Ualva Chaaru

250grams black ulavalu
5grams cumin seeds
1bunch curry leaves
3number green chilies
5grams mustard seeds
2tbsp oil
2number red chilies
to taste salt
25grams tamarind, soaked in hot water

Wash ulavalu well and soak in water for 6 hours. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook them for 30-40 minutes. Separate the water from the seeds and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, fry red chilies, mustard and cumin seeds, curry leaves for 1 minute and add tamarind water.
Then add the boiled water, salt, green chilies and boil for 15-20 minutes.
Now blend the boiled seeds (ulavalu) to a fine paste and add to the tamarind water. Mix well and cook until a thick gravy is formed.
Remove from heat and serve with idlis or rice.
This can also be served as soup with cream on it.

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