Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Horse gram, I know its tough to have this, but if you know the benefits of having, you will definitely like to have. Horse gram is an excellent source of Iron and it is consumed as a whole seed, as sprouts, or as whole meal in India, popular especially in southern Indian states. Horse grams are called by different names in different languages say like In Hindi- Kulthi,Bengali- Kulthikalai,Tamil- Kollu, Telugu-Ulavalu or Guggillu,Kannada-Hurule,Oriya-Kolatha,Gujrati-Kadthi Ni Dal.The most important tip for those who are trying to reduce the weight can consume horse gram daily as it burns the fat and help to loss excess weight.

Few Nutritious Facts:

  • Energy
  • Proteins
  • No Fat
  • Minerals
  • Fiber
  • Carbohydrates
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Iron
So here is my horse gram chutney recipe, you can have it with chapathi or even with rice, as it tastes good and healthy as well.


  • Horse Gram-1 Cup(Soak it overnight)
  • Small Onion- 4-5 nos
  • Garlic- 3 Nos
  • Red Chilies- 3-4 Nos
  • Coriander seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Whole pepper-1/2 Tspn
  • Cumin Seeds- ½ Tspn
  • Tomato-half
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2
  • Salt-To taste
  • Mustard- ½ Tspn
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Oil


  • Pressure cook the soaked horse gram for 3 whistles and keep aside.
  • Pour oil and heat the pan, add all the ingredients and roast till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Let it be cool and grind to fine paste
  • In a separate pan, pour little oil, add the mustard and curry leaves after it splits up add it to the taste.


"You can also add asafetida a bit while roasting all other ingredients which gives a nice aroma to the chutney.

Adding mustard and curry leaves is also optional step."



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