Thursday, August 6, 2009

urundai-kuzhambu-reicpe
    I love Paruppu urundai kuzhambu very much, its a life saver for me when I made this after long time…after I got bored of sambhar and vathakuzhambu and the usual stuff  I do for lunch… I have not seen my mom or MIL when they make it at home, so when I tried this urundai kuzhambu at home, it was so new to me. I used to follow steaming method in the beginning, but now a days, since I know the knack of adding directly and cooking the urundai, its made more easier than before. So you too can try confidently adding the urundai to the boiling kuzhambu.
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Paruppu Urundai kuzhambu recipe

Indian Lunch
Prep Time: 3 Hours soaking time    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients

For urundai

Toor dal /thuvaram paruppu  3/4cup 
small onion/shallots,chopped  3 tblsp 
coconut grated(optional)  1-2 tblsp 
Red chillies  4 nos. 
saunf/fennel/soambu(optional)  1/4 tsp 
jeera  1 tsp 
chopped coriander leaves  4 tblsp 
Salt  To taste 

For Gravy

Tamarind/puli 1 big gooseberry size
shallots/small onions,peeled 1/2 cup
Garlic ,peeled 10 flakes
Tomato 1 small(chopped)
Sambar powder(refer tips page),replace with redchilli,coriander powder 4 – 5  tsps
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Jaggery (optional) 1/4 tsp
Salt To taste

To grind

Coconut 1/2 cup
onion(large) 1 medium

To temper

Sesame oil/cooking oil 3 tblsp
fenugreek seeds/vendhayam 1/4 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
curry leaves 2 sprigs

Method

  1. Soak toor dal for 2 hrs,in a mixer,first grind jeera,fennel seeds(if desired),red chillies,coconut to a coarse powder.1-urundai-kuzhambu
  2. Then add the toor dal  (soaked,water drained )and grind coarsely.(little bit finer than we grind for masala vada)(don’t add water)Add chopped onions,salt,coriander leaves and mix well.2-urundai-kuzhambu
  3. Make small balls out  of  the ground batter and steam it by placing in a greased idly plates and steam it for 10 to 12 minutes.Cool down a bit(but let it be still warm),and again shape tightly,to make it perfect shaped  koftas. SKIP this step if adding directly.3-urundai-kuzhambu

For Gravy

  1. Extract tamarind juice,keep a side,grind the coconut and onion for a fine paste,keep a side.Heat a kadai,with oil and add the tempering items under the tableTo temper. Add garlic,onion and fry till golden brown.Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a minute.4-urundai-kuzhambu
  2. Add the tamarind extract,sambar powder,turmeric and bring to boil. Mean while grind coconut with little water and onion to a paste.5-urundai-kuzhambu
  3. Add to the boiling kuzhambu and let it boil for 5-6 minutes.Lower the flame and add the urundais one by one carefully.6-urunda-kuzhambu
  4. Boil in medium flame until all the balls float on the top(6 mins approx),by this time it would have got cooked.Do not stir till this stage. simmer for 4 mins and the kuzhambu is ready!7-urundai-kuzhambu

Notes

  • If you are beginner to cooking you can follow the steaming the urundai method confidently.
  • The direct adding method is time saving,if you are confident on yourself you can just go ahead and try.
  • You can use channa dal also for making the urundais. Or mixture of both dals, I have tried all the ways, makes no difference.
Serve with any kootu or spicy curry. You can have the urundais as side dish as well. They are good to eat as such! paruppu-urundai-kuzhambu-re

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64 comments:

  1. Hmmm, that looks really good and I like it because It's not fried... must be tasty :)

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  2. Looks so tempting...lovely click...

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  3. This would really be a welcome change from the usual sambar and rasam. Looks delicious.

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  4. Hi Rak's, that's too yummy. Reminds me of my aunty's urundai kozhambhu. Will try your version soon.

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  5. Oh wow wow wow this is one of my fav .. drooling heres seeing the gravy.. please save for me I am coming there

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  6. Wow...Looks so tempting & healthy..gr8 thing is , its not fried..

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  7. This is amazing.. I love this dish and I love the pic too. absolutely tempting.. too much.. :)

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  8. I made this once, recipe taken from Mallika Badrinath's book. It tastes good. Pictures are awesome Raji

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  9. That's a detailed step by step explanation raks. Very nice clicks and a droolworthy recipe. Thanks for sharing. I have already posted my menu for my guests check it out, will send you the link.

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  10. lovely click. never made this,Will try soon.Tasted it a long back in my friend's place.

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  11. Raj, the process seems long, though i love to try it once.. :)

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  12. Wow awesome looks delicious and tempting.... I have tried it many times but never posted in my blog.. One of my favorite recipe....

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  13. I like traditional dishes looks tasy and yummm...this one is new to me ..looks superb.
    Raji please accept ur award from my blog :)

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  14. looking yummy...nice sidedish...gr8 clicks

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  15. wat a tempting click!
    Luv ur version...looks so tasty!

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  16. Lovely click... I make undai sambhar. Will try ur version some time. I am drooling here..

