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Nuchinunde (Sweet Dal Dumplings) Recipe

Nuchinunde (Sweet Dal Dumplings) is a popular Indian Snack
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On :
Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
4 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 cup - Toor Dal (soaked in water for about 3-4 hours)
  • 1/2 cup - grated coconut, fresh/frozen
  • 2 to 3 - green chillies, low to medium spiced or 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera powder
  • 1 inch piece - ginger, chopped finely
  • 2 to 3 strands - cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 strand - curry leaves, chopped finely
  • How to Make Nuchinunde (Sweet Dal Dumplings):

    1. Drain out all the water from the soaked dal. Grind coarsely along with coconut, green chillies, ginger, jeera and curry leaves.
    2. Add hing, salt, chopped cilantro and mix well.
    3. You could even add 1/2 tsp sugar for a tinge of sweetness.
    4. Make ping pong sized dumplings with the dal mixture.
    5. Place in a steel container and steam the dumplings in a pressure cooker, with the weight, for about 12-15 mins.
    6. Serve hot with majjige huli or coconut chutney or any other side dish of your choice.


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