Saturday 2 August 2014

Kollu / Horsegram Chutney / கொள்ளு சட்னி

This is a perfect, healthy ( tasty too!!) accompaniment for Idli / Dosa Varieties.  Give it a try!

Do check my other Kollu / Horsegram Recipes.

Kollu Sundal / Horse Gram Sundal
Horse Gram Podi(Powder) / கொள்ளு பொடி


Kollu / Horse gram - 2 tbsp

Red chiilies - 2 to 3
Coconut -  ½ cup
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Salt - as required

For Tempering:

Oil -1 ½ tsp
Mustard seeds -½ tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 4 or 5 leaves


Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai, add kollu and fry till the roasted aroma  rises and the colour changes to slightly brown in colour.  Keep aside. 

 In the same kadai, add red chillies and tamarind.  When the chillies got fried add coconut and saute for a minute; switch off the gas.  Allow to cool.

Add everything along with little water in the mixie or blender.

Grind it into a smooth paste.   Adjust consistency as required by adding water. 

Transfer to a suitable container.

Take another pan, add oil and temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves; pour it over the chutney.

Now the healthy cum tasty chutney is ready to eat.


You can also try adding garlic for different taste.


  1. Healthy tasty side dish for idli dosa. Love to try this.

  2. Healthy chutney,Tx for the recipe .

  3. Love this flavourful chutney, can have two more idlies with this chutney.

  4. like to try it. Pls tell me da hindi name for kollu.

  5. Hi friend, the hindi name for horse gram is kulith or kulthi.

  6. very simple recipe , I will try it


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