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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu / Paruppu Urundai Kulambu Recipe / Lentil Balls in Tamarind Gravy Recipe

Step by step method & picture to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu/kulambu.

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu / Paruppu Urundai Kulambu Recipe / Lentil Balls in Tamarind Gravy Recipe
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu
Ingredients for paruppu urundai
Soaked thur/thor dal-1/2 cup
Red chillies-2
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
(Grind all above ingredients to a thick coarse paste without adding water.Mix 3tsp of chopped onions & some coriander leaves mix & shape it into small balls, keep it aside).
Ingredients for gravy ground to a smooth paste
Cinnamon -a small bit
Tomato -1
Onion chopped-1/2
Grated coconut-3tsp
Fennel seeds-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
( Grind above ingredients to a smooth paste,you can add water while grinding)
Other ingredients
Mustard,jeera,methi -little for tempering
Curry & coriander leaves
Tamarind juice-2 cups
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the ground paste & in medium low flame fry till the masala leaves the sides of the pan.Pour the tamarind juice & some water,boil the gravy till raw smell disappears.Now add the paruppu urundai & cook it in low flame till all the balls float on top & gravy is thick.Switch off the stove & garnish it with curry & coriander leaves.Serve it hot with hot rice.
a) If you are not confident in adding the balls directly into the hot gravy,thinking it will break.Then best you steam it for 1 or 2 minutes & then add them to the boiling gravy.
b) You can add a teaspoon of rice flour to the lentil balls if you think it may break.
c) Some people add thur & channa dhal,i have made both ways didn't find any difference.
d) Add the balls only while the gravy has started to boil,once dropped in reduce the flame to avoid the balls breaking
e) The texture of the balls can also be a bit smooth,but i always grind it coarse.

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  1. Thats a fantastic urundai kuzhambu, my all time fav..

  2. Wow new recipe which I can add to my culinary book...very colorful and yummy recipe...

  3. nice click and it looks super delicious..

  4. My all time fav. Yours look so rich n delicious dear.

  5. Looks very delicious, moong dhal urandai kulambu gotta try this once!!!

  6. Hmmm---------- delicious and our favourite kuzhambu.

  7. looks sooo delicious and tempting.

  8. This looks so yumm, Thanx. have bookmarked.

  9. paruppu unda kozhambu looks perfect and nice interesting recipe dear!! have a nice week end!!

  10. My favourite kozhambu. Love to have it anytime

  11. My fav one. Perfect with hot rice.

  12. Paruppu Urundai looks perfect. This with hot rice and pappadam will taste perfect.

  13. a new recipe for us... looks really tasty... will definitely give this a try...

  14. thanks, made a try n was delicious!

  15. Turned out fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. such an flavorful and yummy kozhambu :) looks mouthwatering dear !!



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