Inspired by a dish served in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India called "dharan ji kadhi," our rendition studs the tender chickpea-flour dumplings with chiles and greens. Serve with naan to sop up the sauce for a healthy vegetarian dinner with plenty of protein.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019




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  • Mix flour, 1/2 cup greens, 1/3 cup oil, onion, yogurt, serrano (or jalapeño) and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Using 1 tablespoon to make each, shape into 16 dumplings.

  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add coriander, cumin and mustard seeds; cover and cook until they start to pop, about 30 seconds. Stir in curry powder and ginger, then add tomatoes and their juice and tomato sauce; stir to combine. Stir in the remaining 3 1/2 cups greens and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer.

  • Nestle the dumplings into the sauce, cover and cook, turning the dumplings over and basting with the sauce occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes.


Tip: Chickpea flour adds nuttiness and bumps up the nutrition of these dumplings: they boast 2 grams more fiber per serving than dumplings made with all-purpose flour. Look for it with the other specialty flours at well-stocked supermarkets or natural-foods stores.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 12.3g 25% DV; carbohydrates 40.6g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 12.5g 50% DV; sugars 13.3g; fat 29.2g 45% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 2mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 2424.4IU 49% DV; vitamin c 59.7mg 100% DV; folate 11.1mcg 3% DV; calcium 190.1mg 19% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 30.5mg 11% DV; potassium 805mg 23% DV; sodium 437.5mg 18% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Our family is working hard to add more meat-free options to our menu, and this one was a hit! We loved the flavors of this recipe and will definitely be making this again! Read More
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This was really good - ground dried chickpeas in the blender for the flour. Read More