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Ulava Charu

Ulavacharu is a thick lentil soup made with horse gram, spices and herbs. In Telugu, Horse gram is known as ulava and Rasam as charu. So ulavacharu is simply horse gram rasam made in the traditional Andhra style. With a punch of Tamarind taste.


This Andhra’s favorite dish is a soup made with horse gram.One of the traditional Andhra cuisines and is quite famous in Guntur and Krishna districts.Fresh cream is added to it to enchance the taste and one of the dishes that everyone should try.


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Ulava Charu


Course : Soup



Cuisine : Indian



Prep time : 5 minutes



Process time : 10 minutes



Total time : 15 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Horsegram - 1 cup

  • Tamarind juice - 1/2 cup

  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Curry leaves - 1 string

  • Dried red chili - 3

  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

  • Salt- as per taste

  • Groundnut oil - 1 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Wash and soak horsegram over night

  2. In a pressure cooker, cook horsegram for 10 whistle, Once the steam is low, strain horsegram, collect horsegram cooked water in a bowl and keep aside

  3. In a pan add groundnut oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and dried red chili and let them crackle

  4. Now ad horsegram broth into it and boil for 10 minutes

  5. Add turmeric powder and salt as per taste

  6. Add tamarin juice to the broth and boil well until it reduce into half

  7. Serve hot with hot rice

Pictorial :

wash horsegram and add water
wash horsegram and add water

soak over night
soak over night

cook the broth and collect the broth
cook the broth and collect the broth

in oil add mustard seeds
in oil add mustard seeds

cumin seeds
cumin seeds

curry leaves
curry leaves

dried red chili
dried red chili

pour horsegram broth into it
pour horsegram broth into it

boil for 10 min
boil for 10 min

turmeric powder
turmeric powder

salt as per taste
salt as per taste

tamarind juice
tamarind juice

mix
mix

boil until thick
boil until thick

serve hot
serve hot

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