Category Archives: Appetizers
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)
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