Horsegram Sesame Chutney Recipe

A healthy chutney with the combination of two excellent winter produce of Horsegram and Sesame Seeds.

Swathy Nandhini
Horsegram Sesame Chutney Recipe
1514 ratings.

Horsegram Sesame Chutney/Kollu Ellu Chutney is a simple and healthy South Indian side dish that is best served as side dish for Idli or Dosa. This chutney also goes well with hot steamed rice and a dollop of ghee. 

Did you know : Horsegram contains the highest protein content of any lentil in the world. This grain is fed to horses to keep them energetic and maintain weight, hence the namesake. Horsegram is also rich in iron and calcium among other nutrients. It is a poor man's food as it provides a lot of energy for a small portion consumed. It is a drought tolerant crop that can be grown in a low rainfall area and even on rainfed dry agricultural lands. 

Serve Horsegram Sesame Chutney along with Oats And Coconut Dosa Recipe and Vengaya Sambar for a healthy and sumptuous Sunday morning breakfast. 

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Horsegram Recipes

  1. Chettinadu Style Kollu Thogayal Recipe (Horsegram Chutney)
  2. Horsegram And Foxtail Millet Idli Recipe
  3. Kollu Thogayal Recipe (Horsegram Chutney)

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith)
  • 1/2 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 2 tablespoons Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 6 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 20 grams Tamarind , lemon sized
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 4 Fresh Red Chilli
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • Salt , as required
  • For tempering
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

How to make Horsegram Sesame Chutney Recipe

  1. To begin making Horsegram Sesame Chutney Recipe, dry roast Horsegram and sesame seeds separately in medium flame until it turns a dull brown hue. Turn off the flame and keep aside. 

  2. On a tawa, warm a tablespoon of cooking oil and add Tur dal, Channa dal, Fenugreek seeds and Coriander seeds. Roast until golden and add red chilli, pearl onions, garlic and Tamarind to it.

  3. Roast everything for a minute and allow it to cool. Once it cools, add it to blender along with roasted horse gram and sesame. 

  4. Next add grated coconut, required salt and required water and grind everything into smooth paste. Transfer into serving bowl.

  5. Heat a tadka/tempering pan with oil, add mustard seeds, chana dal and Urad dal. Once it sputters add curry leaves. Stir well and add this tempering to grounded chutney. 

  6. Serve Horsegram Sesame Chutney along with Oats And Coconut Dosa Recipe and Vengaya Sambar for a healthy and sumptuous Sunday morning breakfast.