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Vegetable Dumplings
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Vegetable Dumplings | Steamed Vegetable and Tofu Dumpling

The Chinese Vegetable and Tofu Dumpling is the perfect recipe for Chinese New Year. The dumplings are a symbol of wealth and richness as they are shaped like gold ingots.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories: 55kcal


  • steamer


  • 30 Wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup Carrots finely chopped
  • 1 cup Cabbage finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Tofu firm (finely chopped)
  • 3 Spring onions sliced thin along with the greens
  • 2 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoon of water
  • as needed Salt might not need any as we are using soy sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely grated
  • 2 tablespoon Oil


To make the filling –

  • Chop all the vegetables and tofu and have them ready.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the sliced spring onion (white part only). Fry it on high flame for couple of minutes and then add the ginger and the garlic. Fry for about 30 seconds more and then add the carrots and the cabbage. Add a pinch of salt (not more as we are adding soy sauce) and let the vegetables cook. Make sure that you cook them only half way and maintain a crisp on them.
  • Now add the tofu, soy sauce and the chili sauce and fry for 3-4 more minutes.
  • At the end add the corn starch that is dissolved in water and give it a good mix. Cook for a minute more and then add the spring onion greens. Mix once and turn off the flame. Let the mixture cool down before we start to make the dumplings.

To shape the dumplings –

  • Open the wonton wrappers and keep it covered under a moist paper towel.
  • Working with one sheet at a time, place it on your work surface. Brush all the four sides of the wrapper with water.
  • Place a heaped teaspoon of the filling in the center of the sheet.
  • Bring the two opposite corners together and seal them. They seal very easily when wet. Now do the same with the other two corners and seal them. You will have a pouch like wonton that is ready to be steamed.
  • Repeat the same with the rest of the sheets and filling.

To cook the dumplings –

  • Prepare a steamer and fill it with about an inch of water.
  • Spray the steamer plates with oil and then place the prepared wontons, taking care not to crowd them.
  • Steam for about 15 – 18 minutes or until the wontons turn shiny in appearance.
  • Remove on a tray and keep it covered with a moist towel until ready to serve.
  • Serve with spicy dipping sauce.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg