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Ulava Charu (Horse Gram Charu)

Ulavalu (Horse Gram) - 1 cup
Green chillies -4
Onions - 6 (small)
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - lemon size
Coriander cumin powder - 2 tsp
Jaggery - small piece
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2
Garlic cloves - 4 (crushed)
Curry leaves
Oil - 2 tbsp


  • Soak Ulavalu overnight. Wash and pressure cook for 7-8 whistles or till they are very soft.
  • Strain the water and keep aside. Cool the dal  and grind them to make fine paste.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes then extract juice from it.
  • Just peel off the skin of onions and keep them whole.
  • Heat oil in vessel, add Mustard and cumin seeds,crushed cloves, red chillies, curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add onions and chillies, fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add strained water, ulavalu paste and bring it to boil.
  • Add tamarind juice, jaggery, salt and turmeric. Cook in low flame for 25- 30 minutes or till it becomes little thick.
  • Serve with rice and fresh cream.


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