I chose to make Nuchinunde is a steamed lentil dumpling traditionally served for breakfast from the state of Karnataka. It very popular especially in the Bangalore/Mysore region. It is usually served with Hasi Majjjige Huli. Inspite of , its popularity you won’t find it on any restaurant Menu Card.This is rich in Protein and healthy too as it is steamed.Not sure how many people even remember this .During my Childhood days it was a regular feature at my place.
Breakfast is the first meal you take after you wake up in the morning. It is compulsory to have breakfast to boost our energy levels in the morning. Every state has its own traditional breakfast . Our Theme for this 21#foodiemonday #bloghop is “Regional Breakfast”.I felt nostalgic while posting this recipe as my childhood memories flashed.
This week I would like to feature my good friend and blogger Krithika who blogs at akshayam21.blogspot.in.Check out her blog for some amazing recipes.
Now back to my recipe.
Recipe for Nuchinunde/ Steamed Lentil Dumplings:
Toor dal / Pigeon peas- 1 cup or 160ml
Moong dal / Split Green gram – 1/2 cup
Ginger- 2″ piece, grated
Turmeric- a pinch
Green chilies- 5
Freshly grated coconut- 1 cup
Curry leaves- handful, finely chopped
Coriander leaves- handful, finely chopped
2 Onions Finely chopped(optional)
Dill leaves / Sabsige Soppu finely chopped(optional)
Salt to taste
Oil or Ghee to grease the pan
Wash both toor dal and moong dal and soak in enough water overnight.Drain the soaked lentils and transfer to a blender jar. Add grated ginger, green chilies and turmeric to the drained lentils and coarsely grind .Do not add water. Do not grind to a fine paste. Transfer the ground lentils to a large bowl and add the grated coconut, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander,chopped dill leaves,chopped onions and salt and mix well.Divide the mixture into 16 portions and make oval shaped dumplings. Grease the Idli plates with oil and place these dumplings in it. Steam the dumplings for 10-15mins.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney/ Hasi Majjigehuli (kadi)/ Ghee.