August 1, 2012

Urad dal vadai in Buttermilk Kozhambu / curry

My bro's Fav main dish :)

Ingredients :

For Buttermilk Kozhambu :

500 ml Curd
1 Onion, Finely chopped
1/2 inch Ginger piece
5 Green chillies, chopped
1 Tsp Jeera
Small piece of coconut ( Optional )
1 Tbsp Rice
1 Tbsp Toor dal
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Hing
a Pinch of Turmeric powder
Few Curry leaves

For Urad dal Vadai :

1 Cup Urad dal
1 Cup Onion, Finely chopped
1/2 Tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
Few Curry leaves and coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method :

For Urad dal Vadai :

Soak urad dal for couple of hours and grind to a fine paste without adding water.
Add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt to the urad dal and mix well.
Prepare like vadai shape and slowly drop them in a hot oil.
Deep fry in a medium flame. Remove once done. Keep aside.

For Buttermilk Kozhambu :

Soak Toor dal and rice for an hour.
Add 1/2 Tbsp oil, add green chillies and ginger piece,saute for a minute, remove and keep aside.
Now grind the green chillies, ginger, coconut, toor dal, rice by adding jeera and little water. Grind to a smooth paste.
Meanwhile beat curd and keep aside.
Heat remaining oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, once they start spluttering add the curry leaves, turmeric powder and hing.
Add the chopped onion and fry till translucent.
Add the grounded paste to the onion and cook for couple of minutes. Add extra water and mix well frequently to avoid lump.
Add 1 cup of water to the beaten curd and mix well. Now pour this to the pan and mix well.
Boil it for a minute in a medium flame. Do not over cook the curd.
Remove from flame and keep aside. 
Now add the fried vadas to the kozhambu and leave it for half an hour.
Vadas will get soaked completely and looks very soft.
Serve with hot rice.

Notes :

The consistancy of the kozhambu should be very thin because after adding vadas, it absorbs water and will become thick.
Instead of vada, you can add veggies too. ( Lady's finger, Pumpkin, Bottle gourd, Brinjal...) while adding veggies, the consistancy of kozhambu should be little thick.

Linking this recipe with Jagruti's " Rakhi The Thread Of Love "


  1. Hi Priya ,

    mor kulambu with urad dal vadai looks very different!!

    Keep on Dear:)

  2. Evegreen combo...

  3. my mom makes this, but I never tried using buttermilk. Looks slurrpy

  4. i like the morekuzhambu of krishna bhavan in kilpauk.. very delicious..

  5. looks very different and tasty..

  6. more kuzhambu with vadai....really delicious and i remember my mom make this the soft well soaked vadai in it :)

  7. Vada curry looks so to me , I must try soon :-)
    Thank you for sending it to Rakhi event.

  8. looks this yummy. I am feeling hungry now