Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dhal Dumplings

Toor dhal 1/2 cup
Urad dhal 1/4 cup
Fresh coconut grated 2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera powder 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves few springs
Curry leaves 4-5
Oil 1 tsp

Soak toor dhal and urad dhal in water for 3-4 hours.
Refresh in water and strain the soaked dhals.
To the mixer add both the dhals and grated coconut and grind to coarse paste. Dont add water until extremely necessary.
Take the ground dhal and coconut paste to a bowl, add salt, cumin powder, pepper powder, chilly powder, finely chopped coriander and curry leaves.
Mix everything well and adjust any seasonings if required.
Form each portion into a ball, roll into thick 2 – 3 inch cylinder and lightly flatten the cylinder.
Repeat the same with remaining portions.
Place all the dhal dumplings on a steamer and steam for 10 – 15 minutes.
Let them stand for around 5 minutes before touching.
Serve dhal dumplings with any chutney of your choice.

Garnishing can be done by adding tempered mustard seeds.
Fresh coconut and corainder leaves can also be sprinkled on dhal dumplings.

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