Kolluparuppu as we call in our kongu region. Kollu means horse gram in tamil.
Horse gram chutney is a delicious chutney, we have with rice. Each home in kongunadu will make this chutney atleast once in a month. This chutneys unique taste comes from raw onion and garlic used to make it.
I have fond memories of having this chutney with rice and ghee. My mom usually makes this chutney during holidays, so that we can have with hot steaming rice and ghee.
Horse gram helps in weight reduction. So weight watchers can also have this chutney without ghee.
Horse gram – 1 cup
Pearl onions – 15
Chilly – 4
Coriander seeds – 1tsp
Cumin – ½ tsp
Pepper – 5 corns
Garlic - 10
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – 1tsp
Soak horse gram for thirty minutes and cook.
Heat oil , roast chilly , pepper , cumin .add this tempering to cooked horse gram.
Grind raw onion, garlic , curry leaves along with cooked horse gram.
Add salt to taste.
Serve this chutney with steaming rice along with a gallop of ghee. Tastes like elixir.
We Can also have this chutney with dosa. I like this chutney with crispy dosa mostly.