How to Make Vegetable Dumplings
If you are a vegetarian that is looking for something new to try that will please your palette, look no further than these vegetable dumplings. A lot of vegetable dishes can come off tasteless and dry, leaving you desiring more. Your home does not have to be the only place that you have to enjoy these dumplings if you are not big into cooking, you can learn how to make, fold, and stuff dumplings at the Dumpling School. Now let’s go over the vegetable dumpling recipe that you can try in your home at any time.
Vegetable Dumpling Recipe Instructions
Start by making the dough for the dumpling wrappers, first put the flour in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the water to the flour and knead into a smooth dough. This process usually takes about 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for an hour.
In the meantime, make the filling. In a wok or large skillet and apply medium heat, add 3 tablespoons of oil and add your ginger. Cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Then you want to add your onion and stir-fry until translucent.
Next you want to add your chopped shiitake mushrooms, stir-fry for another 3-5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and any liquid released by the mushrooms has cooked off.
Next up is adding the cabbage and carrots and stir-frying for another 2 minutes, until the veggies are tender and all the liquid released is cooked off. Then you want to transfer the vegetable mixture to a large mixing bowl and let it cool.
Now grab your bowl and add the Chinese chives, white pepper, sesame oil, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, and sugar. Season with salt and stir in the last ¼ cup of oil.
Assembling Your Dumpling
To assemble the vegetable dumplings, cut the dough into small tablespoon-sized pieces. You want to use a rolling pin to roll each out into a circle, and pleat the dumplings (see our 4 Ways to Fold Dumplings for step by step instructions on how to fold a dumpling). Continue assembling until you have run out of filling or dough.
Cooking Your Dumpling
Now it is time to cook your dumplings. There are two ways that you can cook your dumplings depending on which way you prefer. You can either steam them or pan-fry them. To steam, put the dumplings in a steamer lined with bamboo mat, cabbage leaf, or cheesecloth, and steam for 15-20 minutes. If you elect to pan-fry them, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Place the dumplings in the pan and allow to fry for 2 minutes. Pour a thin layer of water into the pan, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow dumplings to steam until the water has evaporated. Remove the cover, increase heat to medium-high and allow to fry for a few more minutes, until the bottoms of the dumplings are golden brown and crisp.
Once your dumplings are cooked through, you can now enjoy them! You can use this recipe in the comfort of your own home anytime for tasty and delicious dumplings. If you are ever looking to relax and let others do the cooking for you, come stop by at one of the Dumpling School parties!
Contact The Dumpling School Today!
This recipe is a great alternative to keep your palette diversified. However, if you are worried because you have never cooked your own dumplings before there is no need to worry, the Dumpling School has you covered! We will work with you to show you the ins-and-outs of cooking, preparing, and folding dumplings. That way once you leave you have all the confidence you need to cook your own! Contact us directly to join in on our next party by calling us at 617-901-5159 or by filling out a contact form on our website!