I was craving for dalwada but was not interested in deep fried version so this was so long on to do list so made it and enjoyed it, it was good while it was out of the steamer as well as cold too.
To crush the dals, it totally up to you to finely crushed or coarse. I like it little coarse so I keep it that way.
You can adjust the spice level as per your liking.
Keep in mind you are working with lentils since once you soaked it , it will double in size so you can adjust the quantities as per your need.
Ingredients for lentil dumpling:
1/2 cup Chana dal
1/2 cup split mung dal with chilka
1/2 cup coconut
2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves
few fresh curry leaves
1 inch ginger finely chopped
2 green chilies slit
1 tsp whole jeera
pinch of hing
Salt as per the taste
Half white onion cut it in cubes
Ingredient for Hing oil
3 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp hing
In a bowl take the dal and washed it nicely till the water is clean
then add enough water and soak for 4-5 hours.
Drain off the water from the dal and transfer to the grinder, along with all the ingredients mentioned in ingredients for dumplings
Without adding water make a coarse paste.
Now heat the steamer with water and grease the plate with oil on which you are going to put the balls.
Mix all the ingredients and make a cylindrical shape.
Place it in the steamer leaving enough space in between the balls.
Steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until its cooked completely.
When its done, take it out and enjoy with any chutney, majjige huli or the way I had it hingu oil
Recipe for the hingu oil - In small pan, add the oil, when oil is warm, add hing in it and mix it and shut off the gas and take the oil in bowl. and enjoy it with Nuchin unde.