Horse Gram Chutney

Friday, January 30, 2009

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


  • 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 !!

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