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|Published||August 10, 2007||Cooking Time (mins)|
|Main Ingredient||Horse gram||Preparation Time||mins|
|Ulava chaaru is a very popular traditional Andhra rasam. Ulava in Telugu means Horsegram and chaaru is rasam. This basically a Horsegram lentil soup made with tamarind water, tomatoes, red chillies, coriander, and other spices. This dish is eaten with rice or can also be had as a soup.|
Recipe of Ulava Chaaru
|tamarind, soaked in hot water||25||Grams|
Wash ulavalu well and soak in water for 6 hours. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook them for 30-40 minutes. Separate the water from the seeds and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, fry red chilies, mustard and cumin seeds, curry leaves for 1 minute and add tamarind water.
Then add the boiled water, salt, green chilies and boil for 15-20 minutes.
Now blend the boiled seeds (ulavalu) to a fine paste and add to the tamarind water. Mix well and cook until a thick gravy is formed.
Remove from heat and serve with idlis or rice.
This can also be served as soup with cream on it.
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