NUCHINUNDE / NUCCHINA UNDE / STEAMED LENTIL DUMPLING

steamed lentil dumpling

Today i have for you all yet another traditional Karnataka speciality that's called as " Nuchinunde / Nuchinna Unde " . They are usually made for Ganesh Chaturthi for naivedhyam in Mysore, Bangalore , Shiva mogga region . Nuchinna unde ( nucchu - broken bits ; unde - ball ) is basically steamed lentil dumplings which tastes almost like steamed masala vada / ambode . These dumplings are usually made using tuvar dal , however you can add little chana dal too as i have done. Addition of dill leaves ( sabsige ) gives a nice distincy aroma .This is not a dish you will find in restaurants . I am sure many kannadigas have lots of childhood memories associated with this humble dish . Why not try this nuchinna unde this festival and rekindle your memories . Its simple protienacious  , healthy and yummy......

steamed lentil dumpling
Today i have for you all yet another traditional Karnataka speciality that's called as " Nuchinunde / Nuchinna Unde " . They are usually made for Ganesh Chaturthi for naivedhyam in Mysore, Bangalore , Shiva mogga region . Nuchinna unde ( nucchu - broken bits ; unde - ball ) is basically steamed lent...

NUCCHINA UNDE

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Ingredients

Split pigeon pea / Tuvar dal
1 cup
Bengal gram / chana dal (optional)
1/2 cup
Onion finely chopped
1
Dil leaves / sabsige ; finely chopped
1/2 cup
Green chillies ; finely chopped
6-7
Small piece Ginger
Fresh Coconut
1/2 cup
Few Coriander leaves
sprigs
Few curry leaves
Asafoetida / hing
a pinch
Turmeric / haldi
a pinch
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Wash and soak dal in water for about 2-3 hours . 
    NUCHINUNDE / NUCCHINA UNDE / STEAMED LENTIL DUMPLING
  2. Drain water .
    NUCHINUNDE / NUCCHINA UNDE / STEAMED LENTIL DUMPLING
  3. In a mixer, pulse the lentils coarsely along with green chillies and ginger without adding any water.
    NUCHINUNDE / NUCCHINA UNDE / STEAMED LENTIL DUMPLING
  4. In a bowl,mix together ground lentils, onions, dill leaves, coriander , curry leaves, coconut,hing & salt.
    make lentil dumplings
  5. Heat water in a steamer.Grease idli molds with oil.
  6. Make oval shaped dumpling and place them in the greased idli stand. Steam cook for 10-15 minutes.
    how to do lentil dumpling
  7. When done , serve hot / warm  Nuchinunde with majjige huli / chutney / hasi majjige huli . I love it dunked in majjige huli . Enjoy the way you like !!
    nuchinna unde recipe
    make nuchinna unde

NOTE :

  1. If doing for festivals you can ommit onions. like wise , if you dont get dill leaves , you can omit it and add more coriander leaves .
  2. Don't gring the dal too smooth like a paste. they won't taste god. it should be coarse .
  3. Don't add any water while grinding.

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Love ~Smitha

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