Sunday, December 25, 2011

Paruppurandai Kulambu / Channa dal dumplings

Hi All,

This is a tamil recipe. We call it as paruppurandai Kulambu since we make small dumpling of channa dal and use it in the gravy.

First of all, soak 1 cup of channa dal in hot water for 1 hour. Meanwhile soak a half lemon sized piece of tamarind in another bowl of hot water. Also chop 1 big onion, tomato and few 2 green chillis. Also grate little coconut.

Once the dal is soaked drain the water and mix it with little saunf (Sombu in tamil), salt, red chillis and curry leaves, to make a coarse paste in the mixer (without adding water).  Then make small round dumplings out of the dry mix of dal.

Now, steam the dumplings in a idly cooker or else microwave it for 5 minutes. And meanwhile, heat the kadai, add oil, mustard and cumin seeds, onion, green chilli, turmeric powder, chilli / sambar powder, danya powder, salt, tomato, and curry leaves. Add water and let it boil for a while and add the grated coconut and the steamed dumplings along with very little amount of sugar. When it boils again add the tamarind water and let it boil for 5-6 minutes. When its done, switch off the burner and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

The dal dumpling is ready now, which would be delicious with rice and also roti. The katta metha type of taste is something not very common in north india. So people will definitely like this dish a lot.

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