Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu: Authentic South Indian Recipe

Discover the essence of South Indian cuisine with our Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu recipe. Featuring lentil dumplings in a tangy yogurt gravy, this authentic dish offers a flavorful culinary experience. Perfect for enthusiasts of traditional Indian flavors, elevate your cooking with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Archana Doshi
Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu: Authentic South Indian Recipe
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Indulge in the exquisite taste of South India with our authentic Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu recipe. This classic dish features lentil dumplings simmered in a tangy yogurt-based gravy, infused with a symphony of spices. A harmonious blend of textures and flavors, it's a culinary journey you won't want to miss. Perfect for sharing with loved ones or savoring solo, this recipe promises to elevate your dining experience to new heights of satisfaction.

Serve the Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu along with Steamed rice, Dollop of ghee and a Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe by the side for lunch or dinner.

If you are looking for more Dal recipes here are some : 

  1. Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style Recipe
  2. Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)
  3. Punjabi Dal Tadka

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For the Urandai
  • 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the Yogurt Curry
  • 1-1/2 cups Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoon Rice , soaked in water for 15 minutes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli

How to make Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu: Authentic South Indian Recipe

  1. To begin making the Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe, first prep all the ingredients and keep aside. 

  2. Our first step is to make the Urundai which is the dal dumplings. Soak the toor dal along with dry red chilli for an hour in warm water.

  3. Drain all the water, and grind the soaked dal along with the turmeric powder, salt and asafoetida to a smooth mixture. Make small lemon sized balls of Urundai mixture and steam them in an idli steamer on high heat for 10 minutes. Once done let it cool and keep it aside.

  4. Meanwhile grind coconut, green chilli, rice flour and cumin seeds in a mixer to a smooth paste by adding 1/2 cup warm water. Add the curd to the coconut mixture and blend again. Keep aside.

  5. Heat oil in sauce pan; add the mustard seeds, red chillies and urad dal. Allow the dal to crackle and turn golden brown and crisp. Add the curry leaves, the yogurt and curry mixture 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Bring this mixture to a roaring boil.

  6. Slowly add the steamed toor dal dumplings into the mor kuzhambu and allow it to boil for about 3 to 4 minutes, until you notice the dumplings come floating to the top. Once done, turn off the heat and check the salt to taste and adjust accordingly.

  7. Transfer the Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  8. Serve the Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu along with Steamed rice, Dollop of ghee and a Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe by the side for lunch or dinner.