Friday, November 23, 2007

Paruppu Urundai Kulambu/Morkulambu

Traditional South Indian Kulambu.
Full of Proteins.

Ingredients for making Urundai:
1. Toor dal 1 cup
2. Red chillies 3 (According to taste)
3. Hing
4. Salt to taste
5. Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
6. Curry leaves and Coriander Leaves.

1. Soak dal for 1 hour and grind it with other ingredients to coarse paste.
2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in kadai, splutter mustard seeds and fry this paste for 2 minutes, let it cool and make small balls and steam it.

With these Urundais can make both kulambu and Morkulambu.

Urundai Kulambu

Ingredients Needed:
1. Onion Medium size- 1 Chopped finely
2. Tomato - 1/2 chopped finely
3. Tamarind water 1 1/2 cups (Soak small gooseberry size tamarind and remove extract by adding 1 1/2 cups water)
4. Dhania Powder 1/2 tsp
5. Sambar Powder 2 tsp
6. Coconut Paste 2 tsp

Ingredients for Tempering:
1. Oil 2tsp
2. Curry leaves
3. Mustard Seeds
4. Methi Seeds
Method of Preparing Kulambu:

1. Heat oil in a kadai and add tempering ingredients.
2. Now add, chopped onion and fry till golden and add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Now goes, coriander powder, sambar powder and Tamarind water.
4. Add salt and cook till raw smell goes.
5. Now add the steamed Urundais and cook for a minute and mix coconut extract.
6. Cook this kulambu till oil floats on top.
**Serve this with Hot Rice and Ghee.**
Paruppu Urundai Morkulambu

Ingredients for paste:

1. Dhania 1 tsp
2. Grated Coconut 4 tsp
3. Methi seeds 1/4 tsp
4. Urad dal, channa dal each 1/2 tsp
5. Rice 3/4 tsp
6. Dry chillies according to taste
7. Jeera 1/4 tsp.
Soak everything for 30 mins. and grind into paste.

Ingredients for Kulambu:
1. Butter Milk (Thick ) 1 cup
2. Salt to taste
3. Grinded paste
4. Hing
Mix everything and keep it aside.
Ingredients for tempering:
1. Mustard Seeds
2. Oil 1tsp
3. Curry leaves, Coridander to Garnish.

1. Heat oil and Mustard seeds and Curryleaves and pour in the curd mixture.
2. Add prepared urundai and bring it to boil.(Not more than 3 minutes)
3. Garnish with coriander seeds.

Serve with Hot Rice.

The Kulambus can be prepared with no or less vegetables.

Pick your Choice of Kulambu, Make it and Enjoy !

This is my Submission for JFI (Toor Dal) Hosted by Linda


bee said...

wonderful entries, both of them.


Looks perfect...Nice entry!!

Happy cook said...



wow!! both of the dishes look delicious

Laavanya said...

I love them both.. my (mom's) version is almost the same.. Have posted it too. But I've been meaning to try the version with morkuzhambu.. looks very good. :)

remya said...

lovely urandai...both sounds delicious...havent tasted this curry yet

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, MT! Urundai is a new dish to me, and it looks wonderful in both the kulambu and the morkulambu. Thank you so much for sharing these delicious recipes for JFI! :)

Daily Meals said...

The kulambu looks delicious.

Carnation said...

Hi long should one steam the urundais

Carnation said...

a new dish to me too...looks meat balls...lentil balls

zlamushka said...

Lovely kufta. I am very addicted to those. Any kind, any sauce... Thanx for sharing, then...

Vcuisine said...

MT, you will never get bored of this. Correct? Nice entry. Viji

Menu Today said...

Hi bee,Raks, HC, SCI,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Laavanya,
Thanks for your kind words. Your version too looks good.

Hi remya,
Try this and enjoy the delicious taste of it. Thanks.

Hi Linda,
It is my pleasure to take part in JFI.Thanks.

Hi DM,

Hi Carnation,
Thanks, till it cooks fully. To test, if it is steamed fully, the oil coats on top.(Glossy looking).
keep visiting.

HI Zlamuksha,
Thanks, I am sending my entry for your event.

Hi Viji,
Your version looks better than mine. Thanks...

Nags said...

nice recipes, both. i love this! check out my cooking blog when u have time.

TBC said...

Nice entries. I can imagine how good they tasted:-)

meena said...

its really good.

Ramki said...

Hi ,

Am blogging your Kulambu as a model recipe in the 1001 Tamilnadu Curries cookbook at

Thanks for the recipe.

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