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Thotakura Undallu | Amaranth Dumplings

>>  Friday, August 17, 2012

We are into the third week of Blogging Marathon and I will be cooking with Greens. When I selected this dish, I wanted to make sure I tried all the different dishes that I had bookmarked. However today's recipe is from Amma. She makes it for snacks and makes a healthy one as it's steamed and then fried in very little oil. Still it tastes very good as the outer layer gets crispy.

I almost didn't do today's post, I am just hurrying with a last minute one. It's going to be a long weekend for kids as they have holiday for three days. While I will have office, I was only feeling sorry for Athamma as she was saying it's going to be a long week with kids at home. I can understand her plight, it's going to be non stop hungamma with the kids running around and she will simply go crazy. I know she thinks I am lucky to escape to work.:)

Anyway back to this simple and delicious one. 

By the way under Cooking with Greens, I decided I can make it more interesting by giving different combination. My combination requires I make a dish as the main Ingredient, Mixed with a tuber, Deep fried/Steamed. So enjoy!


Ingredients Needed:

For Dumplings:

Besan / Gram Flour - 1/2 Cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Green chilies - 2 
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Amaranth leaves / Thota Kuraakku - 1 bunch
Sesame seed - 3/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning
Oil - 2 tsp
Red chilies - 2 -3 long
Coconut, grated - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few

How to make the Dumplings:

Wash and pick the amaranth leaves, chop it finely. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dumplings. With little water, make tight balls and steam cook for 15 mins in sim.

Once it's cooked, remove and in a non stick pan, heat oil. season with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and red chilies. Stir everything well and add the steamed dumplings.

Cook for couple of minutes, then add the grated coconut on it and serve hot.


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18 comments :

vidhas August 17, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

sounds delicious. I have not tried this amarnath dumplings. Book marked.

A Kamalika Krishmy August 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM  

Very healthy one.. you always surprise me with the variety of dishes you make

Rajani August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

I love the steamed recipes. They are not only healthier than the deep fried version, but they taste better too.

And I do think that managing office work is easier than managing kids at home, esp during long holidays :))

PJ August 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM  

A long weekend indeed-lil one has 4 days holidays starting from today.Finding it so difficult to keep her engaged..

This dumpling looks great and the fact that it is steamed makes it all teh more tempting...

Pragyan August 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

Steamed Pakodas..lovely!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj August 17, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

looks so yummy...
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Chef Mireille August 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM  

so healthy...looks good

preeti garg August 17, 2012 at 11:45 PM  

Awesome and Amarnath is really good source of calcium...

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Suja Manoj August 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM  

Nice one,healthy and yummy dish.

Priya August 18, 2012 at 1:56 AM  

Excellent and super healthy dumplings, love the addition of amaranth leaves here.

Shobha August 18, 2012 at 2:20 AM  

Very healthy and tasty..will try them out.

Pavani August 18, 2012 at 5:29 AM  

Very healthy & interesting dish. It sounds almost like Gujarati muthiya.. Looks delicious. Great way to use thotakura.

DivyaGCP August 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM  

Delicious and healthy..

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The Pumpkin Farm August 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM  

for once i m missing ur step by step pictures...am spoilt i think...this is nice recipe

vaishali sabnani August 18, 2012 at 3:03 PM  

never tasted these leaves...but the idea of steamed dumplings sounds interesting.

sushma August 19, 2012 at 2:38 AM  

Never heard about this dish. Looks interesting

Cool Lassi(e) August 20, 2012 at 2:02 AM  

Feeling sorry for your MIL. It must be hectic to look after 3 kids.

These dumplings look amazing! I would love to throw them in my salad and call it a meal.

foodiliciousnan August 20, 2012 at 2:09 AM  

These look so good. What do I say for Amaranth leaves in Chennai? Have never cooked with them and really.want to

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