Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy / Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

Alamelu Manickam
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Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy / Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy /Kola Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional chettinad dish served for lunch during weddings, celebrations and festival times. This tasty steamed lentil dumplings/ Kola Urundai soaked in spicy and sour gravy makes the lunch with rice divine.

Serve Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other recipes such as

  1. Chettinad Vengaya Kosu Recipe (Spicy Curry from Chettinad Cuisine)
  2. Chettinad Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Milagu Pirattal Poriyal)
  3. Chettinad Poondu Rasam (Garlic Rasam From Chettinad) Recipe
  4. Chettinad Vendakkai Saddam Recipe (Spicy Okra Rice)

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Cuisine: Chettinad
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

50 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    Ingredients for Grinding (To Make Lentil Dumplings)
  • 1 cup Toor Dal (Split)
  • 4 Dry red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 inch Ginger , peeled and finely chopped
  • 5 Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots , finely chopped
  • few sprigs of curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • Salt , as per taste
  • Ingredients for Tadka
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds (Methi)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • Ingredients for Kuzhambu/ Gravy
  • 5 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 Shallots , chopped
  • 5 Garlic , chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Red chilli powder , adjustable
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , as per taste
  • Tamarind Paste , extract from lemon sized ball
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder

Directions for Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy / Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

  1. Making Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy / Kola Urundai Kuzhambu requires making dumplings and making gravy.

Instruction for Lentil Dumplings
  1. Soak the dal for a minimum of 1 hour.

  2. Combine soaked toor dal with cinnamon, fennel seed, dry red chillies and salt. Grind to a thick paste in a mixer grinder.

  3. To this paste, add onions, garlic, coconut, and curry leaves. Mix well and make small balls of the mixture.

  4. Steam cook the lentil balls/ dumplings and keep aside.

Instruction for Gravy
  1. Heat oil in a broad kadai. Add asafoetida powder, mustard seeds, fennel seeds , fenugreek, bay leaves and curry leaves.

  2. Add onions and garlic .Fry them for a minute or two or until the onions turn light brown.

  3. Add tomatoes and tamarind extract.

  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and Garam Masala. Stir to mix well and bring to a boil. At the time of boiling add the reserved steamed dumplings and cook for 10 more minutes over low flame. Remove when it starts to boil.

  5. Serve Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for a weekday lunch.

Last Modified On Thursday, 01 December 2016 15:08

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