Steamed mixed lentil dumplings/ Nuchhina hunde – Zero Oil
Nuchinunde – These are steamed lentil dumplings traditionally served as a snack or as a breakfast. It is very popular in the state of Karnataka, India.
Traditionall toor dal and channa dal/split chickpeas is used to make these dumplings but here I have used multi lentils to make it healthy and relishing.
Fresh dill make the dumplings more flavorful , these hearty bites are steamed without using any oil and can be served for a snack and are vegan friendly, for gluten free version just skip oats and just make them with lentils.
These can be served alongwith a Yogurt based dip/chutney.
Preparation time-10 minutes
Soaking time- 3-4 hours/overnight
Cooking time-12-15 minutes (per batch)
- Toor dal-1/2cup
- Green gram-1/2cup
- Brown lentils-1/2cup
- Yellow moong dal-1/2cup
- Green chillies-3-4
- Ginger-1/2inch piece
- Finely chopped onion-1medium
- Chopped fresh dill leaves-1cup
- Salt-as per taste
- Wash and soak toor dal, green gram, brown lentils, yellow moong dal in water for 3-4 hours/ overnight.
- After soaking time drain water thoroughly from the soaked lentils and place them in a blender/food processor along with green chillies, ginger and whizz to a coarse mixture without adding any water.
- Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl, add in onion, dill leaves, salt, oats and mix well until well combined.
- Pre-heat water in a steamer/idly pan and make a oval shaped dumplings and arrange them in a steel bowl.
- Steam them for 10-12 minutes.
Serve hot with dips/Chutney’s:
- Make sure not to add any water while blending.
- If the mixture is too soggy to form dumplings add extra oats.
- Microwave steamer/the traditional steamer can be used to steam these dumplings.
Posted on July 9, 2015, in Appetizers, Indian and tagged breakfast recipes, Healthy Breakfast ideas, karada hunde, lentil dumplings, nuchina hunde, protein rich dumplimgs, steamed recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.