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December 10, 2009

Paruppu kari kuzhambu

Like most of us, I cook non-vegetarian dishes during weekends. But sometimes during festival seasons, it becomes compulsory to cook vegetarian dishes on those days. Best substitute for our weekend menu would be this paruppu kari kuzhambu. Addition of dals makes the dish rich & taste yum :)

Ingredients :
  1. Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  2. Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  3. Greenchilly - 3 nos
  4. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  5. Cloves - 3 nos
  6. Onion - 1 no
  7. Tomato - 1 no
  8. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Thick tamarind juice - 1 tsp
  11. Coconut paste - 1 tbsp
  12. Oil - 1 tsp plus for frying
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Corriander leaves for garnishing

Directions to cook :

1. Soak the toor dal & urad dal in the water for atleast 1 hr.

2. Grind toordal, urad dal, greenchillies & salt coarsely.

3. Steam the grounded toordal mixture in the pressure cooker.

4. Once steamed, cut them in the cube shape & deep fry them in the oil.

5. Heat oil in the pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves and finely chopped onion.

6. Add tomato, chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt & enough water. Cover & cook for 5 mins.

7. Add tamarind juice, coconut paste & fried paruppu kari. Cook for 4 more mins on medium flame.

Serve warm.


Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

A different try. Keep it up.

Tina said...

Yummy and delicious dish.....

Unknown said...

Havent heard of this. Nice vegetarian versio of kari kuzhambu.

Unknown said...

This sounds good. Perfect for newly converted vegetarians who still have meat cravings! I am very new to the kitchen though..Could you please tell me how to steam the dal mixture in the pressure cooker? Thanks!

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