Paruppu Kola Urundai Kulumbu


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This is a Chettinad special and a feast for the vegetarians!

Ingredients for the Kola urundai
Thur dhal - 1/2 cup
Channa Dhal - 1/2 cup
Red onion - 1 (finely copped)
Corriander leaves - few
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Sombu, jeera and kuskus dry roast and grind - 1 teaspoon
Salt - to taste.

Soak the 2 dhals for about 2 hrs, then drain completely and grind to a coarse paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them well. Make into small balls and steam cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Ingredients for the Kulumbu
For the Masala paste
coconut - 1 table spoon
sombu - 1 teaspoon
jeera - 1 teaspoon
kus kus - teaspoon
cumin - 1 teaspoon
raw rice - 1 teaqspoon
chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

In a pan add a little oil, and the above ingredients, fry for a few minutes and grind to a smooth paste.

Other Ingredients
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
red onion - 1 (finely chopped)
garlic - 7 pieces (cut to length wise)
Tomato - 1.5 (finely chopped)
Tamarind paste - 2 tablespoon

In a pan add oil, then mustard seeds, sombu, fenugreek and curry leaves. Then add the chopped onions and garlic. Fry well. Then add the chopped tomatoes. Fry until the tomato is completely cooked. Then add the grinded masala, tamarind paste, and salt. When the mixture is boiling add the cooked kola urundai and close the lid and cook for 10 more minutes.