Horse Gram Chutney - Kollu Chutney

Horse gram also called as Kollu or Gana payir in Tamilnadu. Horse gram is normally used to
feed horses, though it also used in cooking. Horse gram has much medicinal values. It will
be very useful for weight loss. It is mainly harvested in India. It is an extremely drought-
resistant crop. Moderately warm, dry climatic conditions are suitable for its optimum
growth. It matures in 4 to 6 months. There are many varieties of recipes made using horse
gram in South India. It is also much consumed by poor people, hence it is not much popular
gram in the market. We can just cook with salt and eat. Also we can make use for chutney,
idly, sambar etc..We will see today on how to make chutney using horse gram.

Horse gram/Kollu - 1 cup
Grated coconut/sliced coconut - ½ cup
Red chilli - 5
Garlic pods - 7
Tamarind - a gooseberry size
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 spring
Oil for seasoning
Dry roast 1 cup of horse gram in a pan until golden in color. Once it is roasted well, you will
feel nice flavor comes from horse gram.
Transfer into a plate and cool down.
In a same pan, add 1 leaflet curry leaves , 5 red chilli and dry roast together.Transfer into the
same plate with roasted horse gram.
Now in the same pan, add ½ cup coconut and dry roast. Roast until the moisture of coconut
goes off. Transfer into the same plate.
Now add 7 garlic pods, 1 gooseberry sized tamarind, 1 tsp cumin seeds and dry roast. Roast
until, garlic become golden in color. Transfer this into the same plate.
Now add all roasted ingredients together in a mixer jar and blend without adding water for
½ minute. Once all ingredients mixed together as coarse powder, add ½ cup of water and
blend until become chutney consistency.
Transfer the ground chutney into a bowl.
In a seasoning pan, add 2 tsp of oil and heat. Once oil hot add 1 tsp mustard seed, urad dal
mix. Once mustard start spluttering add 1 leaflet curry leaves.
Now add this seasoning into the chutney and mix it.

Now the tasty chutney is ready to serve!

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