Urundai Kuzhambu (Dal kofta Gravy)-How to make-Step by step photos & Video

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Cuisine Style: Tamilnadu | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Rice | Type: Lunch Gravy


  • Channa Dal-1 cup
  • Tomato- 2
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Onion-1
  • Coriander seed - 2tbsp
  • Red chili-4
  • Coconut-2 small piece
  • Bengal gram-1tbsp
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind juice-1/2 cup
  • Mustard seed-1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Salt to taste
  • oil- 2 tbsp


  • Soak Channa Dal in the water for 45 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add 2 red chilies, Asafoetida, Curry leaves and salt then coarse grind all together.
  • Now make small balls (Urundai) and kept it aside.
  • Steam these balls in the Idli cooker or Idli vessel.
  • Dry roast red chillies, coconut and Bengal gram, Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds into fine paste with little water and keep it aside.
  • Heat the pan with the oil and fry mustard seeds, Curry leaves, and then add the chopped onion and fry for 3 minutes,
  • Then fry tomato and add the tamarind juice, ground paste, salt and mix well.
  • Now pour the steamed Channa Dal balls into the gravy. Cover the pan and let it boil in the medium heat for 5 min.
  • Serve with rice.


  • Instead of making Channa Dal balls Dal vadai can be used.


  • Channa dal ball itself is a best side dish.

How this Urundai Kuzhambu recipe is Unique?

  • Instead of Sambar powder fine ground fresh ingredients are used.

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How to make Urundai kuzhambu-Step by step photos

Urundai kuzhambu ingredientsUrundai kuzhambu ingredients

Add all kofta[ball, urundai] ingredients coarsely grind without waterAdd all ingredients coarsely grind without water

Mixture is ready, make ballsMixture is ready, make balls

Balls are ready to steamBalls are ready to steam

Steam it for 10 minSteam it for 10 min

After 10 min, balls are readyAfter 10 min, balls are ready

Roast ingredients Roast ingredients & grind to fine paste

Put roasted ingredients in a mixer jar grind with 1/2 glass of waterBoil Potato

Freshly ground paste is ready, keeep it asideFreshly ground paste is ready, keeep it aside

Add seasoned ingredients & salt sauteAdd seasoned ingredients & salt saute

Add tomato & turmeric powder sauteAdd tomato & turmeric powder saute

Add ground paste & water let it boilAdd ground paste & water let it boil

Add Tamarind mixture, let ti boilAdd Tamarind mixture, let ti boil

Add steamed balls, let it cook fro 5 minAdd steamed balls, let it cook fro 5 min

Add coriander leaves & cut off heatAdd coriander leaves & cut off heat

Urundai kulambu is ready, serve hot with riceUrundai kulambu is ready, serve hot with rice

Dal kofta gravy is ready Dal kofta gravy is ready

Chana dal ball gravyChana dal ball gravy

Bengal gram ball gravyBengal gram ball gravy

Kadalai paruppu urundai kuzhambuKadalai paruppu urundai kuzhambu

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