Sunday, December 17, 2006

Veg Dumplings

Chinese is cooking on my blog today and its healthy.....something with lots of vegetables. Guess what??? Ya, its Vegetarian Dumplings, oh! I love to eat those. Even though, I had some idea how to make them, I wasn't very sure. I searched for Wonton Wrapers for a long time but couldn't find them in regular grocery stores. Thanks to my sweet husband, yesterday evening when we were coming back from the grocery store, thinking that we can never find them, he suggested to try this New Asian Super market, near our home. He went there and after 5 mins he came back with a bag in his hand, Oh! I was so happy to see those wrapers and decided to try them tomorrow itself and this is what I have come up with. Its my postcard from China to you....Enjoy..

Makes 16
Servings 8

Wonton/Dumpling Wrapers (16, At Room Temperature)
Carrot (1, Finely Grated)
Green Beans (3-4, Very Finely Sliced)
Mushroom (3-4, Finely Diced)
Paneer/Cheese (1/4 Cup, Crushed)
Onion (1/2, Finely Chopped)
Garlic (4-5 Cloves, Finely Chopped)
All-Purpose Flour (1/2 Tbsp)
Salt (To Taste)
Black Pepper (Freshly Ground, To Taste)
Oil (1 Tsp)


  1. Heat oil in a small pan and fry onion and garlic till golden brown.
  2. Now add salt, pepper and all purpose flour. Mix well.
  3. Mix the above prepared mixture with all the other ingredients accept Wonton Wrapers.
  4. Now take one Wonton Wraper and put 1 tbsp of prepared filling in the center of it and with the help of a pastry brush, put a little bit of water on all the four corners. Try to put filling in an oval shape as shown in the picture below.

  1. Seal all the edges and make a triangle shape. Now take a ravioli cutter and cut the edges to make it look pretty. Repeat the process for every wraper.
  2. Boil 2.5 lt of water in a deep pan and put 1/2 tbsp of salt and 1 tsp of oil, thanput the dumplings in it and let them cook for 2-3 mins.
  3. Once they are done they will become tranparent and you can see the filling inside them.
  4. Serve them hot with Chilli & Garlic chutney.

Tip: You can use any type of vegetables that you like but they should be finely chopped. You can even make chicken dumplings by using grilled chicken, which is finely chopped.


Vini K said...

Hi Nidhi,dumplings look great.nice photos too.

what news of your contest?Do post something about it..I am so eager to know.:))

Asha said...

Great looking dish and photo is fabulous.I have never tried this ,will now!:)

Trupti said...

Thats new! Love the way they look and I liked the fact that you added paneer to it to give it a twist...

Enjoy the holidays...

Sri said...

Nidhi beautiful snap. When i just saw the snap i thought it must be ravioli....hey may be it could be called ravioli made indian style. Really beautiful dish...well give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

Just for fun said...

Wonderful dish Nidhi! Pretty photo too. BTW thank you for added mine to your list. Actually yesterday I came to know your blog and you also visited my blog the same time.
You are always welcome to my blog!
Congratulations! Nice to know that your are in the 1st position.
Happy Holidays!!

shilpa said...

This is something completely new for me. I will try this sometime.

swapna said...

hai nidhi

great looking dumplings.nice presentation..

Seema Bhat said...

Loved your veg dumplings.Beautifully presented too. Nice nice I have to try out a lot of your recipies andyeah i did try out your muffin tops with raisins and it came out very good.
Thanks a lot nidhi

jayakarthik said...

mouthwatering dish
thanks for sharing nidhi

Lakshmiammal said...

Hi Nidhi
This recipe is new to me. Have any idea to make the wonton wrapper at home? Great photos BTW!

Anali said...

This looks great! What a beautiful photo! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

nalini said...

Hi Nidhi,

Thanks for visiting my blog.You have a great blog here. Veggie dumplings look very yummy and also healthy.

Lakshmi said...

that's a wonderful recipe Nidhi.

Priya S&S said...

Oh thats a lovely postcard, Wish I get a package too :)

Looks great Nidhi !

Nidhi said...

Thanks a lot Vini....I am still at 1st position in that contest.

Thanks Asha, Please do try it and let me know if you like it.

Thanks Trupti, Paneer is really a different and tasty twist to it....I love paneer, so I tend to add it in most of the dishes I cook or try for the first time. :)Happy Holidays to you too.

Thanks Sri, It can definitely be called as Ravioli Indian style. :) Please do try it.

Thanks a lot Just for Fun....and Happy Holidays to you too.

Thanks Shilpa, Please do try it and Keep visiting.

Thanks Swapna...Happy Holidays. :)

Thanks Seema, I am so happy to know that you tried my muffin tops and they came out good. Raisins are a perfect substitute for Blueberries. Try some more recipes from my blog and let me know if you have any questions. :)

Thanks Jaya, Keep visiting..

Thanks Lakshmi, I didn't make these wrapers at home, I got these from Asian Super Market....So I don't have Idea about making them at home...Sorry. :(

Thanks Anali, Keep Visiting..

Thanks Nalini, indeed they are healthy :) Please do try them and keep visiting.

Thanks Lakshmi, Keep Visiting..

Thanks Priya, I wish I could send that to you :) Keep visiting.

Thanks once again to all of you and Happy Holidays...Have Fun and keep visiting.

Krithika said...

Dunplings look fabulous ! thanks for sharing

Nidhi said...

Thanks a lot Krithika, Try them and let me know if you have any questions...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

BuddingCook said...

this looks good! where do you find paneer cheese?

Shella said...

Your dumplings look really good. Back here in India, dumpling is a total street food for the growing health concious population, & though the chicken ones taste fab the veg ones are a poor taste. I like your filling, & will try them for my husband who is a preferred veggie