Dec 30, 2014

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu Recipe / Lentil Dumplings Cooked in a Spicy Tamarind Gravy



I am kind of addicted to paruppu urundai kuzhambu. I have three varieties of this gravy in my blog already and this is the fourth one. This kuzhambu is completely satisfying and i loved the lentil dumplings so much when mixed with hot rice.

Similar Recipes,
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu
Amma's Urundai Kuzhambu
Horse Gram Urundai Kuzhambu


This kuzhambu is so simple to make, because it has no veggies in it. Just a spicy tamarind gravy which is the base for this kuzhambu.


Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

For Paruppu Urundai:
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Kuzhambu:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry Leaves a sprig
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1.5 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 2  tblspn
Water -  2 cup
Salt to taste

Method:

Soak toor dal for 1 hour. Drain it and grind it coarsely in a blender with a dry chilli.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add the ground mix and saute for 3 to 5 mins till raw smell leaves from the mix. 

Remove it to a bowl and let it cool a bit. Now shape it into small balls and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in all the seasoning ingredients and spice powders. Saute for 30- sec.

Add in tamarind pulp and water. Add salt to taste and bring this whole thing to a boil.

Once it boils, add in the urundai one by one and once all the dumplings is added. Boil it for 2 mins, Simmer it for 8 mins.

Serve.

Pictorial:
Soak toor dal for 1 hour


Add in drained toor dal in a blender


add in dry chilli


Grind it to a coarse mix


remove it to a bowl


Heat a tsp of oil


add in ground mix


add some salt


Saute for 2 to 3 mins


now the raw smell has leaved away


remove it to a bowl


take small portion


shape it into balls


set aside


Heat oil in a kadai


Add in mustard seeds and urad dal


add in asafoetida


add in curry leaves


saute for 30 sec


add in chilli, coriander and turmeric powder


Saute for 30 sec


add in tamarind water


water


add some salt


bring this to boil


drop balls one by one


boil this for 2 mins


simmer for 8 mins


now the gravy is done


serve





4 comments:

  1. Tried tis dish today with a little modification (added grinded paste of onion and tomato).. thanks for tis easy and yummy recipe..Cheers!!

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  2. Hi.. tried this.. very yummy.. thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful recipes..

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