August 28, 2010

Horse Gram Chutney ( ಹುರುಳಿ ಕಾಳು ಚಟ್ನಿ )
Horse gram chutney goes well with Rice and Chapathis.  Horse gram is a good source of Iron.  In some part of India this is mainly used to feed Horse.  This whole grain is also used in Ayurvedic cusines.  

1/2 cup packed fresh Coriander leaves
1 cup grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp Horse gram
3-4 green chillis
Salt to taste
1 tbsp tamarind

For the tempering:
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split gram dal
5-6 curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida (optional)

  • Fry Horse gram in a pan for 2 to 3 mts, till it gives a nice aroma and the colour turns dark brown.
  • Heat half a tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Add the slit green chilies and saute for a few seconds and keep aside.
  • Grind the fried green chilies,Horse gram, grated coconut,Cliantro leaves along with salt, tamarind to a coarse paste adding a few tbsps of water.
  • Heat oil in a pan for the tempering, add the mustard seeds, let them pop and add the split gram dal, urad dal and curry leaves and fry till the dal turns red. Lastly add the asafoetida and immediately add this seasoning to the ground paste.
  • Serve with hot idlis and dosas.