Many years ago, I was walking with my sister on a busy road in Bangalore, and saw piles of cut mango pieces in front of a house – not even 5 feet away from one of the busiest roads in the city. I went and asked the people who were chopping the green mangoes, “Why do you need so much?”. The reply I got was shocking. It was for mango pickle, for which they take the order from a pickle company. After this shocking way they make pickle for large companies, there’s no way that I’m ever in my life going to buy pickles.
Amma always used to make pickles at home, and even now away from home, I never even think of getting it from the store. Why? Because I realized that making pickle at home is very easy.
Pickle is always a must-have side dish for any meal. Most of the pickles are seasonal and they taste good, and are healthy when we prepare it fresh and consume it. If we plan to save it for months we have to add a little more salt and oil to preserve. This instant Mango pickle is prepared with less salt, and little oil. This recipe is from my mother.
Horse Gram chutney powder (Hurali or Kollu or Ulavalu chutney powder) is very tasty, easy to make and a healthy side dish. Goes very well with Dosa, Roti’s and rotti’s.
Enjoy this Chutney powder with hot rice, dosa, idli, rotis and rotti.
This Chutney powder, also popularly known as, Hurali chutney pudi, Kollu podi, Ulavalu pudi. Try this Horse gram chutney, horse gram rasam and palya
Health Benefits for Horse Gram:
Horse Gram is rich in minerals, especially iron, calcium and phosphorus. On the vitamin side, it is very rich B-Complex. Since it falls into the legume family, it is rich in both fiber and proteins. It is also contains polyphenols and antioxidants.
Horse gram is very beneficial for patients with ulcer, diarrhea, hemorrhoids/Piles.
Horse gram is a great diuretic.
Horse gram is documented in Ayurveda to be
beneficial to patients with respiratory issues, including Asthma and Bronchitis.
Excellent home remedy for rheumatic pain.