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Ulava Charu (ఉలవ చారు, கொள்ளு சாரு, गाहाट रसम)


Ulava Chaaru (ఉలవ చారు, கொள்ளு சாரு, गाहाट रसम) is a fine delicacy from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. This particular dish is very popular among the Guntur and Krishna districts . . In Telugu language, spoken locally, Ulava (singular)/ Ulavalu (plural) . It is a local delicacy  which telugu people crave for, it is spicy , tangy and earthy which is taken with rice , with butter and some times with heavy cream.

Regional dish : Andhra Pradesh; Tamilnadu; Kerala; Karnataka.

Cuisine style : Andhra Pradesh | Cooking Time  25 minutes | Take with rice  | Type  Soup| Shelf time  2 days if it is refrigirated | Quantity : 5 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving (2table spoons)

Calories (40K cals) , Carbohydrates (15g) , Protein(4g), fat(2g)

Ingredients :

  • Horse gram 250 gm
  • Oil  2tbsp
  • Tomatoes 1 finely chopped
  • Onions  1 sliced thin / pearl onions 4/ baby onions 4
  • Green chillies chopped 3 nos
  • Red chilli powder  as for taste
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies 2 nos
  • Curry leaves 10 nos
  • Tamarindpulp 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Turmeric  a pinch


  1. Rinse horsegram well and pressure cook to soft consistency with 2 liters of water.
  2. Drain the water and keep a side , take half of cooked horsegram and grind it to a fine paste and keep it aside too and discard the rest of horsegram.
  3. In a pan add oil , to this add cuminseeds , mustardseeds and redchillies  and wait till they pop
  4. Now add the cut onions , green chillies, tomatoes , curry leaves and garlic mix well once these become soft add the horsegram water and paste , salt , chilli powder, turmeric and tamarind pulp cook on low flame till the liquid becomes thick.
  5. Serve with rice and side with butter or cream.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : None.

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