Ulava Charu


Ulava Charu


Cuisine Style: Andhra | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Steamed Rice | Type: Lunch or Breakfast soup

Ingredients

  • Horse gram (Telugu Ulava, Tamil: Kollu)-250 gm
  • Green chillies-1
  • Red chilli-1
  • Onions-2
  • Cumin seed-1tbs
  • Pepper-1 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 bulbs
  • Ginger-1/2 inch
  • Coriander seed-1 tbs
  • Tamarind Extract (diluted)-1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves-1 spring
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil and Water as needed

Preparation

  • Soak Horse gram over night and pressure cook till soft
  • Drain the water and keep it aside for later use (Water's color will be in chocolate color)
  • Chop the onion
  • Dry roast Red chili, Cumin seed, pepper, Coriander seed and grind to fine paste.
  • Smash ginger and garlic.
  • Smash half of the cooked horse gram.
  • In a pan heat oil and put mustard seed.
  • Put curry leaves, Onion, smashed Ginger and Garlic, Green chili.
  • Add smashed horse gram and mix well.
  • Pour tamarind extract add salt.
  • Add sufficient water and make sure the gravy is not too thick.
  • Put remaining horse gram.
  • Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves over the gravy.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Serve with Chapatti or steamed rice.

Note

  • Don’t add chili powder.

Tip

  • Add more water and make diluted horse gram soup

How this Ulava Charu recipe is Unique?

  • Using of green chili gives good flavor.

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