Nuchinunde or nuchchinunde is a popular breakfast or snacks recipe from Karnataka. Nuchinunde is prepared by steaming the broken pieces of dal and spices. Nuchinunde or spicy broken dal dumplings are very tasty and guilt free snacks recipe. Nuchinunde is a traditional recipe from Bangalore Mysore region of Karnataka.
"Nuchu or nucchu" translates to broken pieces of dals or grains and "unde" translates to ball or dumplings in Kannada language. So the name nuchinunde or nuchina unde for this steamed broken dal dumplins. This is very tasty, healthy and my favorite. It is very good for kids as well.
Generally nuchinunde or nucchinunde is prepared using toor dal or the combination of toor dal and channa dal (bengal gram dal). And is served along with a raita called "Hasi Majjige". I have also posted the recipe of Hasi Majjige, which tastes great with nuchinunde. You can enjoy these tasty dumplings without any accompaniment also. So do try and enjoy!!
This recipe is from my colleague Kavitha, who prepared this for me when I was pregnant. Oh...I enjoyed it so much and I learnt this recipe from her. Now my son is very fond of these dumplings. This is a guilt free snacks recipe and you can find many healthy snacks recipes on this website like congress kadlekai, hurigalu, churumuri and mandakki recipes.
If you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check our breakfast section. Or if you are looking for more snacks recipes then do check our snacks section. Also you can find recipes from Bangalore-Mysore region of Karnataka.
Preparation time: 4 hours
Cooking time: 30 min
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