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Lentil Dumplings

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Dressings, Vegetarian
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlLentils - (6 ounces), picked over, and rinsed
4   Chile peppers - or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAsafoetida powder
  Salt - to taste
1 tablespoon 15mlOil
  A few curry leaves

Recipe Instructions

Soak the lentils and chiles in water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain. Place dal and chiles in a electric blender or food processor. Add salt to taste and asafoetida powder. Blend ingredients to a thick paste.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy frying pan or skillet. Add a few curry leaves and the ground paste. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and shape mixture into small balls. Place the dumplings on an idli stand or steamer. Steam in a pressure cooker (without the weight) for about 10 minutes, or in a saucepan for about 20 minutes. Set aside and cool.

Add to sambar 10 minutes before simmering is completed.

"Dakshin, Vegetarian Cuisine from South India," by Chandra Padmanabhan, 1994

Chandra Padmanabhan


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