Ulava Charu Recipe – Spicy Andhra Horse Gram Rasam

Ulava Charu Recipe is a authentic Andhra recipe where you cook the horse gram in a rasam form.  The Horse gram is cooked by itself in a pressure cooker and then immersed in a flavourful onion, tomato and coconut base not to forget the red chillies that lend the apt amount of heat into this dish.   Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith), Onion, Tomato, Green Chillies, Dry Red Chillies, Fresh coconut, Curry leaves, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Oil, Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, White Urad Dal (Split), Dry Red Chilli   1 cup Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith) , uncooked To make the Charu Masala 1 Onion , chopped 1 Tomato , chopped 1 Green Chillies 3 Dry Red Chillies 1/3 cup Fresh coconut , grated Curry leaves , handful 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste 1 tablespoon Oil For the tadka 1 teaspoon Oil 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 2 sprig Curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 Dry Red Chilli     10   30     To begin with the Ulava Charu Recipe, wash and soak the horse gram overnight.The next morning, transfer the soaked and drained horse gram into a pressure cooker with 1 cup of water, for 4-5 whistles. Ensure the horse gram is boiled well.Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the pressure cooker and set the boiled horse gram aside.