Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings | How to make Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings

By Suma Rowjee  |  26th Aug 2015  |  
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Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplingsby Suma Rowjee
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About Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings

Delicious protein rich, spicy lentil dumplings eaten with coconut chutney. From the kitchens of South India.

Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Suma Rowjee. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings recipe by Suma Rowjee. Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings.

Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings

Ingredients to make Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings

  • Bengal Gram Dal - Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 8-10
  • Fresh coriander chopped - 1/4 cup
  • Hing - A generous pinch
  • Fresh ginger grated - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

How to make Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings

  1. Wash and soak the lentils for 3-4 hours or even better overnight. Drain and rinse well. Drain out all water again, making sure there is absolutely no water left
  2. Put all the ingredients (no water) in the medium sized jar of your blender and grind at speed 1 for just 10 seconds. Open the lid, mix with a spoon.
  3. The mixture should be coarse, a few whole grains of dal or bits of chilies is just fine. If absolutely needed, process again 5-10 seconds.
  4. If you make a paste of it, you may not love the dumplings.
  5. Taste to check if you need more seasoning like salt or ginger. If necessary, just add more of these to the ground mixture, do not grind the mixture again.
  6. If you need more chilies, either chop fine and add or grind separately and mix.
  7. Lightly grease idli plates. Make about 12 small portions of the mixture and place in the plate, flatten slightly.
  8. Steam on high heat for about 12-14 minutes and check to make sure the dumplings are not doughy. Do not steam much longer as they may feel very dry.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature with coconut chutney.

Reviews for Nucchina Unde / Steamed Lentil Dumplings (8)

Richa Rajadhyaksha4 months ago

Tastes good with chutney. Thanx!
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Shivani Tekia year ago

It will turn hard if nit eaten hot, plus u need to add soda ... apinch is enough so that they are spongy
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Sweta Agarwala year ago

It does not need fermentation???
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jyoti varangaonkara year ago

nice one.
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razia ska year ago

superb 1
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Neelu Sa year ago

no soda required? they turn out soft?
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Chetana LMa year ago

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Shalini Dubey2 years ago

Looks amazing! Can we make this with toor dal as well?
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