SHALLOW-FRIED WHEAT DUMPLINGS IN RASAM
Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. We all know that dumplings are the easiest to make, healthier and the most popular comfort food of the world. It is made in many ways, either by baking or stuffing with our favorite fillings. In today’s world of busy schedules and the scourge of lifestyle-related diseases. People now have become more aware and prefer easily made dishes which can be made from scratch. Today I have made a slightly different variation of the recipe of wheat flour dumplings which I have dipped in Rasam. It is healthier, made quick and is a wonderful option on a wintry, chilly day. It can be had as a snack or teamed up with steamed rice or roti for a delicious supper.
Ingredients:-For the shallow-fried wheat dumplings:-
- Wheat Flour-2 cups(of 250 ml each)
- Salt-According to taste
- Pepper Powder-1 tsp
- Vegetable Oil-1 tsp
For the rasam:-
- Arhar Dal-250 gms
- Green Chillies-3
- Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
- Rasam Powder-2 tbsp
- Garam Masala- 1 tsp
- Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
- Jaggery-1 tsp
- Salt-According to taste
For the tempering:-
- Black Mustard or rai-1 tsp
- Curry Leaves-A few
- Asafoetida-A pinch
- Cinnamon Stick-1
- Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
For the garnish:-
- Chopped coriander-As required
- Roasted Peanuts or nuts of your choice-Optional
To make the wheat flour dumplings, firstly take wheat flour in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, vegetable oil in the given quantities and adding water make a pliable dough from it. Keep aside. Chop the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, and tomato.
Now after making the dough, take some dough and make small balls from it. Now make thin, round chapatis from it using a rolling pin. Now give the chapatis any shape you want to. Here, I have made triangular ones. But care should be taken to roll the dough ball thin. Next shallow fry the dumplings in butter. And keep aside.
Wash and pressure cook the split pigeon pea lentil till done. To make the rasam take a wok and add all the tempering ingredients in it. When it splutters, add the chopped onion, green chilies and fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomato and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, salt and fry for another minute. After the ingredients are properly fried add the cooked dal, rasam powder, tamarind paste, and jaggery and cook for three-four minutes.
Now it’s time to serve our dish. Now add the dumplings in the rasam and simmer for two-three minutes. Serve this delicious, piping hot rasam garnished with toasted peanuts or any other nut of your choice and some fresh coriander.
Our Shallow-Fried Wheat Dumplings In Rasam is done.
Note point-For best results one should shallow fry the dumplings a little before serving and then put them in rasam. Or it could be the other way round.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And wishing all my super fab blogger buddies a wonderful Merry Christmas and A Joyous Happy New Year. Take care guys.