Saturday, November 8, 2008

Moong Dal Balls In Gravy

This gravy is simple but little different from paruppuurundai kulambu.. Making small balls from the dal and adding it to the gravy.. instead of other veggies, this gravy has lentil balls. Moong dal is soaked and ground to a fine paste, shaped into balls, steamed and boiled in gravy ,spices added to make this dish delicious;usually had with plain rice or with chappathi. Moong dal balls Curry is a very tasty and healthy dish. Try it and enjoy !!!

Ingredients:
200 gm moong dal
2 tbsp refined oil
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
½ tomato – diced
½ onion – diced
Salt to taste

For the Masala:
1 tomato – diced
1 onion – diced
½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp garlic - finely chopped
½ tsp ginger - finely chopped
1 green chilly – chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves – chopped
salt to taste


Method:
1.Soak the dal in water for two hours.

2.Grind the dal into a smooth batter with the ginger-garlic paste, salt to taste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, and a dash of water.

3.Heat one tbsp of oil in a pan and add the dal batter and keep stirring for a few mins till it thickens slightly.




4.Now add ½ tomato, onion, chopped garlic and ginger. Stir again till it becomes a sticky mixture.

5.Once the mixture is cool enough, roll small amounts of it into medium sized balls

6.To prepare the masala, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the onion, tomato, garlic and ginger.


7.Sprinkle the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sauté for 2-3 mins. Then add the coriander leaves, green chilli and a dash of water. Mix well.

8.Once the gravy thickens, gently place the moong dal balls in the masala and cook for a 5-7 mins.

9.Mix well ,garnish with coriander and serve hot.

22 comments:

n33ma said...

looks very appetising.interesting recipe.

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Gita's Kitchen said...

A variation from the parupu urundai kozumbu, this is a great side dish for rotis, idlis, and dosas :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cool recipe,Looks nice:)

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Purva Desai said...

This is really new for me......it looks delicious dish...
will try this soon...

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Yasmeen said...

Lentil balls in gravy is a delicious idea,I'd love to try it soon:)

Vidhya said...

new to me. Looks more like malai kofta and sounds delicious.

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venus66 said...

Looks delicious! Thank you.

Gita's Kitchen said...

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TS said...

What an interesting way to have moong daal....I'm going to try it!

trupti

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Sujatha said...

This is indeed different from Paruppu Urandai kuzhambu.. Will have to try this for sure.. :) Looks delicious..

Jayashree Mudaliar said...

Jaishree..well thats my name too..just happened to read your post on parupu urundai kozumbu..its a great recipe..my mom makes a slightly different version..will check with her and share it with you..you can try that too..

You have a great blog..do visit my blog if you have a little time..i've recently started blogging..any feedback or suggestions are most welcome..:)

DEESHA said...

lovely ... I saw this on a cookery show N wanted to try this out .. healthy N nice

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Priya said...

Wow paruppu urundai looks really delicious...

Jaishree said...

Hi thank you all for your encouraging comments and for awards. I feel happy.