If you are wondering what exactly it is? Wait! It has some more names, such as Gurellu in Kannada and Niger seed in English. They are used extensively in the North Karnataka region.
Niger seed or Huchellu is filled with many nutrients and is the best Omega 3 natural supplement for vegetarians.
I made Huchellu chutney with Ragi Rotti, considered the best combo in Bangalore.
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1tsp
Peanuts – ¼ cup
Hurigadale, roasted gram – 2 tbl spoons
Green chillies – 2 to 4
Garlic – 4 cloves
Curry leaves – 4 leaves
Coriander leaves – little
Salt and tamarind little
Roasted niger seeds or powder – 1 tbl spoon
Fresh coconut – 2 to 3 tbl spoons
-Heat little oil, roast chana dal, urad dal, and peanuts. Add roasted gram, green chillies, and garlic cloves and fry further.
-Switch off the gas, add curry leaves and coriander leaves, and toss a little to wilt the greens; cool.
-Grind the content to smooth paste by adding coconut, salt, and tamarind.
-I don’t add any seasoning. If you wish to add it, please go ahead and add it. Serve with Ragi rotti.
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