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Horse Gram Chutney

2 Jul

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Ulavala Pachadi.

Horse gram is soaked and pressure cooked in water till soft. It is then ground into paste along with cooked onions and tomatoes. Finally the horse gram chutney is seasoned with spices. Serve horse gram chutney with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Horse Gram Chutney.

Ingredients:

Horse Gram 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Tomato 1 Large
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Wash horse gram and soak horse gram in enough water overnight.
Pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 2 – 3 whistles.
Strain the horse gram if necessary and reserve the cooking liquid.
Grind horse gram into paste and keep aside.

Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan, add onion.
Fry till onion turns brown, add tomato, green chiles, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook till tomato turns soft, remove from heat.
Cool the mixture to room temperature and grind into smooth paste.
Add the horse gram paste and grind again into smooth paste.
Remove the ground horse gram mixture into a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to the horse gram chutney bowl.
Serve horse gram chutney with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure horse gram is cooked well.

Suggestions: If horse gram is not cooked well, put it back on heat and boil in a saucepot till soft. Adjust green chiles according to preference. Lemon juice can also be added to the horse gram chutney.
Variations: Check horse gram rasam here.
Other Names: Horse Gram Chutney, Ulavala Pachadi.