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Ready in 15: Yummy Bread Dumplings in Yogurt

Ready in 15: Yummy Bread Dumplings in Yogurt

I tried this wholesome recipe today, and cannot resist sharing it with you.

It’s filling and it’s fabulous. What’s more, it’s really good for you, because the bread gives you fiber, the sprouted mung beans pack in protein, the yogurt has vitamins, and the herbs lavish lots of antioxidant-powered flavor.

What you need:

  • 1 big bowl of fresh plain yogurt
  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread, sides removed
  • 2 tbsp. sprouted mung beans
  • salt to taste
  • a few cilantro leaves, chopped fine
  • a little paprika powder, for color and a kick
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted and ground cumin seeds

What you do:

1. Steam or stir-fry the sprouted mung beans with some salt, and set aside. I like their raw crunch, too.

2. Lightly dip the bread slices in cold milk or water, then crumble and mash them. Make 6 to 8 lemon-sized balls, dent each one with your thumb to let the mung-bean filling go in, then roll into dumpling shapes.

3. Beat the plain yogurt (which should be chilled in the fridge for best flavor), adding about 1/2 cup water if it is too thick.

4. Place the dumplings in a deep bowl, and pour the yogurt over them.

5. Sprinkle the paprika, cilantro leaves and cumin seeds on top.

6. Enjoy cool!

Try these fun variations:

Sprinkle a few pomegranate leaves atop the yogurt, for extra crunch and a pop of ruby color.

Add 1/2 each of a grated cucumber and grated carrot to the yogurt.

Fill the bread with a mixture of crumbled paneer, mashed potato and salt.

Try making the dumplings with sandwich bread for a more delicate flavor.




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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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7:16AM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Sounds good ~ thanks!

2:01AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012


12:01PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:44AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

really tasty...

1:29PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012


10:23PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

mmm sounds very interesting! and different!

8:05AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Thank you

7:58AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Just be careful with mung beans...they're a great source of salmonella!

12:47PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Looks interesting - and a good way to use up bread which is just starting to go stale.

10:24PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

sounds tasty!

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Terrific article! Thank you! :-)


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