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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu | Step by step pictures

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.


Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu Recipe

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.

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Yields : 3

Recipe Category: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author:
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Ingredients:
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

Instructions:
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. 
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2. Add shallots, garlic, salt, shredded coconut, coriander leaves to the ground paste. 
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 3.Make balls of lemon size. Steam the balls in Idli vessel for 10 to 12 minutes.
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 4.Soak tamarind in hot water. Filter the tamarind juice by discarding fibers and seeds.
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5.Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard and curry leaves. Allow mustard to splutter. Add onions and garlic. Fry till onions turn translucent.
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6.Add chopped tomato and fry till they turn mushy.
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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. 
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8.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Tips:
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.

13 comments:

  1. protein packed, tangy and filling kulambu..looks yummy..

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  2. Super tempting kuzhambu, love it Nithya, Just now finished my dinner but still these pics make me hungry....

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  3. wow delicious veg option and like ur step by step pictorials...

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  4. wow.. mouthwatering recipe.. looks fantastic..

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  5. Nice traditional and authentic curry. It take some time to bring everything yet its worth the lovely taste.

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  6. this looks so tempting... it is just too good...

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  7. Wow. Super delicious curry.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Lipsmacking kuzhambu, makes me hungry.Can happily have this fingerlicking kuzhambu with some rice and papads.

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  9. Love this kuzhambu, looks very delicious.

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  10. A nice comfort dish. I remember having something like this on Vegetarian sunday's with ghee rice/coconut milk rice. LOVE IT. thanks for reminding.

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  11. Finally tried this kuzhambu today... it came out so well... Your recipe is awesome... i love the way u explain it with pics...thank u so much... keep the good work nithya...

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  12. Yes, it was awesome tasty came out .... I have already tried it... Thank you..

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