Masala Vada & More Kulambu (majjiga pulusu)

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More kulambu (buttermilk gravy / majjiga pulusu) is a tasty alternative to sambar. It can be made with vegetables like ladies finger and ash gourd or masala vadai.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Method to make Masala vada

Soak Channa dal in water.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Finely chop onions. Wash curry leaves and coriander leaves.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Without adding a lot of water, grind dal coarsely. If it is made into a fine paste, the vadai will not taste good. Grind dal along with salt and green chillies.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Mix chopped onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves to the ground paste.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Check for salt and spiciness.

Optional step: Add a pinch of cumin seeds and asafoetida.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Make small balls and then flatten them between palms and deep fry them.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Vada has to be dropped very gently into the boiling oil. If you are scared, place it on a spoon and gently drop it.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Blot out the excess oil with kitchen paper towels.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Tasty masala vada ready. This is one of the most popular evening snacks in India. This is high in protein.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

 Method to make more kulambu

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Soak a 2 spoons of channa dal and rice.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

You will need a small piece of coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds. (Coconut is optional but it improves the taste of the more kulambu)

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Grind the coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds along with the soaked dal and rice into a find paste.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Take curd in a bowl and beat it for a few seconds with a whisk so there are no lumps.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Dilute the curd with water so it is buttermilk now. Add salt to taste.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Heat oil, temper mustard seeds and red chillies.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

When mustard seeds have finished crackling, add a teaspoon of urad dal and fry till it is golden brown.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Reduce the flame and slowly add the ground paste. This will form lumps easily. So stir constantly.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

I find that stirring with a whisk is easier than a spoon. Cook till the dal and rice are cooked or the kulambu will have raw taste. Add more water if necessary.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Add a pinch of turmeric.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Mix well. Check for salt and spice level.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Add the buttermilk while mixing simultaneously. Switch off the stove. Buttermilk should not boil.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Drop the vadai inside the more kulambu.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

It will take some time for the vadai to soak and absorb the sourness.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Tasty vadai more kulambu is ready.

masala vada and more kulambu recipe

Enjoy! Try this recipe and let me know your comments.

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