This recipe is again a favorite of all members in my family!!! Actually this recipe is done by my Husband's aunty !she knows we love this recipe and she home delivered this to us! So here it is!!!!
Ingredients for the Balls
2.Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
3.green chillies – 2
4.Garlic pods – 10
5. Onion – 2 finely chopped
6.Freshly grated coconut – ¼ cup
Soak channa dhal for 1 hour. Grind channa dhal with cumin seeds, garlic pods, coconut and salt. add chopped onion, green chillies to the ground dhal. Make balls and keep it aside.
Ingredients for the kuzhambu (Gravy)
1.Onion – 1 finely chopped
2.Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
3.Tamarind extract – ½ cup
4.Red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
5.Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
9.Water 3- 4 cups
In a pan heat oil and put mustard seeds, after tempering mustard seeds add onion ,curry leaves and sauté well.Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder after sometime add the tamarind extract , water and let it boil till it get thick. Add salt .You can add extra water if tamarind extract is too sour. Then add the balls to the gravy and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes.No need to steam cook the balls. This will be very nice to have with white rice.
PS: Care should be taken so that gravy doesn't get dried up.you can add water and let to boil if there is no enough gravy.