Friday, September 12, 2008

Horse gram chutney / Kollu thovaiyal

Horse gram is always used in Indian cooking to increase the fibre content in the food.
It is believed that horse gram acts as a vital element in reducing body fat.
cabbage rice with kollu chutney and sweet potato chips  (updated in 2017Aug)

Horse gram/ Kollu - 1/4 cup
red chillies - 2
shredded coconut- 1 tbsp
tamarind - 1 inch piece
salt - 1/4 tsp (to taste)
curry leaves - 1 sprig
cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
garlic - 1 pearl.


Spread the kollu in a large plate and carefully look through (sort out) to remove any impurities like stone or husk. (I prefer doing this in free time in day light and will save it in a bottle).
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry Kollu (in low heat) to golden brown color. It may pop, so be careful.
Then in the same pan roast the red chillies and coconut separately to almost crispy state.
After they get cool, grind every thing in Indian mixer or any blender without water for 20 seconds.
Then add very little water and grind coarsely to get a thick chutney.

serving suggestions:
Goes fine with Rasam saadham (Rice mixed with Rasam),tamarind rice, lemon rice, urid dhal rice and coconut rice.
Tastes good for 24 hours at room temperature (travel food) without refrigerator.


Anonymous said...

Good for people to know.

Anonymous said...

WHere can I get this Kollu- Is it avaialable in any store in NJ?

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Anonymous said...

Hi Nappi,
In Hindi horse gram is called Kulthi.
I bought it in Subzi mandi of Iselin.
It will be set in the aisle for pulses and grams. This pulse will be either in red or in peach color.
I do not have the gram now , otherwise I could have located you the brand name too.
You can write it in a paper and ask some Indian in the billing counter.
They will guide you.

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