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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu/Lentil balls Gravy

I have been cooking all vegetarian for the past two weeks which is very unusual of me. I was so worn out and tired because of a very hectic week end but did not want to make sambar. So I decided to make paruppu urudai kuzhambu because it’s been so many days after I made it. Check out other delicious South Indian -TamilNadu special Kuzhambu varieties here.

So here’s Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu with step by step photos…


Ingredients

For Paruppu Urundai

Thoor dal/Thuvaram paruppu
¾ cup
Dry Red Chillies
4
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Grated coconut
2 tbsp
Onion
1 small finely chopped
Curry leaves
Few
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Salt
As needed
Asafoetida
One pinch

For Gravy

Tamarind
One small lemon sized ball
Onion
1 small finely chopped or 10 shallots
Garlic
8 – 10 cloves
Sambar powder
2 tbsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Vendhayam/Methi seeds
½ tsp
Curry leaves
10-15
Gingelly oil/Cooking oil
2 tbsp

To Grind

Grated coconut
½ cup
Onion
1 small finely chopped

Method

Wash and soak the thoor dal for 2 hours. Soak the tamarind in about  1½ warm water and extract the juice and keep it aside. Grind the coconut and onions to fine paste and set it aside for the gravy.


Wash the thoor dal with fresh water and drain the water. Now grind the thoor dal, dry red chillies, coconut, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, salt in a mixer to a coarse consistency [It should not be very fine or very coarse]. Just sprinkle some water when grinding, but do not add a lot.


Add the chopped onions, curry leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida to the ground thoor dal and mix well.


Make small balls out of the ground batter and steam it in the greased (oiled) idli plates for 10 -12 min. Remove the thoor dal balls and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds then add cumin seeds, methi seeds, curry leaves, onion, garlic and sauté until golden brown.
Add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, sambar powder and let it boil well until the raw smell vanishes. 

Now add the coconut and onion paste to the gravy. Let it boil for about 10 min, if there is not enough water add water as needed.


Make sure the gravy does not get very thick or very thin. The consistency should be little thinner than the usual kara kuzhambu, because when the paruppu urundai is added the gravy tends to become thicker.

Now add the steamed parppu urundai and bring it to boil, now switch off the stove.


Delicious paruppu urundai kuzhambu is ready, enjoy it with rice and ghee or with idlis or dosas.

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Other South Indian Kuzhambu varieties that might be of your interest...

Kaaramani Kaara Kuzhambu/Blackeyed beans gravy

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39 comments:

  1. Paruppu urundai kuzhambu is my family favourite.. Nicely explained.. Love your kuzhambu

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  2. I can eat it as it is. Looks delicious.

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  3. Delicious parippu urundai kuzhambu Priya. Looks yumm.

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  4. You steamed them instead of frying is a very good idea ....I have tried steaming method except for few dishes.
    Will try this for sure, Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Yum and this dish takes me back to my childhood days. Eat similar one which my mum used to make. Thanks for reminding I sort of miss it now.

    Gonna make for this weekend.

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  6. One of my favorites.. Sounds simple and delicious Priya :-)

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  7. Wonderful curry priya..steaming them was perfect for calorie watchers and elder people

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  8. this is really yummy... i like that the dumplings are steamed... :)

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  9. That gravy sounds quite tempting....love that lentil balls.....

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  10. looks adorable,shld do sometime .

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  11. I never had this south indian dish...I must try this...

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  12. awesome curry priya... steamed balls make curry more healthy.

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  13. i just love this kuzhambu priya.. tempting..

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  14. Comfort food Priya. Its been a long time since I made this

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  15. Aha, my mom used to make this kulambu at least once a week during my school days!! Lovely authentic recipe! Thanks for the step by step preparation, would definitely help when I try at home!

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  16. Nice recipe,i'll tell this to my mum..
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  17. I mostly prepared this kuzhampu atleast thrice in a month..my doter loved it very much,urs looks so tempting!!

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  18. comforting and delicious kulambu..love your method..

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  19. Super like, i can survive for many days with this kuzhambu..

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  20. Wow Priya!! I could see visible difference in ur photography skills, love it!!

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  21. very healthy, it's always gud to use such things like lentils rather than others like maida or corn flour very healthy n yum

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  22. wow..liked the steamed version..so low in cals. nice twist, dear. and hey ! feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. just posted on some handy parenting tips to "sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. lets stay connected, beyond the kitchen.

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  23. very nice....love this lentil balls curry, specially the idea of steaming them is just wonderful...

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  24. Is it like the Chettinad Curry with Chana Dal I made last month ? Only healthier since you have steamed the balls instead of frying them

    I am so intrigued by the whole process of making these curries now, should give it a try soon

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  25. Wow...urundai kuzhambu sounds spicy n flavorful, looks finger licking good n inviting!

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  26. Love paruppu urundai kulambu so much.. looks super delicious :)

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  27. Perfect Priya ! looks so delicious and tempting !

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  28. My favorite one Priya :)A regular kuzhambu at our home,beautiful clicks :)

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  29. Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments..

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  30. U have Lots of patience priya to make this

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  31. paruppu uruNdai kuzampu looks delicious

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  32. Tempting Dumpling..First Time in ur space
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  33. Amma used to make this often.. Though I am not a great fan of the urundai, I love the gravy ;) Urs looks awesome !!

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  34. I have never made this paruppu urundai kulambhu before. I thought it was difficult to make. But your pictures showed me how easy it is. :) Looks Yummy!!!

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  35. Traditional one.. its my to do list for long time..
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  36. Thank you all very much for your lovely and sweet comments...

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