Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Urundai Kuzhambu

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
1.Channa dhal
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
6.Curry leaves
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.


Asha said...

OMG!! That looks delicious and healthy too Usha. I will make it!:))

Kribha said...

Looks great. I have this too in my blog under veg curries. It took awhile for me to make the urandais hold their shape without the steaming process. Yours look yum.

Sia said...

never heard of this recipe usha but it surely looks like a comfort food for me. will try it out and let u know ...

Rohini's kitchen said...

Looks awesome! Nice post.

Richa said...

hey, nice to see ur post, was wondering if u were away!
very different recipe, looks yum!

Seena said...

Usha, where were you?
Have heard of this dish, never tasted..looks soo tasty..

Happy cook said...

This is a dish i have never had. But it looks really delicious.
Lucky you haveing a aunty like that

Laavanya said...

I just love this kuzhambu Usha. It's been a long time since I made it though... you are tempting me now.

Sharmi said...

will the urundai break in the kulambu with out frying or steaming? looks so good. want to try sometime.

Rajitha said...

yumm.. i love urundai kuzhambu..but urs is a diff recipe..will try this type out too...

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Asha!
Thanks for your comment! Do try it out and tell me!

Hi Kribha!
Thanks for your comment!you should not add water while grinding the dhall.the batter should be thick to make the balls.you can sprinkle water though.

Hi Sia!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it and let me know !

Hi Rohini!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi Richa!
Thanks for your comment!No.. I was not away.. I was not well.. thanks for your concern!

Hi Seena!
Thanks for your comment and concern!

Hi Happy cook!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi Laavanya!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi Sharmi!
Thanks for your comment! No, urundai will not break if you grind the batter with minimum of water!! you have to just sprinkle water to grind. No need to steam cook!

Hi Rajitha!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it out!!!!

Taste of Mysore said...

wow...I love this a lot. Mum used to make it. Recently none remembered including mom. (Mom is bedridden from past 17yrs so she hardly remembers anything) Thanks for the recipe. Will make it now.

Vcuisine said...

Interesting recipe UshaP. Hope you are doing well. Viji

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Taste of Mysore!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it ! Hope your mom is fine now!

Hi viji!
Thanks for your comment! yes,I am fine now .Thank you.

Suganya said...

How much Chana dal, Usha? Kozhambu looks divine!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi suganya!
Thanks for your comment! one and a half cups of channa dhal will be ok.


Looks wonderful...Will try this method sometime..thanx for the recipe..:)

Mansi Desai said...

Hi Usha,

Thanks for visiting fun and Food!

Your daughter looks so cute!!:) and so does the dal! pls try to participate in AFAM-Peach event at my blog if you have some time...I know peaches in India are tough to find, but you can use cannned ones or peach essence too!

KayKat said...

I haven't eaten this in years, had almost forgotten about how tasty urandais are until I saw this post! Am bookmarking it for a desi comfort food day :)

DEEPA said...

This is a excellent one ....Too goood ...will try it soon ....

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Mansi!!
Thank you for your comment!! will surely try to participate in the event!!

Hi Kaykat!
Thank you for your comment!! please do try it!

Hi deepa!
Thank you for your comment!!do try it!!

priar's, said...

Hi usha,
After a long time i am in ur blog..
By the way
how is pavithra kutty?
Urundai kuzhambu is amy all time fave and looks yum:)

Cynthia said...

Hey Usha, long time no see. How have you been?

priyah said...

on of my favourites...

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Ramya!
Thanks for your comment! pavithra is fine!

Hi Cynthia!
I am fine now! I was not able to blog regularly for the past month! I was not well! Now i am ok!

Hi Priya!
Thanks for your comment!!!!

Shella said...

Usha - i have really loved this recipe, n am sure to try this out soon. It really looks yummm

rasi said...

hai i am rasi from uk..
really the reciepe is very nice. actually my mom use to prepare this..i forgot the ingredients..its very much helpful for me..thanks a lot..