Paruppu Urundai More Kulambu| Lentil Balls in Yogurt Sauce
Traditionally lentils balls are cooked in onion tomato gravy which is very healthy too. I tried to make a small change and cooked the lentil balls in yogurt sauce (more kulambu). It is quicker to make too and trust me it tasted yummy! And more than all, it is a complete protein food for vegetarians! If you are serving this with rice for lunch, don’t forget to eat with a good size of vegetables stir fry. I love carrot fry with this gravy. Try this at home and enjoy good food 🙂
Calories per Serving:320; Carb- 43g; Fat- 10g; Fiber- 10g; Protein – 17g
Preparation time: 15M Cooking time: 10M Total time: 25M
For Lentil Balls:
1 Cup Channa Dhall (Dried Split Chickpeas)
1 Green / Red Chilly
1.5 tsp Fennel Seeds
¼ tsp Salt
2 Cups Yogurt
1.5 Tbsp Coconut
2 Green Chilly
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 inch Ginger
1 tsp Rice (For thickness)
½ tsp Salt
Coriander/ Cilantro (For Garnishing)
1.5 Cup Water
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Red Chilly
- Soak Lentils for about 1-2 hrs. and drain them completely. Grind it coarsely along with green chilly, fennel seeds and salt without adding water.
- Make equal sized lentil balls.(Makes about 12 balls)
- Soak rice for about 10 minutes.
- Grind everything except yogurt first and then add in the yogurt and give a good whip.
- Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds, once it crackles add curry leaves, red chillies and fry for 10 secs.
- Add the yogurt mixture, water and let it boil for 2 minutes.
- Add the lentil balls one by one and cook covered in medium heat for about 10 minutes. The balls will start floating in the sauce once it gets cooked.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
- This can be served with millet rice, rice, dosa, idly, roti etc.
- Reduce the number of red/ green chillies if you don’t like spicyness.
- The gravy will become thick once it cools down, so add water accordingly.
- You can add turmeric powder, chopped shallots (small onions) and coconut while making the lentils balls.
- Instead of split chickpeas, you can use toor dhall or a combination of both.
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