Kulith Chutney

Kulith is one of the healthiest pulse. It is high in proteins and known to prevent kidney stones, helps in muscle repair and overall body function. Try this chutney made using horse gram, which can be eaten with idli, dosa or even bhakri and roti.

New Update
Kulith Chutney - YT

Kulith Chutney

Main ingredients Horse grams (kulith), Fresh coconut
Cuisine South Indian
Course Pickles Jams Chutneys
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 15-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian



  • 1 cup horse gram (kulith)
  • 1 tablespoon split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • ½ tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 10-15 madras onions, peeled
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup scraped fresh coconut
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • Salt to taste
  • 1½ tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves 
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 1-2 dried red chillies, sliced


  1. Dry roast horse gram in a non-stick pan till it turns golden brown. Transfer onto a plate and allow to cool down completely.
  2. Add split skinless black gram, coriander seeds, break the dried red chillies and add into the same pan and dry roast for 1-2 minutes. Transfer onto another plate and allow to cool down completely.
    Similarly, dry roast the madras onions and garlic cloves for 2-3 minutes in the same pan. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool down completely. 
  3. Transfer all the roasted ingredients into a blender jar, add coconut, and ½ cup water and blend to a fine paste. 
  4. For the tempering, heat oil in a non-stick shallow pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves, asafoetida and sliced dried red chillies and mix well. 
  5. Add the blended paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  6. Serve with idli, dosa, bhakri, roti or any snack of your choice.