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Authentic Vegetarian Chinese dumplings

March 10, 2008

I have been traveling in Asia for a long time so I am quite used to the local cuisine and have no problem in getting accustomed to the culture as well. My preference in food is only confined to chicken and seafood so I end of having limited choices especially in Beijing.
Well we try to modify the dishes at some restaurants and it is quite palatable. Me and my husband are very hooked to the Sichuan cuisine as we Indians are always fond of something that is spicy and flavoured.
I also enjoy eating dumplings but it is very rare to find something made of only vegetable. It is either mixed with pork or chicken. I always prefer to have veg dumpling and luckily after going through a lot of freezer isle of Supermarkets I found something that contains only vegetables. I was delighted.
Since I am not into eating refined flour and MSG so I try to avoid. But occasionally I like to indulgence so My house help does make authentic dumpling for me from the scratch. I like it since I do my own filling and avoid using MSG. Homemade as we know are always best and healthy.
Dumpling are very common to Northeastern states of India and are widely known as Momos. I was glad to see the variety of choices available while we driving from Bagdogra to Gangtok.
Dumpling are easy to make. I haven shown the step by step way of making the authentic Chinese dumpling.
Step I Make tiny walnut size balls.
Step 2 Dust the board with flour and roll into tiny circle.

Step 3 Add 1 tbsp of filling.

Step 4 Carefully fold and seal the edges by pressing.


Step 5 Repeat the same on the other side.

Step 6 Arrange them in a plate.


Step 7 Boil water in a big sauce pan.
Step 8 Drop the dumplings carefully.
Step 9 Add 1/2 cup of cold water and boil for 3 mins repeat the process for three times.

Step 10 Remove the dumpling from the water and serve with a dipping sauce

Authentic Vegetarian Chinese dumplings
Author: Shibani of pearlsofeast
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • water to need
  • make soft pliable dough and cover it .
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage.
  • Β½ cup Soya granules soaked in water
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 3 tblsp of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tblsp garlic mince
  • 1 tbslp ginger mince
  • 2 tbslp sesame oil
  • 1 tblsp chillies minced
  • salt to taste
Instructions
Notes
For Dipping sauce mix 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 1Tbsp rice vinegar 1Tbsp sesame oil, 1/2 tbsp chilii sauce and 1tsp roasted sesame seeds

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12 Comments

  • Reply Mansi Desai March 11, 2008 at 1:11 am

    those look great! thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  • Reply KayKat March 11, 2008 at 1:13 am

    That filling looks delicious, Soy granules – that sounds different, I usually just use tofu in my dumplings.

  • Reply Uma March 11, 2008 at 1:14 am

    Looks so yummy! Never tried them. Lovely dumplings!

  • Reply Happy cook March 11, 2008 at 1:14 am

    I love these dumplings. I make them but the chicken one. Will try the veggie one once

  • Reply Alpa March 11, 2008 at 1:15 am

    your momos look great! i first had them in delhi at a small nepalese place. love your step by step instructions, these are a real crowd pleaser πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anonymous March 11, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Can you please specify what flour (rice, wheat, all purpose) we need to use?

    Thanks.

    Smitha.

  • Reply Mansi Desai March 11, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Those look great! thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  • Reply Srivalli March 11, 2008 at 1:32 am

    they look very cute..thanks for sharing..

  • Reply pearlsofeast March 11, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Hi Smitha,Thanks for viewing my recipes. I have edited my recipe to mention that I have used plain flour(maida).

    Thanks
    Shibani

  • Reply sowmya March 11, 2008 at 5:08 am

    thanks for sharing the veg version.am going to try them..

  • Reply delhibelle May 29, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Lovely dumplings! I have made the Japanese version of these and linked to your recipe. Hope its OK.

  • Reply Ravi May 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have made the dumplings and the veggie filling is delicious.

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