Horse Gram & Mango Chutney (Ulavalu chutney)

Horse gram & mango chutney is a traditional south Indian chutney. Horse gram is believed to help in reducing overweight  and also good  for diabetic patients. It also provides heat to body during winters. This chutney is a perfect combination of protein, iron, calcium and vitamin C. This chutney goes well with steamed rice, dal vada,flat bread or any deep fried snacks. You can also try my horse gram rasam. In Hindi horse gram is called Kulthi / Hulthi.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 10 to 12 servings


  1. Horse Gram/ Ulavalu: ½ cup
  2. Raw mango: 1 medium sized (peeled and cut into pieces)
  3. Dry red chilli: 5 to 6 or 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  4. Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
  5. Salt: 1 teaspoon
  6. Garlic: 5 to 6 cloves
  7. Turmeric: ½ teaspoon
  8. Oil: 1 teaspoon for tempering
  9. Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal: 1 teaspoon for tempering
  10. Curry leaves: few
  11. Asafoetida: a pinch (optional)IMG_6559


  1. Peel and cut raw mango into pieces and keep ready.IMG_4617
  2. Dry roast horse gram  in a pan till golden brown and nice aroma comes on a slow flame. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for 2 minutes.IMG_6542
  3. Fry dry red chillies and cumin seeds  adding few drops of oil. Switch off the flame and allow to cool for a minute.IMG_6557
  4. Grind horse gram to a very fine powder.
  5. Add fried red chillies and cumin seeds and grind.IMG_6565
  6. Add mango pieces, turmeric, salt and garlic and grind for 2 to 3 minutes to a chutney. Adjust the seasoning (If required you can add 1/4  teaspoon of red chilli powder).IMG_6567
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  8. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal. Let mustard crackle. Switch off the flame. Add curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida.IMG_6570
  9. Pour tempering over the chutney and serve.IMG_6581


  1. Replace horse gram with sesame seeds / til to prepare sesame seeds and mango chutney.
  2. Fried green chillies can also be added in place of red chillies.




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