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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kollu Paruppu | Kollu Chutney

Kollu Paruppu | Kollu Chutney
Kollu paruppu also known as horse gram in English, Ulavalu in Telugu is a lentil with medicinal qualities. In some parts of India, this is recommended for water retention. There is a proverb in tamil " Kolluthavanukku Kollu" .It means horse gram is known for people who wants to reduce weight.This kollu paruppu or Ulavalu maintains body temperature and has more iron content. Kollu paruppu chutney is a famous recipe from Kongunad. It is usually served as a side dish to Rice. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing Kongunad special Kollu recipe - Kollu paruppu chutney.

Kollu Paruppu | Kollu Chutney

Kongunad style Horse gram chutney. Rice side dish.

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 40 mins | Yields : 2

Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian - Kongunadu
Author:
Kollu Chutney

Coconut Oil : 1 tbsp
Mustard : 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Red chillies : 2
Curry leaves : 4 to 6
Shallots : 1/2 Cup
Garlic cloves : 6
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
cumin powder : 1/4 tsp
coriander powder : 1 tsp
chilli powder : 1 tsp
Salt : As needed
Coriander Leaves : For garnishing

Instructions:
Wash horse gram 2 to 3 times in running water. Check for small stones and dirt. Pressure cook it for 4 or 5 whistles. Add extra water, if  dal water is needed for preparing kollu rasam.
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Allow dal to cool and grind the dal coarsely in a mixie. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds and Cumin seeds. Let them splutter. 
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Add curry leaves,shallots, red chillies, and garlic. Fry them for a while.When Shallots turn translucent, add 1 cup of water,cooked dal,turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Once the chutney thickens and reaches desired consistency. Add Salt and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Kollu Thuvaiyal | Kollu paruppu chutney | Kongunad Kollu recipes
Kollu Thuvaiyal

Tips:
Before serving kollu paruppu chutney, add 1 tsp of coconut oil.
Adjust chilli powder and red chilli to your taste.

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