I love the tradition of serving 'Guggillu', a simple mixture of soaked and boiled legumes, during festivals and as part of 'tamboolam' . It can not only be offered as a 'prasadam', but also be made as a timepass evening snack and served along with some 'garam' (hot) tea. Its rich nutritional profile is another reason to include it as part of your everyday diet. Each of the legumes used are excellent sources of protein, fiber and folate. Especially soy beans are considered to be an excellent substitute for meat because of its high protein content. It also is a rich source of iron, calcium and other essential minerals. In addition to the regular beans, I have added soya beans and some peanuts to make it more nutritious. A big bowl of this 'Guggillu' along with probably a fruit can be a meal in itself.

Ingredients -

1 Cup Senagalu (Kabuli Chana/Garbanzo Beans)
1/2 Cup Al, asandalu (Black-eyed beans/Bobbarlu)
1/4 Cup Pesalu (Whole Moong Dal)
1/4 Cup Soya Beans
1/4 Cup Peanuts (Pallilu)
(Soak all the above for about 8-10 hrs and cook them in a pressure cooker)
2-3 Green Chillies (chopped)
Ginger, a small piece (chopped)

Coriander Leaves and Pudina Leaves for garnishing
Oil 3 tsps
Seasoning (Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal, Cumin Seeds, Dry Red chillies, Curry Leaves)
Salt to taste

Method Of Preparation -

Heat the stove, pour oil in a pan and add all the seasoning ingredients one after another in the order listed. When the mustard seeds splutter and the dals turn slightly brown, add the green chillies and ginger and saute for a minute.

Now drain the water off the boiled legumes into a bowl (the water can be added to your dal/rasam/sambar) and add them to the above.

Add salt and mix it well and garnish it with a good amount of chopped Coriander and Pudina leaves.

Your protein rich snack is ready to be served with some hot tea. 

Note - You could optionally add some fresh grated coconut to enhance the taste.

Serves 4-5 adults

Preparation Time 10 mins (excluding soaking and Pressure cooking time)


  1. Hayley Says:
  2. Simple and very healthy!!

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Thats a fabulous stir fry, looks simply delicious..

  5. Nithu Bala Says:
  6. very healthy dish..

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