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Kumarakkannan
11-19-2010, 03:47 AM
Gravy of balls of lentil (Red Gram / Pigeon pea)


Ingredients:

Arhar dal (Thuvaram paruppu / Toor Dal): 1 cup
Onion- 1 small, minced
Asafetida (Perungayam / Hing): 1/4 tsp
Red chilies: 4
Tamarind: About the size of a lemon.
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup
Sambar powder- 1 heaped tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: a few
Edible oil – as required
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Soak the dal for more than an hour.
Chop the onion into very small pieces.
Prepare two cups of tamarind extract by squeezing the tamarind in water and filter it.
Grind the coconut turnings into a paste.
Boil tamarind extract with turmeric and salt in a heavy-bottomed pan.
Add asafetida, sambar powder (sambhar podi) and coconut paste.
Boil this under low flame condition.

Grind the soaked arhar dal with red chilies, asafetida, and salt, without adding water.

Add and mix minced onions.
Make lemon-sized balls with it.

Add these balls one by one, slowly, into the boiling sauce.


Wait till the balls (Paruppu urundaikal) get cooked in the gravy (Kuzhambu).
Temper mustard seeds in edible oil, add curry leaves and transfer to the boiling kuzhambu.


Remove from flame and serve hot.

Suitable to enjoy with rice, biriyani, kushka, idli, dosai, oothappam, rava dosa, pani puri, purotta, parantha, roti, chappati, poori, puri, upma, uppuma, pongal, bread, cake, or anything.

This tasty gravy is commonly prepared in places like Tirumayam, Nattarasan kottai, Arangal, Vadakadu, Konnaiyur, Koppanapatti, Thachampatti, Mallangudi, Peraiyur, Tiruppattur, Veguppatti, Pulankurichi, Sevvur, Ulagampatti, Urathuppatti, Moolangudi, Mallangudi, Peraiyur, Thachchankadu, Thenimalai, Kumaramalai, Manapparai, Usilampatti, Bank colony, Officers' town, Mudakkathan, Sellur, Iyer Bungalow, Narayanapuram, Nerkuppai, Mahibalanpatti, Ponnamaravathi, Venthanpatti, Melai sivapuri, paganeri, pudukkottai, puduppatti, sambanthar alankulam, devakottai, madurai, trichi, and Kanadukathan.

You can also prepare this delicious kulambu and enjoy.


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vseenu
11-20-2010, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the recipie kumarakkannan