Category Archives: Appetizers

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.

Yields-15-18 dumplings
Preparation time-10 minutes
Soaking time- 3-4 hours/overnight
Cooking time-12-15 minutes (per batch)

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Spiced Onion rings on Tawa Or Oven

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I have been craving onion rings and tried this variant.  These were AMAZING because they truly tasted like the real deal.

To enhance the taste, I added fresh Italian seasoning to give the rings a peppy, lively flavour and some cayenne pepper to give spicy kick. They are perfect with the dipping sauce.

Be sure to top with some fresh herbs too (If desired).

Yields: 2-3 servings
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time- 5-8 minutes/batch


Baking time-15-20 minutes

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