In rainy and winter seasons, we crave for some hot snacks. Deep fried snacks will be always our choice. But we can’t prepare deep fried snacks always. Here is the recipe for the healthy and tasty dumpling boiled in water.
Generally, dumplings are steamed. Here it is cooked in water. The broth has health benefits. The broth with pepper powder gives great relief to cold and throat infection.
This snack is a sourashtrian style. The dumpling goes well with idli/dosa powder or roasted gram powder. It is called as pannim dhoulo in sourastra.
- Idli rice – 1 1/2 cups
- Rice flour – 3/4 cup
- Salt – 2 tsp
- Water – 3/4 cup + 3cups
- Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Jeera/cumin seeds – 1 tsp
FOR KOLUKATTAI BROTH
- Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – As per the taste
- Wash and soak the idli rice for 1 hour.
- Drain the excess water from the soaked idli rice. In a mixer grinder, add the idli rice.
- Add salt after grinding once.
- Grind it into a batter by adding water little by little.
- Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl.
- Add raw rice powder little by little and make dough out of it. The dough should be very soft(The consistency of the dough should be soft than chapati dough).
- Pinch a small portion of the dough, roll them into a small ball and press with fingers.
- Meanwhile, heat water in a vessel. Allow it to boil.
- Drop the raw dumpling one by one.(Make the dumpling in batches and drop the dumplings in same water).
- Cook it on high flame till the dumplings are done.
- Turn off the flame and drain the excess water in a vessel.
- Heat ghee in a kadai, add cumin seeds to it. Allow it to splutter.
- Turn off the flame and add the dumplings to it.
- Mix it well.
FOR KOLUKATTAI BROTH
- In a glass/tumbler, pour the broth. Add black pepper powder and salt as per the taste required.
- Serve the dumplings and broth hot. Tastes best when hot.
- Grind the idli rice into a slightly smooth batter. Make sure it is not coarse.
- Also, do not add excess water while grinding the idli rice. Add water little by little to make it into a slightly smooth batter.
- Similarly, add raw rice powder little by little. If added more, it will become very stiff.
- Drop the raw dumpling in water as soon as possible. If not, it will become dry.
- If the broth is not required, cook the dumpling in steam and saute it with cumin seeds. Serve hot.