Friday, August 26, 2011

Steamed Dumplings

How to make Mutter Karanji

I had temptations to eat PF changi way today. Well it wasn't even an happy hour otherwise would have sipped divine Mojitos there with Happy hour menu .. sigh!!

So cheers to Pf and let's get grooving with these dumplings! .. The name Mutter Karanji came from my home town kitchen dictionary. Mutter is Pees and Karanji is half circular shaped dumplings. you can stuff anything you love in this karanji and steam/fry/bake as per your mood ..

I was in mood for some sweet and crunchy though spicy pees today so there you go ...

  Here is what we need -

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen green pees
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs frozen coconut
  • 1 spoon cumin seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • salt per taste
  • 1 green chili
  • oil

Whats Next

Kneed the all purpose flour adding spoon by spoon water to a soft dough. cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.

If you have frozen coconut. take out a spoonful and microwave it so that it becomes ready to use.

Microwave the pees for 2 minutes. mash some pees with a spoon. Fine chop garlic, green chili and curry leaves.

Add 1 spoon oil in the pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle a bit. Add garlic, chili and curry leaves. In a minute add salt, turmeric powder and grated coconut. Add pees and switch off the stove.

Let the mixture cool off.

Make equal and small balls out of the dough. roll them to 5 inch diameter circles. Use a very little flour to roll if required or else try not to use it.

Stuff spoonful of stuffing in it. cover it diameter wise and close it using some water. make some design at the edge using a fork.

Complete all the dumplings. Since I am not a big fan of fried food I decided to bake it. Preheat the oven to 400 F and bake it for 15-20 minutes.

Definitely frying these would enhance the taste. If you wish to fry make sure you do it on Medium heat.

The other option could be just steaming it. That would be delicious too.

Enjoy it with some ketchup..


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