Sunday, October 27, 2013

Parupu Urundai puli kuzhambu/ Lentil balls in tamarind gravy.


Chana dal - 1/2 cup

Toor dal - 1/2 cup

Tamarind - 1 medium lemon size

Sambar powder - 3-4 tsps

Haldi powder - 1/4 tsp

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Salt as required

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Dry red chillies - 7-8


Soak the Chana and Toor dals together for 1 hour

Soak the tamarind in water and make a thick extract.

Place the tamarind liquid on the gas.

Add salt, sambar powder, hing, haldi powder and curry leaves and allow to boil.

Grind the soaked dals in a wet grinder along with dry red chillies to a paste.

Take a kadai and pour sufficient oil season with mustard seeds and pour the ground paste on it.

Now keep stirring the paste nicely till it becomes a little thick and dry.

After the paste is cooked and becomes thick, put off the gas.

When the paste is luke warm take little rice flour in your palm and make balls of the paste.

When you have finished making all the balls, put them on a plate and steam in the cooker
for 20 minutes

In the meanwhile let the kuzhambu become thick.

Remove the solid balls from the cooker plate and drop one by one into the kuzhambu.

Now garnish with coriander leaves and season with mustard seeds.

The Parupu urundai kuzhambu is hot and ready to be had with any side dish.

You can either make a simple curry or raita or papad and have this yummy kuzhambu with hot rice

The parupu urundai can be had even by itself it tastes wonderful.


  1. Kuzambu looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Must have been a super hit and lovely to taste.

  2. Such a comforting recipe.. Looks delicious and wonderful.. Do visit my blog..

  3. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking gravy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

  4. I like the tangy taste of such gravies. Must have tasted great

  5. So tempting and inviting...i m totally sold over this :)

  6. Very tempting.

    On-going event: Dish it out: coconut and sugar/salt

  7. delicious it with rice :-)

  8. Hi dear, how are you? Paruppu urundai kuzumbu is my fav too, looks delicious, I need to make them soon :)