Ulava Chaaru Recipe

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Ulava Chaaru
  • Chef: Kishore D Reddy
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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

Ingredients of Ulava Chaaru

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

How to Make Ulava Chaaru

  • 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.