Nuchinunde (Steamed lentil dumplings)

Ingredients :

Tuvar/Toor dal-1 cup

Channa dal-1 cup

Chopped green chillies/jalapenos- 8 to 10 or add according to your spice level

Shredded coconut-3/4  cup

Chopped onions- medium size 2

Chopped Curry leaves- 1 strand

Chopped cilantro/coriander- 2 to 3 strands

Minced ginger- 1/2 inch piece

Eno salt-1/4 teaspoon (optional)

Salt- to taste

Soak both toor and channa dal overnight or two hours before making the dumplings. Grind all the above ingredients coarsely except onions. Grind the mixture without adding water. Mix salt, onions and ground mixture well. Make dumplings of your desired shape and steam cook them for 10 mins. Do not forget to add ghee or clarified butter on top of the steamed dumplings before serving.


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