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Healthy Vegetarian Foods

Rice Dumplings

We always have left over rice and never know what to do with, and with this recipe you can use up the left over rice and create a healthy snack. It is a very common snack amongst the vegetarian Gujerathi community. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Rice Dumplings in Gravy


250ml cooked basmati rice

75ml soya flour

75ml chick pea flour

2ml turmeric powder

5ml crushed cumin

7ml salt

5ml ginger & garlic paste

1 green chilli (finely chopped)

40ml finely chopped coriander

15ml sunflower oil

10ml lemon juice

35ml water (more if necessary)


Tempering Spices


10ml sunflower oil

5ml mustard seeds

3-4 curry leaves

1 green chilli

200ml water

10ml lemon juice

3ml sugar

3ml salt

25ml finely chopped coriander




  •  Mix all of the ingredients for the dumplings together
  •  Use enough water to make a soft dough like mixture
  •  In a heavy based pot heat the oil for the tempering spices
  •  Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and chilli and allow the aroma to arise and lower the heat
  •  Now add the water, lemon juice, sugar and salt and bring to a boil
  •  Rub some oil in the palm of your hands and form small dumplings with the rice mixture
  •  Drop the dumplings into the boiling water and lower the heat and allow to simmer
  •  Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander



Comments: 9

  • Zabwan


    Wow, this is such an interesting recipe, I read it through 3 times. It would be good for people who avoid wheat too. I just wish you had a photo – I’d love to see what they look like and how they are made!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • janicetripepi


    Sjoe these sound absolutely delicious … they are kind of an asian equivalent of Supli – an italian rice ball … yummy!!! Have a great day xxx jan

  • sharonsmit


    Sounds very nice! We never have left over rice, because I hardly make rice in our home! Dont have time to wait for it to boil! hehe 🙂

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    I Sharon, try cooking Basmati rice it takes 10minutes to cook

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    Thanks Jan.

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    Hi Zabwan, thanks and i do have a picture just need my son to assist me load it onto the recipe post.

  • Zabwan


    It is a mission to load photos, until you know what you’re doing 🙂 Looking forward to seeing those pics…

  • leaineskitchen


    Lovely recipe – thanks 🙂

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods



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