Ulava Charu Recipe

Ulava Charu Recipe
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Ulava Charu or Horsegram lentil soup is a delicacy from the kitchens of Andhra Pradesh. The soup is tempered with chilies, mustard seeds and curry leaves and garnished with coriander. It is best served hot and serves a perfect accompaniment with the Thali.
Ulava Charu Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.9 / 10 (7 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 500 gm Horse gram
  • 50 gm Oil
  • 50 gm Onions
  • 10 gm Green chillies
  • 20 gm Red chilli powder
  • 5 gm Black mustard seeds
  • 2 Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste

    For Paste:
  • 50 gm Onions
  • 50 gm Coriander seeds
  • 10 gm Cumin seeds
  • 25 gm Ginger
  • 25 gm Garlic
How to make Ulava Charu:
  • Rinse and immerse the horse gram overnight in water.
  • Boil the lentils over a low fire till soft.
  • Strain and separate the lentils into 2 portions, reserve the stock for later use.
  • Discard half the lentils and blend the remaining at high speed for about 1 minute.
  • Chop the green chillies and onions.
  • Combine onions, ginger, coriander Seeds, garlic and cumin seeds together and make a fine paste.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds till they crackle.
  • Add the chopped onion, green chillies and the curry leaves to it.
  • Fry until the onions are golden brown and then add the paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with it, mix well.
  • Now add the stock and the lentil paste to it and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Horse Gram Soup is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
SUZANNEALEXANDER posted 30/05/2008
Hi I just wanted to know here in the U.S. we use teaspoons and tablespoons can you tell me if 500 grams is that 2 tablespoons??? thank you...