Toor Dal Curry Balls Recipe

ToorDal balls Curry is a very tasty and healthy dish. Try it and enjoy !!!
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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
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Recipe Story

This Toordal balls is high in protein and can be had during pregnancy as a good equivalent.


 Toor dal2 Cup (32 tbs) (Soaked in water for 2hrs)
 Onions2 , finely chopped
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
 Fennel powder2 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1 Teaspoon
 Red chili powder2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Curry leaves2 Tablespoon
 Tamarind juice1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Coriander powder4 Teaspoon
 Red chili powder3 Tablespoon
 Onion1 , finely chopped
 Tomato1 , finely chopped
 Fenugreek seeds1 Tablespoon (methi)
 Curry leaves1 Tablespoon
 Oil50 Milliliter (For frying)
 Cilantro1 Tablespoon (for garnishing)
 Grated coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Fennel seeds1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 674 Calories from Fat 203

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.9%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 206 mg8.6%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31.1%

Dietary Fiber 30 g120%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 31 g61.5%

Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 50.6%

Calcium 29.2% Iron 54.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Grind the coconut and fennel seeds in to a fine paste.
2. In the tamarind juice, add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and the coconut paste. Mix well and keep aside.
3. Drain the water and grind the soaked toor dal slightly.
4. Add all the ingredients given for toorballs(paruppu urundai) and mix well. Make into balls and cook on steam.
5. Heat oil in kadai, add the fenugreek seeds, wait till it turns light brown and splatter.
6. Add the onions, garlic, curry leaves and saute till transparent. Add the tomato, saute for 2mins.
7. Now add the already mixed tamarind juice and let it to boil. Adjust salt.
8. Boil till the curry consistency is reached.
9. Finally add the steamed balls and gingerly oil. Garnish with cilantro.
Now the Toordal balls curry is ready !! Serve with hot rice !!


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Sanghi says :

Thanks Shanti.. Try and let me know..
Posted on: 20 October 2008 - 6:45pm
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shantihhh says :

This sounds wonderful-I must try your recipe soon, I have not eaten this delight before. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 20 October 2008 - 6:39pm
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Sanghi says :

Thanks Srividya. I learnt all my recipies from my mom. All traditional Kumbakonam, Thanjavur recipies. Nice to hear that my dishes wakes up memories of ur grandma's cooking :)
Posted on: 20 October 2008 - 4:53am
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srividya76 says :

Good recipe. Your recipe recollects my memories of my grandma's cooking. She used to make tasty Paruppu urundai kuzhambu. Good job!
Posted on: 20 October 2008 - 1:18am