Ulava Kattu - Horse Gram Soup

Ulava Kattu (Horse gram soup) is a traditional recipe of Andhra cuisine which is prepared with Horse gram flour and tamarind juice.Horse gram is a dark brown round shaped lentil and known to have many health benefits. It is used to treat renal (Kidney) stones and obesity in Ayurveda. Horse gram has a high protein content and very rich in iron, calcium, hemagluttinin and polyphenols which have high antioxidants. Here's a simple traditional Andhra recipe using these very healthy beans.
Ingredients

Horse gram flour : 1 cup
Tamarind juice : 1 cup
Onion : 2 (Chopped)
Green Chillies : 2 (Chopped)
Red chillies (Whole) : 3
Garlic cloves : 6
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tea spoon
Curry leaves : few
Salt to taste
Oil : 3 tea spoons

Method

Mix horse gram flour and tamarind juice, make a thick soup by stirring continuously and set aside
Heat oil in a wok/karahi
Add chopped onions, green chillies, red chillies, garlic cloves, cumin seeds, mustard, curry leaves and fry till mustard starts splitting. 
Add turmeric powder, slat and fry for 1 minute
Add tamarind horse gram flour soup and mix well. Cook on low flame for 15 minutes. (Make sure it's not getting sticky at the bottom of the pan by stirring in between, add additional water if necessary). 
Healthy and tasty Ulava Kattu (Horse gram soup) is ready
Serve hot with rice.

14 comments:

  1. Yes, soup! This's just the sort of food I'd like to have on a grey drizzly day.

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  2. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  3. Super comforting healthy soup..

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  4. Yummy um... too good a recipe..:)) Awesome and flavourful..:)
    Reva

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  5. A wonderful, easy to make soup.
    Thank You.

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  6. Mouthwatering recipe, this looks so good.

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  7. Lovely recipe, tadka with garlic can almost sense it's flavor yum!

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  9. This looks like a yummy and flavorful soup.

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