Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pudina Kollu Chutney - Mint And Horse Gram Chutney


 Kollu or Horse gram is said to have various health benefits. Kollu is effective in weight management and in balancing cholesterol levels. It is also administered to alleviate kidney stones and to lower glycemic levels.But it is best to take an Ayurvedic doctor's advice before using Kollu as medicine. However including Kollu now and then in one's diet is beneficial for an overall well being. A spicy and nutty Pudina Kollu Chutney with hot rice is an ideal meal for a cold and rainy day. 

Horse gram/Kollu - 1/2 cup 
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Black gram dal - 1 tsp 
Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
Red chillies - 4 
Sesame oil - 1 tsp 
Tamarind - a plum size ball 
Salt - 1 tsp 
Mint leaves/ Pudina - 1 bunch 

1. Remove the roots and wash Pudina/mint thoroughly. 
2. Heat sesame oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
3. When the seeds splutter add Black gram dal and Bengal gram dal and roast till they turn slightly golden in colour. 
4. Add  Kollu/Horse gram and keep roasting till they crack. 
5. Now add red chillies and asafoetida and roast till the chillies become crisp. 
6. Lower the flame, add Pudina and stir till the leaves wilt. 
7. Switch off flame, shred tamarind and drop it into the seasoning so that it becomes soft. 

8. Add salt and grind all the ingredients together into a slightly coarse and thick Chutney adding little water. 

Enjoy the spicy and flavoursome Pudina Kollu Chutney with steaming hot rice topped with a spoon of fresh ghee. 

3 Post your Comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious combination.. looks too good!!

Priya Suresh said...

Very healthy and eye pleasing chutney.

kitchen queen said...

delicious mouth watering chutney