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,
many health benefits too.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
You can see all the ingredients on the plate below.
You may add some peeled garlic. You can see the image below.
These ingredients are ready to grind now. Add to the blender jar and grind to fine powder.
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.
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.