Thursday, November 30, 2006

Steamed Spinach and Fenugreek dumplings

Steamed Spinach and Fenugreek dumplings

Was thinking to make some new dish today. What to make? With Spinach or fenugreek? Then thought to make something different using both. And here I came up with the idea to make some healthy starter. Idea of making something like pakoda of it is nothing new now, also my mind is always in search with some substitutes of frying food, as far as possible, so I tried it today to steam cook it. Here is How I made this.

Ingredients:
1 bunch spinach leaves, chopped
1/2 bunch fenugreek leaves (methi), chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons green chilli paste ,
4 tsp whole wheat flour ,
2 tsp Bengal gram flour (besan) ,
2 tsp semolina (rawa) ,
1/3 tsp pepper powder ,
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) ,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
1/4 tsp baking soda,
3 tablespoons oil,
1 teaspoon chopped garlic ,
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion ,
1 tablespoon lemon juice ,
salt to taste

Method :
In a bowl, combine the fenugreek and spinach leaves. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt, mix it well and squeeze out all the liquid.


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft dough, using water.
Apply a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into bite sized portions and place in a steamer.
Top with a little grated paneer and Steam for 15 to 20 minutes .
Steamed Spinach and Fenugreek dumplings are ready to serve hot !

Steamed spinach and fenugreek dumplings topped with grated paneer and tomato.


Serve with chopped tomato & garnish with coriander leaves accompanied by green chutney or anything you like... This dish can be used as a starter or snack.
A healthy dish is here to start your day with. :) Have a healthy life with such nutritious dish . :D



13 comments:

Ashwini said...

Thats a great idea Pooja...veges per week. And the muthia look mouth watering

Anonymous said...

Mouthwatering dumplings,Pooja! You are having a great time with this week's palak:)

Thank you for accepting my second one too.Keep it up:))

I have posted a new one,check it out when you have time.No hurry.Have a great weekend:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,

Wonderful idea, you have come with dear.

Dumplings looks yummy. You are correct,instead of deep frying streaming is much more better.

As it is nutritious receipe, can be served to kid.They will sure enjoy in this form, as it is streamed, it can be easily digested.

shilpa said...

wow this dish looks lovely. I will try this soon. thanks

shilpa said...

wow this dish looks lovely. I will try this soon. thanks

Anonymous said...

They look soo yummy and healthy Pooja...thats a very rare combo ;-) I just read the fried version of this in Mythreyee's blog. Surely gonna try this one soon !!

Anonymous said...

such a nice version Pooja.

Aditi said...

Hi Pooja,

thank you for the comment you left on my blog. makes me happy to know somebody liked my photography. your spinach and methi dumplings made my mouth water! hope you make more visits to my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja got linked thru Ashwini's
Enjoyed reading here. Check out my Oven Methi Nan

Vini K said...

Hi Pooja,great idea to make steamed pakoda..very good recipe.

Vani said...

Very healthy recipe, Poo! Steaming this is definitely a healthier option. And it looks delicious! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja, this is Mythreyee of try this recipe blog. Cookforhealth.blogspot.com is my new blog. The main Idea of this blog is to spread the awareness of 'Cooking for Health' for the Indian Community.

I choose a theme and publish a round up of recipes and articles relating to the theme.

The Current theme is Leafy Vegetables and it would be great if you can send your permanent link for this healthy dumplings to cookforhealth@gmail.com. I shall be delighted to add your recipe in the Jan 10th/11th Roundup. For more details visit http://cookforhealth.blogspot.com

thanks,
Mythreyee

Pooja said...

Hi Mythreyee,
go ahead, you can add my link for your round up . this is indeed a healthy dish . :) , keep the good work goin on .
-Pooja

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