Nuchinunde | ನುಚ್ಚಿನುಂಡೆ | steamed split chickpeas dumpling

Steamed split chickpeas dumplings, perfect for breakfast or snack. Loaded with proteins and calcium !


Serves 2-3

1.5 cups channa dal * (soaked for overnight and drained)

1/2 cup grated fresh coconut 

Pinch of asafoetida 

salt to taste

1 big onion , finely chopped 

1 cup dill leaves, finely chopped


Oil to grease

Ghee to serve

Dry grind 

8-10 dried red chillies 

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon coriander seeds


  • In a Spice grinder, add chillies, cumin and coriander seeds and grind.
  • Let the powder be a bit coarse.
  • In a wet blender jar, add the drained channa dal, coconut, salt and hing.
  • Add little water and make a course paste. The paste should not be very dry.
  • Transfer the ground channa dal to a bowl.
  • Add onions , dill leaves, dry spice powder.
  • Mix it well , the mixture should hold shape when pressed between hands.
  • Grease you hand and using a small portion of the mix , shape it in oval.
  • Put it on a greased steamer ring.
  • Shape more of them and place in the steamer.
  • Steam it for 10 mins.
  • Allow to cool slightly.
  • It needs to be enjoyed hot with melted ghee.
  • Ghee will help to digest the dal.

Note – Instead of only channa dal , use toor dal in equal proportions.

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