Friday, May 16, 2014

Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai Kuzhambu ( Plaintain Flower balls Curry)

Vazhaipoo Kola Urundai/ Fried Plaintain flower balls -  10 or12 nos
Onion- 1
Tomato - 1
Garlic -  3 or 4 nos, Chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasioning:-
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chillies - 2 or 3 nos
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Hing - a pinch

To Roast and Grind:-
Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu- 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli - 1

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, and roast all the ingredients given under "To roast and grind" until channa dal turns golden brown and let it cool  and grind it to a smooth paste . keep aside.
  2. In a kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies and hing and let it splutter.
  3. Then add the finely chopped garlic cloves & onions. Saute well for a minute. 
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute until mushy.
  5. Now add the ground masala paste and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add chilli powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder and sambar powder. Mix well and let it boil for a minute in low flame.
  7. Now drop the Fried plaintain flower balls one by one into the gravy.
  8. Mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes or till oil shows on top.

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