Alasande kalu saaru recipe | Cowpea rasam recipe | Avade kalu saaru | Matki kalu saru

By Latha on May 30th, 2016

Alasande kalu saaru recipe

Easy alasande kalu saaru or avade kalu saaru or cowpea rasam recipe explained with step by step pictures. This saaru or rasam is a very simple gravy recipe since it is prepared without coconut and without masala powders. I have used cowpea or avade kalu in this recipe. But this rasam also tastes good with green gram and black eyed white beans. You can even mix 3 - 4 varieties of grams or beans or cowpeas.

This alasande kalu or cowpea rasam is mainly served as an accompaniment with hot steaming rice. But it can also be used as a sidedish for chapathi by using little water.

If you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check udupi tomato rasam, Dodapathre(ajwain) leaves rasam, mango rasam, sabsige soppu (dill leaves) rasam, menthe huli or fenugreek seeds rasam, hesaru bele saaru or mung dal rasam and upsaaru recipes.

Alasande kalu saaru recipe

Preparation time: 7 - 8 hrs
cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup alasande kalu or avade kalu or cowpea or black eyed white beans or green gram
  2. 1 small gooseberry sized tamarind
  3. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 4 - 6 red chillis
  2. 10 - 12 cloves of garlic
  3. 4 - 5 curry leaves
  4. 6 tsp cooking oil

Instructions for making alasande kalu saaru:

  1. Soak the alasande kalu or cowpea in water for 7 - 8 hours. I usually soak it overnight.soak cowpea for alasande kalu saaru
  2. Cook the soaked alasande kalu or cowpea until very soft. Use pressure cooker and required water to cook. Do not add salt.cook cowpea for alasande kalu saaru
  3. Mash the alasande kalu or cowpea a bit using a spatula.cook cowpea for alasande kalu saaru
  4. Add in tamarind juice.salt for alasande kalu saaru
  5. Add in salt.tamarind for alasande kalu saaru
  6. Add required water and bring it to boil. If you want to use it as a side dish for rice, then add in more water. And if it is for chapathi, then add little water.water for alasande kalu saaru
  7. In a small frying pan prepare tempering using oil, crushed garlic, red chilli and curry leaves.tempering for alasande kalu saaru
  8. Add this tempering to the boiled saaru or rasam. Mix well and serve it hot with rice.tempering alasande kalu saaru

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