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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 measures - channa dal (1 measure = 250 grams)
  • 12 - green chillies
  • 1 - fresh coconut (grated)
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • 1 small bunch - coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - haldi
  • 1 pinch - hing
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Nuchchina

  • Soak the channa dal for an hour and a half. Drain all the water and grind coarsely into a dry paste.
  • Grind the rest of the ingredients except coriander into a dry paste.
  • Mix the above dal paste and coriander. Mix well.
  • Shape into elongated balls after holding a palmful of the dal paste.
  • Place them in idli trays and steam for 10 minutes. Nuchchina under is ready and tastes just yummy with white butter, kadi, coconut chutney, sauces, ketchups or just by itself.