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  17. Looks too yummy and healthy too coz its not fried. Will definitely try making it soon.and thanks for detailed steps dear.

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  18. Temptin one Raji. Awesome clicks. I add the urandais directly without steaming it.

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  19. I have been looking for an authentic urundai kuzhambu recipe for a while, I am glad you posted it. I have no doubts that it tastes good since it comes from you.

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  20. Step by step is excellent.....nice one

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  21. Excellentkuzhambu..! Loved it!

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  22. my mil makes it very similar, except we don't steam the urundai :)

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  23. Looks so gud...the pic is so nice

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  24. very nice step by step instructions & a neat presentation at the end :)

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  25. that looks tempting enough to be tried soon..

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  26. Hmm..looks superb..Will surely try and let u know:)Thanks for the recipe!:)

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  27. picture is really lovely and mouth watering raks....pls come and collect lovely blog award from mine....

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  28. Pic looks so tempting and yummy.

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  29. superb recipe raks...the best part is urundais are not fried in oil..will definitely try..bookmarking it..

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  30. AWESOME PICTURES Dear!! I love looking at the very first pic.. Super tempting, My all time fav recipe :)

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  31. we make this too but in a slightly different way. The 1st pic is mind blowing btw

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  32. Yummy one...great click too

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  33. WOWOWOW..really good Raks..tho it seems like a lot of work to lazy me,I sure want to try this out..it looks really yummm..:)

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  34. I'm glad i have to type coz i can't speak else i will drool all over. Yummy, different delicious recipe. ur pictures makes it more simple. U'll know when i'll try.

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  35. Wow....love those lentil kofta's.....soaking in tamaring gravy...looks yum.....

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  36. Wow my all time favourite...Lovely clicks!!!

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  37. i love this kuzhambu....u r tempting me to have it .....yummy

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  38. Wow this is one of my fav ..Looks so tempting ...lovely click...Loved it!

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  39. Hey i was looking out for this recipe and got it in ur blog. Thanks for sharing and loved the step by step pics!!!

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  40. kozhambu nicely captured. looks very pleasing.

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  41. wow mouthwatering love to have with hot rice beautiful pic.

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  42. It looks delicious. I'm slowly learning about Indian cuisine since I got married. I'm trying to master mung dal, black dal and now Toor dal, which I find to be a little tough. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Check my attempt at making kitcheri at http://www.phamfatale.com/id_330/title_Kitcheri-Indian-Moong-Dal-Lentil-Rice/

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  43. raji, ur version is very different and tempting. will try this for sure :) bookmarked!

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  44. Oh my that looks fabulous, I am so gonna make this soon! thanks for sharing!

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  45. well said , truly this recipe is a keeper.Urundai kulambu looks delicious.

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  46. The khuzhambu is making me hungry- and I just had dinner! :D
    BTW, the image in the header is lovely.

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  47. raks, i would like to pass on kreativblogger award to you..please do accept..and check out my blog.

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  48. Raji..sure looks delicious..never came around making this..will have to make it sometime!

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  49. Hey sorry for the late comment ..Looks soo colorful and new recipe to me .must try this ..bookmarked .dear .//Hey One more ..Thanks for the comment ..i usualy add jaggery to my dosa batter like this way the color turns little golden brown ..try this ..let me know dear!

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  50. Appetizing blog, simply divine. I joined your followers and will be back.

    Duchess xx

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  51. Hai Rak's.i like this dish very much.i will try soon.
    your style is very diff&yum

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  52. HI Raks,i tried this recipe today..awesome..it came out very well..beautiful step by step illustrations..i like the way u take pics..good work..keep it up..u must have lot patience to do this..i appreciate it..grinding onion with coconut was a great tip..thanks for the wonderful recipe..

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  53. Thanks Uma for trying and the prompt feedback :)Keep visiting!!

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  54. Hi Raks,

    When i got married 2 yrs back, i knew to make only few routine dishes... My husband is not a very big lover of food... So i lost interest in cooking... But now, as my 1 yr daughter likes my dishes, i started reading and trying new dishes from internet... i successfully made many of ur dishes... Even my husband started appreciating them... Usually paruppu urundai kuzhambu never came out well for me... But after following ur steps, it came out very well :-) Thank u very much Raks :-)

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    1. Thank you Karthiga :)

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    2. this looks tempting..have heard of this kuzhambu but.have never tried...shall try now that i have d recipe....thanks

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  55. Came out really well... Yummmyyyy taste... Raks you rocks..

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  56. This came perfect without pre boiling the urundais! Thanks for all the recipes

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  57. i am going to try this tomo.. U have explained clearly.. photos makes it very easy..

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  58. hi,

    It looks yummy. can I make the urandai alone the previous night and refrigerate it. is it possible to make kulambu the next day morning and pack it for lunch. how long the toor dhal tastes good

    Thanks
    Sangeetha

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  59. Not sure if you can do so. Coz we use coconut so will get spoiled.

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  60. Hi,

    Thanks for your reply. I didnt add coconut in the paruppu urandai.i refrigerated the urandai the previous ngt and next day I made the kulambu alone and added them.. it came out well. thanks again.

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