Sunday, June 1, 2014

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe-How to make Paruppu Urundai More Kulambu

Mor kuzhambu is one of my family's favorite dish be it the regular mor kuzhambu or instant mor kulambu or Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu. The most commonly used vegetable for preparing mor kuzhambu are ash gourd, Arbi (seppankizhangu), lady'sfinger and chow chow. Today we are going to make mor kuzhambu with dal or lentil balls known as paruppu urundai in Tamil. Now to the recipe with step wise pictures-

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryKuzhambu Varieties
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   For the Paruppu Urundai

   Tur dal -1/2 cup
   Red Chillies -2-3
   Hing - a pinch
   Grated coconut -2 tbsp
   Coriander leaves -2-3 tbsp chopped
   Oil - 2-3 tsp

   For the mor kulambu

   Thick buttermilk (mor) 2 1/4 cup
   Turmeric powder
   Grated coconut -1/2 cup flat
   Green chilli - 3
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Rice flour - 1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
   Red chillies - 2
   Curry leaves - few

   For garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Grind 1/2 cup grated coconut, green chillies, cumins seeds and rice flour to a smooth paste for the mor kuzhambu. Keep it aside. We will prepare the paruppu urundai first.

Preparation of Paruppu Urundai

Soak tur dal for 2 hours. Drain the water completely and grind it along with red chillies, hing and salt without adding water.

preparation for Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Now heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and the ground tur dal paste. Saute for 3-4 minutes on low flame.

how to make Paruppu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Add grated coconut, coriander leaves and remove from heat. Once it cools, mix well and make medium sized balls out of it. Do not give too much pressure when making balls as the balls will not absorb the kuzhambu if you do so. You will get around 11-12 balls for 1/2 cup of tur dal.

Steam the balls in idly pan or steamer for 10 minutes. Our paruppu urundai is ready.

making Paruppu Urundai

Preparation of Mor Kuzhambu

Take 2 1/4 cup of buttermilk (buttermilk should not be too thick nor too thin), add turmeric powder, salt needed and the ground coconut + green chilli + cumin seed + rice flour paste.

Mix well and switch on the heat. Boil on medium flame, when it starts boiling, add the paruppu urundai or dal balls one at a time. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.

how to prepare Paruppu Urundai mor kulambu

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chillies (break it into 2 and remove seeds) and curry leaves. Pour the seasoning over the kulambu.

Paruppu Urundai mor kulambu recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot steamed rice. We had it with rice and tindora subzi.

Do not miss my regular Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu and my other Kuzhambu varieties.

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  1. Authentic mom's recipe.. Ur pics tempt me wil cook for today's lunch

  2. This is one of my favorites, looks very delicious and tempting..

  3. Delicious and comforting looking kuzhambu. No wonder it's a favourite dish in your family.

  4. Very colourful. Ur blog always give us healthier dishes

  5. channa dal or tur dal for the urundai

    1. I have mentioned as Tur dal clearly, so it is tur dal only.

  6. Is it ok to skip coconut

    1. If you skip coconut for mor kuzhambu, you must add besan. Follow my gujarati kadhi recipe.

  7. Shd we saute the ground paste of paruppu.. And steam it. Can't we directly put in kuzhambu and allow it to boil.

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    2. The above method gives soft paruppu urundais.


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