January 30, 2009

Horse Gram Chutney

We South Indians love rice. I cannot even imagine a single day without eating rice. Our love for rice gives way to a lot of experimenting with different kinds of gravies like sambar, kootu, gojju and the likes.

We also like eating steamed rice with different kinds of chutneys. Contrary to the popular belief, South Indian Chutney is not just limited to the green Coconut Chutney, we have hundreds of varieties of chutney than one can ever imagine.


Once such chutney, we make at home is the Horse Gram chutney. This is made particularly when the temprature dips, as Horse Gram is known to increase body temprature & keep one warm.

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Horse Gram/Hurali Kaalu
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut - fresh/frozen
  • 1 tbsp grated jaggery
  • 8 - 10 red dry red chillies ( I used Byadagi )
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp tamarind extract
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • salt as per taste

Method:

  • Dry roast Horse Gram until fragrant & keep aside to cool
  • Grind the roasted gram to a coarse powder & set aside
  • Heat a tsp of oil & roast the red chillies, coriander seeds & curry leaves
  • In a Mixer, blend together grated coconut, jaggery, tamartnd extract, curry leaves, red chillies, & coriander seeds by adding little water
  • Add salt, ground horse gram & blend again to combine. Add water if necessary
  • Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves & 2 broken red chillies.

Serve with HOT steamed rice & Enjoi !!!


This is a little different from the usual chutneys as the Horse Gram is dry roasted & ground. Spiked with red chillies & coriander seeds & with just a little hint of jaggery adding that much needed flavour, this one is a must try.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we did . .

This goes to Mane Adige's Chutney/Dip Mania !!

61 comments:

LG said...

chutney looks delicious..I have never tried making hurlikaalu chutney, will try it soon kanri.

DEESHA said...
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DEESHA said...

sooper fast comment lakshmi. Thanks. Try maadi, tumba chennagirotte

Trupti said...

chutney looks very delicious..lovely photo

Laavanya said...

I've not tasted horsegram before but see so many tasty recipes with it.. This chutney looks fabulous and would be lovely with rice.

Asha said...

Deesha, Huruli chutney looks mouthwatering. I have a pack somewhere but I can't find it now. I will make this if I get it! :)

DEESHA said...

Thanks Trupti, Do try it

DEESHA said...

Laavanya, there are loads of lovely recipes with Horse Gram, do try them

Asha, Thanks .. Try Maadi

Cham said...

I think you are like me, I should at least eat some milk/curd rice to complete my day! I ve seen and heard about this kollu/horsegram chutney but not tasted, looks very inviting!

DEESHA said...

Cham, Yep I too love rice & curd rice does make a meal complete.

Sharmila said...

Am always on the lookout for chutney recipes ... this one is new for me. :-)

Pallavi said...

I'm the same way. I love rice and I love chutneys. This looks great! Never made anything with horse gram.

notyet100 said...

tthis looks so yum,..guess u cn send this for fic yellow,..

rekhas kitchen said...

ooohho my ajji use to make this chutney looks so mouthwatering thanks for reminding me deesha

Dershana said...

Lovely click, Deesha. I love this chutney with hot rice too. I have it in my archive but my picture isnt as gud as urs :-)

DEESHA said...

Sharmila , Pallavi - Thanks a ton

Priyanka - I thought the chutney looked more orange than yellow so I didnt send it

Rekha, Dershana - Thanks

anudivya said...

I love love your chutney. And I guess I am quite the exception... am not that much a lover of rice and tend to avoid it :(
Would love to have this with some idlis...

Indhu said...

very nice recipe :)
would be delicious with rice..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

you always put such lovely pics that i just can't be without stopping by your blog.

yes, even i love rice... but i am trying to cut it down to lose weight :(

though i have never tasted or tried horse gram, i am bookmarking it to try sometime in the future.

:)

Sathya Sankar said...

Looks delicious ! love this chutney..

DEESHA said...


Anudivya - I know a lot of south indians who do not like rice that much, yes these go well with idlis & dosas too maybe even with chapatis

Sathya, Indu - Thanks a Bunch

Mahimaa - Thanks so much for those lovely comments. I have cut down on rice too to lose weight, I eat phulkas for dinner now. Do try this, you will love it.

Sara said...

This looks beautiful, I love the pretty garnishes on top!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This is such an innovative recipe!!! It sure tasted great! thanx for the entry :)

DEESHA said...


Sara - Thanks, do try it

Ramya - Thanks so much, It did taste great Happy Hosting

PG said...

Now i really can't believe that people actually think that southIndian chutneys don't have variety. From what I know, South Indian, if I'm allowed to generalise, has the widest varieties of chutneys and podis and now I'm even coming across many more through blogging that I'm alwys flabbergasted! :) I have to post a recipe of a podi made with sesame seeds which I'm enjoying a lot, like my son too.
Your chutney looks wonderful!

