Kollu chutney - Horse Gram Chutney - Healthy side for idli, dosa, paratha

I love the slight nutty flavour from kollu / horse gram. I do this chutney very often, Other day when I was looking for horse gram based recipe. To my surprise I couldn't see any chutney recipe.. I had this with dosa / next day with steamed rice too. I had the roasted broken horse gram which I use to make kollu kanji / horse gram porridge. If you don't have that use whole gram and roast it till nice aroma released.

Horse gram / Kollu - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 pods
Coconut  Bits - 2 tablespoon
Small Onions / Shallots - 10
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Tamarind Paste - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Red chillies - 3-4 (adjust to your spice level)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10-20


Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan add small onion and fry till transparent. Add garlic and fry till brown color. Add Red chillies fry for a min. Add roasted horse gram and coconut bits. Switch it off. Let it cool down. Grind it to little coarse chutney with required salt and tamarind paste
Heat pan with rest of oil. Add mustard seeds and let it pop. Add urad dhal and curry leaves and fry till brown color. Add it to the grinded chutney
Serve it with our favourite dosa/ idli / steamed rice