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Horse gram Palya | Horse gram Usli | Kollu Sundal

Horse gram usli in Kannada or kollu sundal in Tamil is a very healthy protein-rich side-dish recipe made using horse gram.
Course Accompaniments, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Praneetha A Goutham


  • 1 cup horse gram
  • 2 nos. onions - , big size
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 3/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • a big pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3-5 nos. dry red chillies
  • 4-5 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 lemon


  • If you are making horse gram rasam, you will already have cooked horse gram. If not, soak 1 cup horse gram in warm water for 2 hours. Pressure cook with 2 cups of water for 6-8 whistles. 
  • In a kadai/pan, add in 1 tsp oil. Temper with 1 tsp mustard seeds, a big pinch of asafoetida, few curry leaves, 3-4 spicy dry red chillies, 2 large onions finely chopped. Fry until onions cook well but remain crunchy. 
  • Next, add in the cooked horse gram, salt to taste, 3 to 4 tbsp (or more) fresh grated coconut. Mix everything well. 
  • Lastly, squeeze half a lemon, add in chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and it is ready to be served. 


  1. Always remember to press a cooked horse gram to check if it is cooked well. Otherwise, cook for some more time.
  2. Adjust the red chillies as per your taste.
  3. Add good amount of onions and coconut for best results.