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Ulava Chaaru Recipe

Ulava Chaaru

About Ulava Chaaru Recipe: Ulava chaaru is a traditional Andhra rasam made with horse gram (kulthi dal).

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Ulava Chaaru

  • 500 gms horse gram
  • 4 litre water
  • 50 gms oil
  • 5 gram black mustard seeds
  • 50 gms onions, finely chopped
  • 10 gms green chillies, chopped
  • 2 gram curry leaves
  • 20 gms red chilli powder
  • 100 gms tamarind (soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp)
  • to taste salt
  • For the paste:
  • Make a fine paste of the following in a blender
  • 50 gms onions
  • 25 gms ginger
  • 50 gms coriander seeds
  • 25 gms garlic
  • 10 gms cumin seeds

How to Make Ulava Chaaru

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1.
Wash and soak the horse gram overnight in water. Boil the lentils on a slow fire until soft. Strain and divide lentils into 2 portions, reserve stock for later use.
2.
Discard half the lentils and blend the rest at high speed for 1 minute.
3.
In a pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the chopped onion, green chillies and the curry leaves.
4.
Saute till the onions are golden brown. Add the paste and saute for another 2 minutes.
5.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Add the stock and the lentil paste.
6.
Cook on a slow flame for at least 15 minutes.

Key Ingredients: horse gram, oil, black mustard seeds, onions, green chillies, curry leaves, red chilli powder, tamarind (soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp), salt, onions, ginger, coriander seeds, garlic, cumin seeds

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