Tamarind-lemon size
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Methi Seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry and coriander leaves
Sambar powder-2 tbsps
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Toor dhal-1/4 cup
Channa dhal-1/4 cup
Ginger-1 small piece
Garlic cloves-2
Green chillies-2


1) For Masala:

Onion-1,Tomato-1,jeera-1 tsp,grated coconut-4 tbsps

2)For Balls:

Soak toor dal and channa dal in water for 1/2 an hour.
Toor dal,Channa dal,ginger,garlic,coriander and curry leaves,salt,green chillies.Grind without water.Make small balls.

You can either shallow fry for few minutes or steam in Idli pan or directly drop in the kulambhu, when it is boiling.


1) Steam the balls till done and leave aside.Meanwhile,soak tamarind in water.

2)Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,methi seeds,curry leaves, green chillies.When it splutters add finely chopped remaining onion.Fry till onion is part-cooked.

3)Then,add chopped tomato and fry them till tomato mixes well with onion.
4) Then add sambar powderand salt.

5)Add grind mixture to it and pour thick tamarind extract.Leave to boil.

6) Then add fried balls to the kulambu.Stir slowly.Cover with a lid.Leave in slow flame until oil separates out.Add coriander leaves before taking from the flame.

Serve hot with rice. 

Sending this to sangeeth's Eat healthy during Pregnancy Event . My other entries are Wheat Onion Dosa Dal Omelet Radish Chutney This recipe also goes to Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair Event and Susan's Event


sriharivatsan said...

Yummy Urundais..I make it in a different way without onions and garlic..This too sounds good..Thanx for sharing the receipe..

Vibaas said...

Looks yum. Nice entry for both the events.

Andhra Flavors said...

lovely dish, looks yummy.

Unknown said...

hummm looks so yummy when ever I make this one that urundai becomes very hard means we can not cut them with spoon y I don't know yours looks so perfect

Sanghi said...

My favourite recipe. Good work!

Preety said...

something new for me..looks yum

Pavani said...

looking yummy and mouthwatering yaar...thanks for visiting my blog dear..

Premyscakes said...

looks perfect, would go with plain rice very well.

Varsha Vipins said...

Wow..Thats new to me..:)

Sunshinemom said...

Love this! We make this too:)

Srivalli said...

Looks great...thanks for the entry!

Sunshinemom said...

Thank you for another delicious one!!

KOLLU IDLI (Horse gram Idli)