Thursday, March 15, 2012

Masal Vadai Kuzhambu




For Gravy/Kuzhambu

  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 2
  • Tamarind - 1(small) lemon size
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp (coarse powder)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
  • Fenugreek seeds - 2 pinch
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - as need
  • Oil - 3 to 4 tsp

For Masal Vadai

  • Kadalai Paruppu/Channa dhal - 2 cups
  • Ulutham Paruppu/Urud dhal - 5 tsp
  • Onion - 2 big 
  • Dry Chillies - 4 (chopped finely)
  • Green chillies - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Garlic - 6 cloves (chopped finely)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 2" (crushed to pieces)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste



Method


To prepare gravy

  • Soak the tamarind for 10min in hot water.
  • In a pan, add oil, and when it is bit hot, add fenugreek seeds.
  • Take half of the onion and garlic and keep aside.
  • Now add onion and salt and fry for 2 to 3 min.
  • Add tomato and garlic(crushed) and saute well.
  • Now add the tamarind water, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and allow it to boil.
  • In mixie, add the remaining half of the onion, garlic, pepper and cumin seeds and grind to a fine paste.
  • Add this to the boiling gravy and allow to boil for another 20 min.
  • Add coconut milk and again allow to boil in less flame.

To prepare Masal Vadai
  • Soak the dal (kadalai paruppu)  for nearly 3 to 4 hours.
  • Filter the water throughly.
  • In the mixie or food processor, grind the soaked dhall. (do not add water).
  • Transfer this into a big bowl and mix the other ingredients except oil.
  • In a kadai, pour enough oil and heat it keeping in medium flame.
  • Make them in to vadai shape and put it in the oil slowly. 
  • Fry them till golden brown and put it in the boiling kuzhambu/gravy immediately, so that it soaks nicely.

24 lovely comments:

S.Menaga

what a tempting n tangy khuzhambu!!

Aarthi

This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

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Shama Nagarajan

wow..interesting recipe .
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Shobha

Just looking at the picture is making my mouth water.
yum yum !

PJ

Looks so inviting. Delicious gravy...

Hema

Hi Akila, first time here, thanks for dropping by my place, nice kuzhambu, even I make almost a similar version, following U..

Pushpa

Tangy and yummy kuzhambu.

Vimitha Anand

Would be perfect for dosas dear... Looks yum

maha

very new 2 me..gravy looks yumm n delicious too....
Maha

maha

thank u so much 4 ur lovely words in my space n tahnx 4 following....

Sriya

very yummy and tempting ...love the gravy ...
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Rasi

Thanks akila for dropping by & commuting on my space.. helped me find urs.. you are such seasoned blogger.. wow! i love the masala vadai.. have had something similar in ratna cafe :)

Santosh Bangar

tempting curry. new idea to use chana dal

Biny Anoop

long time not been here....have to catch up on a lot of recipes here....the gravy is thick and luscious

Follow Foodie

Glad to follow you!
Thanks for dropping in my space..U have a excellent blog..
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Jaleela

nice masala vadai kuzampu, thanks for cisit my space..

hemalata

Delicious looking kuzhambu n mouthwatering presentation.

Sobha Shyam

wonderful vadai in gravy, looks delicious..Thanx for stopping by my space :)

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Purabi Naha

This recipe looks great and something I'm going to try for sure!

Namitha

That looks wonderful ! Though your blog name says, learning to cook, I can't believe that after seeing a recipe like this :D Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

SouthIndianHome

Delicious and yummy kuzhambu

Maayeka

delicious, spicy and very tempting curry..loved the colour of the gravy..
Anjana

Deeksha

Curry looks very inviting and mouthwatering. Love the recipe.

RAKS KITCHEN

Sounds very tempting! wish I have this with rice now :)

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