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Monday, October 17, 2011

Horse gram / Kollu chutney a Healthy Recipe

Horse gram / Kollu chutney a Healthy Recipe
What is Horse gram?

Before going for cooking let's see What is Horse gram?, It may helpful for those who don't know about benefits of Horse gram.
Horse grams are an oval shaped bean that is usually thin and relatively small . It is a leguminous plant, Dolichos biflorus, a native of tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia, extensively cultivated in Southern India as a food-plant. In India, horse grams are called as கொள்ளு (Kollu) in Tamil, മുതിര (Muthira) in Malayalam,  ఉలవలు(Ulavalu) in Telugu, Cowpea in English, Kulti in Hindi, Dou in Chinese, Habbul Kulth in Arabic. 

Health Benefits of Horse gram 

Horse grams can helps in lower the cholesterol levels
It is known to have phenols which help in Weight Loss.
It is an excellent source of protein and contains good levels of the iron and minerals molybdenum.
It is an good source of vitamins and amino acids.
Its use in the diet is good for women as their menstruation is purified.

Horse grams are normally used to feed horses, though it is also commonly used in Tamil dishes, including kollu porial, kollu avial, kollu sambar, and kollu rasam.
Here I am going to explain about the simple and healthy Kollu/Horse Gram Chutney.

1 cup of Kollu (Horse gram)
4 no of Dry red chili
Small amount of Curry leaves
2 no of Garlic
1/4 tsp of Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of Urad dal (White Lentil)
15 no of Small Onion (chopped)


Wash and boil the Kollu (Horse gram)
In a pan add oil Mustard seeds, Urad dal, Small Onion, Dry red chili and Curry leaves; fry it well
Allow to cool the above ingredients
In a blender add the cooled ingredients, water and garlic pods grind into thick paste
while grinding use  Kollu (Horse gram) boiled water.

Healthy Kollu/Horse Gram Chutney. 

Note: Horse gram is not good for pregnant woman, or a person suffering from plethora or tuberculosis. It also causes the formation of excessive bile.

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