What is Ulava Charu?

#1: What is Ulava Charu?

Ulavalu (Horse gram), majorly cultivated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa, is an important crop of South India. It is a small, flat, oval bean with a dark rusty tan color and an assertive earthy flavor. Charu (Soup) or Rasam is usually made with coriander, turmeric, tamarind water, and tomatoes. Ulava Charu or Horse Gram Soup is used with many South Indian dishes as an ingredient (ex: Ulava Charu Biryani) or as an accompiament with Idli, Dosa, Rice etc.

#2: What are the health & nutrional benefits of Ulavalu Charu?

  • Ulavalu / Horse gram is known to reduce cholestrol and obesity. It contains high amount of dietary fiber, which eliminates cholestrol in the intestines.
  • Ulava Charu is protein rich and low in fat, making it a good choice for any weight loss or keto diets.
  • Ulavalu are also high in antioxidants and prevent cells from damage due to free radicals.

#3: Who manufactures the best Ulava Charu?

Our Ulava Charu is manufactured by "INDIRAA FOOD'S". Over past the 25 years Indiraa Foods has been providing tasty and traditional Ulava Charu (ఉలవచారు) all over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. And has tied up with Laddu Express to exclusively distrubute their renouned Ulava Charu in North America.

Indiraa Foods started from humble beginnings in rural Andhra Pradesh by Mandava Venkataratnam Garu. Over the last 25 years, he has perfected the art of making Ulava Charu and in fact invented (also patented) the jacketed vessels needed to brew the highest quality product. But Indiraa Foods never forgot their commitment to honesty, integrity and quality. That is why they have earned an enviable distinction of being one of the most famous manufactures of tasty and hygienic Ulava Charu. Indiraa Foods facilities are FSSAI certified.

#4: Where Can You Buy Ulava Charu Online?

There are many sellers out there who make Ulava Charu, but nothing compares in quality or taste of Indira Foods Ulava Charu. LadduExpress.com is proud to be the only official distrubutor of Indiraa Foods Ulava Charu in North America. You can have Ulava Charu delivered right to your doorstep from www.LadduExpress.com

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#5: How to prep Ulava Charu?

  • From Ulava Charu Regular Pack: Cut the pouch & empty the contents into a container and heat on medium flame for 3-5 minutes while stirring. Serve hot.
  • From Ulava Charu Paste Pack: Cut the pouch & empty the contents into a container. Add 1-2 units of water for every unit of Ulava Charu paste, or until desired consistency is reached. Heat on medium flame for 3-5 minutes while stirring. Serve hot.

#6: What are some popular recipes with Ulava Charu? 

Ulava Charu + Anything is finger lickin' good. Be is Dosa, Idli, Uthappam, Idiapam tastes all the more better with Ulava Charu. Traditionally Ulava Charu is eaten with Rice and Cream, which is still the favorite of many folks. In contemporary days many innvoative recipes have been created, like Ulava Charu Biryani, Ulava Charu Chicken which have become a great success. Below are some quick recepies with Ulava Charu.



Ulavacharu Vegetable Biryani


Chicken Ulavacharu Biryani


Ulavacharu Dum Biryani