Nuchinunde | Steamed Toor Dal Dumplings
Nuchinunde are steamed toor dal dumplings, a traditional breakfast or snack recipe from Karnataka. Its a healthy gluten free recipe, served with coconut chutney or majjige huli.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings: 15 dumplings
- 1 cup toor dal
- 1/3 cup freshly grated coconut
- 4 green chilies
- 1 inch ginger
- 3 tbsps dill, finely chopped
- 3 tbsps coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 2 sprigs curry leaves, chopped
- salt to taste
- oil to grease the plate
Wash the toor dal with plenty of water.
Soak the dal in water for at least 3 hours.
Drain the dal and leave the dal in the colander for few minutes. Its important that the toor dal doesn’t have any water in it.
Transfer the dal, ginger and green chilly to a mixer or food processor. Pulse it few times to get a coarse mixture. Do not make a puree. It’s OK to have few big chunks of the dal.
Transfer the coarsely ground dal in to a big bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients like onion, dill, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt.
Take a small portion of the lentil mixture and make a oval shaped dumpling.
Grease the idly stand and place the dumplings in it.
Steam the dumpling for 11- 12 minutes.
Wait for ten minutes before you open the steamer.
Serve the nuchinunde hot with chutney or majjige huli.