Paruppu Urudai Morkozhambu


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Paruppu urudai morkozhambu is a south indian delicacy which are basically lentil based steamed dumplings or balls which are simmered in yoghurt based gravy. A subtly spiced curry recipe which taste best paired with boiled rice.

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Paruppu Urudai Morkozhambu recipe - How to make Paruppu Urudai Morkozhambu

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  1. Soak the dal in water for 1 hour, drain and blend in a mixer along with 2 green chillies, 1/2 tsp salt and asafoetida adding very little water till smooth.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai, add the ground paste and saute till it is thick.
  3. Cool and shape the mixture into medium-sized balls like koftas.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  5. Combine the grated coconut with curds and the remaining green chillies and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  6. Add the salt, turmeric powder, curry leaves and the steamed balls, mix well and cook on a slow flame, stirring all the time, till tiny bubbles form on top.
  7. For the tempering, heat 1 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chillies and saute till seeds crackle.
  8. Add this to the morekozhambu.
  9. Serve hot with rice.

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This recipe was contributed by joyabeans on 13 Oct 2011

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