Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde Recipe (Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings)

A healthy twist to the traditional nucchina unde, this foxtail millet and lentil dumpling is a great option for an evening snack or as a healthy starter.

sindhu bharadwaj
18 ratings.
Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde Recipe (Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings)

A healthy twist to the traditional nucchina unde, this foxtail millet and lentil dumpling is a great option for an evening snack or as a healthy starter. 

Nucchu is broken lentil/grain or millet and unde means dumplings. The process of breaking down the millet and then steaming it results in Nucchina Unde. 

Foxtail millet is loaded with proteins, fiber and iron, plus it has a low glycemic index which makes it a great option for people with diabetes to incorporate this in their diet. It also aids in weight loss and keeps the body alkaline. 

Serve Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde along with Masala Chai for a healthy evening snack. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Foxtail Millet recipes such as

  1. Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe
  2. Foxtail Millet Podi Dosa Recipe
  3. Foxtail Millet Lemon Rice

Cuisine: South Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Vegetable Gas Steamer
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

15 M

Makes:

5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Foxtail Millet
  • 3/4 cup Toor Dal (Arhar Whole)
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , Grated
  • 6 Green Chillies
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a generous pinch
  • 2 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves (Dhania) , finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste

Directions for Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde Recipe (Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings)

  1. To begin making the Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde recipe, wash and soak foxtail millet in a bowl for 6 to 8 hours.

  2. Wash the toor dal, chana dal, moong dal and soak it for 3 hours. Drain the water and mix the lentils and millet. Mix the other ingredients along with them except onion and grind it to a coarse mixture.

  3. Add salt, onion and quickly mix it with the coarse mixture. Grease the idli plates with ghee. Make lemon sized balls out of the coarse mixture and flatten it to resemble a malai chum chum.

  4. Steam them for 15-20 minutes until they are done. Serve Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde along with Masala Chai for a healthy evening snack.

Foxtail Millet Nucchina Unde Recipe (Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings) is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking

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Last Modified On Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:26

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