Nuchinunde (Sweet Dal Dumplings)

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Total Time:
4.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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)

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