Monday 11 January 2021

Kollu Thuvaiyal Recipe/Horse Gram Thogaiyal Recipe/How to make Kollu Thuvaiyal with step by step photos-Healthy Thuvaiyal Recipe

 Kollu Thogaiyalis a very healthy and diabetic friendly recipe made with kollu/horse gram, dry red chillies, garlic cloves, tamarind as main ingredients. This kollu thogaiyal can be made in less than 15 minutes and served with steam cooked white rice and ghee or as side dish for idlis/dosais. Do try out this healthy Kollu Thogaiyal and post your comments here. Also check out other interesting kollu recipes like Kollu idli podiKollu Salad kollu sundalKollu Rasam and other delicious Chutney/Thogaiyal recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kollu Thuvaiyal with step by step photos…


Kollu/Horse gram

½ cup

Dry Red Chillies/Kaainda Milagai


Garlic Cloves/Poondu



One small gooseberry size


One big pinch


As needed

Gingelly Oil/Nallaennai

1 tsp

 For Tempering

Nallaennai/Gingelly Oil

2 tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

½ tsp

Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu

½ tsp

Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai


Preparation Time: 10 minutes                   Recipe Category: Side dish/Breakfast

Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes                       Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Heat 1 tsp of gingelly oil/nallaennai in a pan.

Add Kollu/horse gram to the pan on low medium flame.

Saute the kollu for about 5-7 minutes until the nice aroma arises and will start spluttering.

Transfer the roasted kollu/horsegram to a bowl.

Now add the dry red chillies and mix really well.

Add the garlic cloves and roast along with red chillies until they change golden color.

Add the tamarind to the pan, give a good stir and switch off the stove.

Add little water to the roasted kollu/horsegram and soak for about 10-12 minutes.

Let everything cool down completely.

Now drain the water out of the kollu and add everything to the mixer.

Grind everything together with asafoetida, required salt to a fine paste. Add required water and grind well.

Transfer the ground Kollu Thogaiyal to a bowl.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds, add urad dal and fry until they turn to golden brown, then add curry leaves and wait until they turn crispy. Now switch off the stove.

Add the tempering to the Kollu Thogaiyal.

Delicious and healthy Kollu Thogaiyal/Horse gram Thogaiyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot steam cooked rice and ghee or as side dish for idlis/dosais etc.


You can skip the garlic cloves and replace it with 2 inch ginger piece and make the thogaiyal.

You can also add about 2 tbsp of grated coconut to make this as chutney.

We can also reduce some dry red chillies and add ½ tsp of black pepper and make the thogaiyal.

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