Hurali/Horsegram contains carbohydrate, protein, dietary fiber, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron and calories as well as vitamins.
Hurali/Horsegram is native to southern Asia, commonly grown for horse feed, for human consumption and in Ayurveda. It is consumed as a whole seed, as sprouts, or as whole meal in India.
Most common item in South Indian houses is chutney pudi/powder. It is prepared from many lentils/grams/dhals. One such nutritious Horse Gram. Chutney Powder out of it is very tasty, nutritious, healthy.
|Urad Dhal||2 tsp|
|Byadagi Red Chillies||7-8|
|Guntur Red Chillies||7-8|
|Hing (Asafoetida)||1/4 tsp|
|Tamarind||One Lemon Size|
|Sugar/Jaggery||1 tbsp or as per taste|
|Grated dry coconut/kopra||1/2 cup|
|Salt as per taste|
|Mustard seeds||1/2 tsp|
Dry roast Hurali/horsegram till it splutters/golden brown.
Transfer roasted hurali/horse gram to a plate.
Dry roast urad dhal till golden brown.
Transfer roasted contents to the plate.
Roast guntur and byadagi red chillies for 2 mins. Add grated dry coconut/kopra, hing, curry leaves and roast for 2 mins.
Transfer to the plate and allow to cool. Add jaggery and salt to taste.
Add cleaned tamarind pieces (do not roast) in it to soften it for grinding.
Transfer the cooled contents to a mixie jar.
Grind to fine/coarse powder.
In a pan, take 1/2 tsp oil add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and few curry leaves to splutter.
Mix this tempering to the chutney pudi mix.
Allow to cool for 1 hour.
Horsegram/Hurali chutney pudi is ready. Store it in a clean container. You can store upto to 2-3 months.
You can have chutney powder with hot rice and ghee, dosa, idli, chapathi, curd rice.
Don’t let any ingredient to burn. I have used two types of red chillies so that your chutney powder will have a nice colour and taste. You can use any Red chillies in total of your choice. If you want more spicy you can add more chillies. You can also avoid urad dhal for this chutney pudi. You can add more jaggery as per your choice. Do not grind too fine powder. Chutney pudi tastes good when grounded coarse. If you want to store for more time you can avoid dry coconut/copra.