Monday 22 January 2018

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

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 idli podiKollu Salad kollu sundalKollu Thuvaiyal, Kollu Rasam 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. Also check out other interesting and healthy Salad varieties here.

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

Horse Gram/Kollu
½ cup
1 big finely chopped
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
As needed
Preparation time: 5 minutes                                  Recipe Category: Appetizer
Total time: 10-15 minutes                                        Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Serves: 2
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other delectable Kollu/Horsegram Recipes that might be of your interest...
Kollu idli podi 
Kollu Salad 
kollu sundal


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.

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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