1 cup toor dal/ thoram paruppu
3-5 ref chillies
1tbsp moong dal
1/4 tsp asafetida
1/2 cup grated coconuts
1 stem of curry leaves
1tbsp of sesame oil + 2 tsp
1/3 cup water +
Heat the oil in a pan and add all the ingredients and roast until the lentils and coconut are golden brown. Cool it down and dry grind into a coarse powder.
Then in a pan, add the 2 tsp of oil and splutter some mustard seeds. Add the powder and turn once. Now add 1/3 cup of water and mix ingredients well until it gets to a dumpling-able stage - Be cautious in adding more water - if you need to.
Once this is somewhat cool, make balls out of them and keep. Get your steamer out, spray them with non-stick oil.
Arrange the balls spaced apart and steam for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, make your vetha kozhambu -
Once the balls are cooked, allow them to cool while you are still boiling the kozhambu. Once fully cooked, transfer the kozhambu into the serving dish -
Gently add the dumplings into the gravy when it is still hot.
Allow it to soak in nicely before serving
Or the chappatis!
Enjoy this healthy and utterly delicious dish to your heart's content!