Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu RecipeParuppu Urundai Kuzhambu is a spicy South Indian gravy prepared by cooking lentil balls in tamarind gravy. This tangy lentil balls gravy is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu.
Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Yields : 3
Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Table 1: For Preparing urundai
Chana dal | Kadalai paruppu : 1/2 cup
Toor Dal | Thuvaram Paruppu : 1 tbsp
Red chillies : 3
Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped shallots : 1/4 Cup
Finely chopped Garlic : 1 tbsp
Shredded coconut : 1 tbsp
Salt : As needed
Coriander Leaves : 3 stalks
Table 2:For preparing kuzhambu
Oil : 2 tsp
Mustard : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 4 to 6
chopped onions : 1/2 Cup
Garlic : 5 cloves
Tomatoes chopped : 1/2 cup
Tamarind : 1/2 Lemon size
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Chilli powder : 1 tsp
Salt : As needed
Coriander Leaves : For Garnishing
1. Wash and Soak chana dal and toor dal for 1 hour. Strain water and grind soaked chana dal, toor dal, red chillies and fennel seeds into coarse paste without adding water.
6.Add chopped tomato and fry till they turn mushy.
7.Add tamarind juice, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt. Add the cooked lentil balls. Allow the gravy to boil and simmer till the gravy thickens.
8.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Adjust red chillies and chilli powder to your taste.
Salt is added separately for lentil balls and also for gravy. So adjust salt accordingly.
Freshly ground coconut paste can be added along with tamarind juice.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Step by step pictures
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu is a spicy South Indian gravy prepared by cooking lentil balls in tamarind gravy. This tangy lentil balls gravy is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu. Lentil balls are steamed in Idli vessel and added to the tamarind sauce. Alternatively the lentil balls can be added directly to the tamarind sauce without steaming. Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu can be served as a side dish to rice. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu.