Steamed Chickpeas and Methi Dumplings Kurma

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For Dumplings:
  • 3 cups - Soaked chickpeas
  • 1 cup - Methi leaves (chopped)
  • 3 - Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder
  • 1 - Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp - Grated ginger
  • 4 - Dry red chillies
  • Salt
  • Few coriander leaves (chopped)
  • For Kurma:
  • 10-15 - Steamed chickpeas and methi dumplings
  • 1 - Onion (chopped)
  • 1 - Tomato (chopped)
  • 3 - Green chillies (slit opened)
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 - Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • To Grind:
  • 1 tsp - Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup - Grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - Poppy seeds

How to Make Steamed Chickpeas and Methi Dumplings Kurma

  • For dumplings:
  • Grind the soaked chickpeas, garlic cloves, asafoetida powder, dry red chillies as a coarse paste.
  • Add chopped onions, chopped coriander leaves, chopped methi leaves, grated ginger and salt.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Make small lemon sized balls and steam cook 10-15minutes in an idly cooker.
  • For the Kurma:
  • Grind all the ingredients from the list 'to grind' into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add bay leaves and fry until brown.
  • Add chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, slit opened green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and saute everything well until the raw smells goes.
  • Cook on simmer for few minutes with coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, ground paste with lid closed.
  • Add sufficient water to the kadai and cook on medium flame for a few minutes. Once the kurma thickens, drop the steamed balls gently in.
  • Cook for a few more minutes and put off the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rotis or rice.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes

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