Paruppu Urundai (lentil dumplings) Kuzhambu

This is an authentic South Indian recipe made of lentils (channa dhal). This lentil is good for people with diabetes and helps them control their glucose levels.

Channa Dhal - 150 gms
Onion - 2 (medium sized)
Green chillies - 3
Salt - to taste
Vadavam - 1 tablespoon (Alternatively you can use 2 teaspoon of mustards)
Onion - 1 (medium sized)
Tomato - 2 (medium sized)
Garlic - 15 pods
Tamarind water- 2 cups
Coconut - 1 cup
Sambhar Powder - 1 1/2 tablespoon
Oil - 3 tablespoon
Salt -to taste

To Make Dumplings:
1. Soak dhal in water for 1 hour.
2. Chop 2 onions and green chillies into fine pieces.
3. Grind it in mixer (little coarsely) and mix onions and chillies with required salt.
4. Add required salt and make small balls with this mixture.
5. Steam these balls in pressure cooker for approximately 10 minutes till they cook. You can steam them in the idly plates by spreading a little oil on the plates.

To make Gravy:
1. Chop onions length wise and tomatoes into fine pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan and when oil is hot add vadavam.
3. Add onions and garlic and fry niely. When this is almost cooked, add tomatoes and fry.
4. Now add sambhar powder and salt and mix well.
5. Add the tamarind juice and bring it to boil in low flame.
6. Grind coconut into a fine paste.
7. When the gravy cooks well and the raw tamarind smell is gone, add the coconut paste and cook the mixture in low flame for another 5 to 10 minutes.
8. Now gently prick the dumplings with the fork and drop them into the boiling gravy.
9. Boil the mixture well for another 10 minutes and the tasty urundai kuzhambu is ready.

Urundai kuzhambu can be served with rice or idli or dosai.

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