Khursani Karle Uchchellu Niger seed chutney powder - कारळे चटणी

Khursani Karle Uchchellu Niger seed chutney powder recipe with written instructions and a video. Make this chutney powder once and enjoy for longtime, healthy chutney powder recipe. This chutney powder is also known as Hindi(हिंडी) or guroli pudi/gurellu pudi/ uchchellu pudi in Karnataka.

Niger seeds are nutritious and this chutney keeps for a long time. Once made, there are many uses of this chutneypudi. So apart from the convenience, there are many health benefits too.

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Niger seeds are known in Indian languages

  • ramtil in Hindi
  • khursani / karle in Marathi,
  • uchchellu / gurellu in Kannada
  • Veri Nuvvulu/valisalu/valasulu in Telugu

These seeds are black and have similar shape as long grained rice. These seeds have a long shelf life.

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How to make Karale-Khursani chutney powder

Ingredients for karale chutney

  • 1 cup Niger seeds / Uchellu / Gurellu / Karale(कारळे)
  • 1/4 cup Peanut /Ground nut
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp grated dry coconut(may use desiccated coconut)
  • 8 - 15 dry red chilis or chili powder, mix both ( guntur + byadgi variety) spicy + red color giving variet. I am using chili powder.
  • a handful Curry Leaves
  • to taste Salt

Optional Ingredients:

  • lime size Tamarind or 1 or 2 pieces of dry kokum. I am using kokum.
  • jaggery to balance sourness of tamarind
  • 5 - 10 flakes Garlic, peeled

Step by step instructions for making keyword

  • Take karle seeds in a pan and dry roast for 4-5 minutes on low flame.
  • When roasted well, the seeds give nice aroma. 
  • Take out on a plate after roasting. Let cool.
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  • Now roast peanuts for 4-5 minutes. Take out on a plate.
  • Roast til/sesame seeds. Take out on a plate.
  • Roast grated dry kopra. Take out on a plate.
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  • When all the roasted ingredients are cooled to room temperature, add chili powder, salt.
  • Add jaggery and 1 piece of kokum(amsul). This adds taste and kokum is good for digestion and reducing acidity.
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You can see all the ingredients on the plate below.

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  • You may add some peeled garlic. You can see the image below.
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  • These ingredients are ready to grind now. Add to the blender jar and grind to fine powder.
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See below karle chutney powder ready to eat. It has a shelf life of 2-3 months. Suggestions to use this is given below in many ways.

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Uses of Niger seeds - Karle chutney

Use karle chutney as a accompanient for rice, roti/bhakri or chapati. It enhances taste as well as the nutrition value of your meal.

Use karle chutney to sprinkle on a buttered toast.

Use niger seed chutney to spice up the stuffing when you make stuffed vegetabkes such as stuffed brinjal, stuffed bhindi(okra), stuffed capsicum etc.

 Tips and variations - niger chutney powder

  • Use of tamarind or kokum is optional. These add a little sourness to the chutney.
  • You may use sugar instead of jaggery to add sweetness.
  • You may add roasted gram instead of or along with peanuts.
  • Add dry curry leaves.

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