Usha Singh

& This translated into English is a “Steamed Vegetable Dumplings”. These are such delicious and healthy snacks to have in your freezer for unexpected guests, even a little midnight snack or with cocktails. Traditionally in Gujerathi homes it is eaten for breakfast as this one dumpling has all the essential nutrients to start your day, protein, vitamins and carbohydrates. It is also refered to as the “poor mans” luxury because we generally use up the left over rice, lentils and vegetables, however for me it is a wonderful addition to my salad for lunch. I always make a huge amount and pass some to my sisters and my daughter in law.

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings


250ml cooked basmati rice

100ml cooked split peas or green lentils

75ml chopped coriander leaves

125ml chopped fenugreek herbs or watercress

75ml finely grated onion

100ml chick pea flour

10ml ground chillies

10ml salt

10ml grated ginger

25ml oil

20ml lemon juice

 

 

Method

 

 Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly

Cut up pieces of foil into the size of a face towel, and place a large spoonful of mixture onto the foil and shape into a roulade


Carry on till all the mixture is done and place the rolls in a double boiler or steamer and steam for about 45 minutes


Remove the foil, slice and serve hot with a spicy tomato dip


or for added flavour heat a little oil to a non stick pan and sprinkle a generous amount of sesame seeds and then toss in the sliced dumplings and allow to cook on medium heat and serve with lemon wedges


 


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