Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

You must try this Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy or Kola Urundai Kuzhambu made out of steamed lentil dumplings soaked in spicy gravy. Serve with rice or roti for a weekend lunch or dinner.

Alamelu Manickam
Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu
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Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional chettinad dish served for lunch during weddings, celebrations and festival times. Kola Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional curry from the chettinad region of the Tamil Nadu. Chettinad cuisine is believed to be one the spiciest cuisines in India. The preparation is fairly simple, but has a perfect mix of flavors. 

Serve Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha or Steamed Rice Recipe  and Masala And Plain Lacha Pyaz Recipe - Pickled Onions 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 Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 4 Dry red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 inch Ginger , peeled and finely chopped
  • 5 Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Shallots , 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 Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 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 (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , as per taste
  • Tamarind Paste , extract from lemon sized ball
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder

How to make Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu

  1. To begin making Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy - Kola Urundai Kuzhambu we will first make the lentil dumplings.

Instruction for Lentil Dumplings
  1. Wash and soak the toor dal in enough water for a minimum of 1 hour.

  2. After the dal has been soaked ,add soaked toor dal with cinnamon, fennel seed, dry red chillies and salt into a mixer grinder. Grind to a thick paste. Remove the dal mixture into a bowl.

  3. To this paste, add onions, garlic, coconut, and curry leaves and mix well to combine. Make small balls of the mixture.

  4. Keep a vegetable or Idli steamer on with water over the stove.

  5. Once the steamer is heated up, place the lentil balls inside the steamer and steam them for about 15 minutes till it firms up.

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

  2. Once done add onions and garlic . Saute them for a minute or two or until the onions turn light brown.

  3. After the onions have turned brown add tomatoes and tamarind extract.

  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and Garam Masala. Stir well to combine and bring to a brisk boil. Once boiled add the steamed dumplings. Boil for 2 minutes and reduce the heat.  Simmer Kola Urundai Kuzhambu  for 10 more minutes over low heat.

  5. Turn off the heat when Kola Urundai Kuzhambu starts to boil. Transfer the Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy into a serving bowl and serve. 

  6. Serve Chettinad Special Steamed Lentil Dumplings Gravy along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha or Steamed Rice Recipe  and Masala And Plain Lacha Pyaz Recipe - Pickled Onions for a weekday lunch.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:21
     
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