Monday, 23 January 2012

Ulava Charu


Ingredients

  • 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


• 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.