Navratri starts next week. I hope many of you must be gearing up for the 9 day Celebrations. We are all set to welcome Goddess Durga to bless us all. I have great memories associated with navratri. We enjoy delicious bhog ,Pandal hopping with family , visiting friends for haldi kumkum .We make a variety of dishes at home to offer the goddess as Neivedyam. My favorite Navratri dish is Horsegram Sundal / Kollu Sundal .

Some Facts about Horsegram:

  • High in Fiber
  • Horsegram is a legume native to tropical southern Asia,
  • It is grown for horse feed and human consumption
  • It is also used in Ayurvedic cuisine.
  • Rich in Proteins
  • Contains Essential Vitamins and Minerals
  • Great source of energy
  • Rich in AntiOxidants
  • It was first domesticated in India
  • It is known by various names in different parts of India

Horsegram Sundal / Kollu Sundal for Navratri Celebration:

We make different varieties of Sundal during Navratri. You can check out variety of Sundal recipes, and other dishes for Navratri on my blog. This recipe is perfect in case you are looking for last minute recipes. It is always quick and easy to make. Being a working woman my recipes are quick , easy and very delicious. The excitement is so high during these 9 days.
Horsegram Sundal / Kollu Sundal is a great protein recipe for vegans or vegetarians. Just use coconut oil in the tempering and skip Asafoetida to make it vegan. You can have it as soup also. Horsegram is very rich and nutritious and a great source of energy. All dishes cooked are without onion and garlic.


Preethi Prasad
Navratri Special Recipe
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Soak time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 13 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Wide Bottom Pan
  • Spatula


  • 1 Cup Boiled Horse Gram Pressure Cook up to 2 whistles
  • 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
  • Salt to Taste

For Tempering

  • 2 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 10 Nos Curry Leaves
  • 4 Nos Dry Red Chilli
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Mustard
  • 2 Tsp Oil I have used Sun flower Oil


  • Soak Horse gram for about 2 hours.
  • Pressure cook the soaked horse gram upto 2 whistles.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Heat oil in a wide bottom pan.
  • Add channa dal , urad dal ,curry leaves and mustard. Once the mustard splutters add dry red chilli ,turmeric and asafoetida. Mix well
  • Now add the boiled horsegram and salt . Mix well.
  • Lastly add grated coconut and mix again. Turn off the heat after 2 minutes.
  • Serve as an offering to the Goddess and then serve it to the family and enjoy.


  1. Soak horse gram for 2 hours 
  2. Always add freshly grated coconut.
  3. Use dry red chilli for better flavor and taste
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  1. 5 stars
    Horsegram sundal looks so tempting and super healthy. Nutritious and protein rich Horsegram sundal is a must try recipe for everyone. Loved this easy to make and delicious recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Sundals are an all time favourite at home. Horsegram Sundal looks very delish. Beautifully clicked too Sundals are easy to prepare and very nutritive. Infact, I serve them even as starters for parties. My guests have always enjoyed it.

  3. Wow this is something very unique for me. Horsegram sundal sounds so scrumptious and delicious. Easy to make and healthy too. superb share!!

  4. Horsegram is a very nutritious lentil..this sundal recipe is not only healthy but is fuss free too and looks so inviting… will love to make your version

  5. 5 stars
    Preethi besides making curry with horse grams have not tried using it in different ways like this horse gram sundal Looks so inviting and what a healthy way to enjoy this protein legume. Going to give this recipe a try during summer when loads of salads with be back on my table.

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