Horse gram, rarely known legume is rich in iron and also a good source of protein.It is commonly used in Kongu Nadu cuisine. Horse gram is known to generate too much heat in body, so care should be taken while consuming during summer and during pregnancy.
This recipe was taught to me by my mother-in-law and this dish goes well with dosa and idli.
Horse gram (Kollu paruppu) – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 medium size
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
red chilies – 3
tamarind raw – nutmeg size ball
1) Fry horse gram till it turns brown in 1 spoon oil and keep it aside. You can find nice aroma by now.
2) Saute finely chopped onion till it becomes translucent. Turn off the heat and add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chilies and tamarind. Saute these items using pan’s heat.
3) Cool all the above ingredients and grind with salt and a pinch of sugar. Add little water if necessary.
Kollu chutney is ready to be served with idli and dosa.