Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

This is a very easy and a tasty kolambu. Each urundai tempts everyone to taste. Especially kids love this paruppu urundai kolambu. 
Preparation Time: 5 min
Soaking Time: 2 hrs
Cooking Time: 25 min
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaf- 1 sprig
  • Red chili - 2
  • Onion - 1 medium sized - finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder -1 pinch
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - ½ tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

  • Kadalai paruppu - ½ cup
  • Green chili (or) Red chili - 2
  • Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  • Fennel  Seed - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Masala Paste:
  • Coconut - ½ cup
  • Green chili - 1 (for mild spicy, Add more if you need more spicy)
  • Kuruma Podi - 1 tbsp


     Soak split channa dhal / kadalai paruppu for 2 hrs

Urundai Preparation:

     Put the soaked kadalai paruppu, chili, fennel seed and salt in a mixie and grind to a coarse form. Do not add water. Just sprinkle water when it gets thickened.

Procedure for Kolambu:
  1. Grind coconut, green chili, kuruma podi, salt into a smooth paste by adding required waste. Set aside
  2. Heat a medium sized pan. Add oil, when it is hot add mustard, allow it to crackle. Then add curry leaf and red chili. Roast them well.
  3. Add onion and sauté until it becomes soft. Add ginger garlic paste to the onion and sauté until it raw smell leaves.
  4. To this add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander cumin powder. Mix them and add masala paste to this and sauté for 1 min. Add ½ cup of water and salt.
  5. When kolambu begins to boil, make small balls from the kadalai paruppu paste. Keep it in low flame and close the lid. Allow it to cook for 10-15 min.
  6. Yummy Urundai Kolambu is ready to serve with hot rice.