Horsegram /Kulith chutney powder

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                                                                       Ready to serve Kulith chutney powder                                                                              

Time taken: 45 minutes

Horsegram/Kulith/Huralikalu/Kullu in english, konaki, kannada and tamil respectively.  It is now vastly used in the preparation of dosa, idli, sprouted usli,  kodhel(spicy coconut gravy) and also used in Mujadra a middle eastern one pot meal.  I tried out this traditional dry chutney powder which my grany was preparing in my childhood.  It tastes yummy and is a good combo for idli, dosa and even with rice and dal.  Here is my version of the recipe.

What you need to have:

1. Horse gram – 1 cup

2. Dry grated coconut (copra)  – 1/2 cup

3.  Asafoetida (soft) – size of a peanut

4. Tamarind – size of an Betle nut

5. Jaggery – a little

6. Chili powder – 2 Teaspoon

7. Curry leaves – 8-10 (can even add more)

8. Salt – as per taste

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                           Horsegram and Dry grated coconut(copra)


                                                       Other ingredients of chutney powder

 What you do with what you have:

1. Place a wide skillet with Horse gram in it and dry roast the same till it turns crispy and a pleasant aroma oozes out.  Allow it to cool transferring it to another bowl.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                       Horsegram being dry roasted

2. Dry roast grated dry coconut in the same skillet till crispy and light brown in colour stiring at regular intervals.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                               Grated copra being dry roasted

3. When done , switch off the flame and add tamarind, jaggery and chili powder to it and give a strong stir so that it gets mixed and tamarind is softened and chili powder is roasted right.


                                                        Tamarind, jaggery  & chili powder being added to it

4. Dry roast curry leaves in skillet till crispy but does not change the colour preferably on low/medium flame.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Currry leaves being dry roasted

5. Place a spatula with a little cooking oil in it and when heated fry  asafoetida in it till crispy


                                                                               Asafoetida being fried

6. In the mixer formerly powder roasted Horse gram, jaggery, tamarind to a coarse consistency, and then add the remaining ingredients and grind again to required consistency.  Ready to serve Horse gram chutney powder is as shown in the image below.  KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                      Horse gram chutney powder

Time taken: 45 minutes

Note: 1. Use fresh and quality Horse gram for the dish for better results.

2. One can even use garlic in place of Curry leaf and Asafoetida.



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