Monday, 25 March 2013

Vegetable Dimsums

If we plan to go out for lunch or dinner my first choice  invariably is chinese. I love the chinese flavours , though many say that the chinese we get in India in suited to Indian palate only and the original chinese flavour are quite different.

I like to try out various starters and one of my recent favourites has been dimsums.

This steamed starter is not only tasty and delicous but can also be had by every one as it has negligible oil content and you can create your own fillings which makes this dish most versatile.

If desired maida can also be replaced by wheat flour but then the taste will change , no doubt it will be a healthier option , if you want to make it regularly at home for the kids.






Ingredients :

2 cups ........................Maida
1/2 cup......................finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup......................finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup .....................finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp.........................garlic paste
1tsp..........................pepper powder
1 tbsp.......................oil
salt


Method :



Knead a soft but firm dough with  maida, water and salt and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil and add cabbage and garlic paste.
Saute till it is half cooked.

Now add carrots and again saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add salt and pepper powder and remove from the gas.

When cooled add the chopped corinader and mix well.







Make small balls of the dough and roll small puris out of it.

Add 1 to 2 tsp of the above mixture and fold into crescent shape (like in karanji or gujiya)









You get a separate steamer for making dimsums which has to be kept in pressure cooker.

Arrange the dimsums in the steamer and cook each bach  without pressure for 15 minutes.

You can also steam in a normal  idli maker for  15 minutes .

Serve hot with a ketchup of shezwan sauce of your choice.




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9 comments:

  1. Wow dimsums looks superb and perfectly made

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  2. Wow ! New recipe to me... Thanks for it...
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  4. Delicious looking dish.. Would try out once..

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  5. well made.. thanks for sharing it..

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  6. Love to finish that whole plate.

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  7. That looks really good.. My kids love chinese too. Thnx for linking them up

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  8. looks superb...love to have now...

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