Steamed chicken dumplings or steamed kozhi ada is a gluten free snack. You may have it as a meal too, as it is quite filling. So whenever I make these steamed chicken dumplings for tea-time, we have them for dinner too. Kids too love to have them. Make it less spicy for kids.
The filling used for making these chicken dumplings is the same as that I use for making chicken samosas. The major differences between the two being the outer covering and the method of preparation. Samosas are chicken pockets and we prepare them from flour (all purpose flour). Then we deep fry them in oil. While, we make chicken dumplings from rice flour. And then steam them. So if you are looking for a healthier choice of snack, then these steamed chicken dumplings are the best option.
Also, the dough used for making these kozhi adas are flavored too. I have added grated coconut, onion and fennel seeds to make it more tasty. If you are running out of time, you may just add salt and make the dough. The filling is anyways delicious!!
I have recently made them for Ifthar (the meal eaten by Muslims while breaking the fast during Ramadan), and everybody at home loved it. We usually break the fast by eating dates, other dry fruits, fresh fruits, a drink, mostly lemon juice, and some light snacks. Being a bit diet conscious these days, I have decided to make healthy dishes as snacks for Ifthar. So this gluten free, and almost oil-free dish is perfect for your Ifthar menu.
Try them out and let me know your feedback. Happy to hear back from you!