Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. If necessary a little water can be added to ensure the mixture is soft.
If you have any baby marrow or a piece of carrot, you can grate it and add to the mixture.
In a large flat pan heat the 30ml cooking oil and when it is hot add the curry leaves and seed spices and allow to pop. Remove pan from heat. Lower heat and place pan back on the stove and dampen your hands and take little golf ball size bits of the rice mixture form into dumplings and place in pan.
Carry on until all your mixture is finished. Cover pan and allow to cook for about 5 minutes and then using a fork and spoon turn each dumpling over and cook for a further 5 minutes.
This can be served as a starter with some sweet and sour sauce, a chilli sauce or some plain yogurt.
Reprinted with permission of Healthy Vegetarian Foods
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