Wednesday, August 3, 2011

PARUPPU URUNDAI KUZHAMBU

Hey Everyone.. This post is exclusively for "Blog Hop Wednesdays" .
It is this wonderful new series started by Radhika of Tickling Palates.. In this new game as I would like to call it, we hop every other wednesday along with a fellow blogger we are paired with.. We are paired with a new blogger every week.. giving us exposure to hop more :) for my fellow friends who are hoping with us.. check here





For this week, I am paired with Laxmi of Samayal Diary .. I chose Urundai kuzhambu from her space to try for this event.. I personalized it with few changes.. She has a loads of recipes in her blog.. with clean step by step instructions.. Do visit her space .. you will absolutely love it.




Now lets get hopping.. This Paruppu Urundai curry is been my absolute favorite since childhood.. I haven't cooked this much after marriage.. since my husband is not so fond of this curry.. but he eats em' up to make me happy.. so decided to fix something else for my husband if I were to ever cook this..  :)




But once I made this for my very dear friend with tamarind base.. and she absolutely loved it.. I am guessing we have the same taste buds for this one.. Now she is going back to India and I am going to miss her so much and sure will remember her every time I am gonna make this.. :)



Now this curry, might sound like a hours of work but trust me its the easiest dish on planet.. let's get steaming and cooking..


Ingredients


For Paruppu Urundai


Chana Dal - 250gms
Onion - 1 no. [Big]
Green Chilli - 1 no.
Dried Red Chilli - 8 no. [crushed]
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Coriander  Leaves - a handful [chopped]


For Gravy


Onion - 1 no. [Big]
Tomato - 2 no. [medium]
Green Chilli - 1 no. [slit]
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - a pinch
Coriander Leaves - for garnishing
Cooking Spray


Preparation


For Paruppu Urundai
  • Soak Channa dhal for half an hour.. 
  • Meanwhile, chop onion and green chilli finely.. Add to this cumin, fennel, crushed red chilli, ginger garlic paste, salt and chopped coriander leaves..
  • Grind Chana dhal adding minimum water to it.. Now add the ground mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well .. check salt.
  • Make balls out of the mixture and steam it in rice cooker / idli pan for 1/2 hr or so.. 
  • Let it cool .
For Gravy
  • Heat a tava, Moisten it with cooking spray and add chopped onions and fry until translucent.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and saute until the raw smell goes off..
  • Add chopped tomatoes.. saute until mushy.. Now add chilli, coriander and garam masala powder.. and salt.
  • Let the solution boil, Now add the steamed balls to it..
  • Careful not to break them..
  • Wait until 5-10 mins for boiling and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Ready to serve.
Tips & Tricks

1] The more you let the balls steam ... the better it will hold shape..
2] This curry can be made with a tamarind base also , just like fish curry.


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49 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

looking delicious try it soon

Priya Sreeram said...

looks well done - it's my fav too !

Vardhini said...

Love this kuzhambu. So authentic and tasty.

Vardhini
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Radhika said...

Ah, I love this balls very much. My grand ma adds them in mor kulambus too. yummy.

Deeksha said...

Hi jabeen
Curry looks so yummy. Never tried curry with chana dal balls. After seeing urs I'm craving for this. Will try soon.

kitchen flavours said...

Looks delicious! Would love to try some of this!

Laxmi said...

love your version.. simply supe

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love all curries so I know I will love this one. Diane

Laxmi said...

love your version.simply superb..

Nupur Mehra said...

so nice pics n lovely recipe...

Nupur

Kaveri said...

Love this Kuzhambu...looks very delicious

Deepali said...

something new for me... will try them soon :)

priya said...

yum yum....delicious

Vimitha Anand said...

Delicious looking curry... Loved the urundais.. Nice one

Kalpana Sareesh said...

delicious n yummy .. my fav too..

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Shobha said...

Yummy curry.

Ambreen said...

That looks yummy, nice flavors. Thank you dear for your kind words. So glad to hear that your family enjoyed my chicken recipes :)

Parsley Sage said...

I'm all for easy curry :) Looks amazing!

Priti said...

Looks so gud ...n flavourful ....gud one

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Curry looking delicious. Learned a new dish today..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Junia said...

i love the idea of using the rice cooker to steam! i have never thought about that before!

sangee vijay said...

wow...you have it perfectly...very authentic kuzhambu n one of my fav too...superb Jabeen..too good pictures!!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious curry...

Neha said...

Curry looks yummy....

Vidhya said...

Curry looks absolutely delicious.

createwithmom said...

delicious healthy dish looks wonderful

radha said...

My sister in law makes it too. And it is delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

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themustardseed said...

This looks so delicious. I have never had this before. Will surely have to try it out. And thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely thoughts.

dr.antony said...

That is mt favorite. There is a restaurant here which makes similar stuff.I don't know if they simply place the paruppu vada in sambar.

Jaleela said...

looks yummy

vaishali sabnani said...

new to me....book marked!!

Torviewtoronto said...

sent you an email regards to the treacle sweet
when the flours are mixed with the treacle it will be crumbly but when you add the water it will become smooth
salaams Akheela

Priyas Feast said...

Yum Yum..This is my fav kulambu

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Jabeen for sharing this delicious recipe with Iftar Moments and Any One Can Cook :)

Jay said...

absolutely yummmmy recipe..:P
Tasty Appetite

Prabhamani said...

Hey jabeen., my fav kulambu dear., looks superb.Loved r clicks.. :)

The Baking Gypsy said...

Yum! That looks absolutely fantastic! And the gravy sounds wonderful!

~Tammy♥

Parsley Sage said...

Love the spices, I tihnk your hop looks very yummy :)

hemalata said...

Nice recipe, looks so tempting and sounds so delicious.

thekitchenaffaire said...

Love this version :D Looks so yummy :)

Now Serving said...

Ramadan Kareem, Jabeen : This kozhambu looks really inviting! I hope your iftar is going well my dear.

Daksha said...

Wow! ur recipe is mouthwatering! must try soon.

Plateful said...

That looks too yummy--never tried such a preparation before! Hope Ramadan is going well with you. Take care.

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

yumm i luv ths preparation....thx for sharing ths

Suchi said...

Love the recipe! Well made and presented

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
Very nice pics! recipe is looking mouthwatering!

Chitra said...

i love this curry too...

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