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Paruppu Urundai Kulambu without Onion (Lentil Balls Curry)

 Published 2012-May-01   Updated 2022-Aug-29

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Dal Kofta Curry, Parippu Urunda Curry)

Recipe For Paruppu Urundai Kulambu


For The Balls

  • Tur Dal - 1 cup
  • Red Chilly - 4-5
  • Green Chilly - 2
  • Asafoeitida - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt
  • Rice powder - 1 tsp

For The Gravy

  • Tur Dal (boiled and smashed) - 1 cup
  • Sambar powder - 1-2 tsp
  • Tamarind Pulp - one gooseberry /lemon size (increase according to your choice)
  • Salt - to taste


To Make Balls

  1. Wash and soak the tur dal, dry chilly, green chilli.
  2. When it is soaked, remove from the water and mix asafetida, curry leaves, salt and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. The consistency should be thick to form ball shapes. Can be like dal vada consistency.
  4. Make small balls out of it and keep. Add a teaspoonful of rice powder in the mix so that when it is boiled, becomes hard.

    paruppu urundai kulambu - Lentil Balls

To Make Gravy

  1. In a vessel, add all the tamarind pulp, salt, sambar powder and water and bring to boil.
  2. The water contents should be sufficient to immerse the dal balls.

    paruppu urundai kulambu - Gravy simmering

  3. When the gravy starts boiling, add the balls one by one. It will float on top of the gravy.
  4. Cook the same till it is cooked from inside and becomes hard balls.
  5. Afterwards add the boiled dal and mix.

    paruppu urundai kulambu - Lentil balls cooking in the gravy


  1. 1 tsp oil, mustard seed, curry leaves.  
  2. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestion

  • It tastes good with rice, chapatti, curd rice etc.

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It's very nice
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