Lentil Dumplings - Nunchinunde - ನುಚಿನುಂಡೆ

Sunday, February 13, 2011



Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3 people / 16 dumplings

You will need:
  1. Toor dal (Lentils) - 1 cup 
  2. Green chillies - 3-4 nos.
  3. Cilantro
  4. Coconut (wet/dry) - 1 cup
  5. Onions (optional)
  6. Cooking Oil
  7. Salt
To cook:
  • Wash the toor dal and soak in water for about 4-5 hours. 
  • Once well-soaked, grind the dal along with the cilantro, green chillies.and coconut. Add very little water.
  • Make sure the paste is NOT fully ground. Ideally a little coarse consistency is required.
  • Transfer this paste into a bowl and add chopped onions (optional)
  • Spread some oil onto an Idli stand
  • Make oval shaped balls of the paste and place them in the Idli stand  
  • Cook this for approx 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with some ghee on top
  • Makes for a healthy breakfast dish, else eat it with rice as a lunch/dinner meal.
Lentil Dumplings

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