Challa Charu Recipe

Challa Charu is a tangy and flavorful South Indian soup made with tamarind, lentils, and spices. It is a popular dish in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The soup has a perfect balance of sourness and spiciness, making it a refreshing and comforting dish. It is usually served with steamed rice or idli for a complete meal.

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Challa Charu

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Ingredients for Challa Charu Recipe

  • 1/4 Lemon Sized Tamarind
  • 0.13 cup Lentils
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Dried Red Chilies
  • 0.13 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.06 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • As required Water As Required

Directions: Challa Charu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak tamarind in water and extract the pulp.
  • STEP 2.Cook lentils with turmeric and salt until soft.
  • STEP 3.In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and dried red chilies. Add tamarind pulp, cooked lentils, and spices. Simmer for a few minutes.
  • STEP 4.Serve hot with steamed rice or idli.

Cooking Tips

  • Adjust the amount of tamarind pulp and spices according to your taste preference.
  • You can add vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and beans to make it more nutritious.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves for added flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Challa Charu can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or idli.
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Recipe By Slurrp