Recently i saw a cookery show and the dieticien who prepared this dumplings showed us how to enjoy healthy foods without oil also at the same time she told that this dumplings are healthy snacks to enjoy simply with either chutneys or with ketchup, i loved the way she prepared this dumplings and immediately i tried out with some leftover banana blossom chunks after making usili with them..This dumplings are truly healthy and i loved it simply..Prefect snacks completely guilt free and even my little ones enjoyed them for their snacks..I didnt prepared the same method as the dieticien went for, i did these dumplings as i always goes for making usual paruppu urundais..Even i prepared a gravy with this dumplings and i'll posting them soon..
2cups Banana blossom (chopped finely and soaked in buttermilk)
1cup Channa dal (soaked)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
2nos Garlic (crushed)
Soak the channa dal in water for atleast 2hours, meanwhile steam cook the chopped banana blossom with salt (without adding water) or u can sauté them in a pan with few drops of oil...wash thoroughly the channa dal and grind the soaked channa dal with fennel seeds,salt into coarse paste, add the chopped onion pieces,chopped green chilly pieces,crushed garlic, ginger pieces, curry leaves, steam cooked banana blossom pieces and mix everything well with ur fingers, take a small portion and roll them as small lemon sized balls, continue making the dumplings until the grounded batter get finished, meanwhile heat a cup of water in pressure cooker n place the lemon sized channadal balls over a plate and steam cook as we do for idlies upto 10 minutes..
Keep aside n let them cool..Serve with spicy chutneys or ketchup..