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Kollu thuvaiyal | Kollu thogaiyal | Roasted Horsegram Chutney

Kollu thuvaiyal or kollu thogaiyal is a variety of chutney prepared from Horsegram ( kollu paruppu) and serves as a side dish for Idli, dosa and hot rice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal



  • 1 cup horse gram
  • 1 tbsp gingelly oil
  • 2 tsp Bengal gram
  • 6 garlic pods
  • 5 red chillies
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • Small piece tamarind
  • ¾ tsp salt

To temper:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • Few curry leaves


Recipe to make Kollu thuvaiyal:

    How to roast for Horse gram chutney:

    • Take a flat pan, dry roast Horse gram (Kollu paruppu) for 5-10mins in medium heat on the stove.
    • Until you hear popping sound from the gram, continue to stir without a gap.
    • When the Horse gram turns to golden brown color, transfer it to a plate.
    • In the same pan heat some oil, add bengal gram dal, roast for two mins until
    • Dal turns to light brown color.
    • Add garlic pods and red chillies.
    • Now add the dry roasted Kollu(Horsegram) and fry in the oil with other ingredients.
    • Put coconut, some tamarind and required salt.
    • Switch off and let this mixture cool down for minutes.
    • Grind the ingredients into a coarse thogaiyal (chutney) by adding some water and set aside.

    How to do seasoning:

    • In a small pan, add a tsp of oil, temper with mustard, cumin seeds, urad Dal, asafoetida and some curry leaves.
    • Saute until urad turns to golden color and pour this mixture along with oil on top of the kollu thuvaiyal.
    • Serve with dosa or hot rice.


    Tips: 1) Do not avoid dry roasting Horsegram as this is an important step to get the nutty flavor to the thogaiyal. 2) If you like garlic free chutney omit garlic pods. But I would recommend adding garlic for better digestion and taste and to prevent gastric trouble if any. For any kind of Dal preparation add either cumin(jeera) or asafoetida and garlic or ginger as healthy addition. 3) Make this Kollu thuvaiyal thick and coarse, if you are making for rice. 4) Instead of regular oil, use gingelly oil for extra taste.


    Calories: 150kcal
    Keyword How to make kollu chutney, Kollu chutney, Kollu thogaiyal, Kollu thovaiyal, Kollu thuvaiyal, Roasted Horsegram Chutney, Varutha kollu chutney
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