White Lentil Dumplings (Vadas), Airfried [Gluten free]
Who doesn’t like some crispy, savoury foods every once in a while? I know I do!
Now white lentils (urad beans) are hearty, dense and filling. They also happen to be quite high in iron, calcium, magnesium and folic acid. Plus, they are super versatile and take over the flavours of herbs and spices very well.
Moving along with the recipe, here are the ingredients you will need:
- 1 cup white lentils (urad beans), rinsed and soaked for atleast 3 hours
- One big bunch of fresh coriander
- 6-7 fresh green chillis
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin powder
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 inch ginger
- Salt to taste
- Cupcake moulds
P.S. You can increase, decrease or omit the ginger and/or garlic according to your preference. You can also add in whatever more spices you like, the above is the basic recipe.
Step 1: Add all your ingredients to the blender and blend until it forms a thick paste, you can leave it slightly chunky if you prefer.
Step 2: Preheat the airfryer for 3 minutes at 180°C
Step 3: Scoop about a tablespoon of the batter into each cupcake liner.
Step 4: Airfry them for 10-12 minutes at 200°C
Step 5: Once the time has elapsed, remove them from the liners, place the dumplings back into the basket without the liners and airfry at 200°C for another 5 minutes, or until evenly golden brown.
Step 6: Serve hot with cilantro chutney!
P.S. Chutney recipe coming soon, stay tuned!
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