Monday, 22 January 2018

Horsegram Salad/Kollu Salad/கொள்ளு கலவை/Diabetic Friendly Recipe/Weight Loss Recipe/Diet Friendly Recipe

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share a very healthy and diet friendly recipe – Kollu/Horsegram salad. It is important and necessary for all diabetic patients to reduce the amount of carbohydrate intake, especially in the night and this protein packed salad is an excellent solution for the same. There’s an old saying கொழுத்தவனுக்கு கொள்ளு, இளைத்தவனுக்கு எள்ளு”which means if your fat eat horse gram and if your thin eat sesame seeds.  Horsegram/kollu is normally used to feed horses, but used in cooking as well. Now coming to the recipes of Kollu/horsegram -  is one type of bean that is used very little in cooking. But in TamilNadu, kollu is used to make Kollu rasam, kollu sambar, kollu thogaiyaol, kollu soup, Kollu Podi etc. Horsegram has numerous health benefits, rich in proteins (20%), high in fibre, low in calories, easy to digest and keeps us full for a long time. It is also prescribed to persons suffering from jaundice or water retention and as part of a weight loss diet. And now coming to the recipe, it is a very easy and quick fix salad can be made in less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile do check out how to make Kollu Idli Podi in the link and enjoy. Also check out other interesting and healthy Salad varieties here.

Here’s how to make Horsegram Salad/Kollu salad…




Ingredients
Horse Gram/Kollu
½ cup
Onion
1 big finely chopped
Tomato
1 big finely chopped
Green Chillies
1 finely chopped
Black Pepper Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Leaves/Kothamalli
4 -5 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon Juice
2 tsp
Salt
As needed
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 2

Method

Wash and soak the horse gram/kollu overnight or at least for 5 hours.


After that wash the horsegram/kollu well, add about 1 ½ cups of water, salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles or until well done. After the steam releases drain the water and keep it aside.



Chop the onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves finely and keep it aside.

Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves to a bowl and mix well.
Now add the cooked horsegram/kollu and mix thoroughly.



Finally add lemon juice, black pepper powder and mix really well. Adjust the amount of salt at this stage.


Yes, delicious, healthy and filling Horsegram Salad/Kollu Salad is ready to be enjoyed.


Suggestions:
Do not discard the cooked water; you can make rasam with it.
You can add grated carrot to make the salad as well.

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