urad dal [ black gram ]
1 pinch                            Asafoetida
1                                     Red chilly
6                                     Curry leaves

1/2 Tsp                           Oil

Method :
Take horse gram in a pressure cooker.
Add 1/2 cup of water and salt.
Close the lid with weight on.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and 8 minutes at SIM.

Transfer into a bowl after the steam completely subsides.
Do not throw away the cooked water.
This water can be used for preparing rasam.

Now keep a kadai on a stove over a slow flame with oil.
Splutter mustard seeds and then add broken pieces of red chilly, asafoetida and black gram dal.
When dal becomes golden color, add curry leaves.
Then add cooked horse gram.

Saute well and adjust salt and red chilly powder.
Add coconut scrapings after water dries up.
Stir well for half a minute.

Kollu Sundal [ Horse gram Stir Fry ]


Now transfer into a serving bowl.
Top it with curry leaves or coriander leaves and chopped onion.

Kollu Sundal [ Horse gram Stir Fry ]

Sundal is an excellent evening snack with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
This stir fry can also be a good side dish for sambar or rasam rice.



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