Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vadai more kulambu (lentil balls in buttermilk gravy)

vadai - lentil dumplings; More / moru / mor - buttermilk; kulambu / curry - gravy.

Usually I make this kulambu with fried vadas, but here I have baked them before adding to the gravy.. It is also known by the name , 'Paruppu urundai mor kulambu'. Vadai can be either fried / steam cooked / baked, according to our convenience.
Also click to see my Paruppu urundai kuruma kulambu, with garam masala. 
and urundai kulambu in puli kulambuTry this for a dinner along with piping hot rice and lemme know  how you liked it:)

To make the paruppu urundai /Dal balls /lentil dumplings:

Channa dhal (kadalai paruppu)/ Bengal gram lentil - 1 cup.
salt - to taste (1 tsp)

onion - 1/2 cup
curry leaves- 1 sprig
coriander leaves (chopped)- 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 3
* cooking oil-250 ml. for frying (If we are making the balls by frying. We can steam cook or bake to get a healthy version) *

Wash and soak the dhal for 1 hour in water.
Drain the water.
Grind it in to a coarse mixture with red chillies, salt. Put it in a mixing bowl.
Wash the mixer / grinder with 1/2 cup of water and keep aside. This water can be used to thicken the curry. Keep 2 tbsp of batter aside. Mix this batter with the water we reserved from washing the mixer / blender.
Chop the onion,cilantro and curry leaves and mix them with the dhal mixture.
Make small balls out of the mixture (in the size of a lemon).
Place them over cookie sheet lined with greased aluminum sheet and bake in oven at 375 c for 8 minutes. Flip and bake for 2 minutes. Don't worry about cooking completely, just let it get a firm shape. Vadai will get completely cooked afterwards in the curry.

Vadai is ready now!

To make more kulambu:

Thick curd (Plain Desi Yogurt) - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 2 inch
green chilli - 2
salt - to taste
oil - 1 tsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2
curry leaves - 1 sprig
water - 2 cups

Remember we got some left over vadai batter in the mixer. Grind ginger , green chillies along with that batter to a fine paste and keep aside.
Pour it along with the liquids to a wok. Add turmeric powder, salt and boil with frequent stirring for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Put the baked vadai and cook covered in low heat for 5 more minutes. Cook till the vada gets completely cooked. Switch off.
Beat the curd with and add it to the boiling masala.
Heat oil in a pan.
Crackle some mustard seeds and add chopped dry red chillies with curry leaves.Add this tempering to the above.Garnish with chopped cilantro.

'Paruppu urundai more kulambu' is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Makes 12 vadai / lentil balls.
Serve hot over cooked rice. There is no need to make any extra dish, as we can have these yummy urundais soaking in the yogurt sauce as side dish.


divya said...

Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

Nandinis food said...

Slurp! That's very droolworthy! Could grab some for lunch.

Swathi said...

Amma makes parippu urundai kulambu, not with mor though. I have to try this . You did baking of that parippu ball, i like it.

Saucy Siciliana said...

They look delicious! I have buttermilk at home so I'll try this recipe! Thank you! Hugs from Sicily!

My Inspired Reality said...

Wow, I want some of those:):) You are bringing back so many great memories Viki:)

sathya said...

Mor kuzhambu looks super yummy, love the vadas in it!

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp,fingerlicking more kuzhambu...inviting!

Suja Manoj said...

Wow..delicious kulambu,makes me hungry,great with rice.

Shylaja said...

Looks delicious

Valar Siva said...

Looks delicious!!!
Tempting recipe


Aruna Manikandan said...

love this a lot...
looks delicious dear :)

Gomathi said...

யுஹாதிக்கு தோழிவீட்டு விருந்தில் இந்தக் குழம்பைச் சாப்பிட்டுவிட்டு வந்ததிலிருந்து, இதை செய்து பார்க்க எண்ணியிருந்தேன். இரண்டே நாளில் இதோ ரெசிப்பி! ந‌ன்றி விக்கி!

Hari Chandana P said...

Classic and delicious recipe.. looks too good and tempting.. nice click too :)
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Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends!
Swathi dear, some people call it as pakoda kulambu too. I am sure you will like it, if you like curd.
கோமதி: நன்றி தோழி ! எனக்கும் இந்த குழம்பு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும். வெயில் காலத்தில் இரவு உணவுக்கு செய்வேன். தொட்டுக் கொள்ள காய் செய்ய வேண்டியதில்லை. மேலும், ரொம்ப நல்ல சாப்பாடு சாப்பிட்ட திருப்தி கிடைக்கும். செய்து பார்த்து சொல்லுங்கள்:)

aipi said...

Delicious - perfect with hot steaming rice! I like that you baked the vadas :)

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Peggy said...

This looks very delicious!

Sumi said...

My MIL makes it often, have become a big fan of this.The only difference is she makes it ulunthu vadai, specially made for this kuzhambhu..yummy

Unknown said...

wow...very delicious recipe...very healthy and absolutely yum !


San said...

I love mor kuzhambu,drool worthy pics dear .


Mehjabeen Arif said...

wow.. this is my favorite.. yummy..

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