Happy cook said...

I have neve rhad this chutney, it looks so yummy thich delicious.

Mangala Bhat said...

hey ..i never had this chutney, it is new to me ..will surely try this recipe .classic entry for dip/chutney i think ..pic looks yummy .

AnuSriram said...

Never tried this.. Looks so spicy and delicious! Will try this soon..

Ashwini said...

Hey Deesha..Hurli kalu chutney!! looks very mouthwatering..I din't know you can make chutney too with this...Try Madthini..Looks very yummy..

Varsha Vipins said...

same pitch Deesha..I am a rice lover..The chutney looks superb!!!!

Curry Leaf said...

I prefere this chutne with idlis.Never tried this chutney by myself.I run away from horse gram.The pic is perfect and tempting me to try this. I prefer to eat this chutney as itself,forget the idlis!

Vibaas said...

Hey Deesha, you are back and with a yummy recipe. Looks delicious.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Yummy-looking chutney Deesha, I should definitely make this one, I should check out for horsegram in US...

Smitha said...

Agree with you 100%!!! for us nothing can beat steaming rice +oodles of ghee+ assorted chutneys/pickles/ huli/tili saaru...aha, the very though is so very comforting...
Never quite heard of horse gram chutney but now is the time to make some and eaaat.. after all it looks soo delicious.. yum yum....

Yasmeen said...

Spicy! bet its just as good with parathas:)

sriharivatsan said...

Dheesa, you have come up with a wonderful recipie. Horsegram is also known for reducing the extra fat from the body. So, ppl who are in process of shedding weight can take Horsegram. I also include horsegram once or twice in a week, but chutney is new to me..Superb and very tempting Dheesa..Tx for sharing this..

Sujatha said...

good one Deesha! and you are absolutely right, there are so many chutney varieties in South India.. and your recipe is a proof! I've never heard about kollu chutney before.. I love kollu and have tried all kinds of recipes with kollu, like rasam, curry etc.. this is certainly new to me!! Bookmarking...

veggie belly said...

like you said, im one of those south indians that has encountered hundreds of chutneys. but this one is new to me! it sounds great!

jayasree said...

I too make this chutney with slightly different ingredients. Yours look very inviting. Using byadagi chillies hv given it a nice color.

Hope you have moved and settled in your new home.

Jaishree said...

Chutney looks delicious deesha. I never tried horsegram chutney. will try your version..

Sushma said...

hey!!

even I prepare hurali kalu chutney, but your recipe looks different, should try, I dont add coriander seeds. nimma recipe madi nodthene :)

nangoo ondu dina rice illade iroke agalla, adralloo I just cant miss mosaranna + uppinakayi.

Purva Desai said...

Never tried this chutney......it looks spicy and yummy

Ramya Bala said...

I do make horsegram chutney,but adding jaggery is very new and sounds yummy deepthi :)Good one

Priya said...

I have tasted this delicious chutney but never tried at home, ur picture is almost pulling me to try soon..

SriLekha said...

wow! a new chutney for me to try out!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks unique and nicely presented..

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks delicous. They call it kollu in tamil, I've heard about this chutney through some of my Reddiar friends, they used to bring it to school. Never tasted even once, tried neither. I should see if I can get them here.
Thanks for the comments on my site. Moreover, this is my first time here, you have got lovely vegetarian treasures.

Usha said...

I have never tried horsegram in chutney, this looks like a lovely chutney and must taste yum with a whole host of dishes :-)

Swapna Pravin said...

Chutney looks delicious. Lovely picture.

vidhas said...

Horse gram chutney is new to me, you have given a nice idea for my morning breakfast chutney.

Madhu said...

Deesha chutney looks super delicious..Pic is very droolworthy..I am too crazy for different chutney, i am so going to try this....

Uma said...

Yum, yum, yummy! Chutney looks so mouth-watering Deesha! How are you doing? I am back after a break :)

A_and_N said...

Pics are out of this world!

Akal's Saappadu said...

got something for you Deesha!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sound so healthy. Nice recipe. So different. Never tried chutney in horse gram....YUM!

Prema Sundar said...

Kollu is very healthy... my mom sometimes makes rasam with it. kollu chutney sounds interesting and looks great.

Daily Meals said...

I have only tasted horsegram rasam (ulava charu)...haven't tasted chutney...looks yummy...

Adlak's tiny world said...

chutney looks yummy and colorful.. never tasted this before.

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Premyscakes said...

I have got lots of horse gram at home , not knowing what to do.(got this to take a juice by boiling and to drink in the early morning to reduce wt., tiered of it). happy to see the chutney recipe out of it. will sure try it out.

HorseLuv said...

hmmm...yymmmm....please give me test..