Nuchinunde / Nucchina Unde Recipe -Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora
This Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora is a healthy pakora-literally as it is steamed and not fried. Nucchina unde is made using toor dal, which is packed with proteins, so think no more and dive right in to make this delicious pakora.
Nucchina unde (nucchu - broken bits; unde - ball ) is one of the traditional Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora Recipe. These lentil dumplings which tastes almost like steamed masala vada / ambode. These dumplings are usually made using toor dal. However, you can add a little chana dal also, like in this nucchinunde recipe. Addition of dill leaves (sabsige/sabbakki soppu) gives a nice distinct aroma.
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- 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , optional
- 1/2 cup Dill leaves , finely chopped
- 6-7 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- Ginger , small piece
- 1/2 cup Fresh coconut
- sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- Curry leaves
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste
How to make Nuchinunde / Nucchina Unde Recipe -Karnataka Style Dal Steamed Pakora
To prepare Nuchinunde / Nucchina Unde Recipe , wash and soak dals in water for about 2-3 hours. Drain water.
In a mixer, pulse the lentils coarsely along with green chillies and ginger without adding any water.
In a bowl, mix together ground lentils, dill leaves, coriander , curry leaves, coconut, hing & salt.
Heat water in a steamer. Grease idli molds with oil.
Make oval shaped dumplings and place them in the greased idli stand. Steam cook for 10-15 minutes.