Kollu Chutney | Horse gram Chutney | Side Dish for Idli / Dosa

kollu chutney

Hope you all had a great Diwali and wishes that the happiness last longer in your life.After having much sweets lets now move to some healthy and weight reduction recipes.Horse gram /Kollu is consider a good food for it.So here I come with chutney for idli/dosa with it.


  • Kollu/Horse gram-1\4 cup
  • Red chilly-2 or 3 (adjust)
  • Coconut pieces-2 tbsp
  • Ginger- 1 inch piece
  • Tamarind-small gooseberry size
  • Onion-1 small
  • jeera-1\2 tsp
  • salt taste

 To temper:

  • oil-2 tsp
  • mustard- a tsp
  • Curry leaves-few


1.Dry roast the kollu first till a nice aroma comes then transfer it to a plate.Then in the same pan add coconut pieces,jeera and red chilly and roast for some time.Lastly add tamarind give a mix and transfer.Add chopped onion ,dry roast for a while and switch off.

2.Cool everything and grind to a fine paste with needed salt ,ginger and some water.

3.Transfer it to  a serving dish and temper with the ingredients given.

Serve for hot idli or dosa.


1.You can add garlic if you wish.

2.You can even avoid onion and make this chutney.

3.Can roast a tsp of channa dal/kadalai paruppu and grind along with it.


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