Homemade authentic Andhra Style Ulavacharu/Horse gram charu/Kollu rasam
Andhra, Hyderabadi, Indian
3 to 4
, vertically slit
salt as required
1 1/2 to 2
red chili powder
3 to 4
Washing & Soaking
rinse horse gram thoroughly for 2-3 times.
pour 3 liters of water and soak overnight.
keep the soaked water as it is and transfer the horse gram(with soaked water) into a big pressure cooker.
total cooking time should be 1 hour.
cover the cooker with lid and cook on high heat until the first whistle comes out.
subtract the first whistle time from 1 hour and cook rest of the time on simmer.
the whistles may blow or may not.so do not worry about the whistles.
turn off the heat and wait until the pressure is gone.
Making Tamarind Paste
rinse tamarind for once.
pour 1/2 cup of water and boil until smooth.
turn off the heat and let it cool down.
grind into a paste and keep aside.
remove the lid and strain out the water from horse gram.
do not mash or grind horse gram(and use) to make the gravy thick.
just take the strained out water and keep aside.
heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter.
add chopped onions, green chilies, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
pour horse gram water, mix well and cook until it reduces to 3/4 Th of the original quantity.
turn the heat to simmer, add turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, tamarind paste and mix well.
cook until the gravy thickens and turn off the heat.
serve with hot rice and fresh cream.
Recipe By BINDU----> Foodvedam.com