Today I am sharing a very quick and delicious chutney recipe made with some nutritious ingredients. Huruli / Horsegram chutney is absolutely lip smacking. I love chutney varieties and this is one of the most loved chutney at my place. It is a healthy dish that goes well with rice, akki rotti , dosa, idli ,paniyaram and even smear it on the bread and enjoy.

What is Huruli or Horsegram?

Horsegram is known as huruli in kannada.It is consumed as a whole seed, as sprouts, or as whole meal in India, popular in many parts of India. Horsegram is grown mostly under dry-land agriculture. It is known to have many medicinal properties and widely used in Ayurveda.Raw horse gram seed is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, and proteins, major antioxidants present in fruits and other food materials. It is better to consume the whole seed compared to the sprouts.It is know as energy booster and hence fed to horses too. Many dishes are whipped from Horsegram in different parts of India. I usually make Khichdi , Saaru, sambhar , salad, dry chutney powder, chutney,add it to Idli batter, Soup. It is also know to be a good source of Iron.

What is the Shhhhh Cooking theme?

This month our hostess Priya VJ has suggested the theme #ChutneyTime. She is looking for some delicious chutney recipes that are healthy and delicious. She is a wonderful blogger and has many awesome recipes on her blog. Check out her Chutney recipe for the theme. I was paired with Archana an amazing blogger who has many delicious recipes on her blog. She gave me two ingredients Horsegram and Poppy Seeds and I gave her Tamrind leaves and Chillies. She whipped up this delicious Chutney. with tender Tamrind leaves.

Ingredients for Huruli / Horsegram Chutney:

  • Horsegram:Horse gram is the most protein-rich lentil found on the planet and high powered too. It is rich proteins , Anti oxidants, Anti bacterial and anti fungal.
  • Desiccated Coconut:It is an ideal source of healthy fat that contains no cholesterol and contains selenium, fiber, copper and manganese
  • Shallots:Shallots are high in antioxidants 
  • Red Chilli: Gives some spice kick to the dish.Rich Source of Vitamin C.
  • Garlic: It is a power house of nutrients.
  • Poppy seeds:It is known to aid digestion and good for skin and hair health.
  • Salt: Main ingredient if any dish.
  • Oil: Any odourless oil for tempering
  • Tamrind: Tamrind is rich in  antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Fresh Coriander:Immunity booster and aids digestion.
  • Mustard Seeds: Used for tempering.
  • Split Urad dal: Rich in Vitamins and Minerals.
  • Channa dal: Excellant source of Protein.

Recipe for Huruli / Horsegram Chutney:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 5 Mins
  • Cook Time : 10 Mins
  • Total Time : 15 mins
  • Course : Condiment / Chutney
  • Cuisine : Indian


  • 1/2 Cup Horsegram
  • 8 Shallots
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 15 Red Chilli (I have used 8 Kashmiri red chillies and 8 Slightly Spicy ones)
  • 1 Bulb Garlic (I have used small single bulb garlic)
  • 3/4 Tsp Poppy seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • Gooseberry Size Tamrind
  • Handfull Fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3/4 Tsp Split Urad dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Channa dal
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Cup water for ginding.


  • Dry roast Horse gram in a wide bottom pan untill it is crisp and changes color. It will take about 4-5 minutes.
  • Ensure it is not burnt.
  • Transfer the roasted horse gram on to a plate.
  • In the same pan dry roast the red chillies for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the peeled shallots and garlic in the hot pan.
  • It will slightly turn color because of the heat.
  • Transfer the roasted horse gram , dry roasted red chillies , shallots , garlic, desiccated coconut, poppy seeds , tamrind ,fresh coriander and salt and grind to a smooth paste.Add water slowly as needed to grind to a smooth paste.
  • Heat the same pan again . Add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add channa dal and urad dal. Once it turns slightly brown add mustard and Asafoetida.
  • As the mustrad splutters add the ground mixture and mix well.Keep stirring for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Allow it to cool Completely.
  • Store in a air tight container and use when needed.
  • Enjoy………………………


  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of chillies as per your spice tolerance
  • Always use a dry spoon to Serve the Chutney.
  • As the Climate here is humid I store it in refrigerator if i make a huge batch.
  • I usually stock up for a week only.
  • You can mix it with rice and ghee and enjoy if you are busy.
  • Add water in small quantities while grinding. I make it thick if i need to store. Do follow my blog and Social media handles on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and Pinterest to get an update on the latest recipes.The more you share the more I will be happy.

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  1. Preethi, I simply love how the south Indian cuisine allows one to use practically any ingredient to make it into a chutney. I would never have thought of using horse gram to make a chutney. Looks super tempting and also a good way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of this lentil.

  2. What an intriguing chutney! Horsegram is full of health benefits, and I love how you have incorporated it in this chutney. The use of poppy seeds, coriander and dessicated coconut must have made it all the more flavourful. The colour of the chutney is so pretty! ❤️

  3. I make podi out of this, yet to try a chutney, but love ideas with horse gram and you are giving me another recipe to try with it. Looks yummy

  4. Horsegram is a very nutritious lentil and making chutney with it is another superb way to include it in our meals. Chutney looks lip smackingly delicious, a good combo with chillas and dosa for breakfast.

  5. I look for ways to include the healthy grains in our daily diets. I have tried making idli with horsegram, and your chutney sounds another flavorful way of including horsegram in our meals. Bookmarking the recipe to try out soon.

  6. Undoubtedly kollu is a very healthy ingredient to be incorporated in daily cooking. I love how you have used poppy seeds along with other ingredients to make this delectable chutney.

  7. I was looking for ways to include horse gram in our diet and you make it so simple. Love the chutney and will try making it especially when the girls are here. It was a pleasure being paired with you Preethi. Thanks for the shootout.

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