Monday, January 9, 2012

Steamed Chickpeas & Methi Dumplings Kurma

I was planning for making some sundals with chickpeas yesterday for our snacks,finally i decided to make  them as a guilt free snacks,yep as a steamed dumplings with soaked and grounded chickpeas along with fresh methi leaves and few spices, after having some dumplings for evening snacks with hot chilly sauce, there were some leftovers, instead of having again for snacks those leftover dumplings i simply prepared this super tempting kurma with those chickpeas and methi dumplings..This kurma suits prefect as a side dish for both rice and rotis, we had them for our lunch with rice and bhindi fry, everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this super delicious healthy kurma...Sending to my own event CWS-Chickpeas guest hosted by Sukanya of Saffronstreaks,Cooking With Leftovers guest hosted by Veena,event by Kalyani,&Vardhini's U event..
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For Dumplings:
3cups Soaked chickpeas
1cup Methi leaves (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1no Onion (chopped)
1/2tsp Grated ginger
4nos Dry red chillies
Salt
Few coriander leaves (chopped)

Grind the soaked chickpeas,garlic cloves, asafoetida powder,dry red chillies as a coarse paste, finally add the chopped onions,chopped coriander leaves,chopped methi leaves,grated ginger and salt, mix everything well..

Make small lemon sized balls from the grounded paste and steam cook them for 10-15minutes in an idly cooker..

For Kurma:
10-15nos Steamed chickpeas & methi dumplings
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
3nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Bayleaves
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tbsp Poppy seeds

 Grind all the ingredients from the list 'to grind' as fine paste and keep aside...

Heat enough oil in a kadai, add the bay leaves and fry until they turns brown, add immediately the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and saute everything well until the raw smells goes away... cook everything in simmer for few minutes with coriander powder,garam masala powder,turmeric powder;grounded paste with lid closed...finally add enough water to the kadai and cook in medium flame for few minutes..once the kurma turns thickens,drop gently the steamed balls,cook for few more minutes,put off the stove and add the coriander leaves..

Serve hot as rotis & rice..

50 comments:

  1. wow very yummy dish.. looks so good..

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  2. Wow Priya, that's another yummy and healthy kurma from you...Looks absolutely delicious.

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  3. Wow superb kurma.Tempting a lot.Feel like grabbing from the screen.

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  4. mmmm.... yummy and creamy gravy..

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  5. Vegetable dumpling curries are an all time favourite. Making it with chickpeas sounds yummy

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  6. creamy n delicious luking kurma...really done it well

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  7. Delicious Kurma Priya.

    "Chakhe toh jaane" this was a caption of some masala during my childhood... dont remember which

    hope your family like this.

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  8. சென்னாவும் மேத்தியும் சூப்பர் காம்பினேஷன்,குருமா நல்லாயிருக்கு!!

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  9. Interesting combo and loved it Priya ...gud one

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  10. woww.. a very healthy recipe.. snap is too gud.. :)
    i was in kerala for 3 1/2 months Priya. amma had some health issues. now she recovered and i came back to bglr
    i shud really thank you for visiting my blog even then i couldnt cm to urs. thanks for this support dear,.

    this sunday is my baby's 2nd birthday.. nw im behind that planning.. :)cake flavor and theme color yet to decide :)will decide the color according to my dress's color ;)

    catch you daily :)

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  11. Steamed dumpling sounds so healthy and with that creamy looking gravy, the dish looks wonderful...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Looks delicious and love that you used your leftovers to make this wonderful meal.

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  13. it is an innovative dish.. very tempting

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  14. I have never had this but it looks super super delicious and that gravy looks yumm too.

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  15. Love chickpeas and these look awesome:)

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  16. Lovely one Priya, such a innovative idea to make Kurma out of this dumplings.

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  17. Gosh!! Perfect dumpling..looks yum yum yummm...

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  18. Looks so creamy and yummy. Perfect for chapathis...

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  19. Love urundai kozhambu with Chick peas!!!

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  20. Je suis admirative que tu puisses nous offrir une recette chaque jour et à chaque fois, c'est délicieux.
    Bravo!
    A très bientôt

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  21. mouthwatering n delicious curry.

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  22. lovely and yummy...really mouthwatering.

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  23. yummy...tasty one..Bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  24. chickpea kurma looks so yummy and very hearty... unique too will try it sometime.

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  25. I always like these kind of dumpling curry as it doesn't require extra effort to prepare side dish. :-) Truly addictive.

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  26. Superb and very interesting recipe !!

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  27. Finger licking delicious..tempting kurma

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  28. Interesting combo. Would have never thought of that. Nice blog Priya.

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  29. Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

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  30. sounds very delicious and healthy too!

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  31. wow...very innovative and the kurma looks so inviting...bookmarked, will try this for sure..thanks for the recipe..
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  32. Wow!!!absolutely delicious dear,a healthy and yummy kurma....

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  33. that sounds so interesting and delicious....i love it that instead of besan, whole chick peas were used!...very nice

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  34. lovely recipe...gonna try it soon.

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  35. Very delicious kuzhambu with urundai!

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  36. this looks lip smacking n mouth watering!!! superb.
    i also posted kormal co incidently sometime back but mine is very different

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  37. Delicious curry flavor, combined with the chickpeas...love it!

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  38. Healthy and tasty dish. The dumplings look inviting Priya. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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  39. Simply awesome, very creative dish..

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