Friday, November 13, 2009

Parupu urundai moar kuzhambu /lentil balls in buttermilk gravy


Thick slightly little sour buttermilk -1 medium sized vessel

Jeera -1 1/2 tsps

Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Green chillies - 5-6

Haldi powder (turmeric powder) 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - few

For the urundais/lentil balls:

1/2 cup -Tuar dal (black gram dal)

1/2 cup - Chana dal (bengal gram dal)

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Whole red chillies - 7-8


Soak the dals in water for 1 hour and the drain the water and put it in the wet grinder along with red chillies, hing and pour little water and grind to a paste.

Take a kadai and season with mustard seeds and pour the paste and little oil and stir till the paste becomes a little semi soft and dry.

Now when the paste is a little hot make small balls with the paste with the touch of rice flour to avoid stickiness.

Now after making the balls place them on a plate or wide vessel and steam cook them.

Moar kuzhambu/Buttermilk gravy

Take a wet grinder and pour the thick buttermilk along with green chillies,jeera, and fresh coconut and grind to a paste.

Now remove the paste from the grinder and pour it in a vessel and pour more thick buttermilk on top of it.

Now add salt,turmeric powder and curry leaves and place it on the gas to heat.

After the froth of the buttermilk starts coming up ,off the gas.Do not heat the buttermilk too much as it tends to curdle.

Now after the urundais/lentil balls are steam cooked in the cooker,remove and put the balls one by one in the moar kuzhambu/buttermilk gravy.

Now season in 1 tsp oil mustard seeds and pour it on the kuzhambu.

The parupu urundai moar kuzhambu is ready for consumption.

You can have it with rice and any curry of your choice.


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  2. Paruppu urundai in anything is my fav..mor kuzhambu paruppu urundai looks yumm..

  3. I came to your site through Rohini's Curries and Spices. I love this dish. It looks yummy.

  4. look yummy..healthy way by steaming the balls rather then frying..

  5. Yummy..We make a buttermilk gravy very similar to this :-)

  6. The dish looks so comforting and yummy :)

  7. Another fav of mine.perfect recipe.pass me some!

  8. That looks and sounds so good!I am sure tastes as good.:)

  9. Are you serious? I have never heard of this and I am wondering why not?!!!!! I can rell that I would love this immensely! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.....I am off to the kithen to check to see if I have the ingredients!

  10. Yummy morkozhambu. Looks awesome.


  11. lovely and totally new to me dear...........delicious.

  12. Something new to me ,sounds yummm

  13. Ah! again I see the butter milk in our cuisine.... I simply love it when curd or butter milk is added to our dishes... it gives a very different look & taste.... Tangy!!!!


  14. sOOPER...Another Urundai...
    I m learning A LOT from here...
    thanks for sharing!

  15. Been a very long time since I used paruppu urundai in moar kuzhambu... very tasty and healthy dear :-)