Monday, September 19, 2011

Kandi Unta Majjiga Pulusu | Steamed Toor dal Dumplings in Yogurt Gravy

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I am back to blogging after a small break and would be visiting all your blogs shortly.I missed all your yummy posts and my reader is full of unread posts which I would like to cover in a couple of days.
Now coming to the recipe,this is a bit time consuming dish but it is still delicious to eat and also a very healthy one as the dumplings are steamed and no frying is involved.The tanginess from the yogurt based gravy is a great compliment to the protein packed steamed toor dal dumplings.One can have the steamed dumplings as it is as a snack or eat them in the yogurt gravy with rice.
Kandi Unta Majjiga Pulusu Recipe:
(Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:

for steamed toor dal dumplings:
1/2 cup Toor dal
1 cup finely chopped tender Drumstick leaves
1 medium Onion,finely chopped
1/2 cup grated Coconut
4-5 Green chillies
2 tbsp chopped Coriander
a sprig of Curry leaves,chopped
a fat pinch of cooking Soda
Salt to taste
Oil to grease the plates

for majjiga pulusu:
2 tbsp Toor dal,soaked
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4 Green chillies
1/2 cup grated fresh Coconut
1/2 tsp Tamarind pulp
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 cup fresh/sour Curds
1/2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

for Tadka:
1 tsp Oil/Ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
8-10 curry leaves
2 red chillies,broken
Method:
for Toor dal dumplings:
  • Soak toor dal in water for 2 hrs.
  • Grind green chillies and salt to a coarse paste.Add soaked toor dal and grind it slightly coarsely.
  • Add enough water while grinding the batter should be slightly thick(not very thin and not hard,it should be slightly looser than masala wada batter)
  • Add grated fresh coconut, finely chopped onions,chopped coriander,curry leaves,chopped drumstick leaves to it and mix well.
  • Grease a plate with oil or line the plate with banana leaf if available.
  • Add a pinch of soda to the batter and mix it well and shape them into round dumplings and steam it for 12-15 mins.
for majjiga Pulusu:
  • Soak toor dal in water for 1 hr.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil and roast green chillies until they wilt.
  • Grind the roasted green chillies with salt,jeera,soaked toor dal,grated coconut,turmeric powder and tamarind pulp to a fine paste.
  • Thin the sour/fresh curds and add the ground paste and boil over low flame.
  • once it comes to boil add steamed dumplings and boil for 3-4 mins.
  • Meanwhile heat a small tadka pan and add oil/ghee and add mustard seeds,hing,curry leaves and red chillies and add this tadka to majjiga pulusu.
Serve this with rice or eat it in a cup as it is as a snack.

Notes:
  1. The batter for dumplings should not be very thick or thin,it should be slightly looser than the masala wada batter to get soft dumplings otherwise if the batter is very thick you will get hard dumplings.
  2. Adding soda will ensure that you get soft airy dumplings.
Variations:
  1. Addition of drumstick leaves is optional,but it is very healthy and adds a nice flavor to it.If you don't get it just avoid it and proceed with the same recipe.
  2. The steamed toor dal dumplings can be eaten as a snack but I prefer them in majjiga pulusu as it adds nice taste to it.
  3. You can even crumble the steamed toor dal dumplings in rice and add ghee and eat or you can drop these dumplings in rasam or coconut based gravies for variation.I will post even that version soon in my blog.

43 comments:

Radhika said...

Urundai Mor kulmabu as we call it here is looking so great. Makes me so hungry thought I finished my lunch just now.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy recipe,love to have this delicious balls...luks tempting!!!

Sudha Sabarish said...

My very fav recipe.Looks tempting.We also prepare this but still in a diff way.Love it

Neetz said...

something i have never tried before.. looks so yummmyyyyy~~

Kaveri said...

A very yummy recipe..looks delicious

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks yummy and nice clicks.

Priti said...

Looks so yum ...love the recipe ...just need some rice to polish this off

Ramya said...

That looks superb, wud make a lovely combo with Rice..Slurp!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

We too make this, love it a lot! Last click is awesome!

jeyashrisuresh said...

though my mil makes this i never tried on my own.looking very yummy

? said...

Sounds healthy and delicious!

Laxmi said...

Yoghurt gravy looks too good.. never added drumstick leaves. will try next time..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Awesome clicks! lovely...
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Priya said...

Trust me or not i prepared the same dumplings this weekend, but with bit variation..looks super delicious..

Rinku Naveen said...

Totally new recipe to me. Looks too good.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this one, looks super delicious.

Nisha said...

Dal balls looks yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prathy

Dumplings in yogurt has turned out to be simply delicious.

Deepa
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aipi said...

This looks lip smacking ~ a great looking dish!
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Pushpa said...

This kind of pulusu more the merrier..

Suja said...

New recipe to me,looks super yum

DEESHA said...

Yummy .. Such a healthy dish

Sobha Shyam said...

this is such a delicious recipe, steamed toor dal dumplings sounds so interesting, will try it out soon..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so tempting

Kalyani said...

very tempting ! Urundai Kuzhambu is what we call it !

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LG said...

kanduntla pulusu looks gorgeous :D That bowl looks slurrrp!!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

The gravy looks rich and cream ..would be perfect with steam hot ghee rice:)

Prathima Rao said...

I have never tasted these tempting dumplings!!! The gravy too looks mild & mouthwatering..Not loaded with too many strong flavors..Makes for a nice & comforting meal..This is a must try!!
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ANU said...

awesome looking curry dear....love the combo!

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Tina said...

looks delicious...

Zainab said...

Hey there its my first time here...You have a lovely space i must say!...lucky to get in touch...

San said...

Dumplings are always time consuming but they taste divine later on. Beautiful pics.

divya said...

That looks superb, wood make a lovely combo with Rice..Slurp!!

Ammu's said...

Dumplings are yummy... My MIL makes this dish but with little variations :)

Neha said...

Hi...Thnx for stopping by and leaving words of appreciation...This recipe looks very yummy...Following you dear...Keep visiting....

kanthi said...

Majjiga pulusu luks delicious..tastes yum with white rice..

Archana said...

New to me but will definitely try it out.
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Yummy recipe...looks tempting and delicious.

Swathi said...

We make curry with steamed lentil dumplings. this one is new dish to me. Sure i will try.

Shobha Kamath said...

This is new to me. Looks delicious though!

Patricia Torres said...

Wow!! that sure looks like an easy recipe.. Must try!!

Jaya.. said...

Hi
When I called one of my relatives in India, they said that they prepared this dish. I love this dish very much. I had forgot the recipe and was searching the net and got yours. Felt "Lucky". Right now I am in the process of making it. Will be another 2 hours before I get to eat it. Thank You very much for this recipe. This dish is very popular among the "Vysya Community" in Bangalore !!

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sangeetha pn said...

Looks yumm.. tempting clicks!

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