Vegetarian steamed dumplings

Dumplings are a famous traditional northern Chinese food. The best thing about dumplings is that they are a snack food, and yet because of their nutritional value, they are considered healthy.  

Recipe makes 32 dumplings
Preparation time: 60 minutes


Ingredients for the dough 

  • 300 g flour, plus extra to cover pans
  • 200 ml boiled water
  • a pinch of salt

* you can also use ready-made dumpling sheets


Ingredients for the filling

  • 100 g finely chopped cabbage (white cabbage, curly cabbage, green cabbage, etc)
  • 50 g bean sprouts, finely sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • ½ tbs fresh ginger, grated
  • 16 sheets of dough


Extra ingredients

  • soy sauce
  • chili sauce
  • freshly sliced spring onions


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Preparation for dough

1. Mix the flour, salt and water in a large bowl until it becomes a big ball.

2. Knead it for 10 minutes, then split the ball into four and make each part into a long, sausage shape. Let this rest under plastic foil for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can start preparing the filling.

3. After 20 minutes, split up each part again into eighths and make them flat, round pieces with a diameter of around 10 cm. Let the pieces that you don’t use rest under the foil to prevent them from drying out.


Preparation for filling

1. Cook all the ingredients for the filling for around 1-2 minutes, stir thoroughly and then cook for another 2 minutes.

2. Fill the dough sheets, fold them in half and be sure that they’re completed closed.

3. Steam them in a steamer basket for around 12 minutes.


Mirjam Leslie-Pringle

Mirjam Leslie-Pringle is a food expert, photographer and owner of the popular vegetarian recipe blog Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mirjam left Amsterdam three years ago with her family to start a new adventure on the island of Ibiza. Together with her husband, three kids, four horses, three dogs and a cat, Mirjam’s days are filled with work, fun, and of course, healthy and delicious food.