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How to Make Vegetable Dim Sum (a Variation of Momos)

Updated on April 1, 2020
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Homemade Vegetable Dim Sum with Garlic-Tomato Chutney

Dim Sums are Scrumptious Finger Snacks!

Making Dim Sum, a kind of momos is a bit lengthy task. But, once you prepare the dough and filling, its easy to make them.

Making a sauce or chutney for a dim sum is also easy. But, making all these together take quite a lengthy time. What about the result? You get a plate full of a very delightful and healthy snack that you will love to eat!


5 stars for Vegetable Dim Sum

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 18 Dim Sum

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour/maida
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 small bowl cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 bowl carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bowl French beans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bowl red and green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil

Instructions:

Making the Dough:

  • In a mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, oil, and salt. Make a soft and firm dough by adding water little by little.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth or container. Keep aside for 20 minutes.

Making the Stuffing:

  • Make a coarse paste of ginger, garlic, and green chilies.
  • Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute on low fire until it becomes golden brown.
  • Add chopped vegetables one by one, starting with cabbage, carrot, French beans, and capsicum. Stir-cook them for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add salt. Adding salt makes cooking faster. Mix well. Cook until the vegetables are soft yet crunchy.
  • Add soy sauce. Continue sauteing the mixture until it becomes dry. Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a plate. Keep aside for cooling.

How to Make Dim Sum:

  • Pinch out a small lemon-sized dough portion. Roll it into a thin disc of about 3" diameter.
  • Place a tablespoon of the stuffing in the center. Fold the open ends by making pleats and close it. Please refer to the pic. for perfection.
  • Prepare 8-10 such dumplings in a batch. Heat the cooker or steamer. Place these dumplings on the greased perforated plate only after the steam comes out from the cooker. If using the cooker, don't use the weight.
  • Cook it for 6-7 minutes on high heat. Turn off the fire. Open the steamer/cooker lid.
  • Take out the plate containing the dumplings. Vegetable dim sum is ready!
  • Serve them in a plate with garlic-tomato dip or any other sauce. Enjoy the taste!

Photo Tutorial:

Step one: In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, oil, and salt.
Step one: In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, oil, and salt.
Make a soft and firm dough by adding water little by little, .
Make a soft and firm dough by adding water little by little, .
Cover the dough and rest for 20 minutes.
Cover the dough and rest for 20 minutes.
Step two: Keep the ingredients ready for making the stuffing.
Step two: Keep the ingredients ready for making the stuffing.
Step three: Saute ginger-garlic-green chili paste in oil.
Step three: Saute ginger-garlic-green chili paste in oil.
Step four: Add chopped vegetables one by one into the pan. Stir-cook them.
Step four: Add chopped vegetables one by one into the pan. Stir-cook them.
Add salt to make the cooking faster. Add soy sauce once the vegetables are cooked and still crunchy. Stir-cook until the mixture becomes dry.
Add salt to make the cooking faster. Add soy sauce once the vegetables are cooked and still crunchy. Stir-cook until the mixture becomes dry.
Collect the stuffing in a bowl. Allow it to cool.
Collect the stuffing in a bowl. Allow it to cool.
Step five: Pinch out a small lemon sized dough portion. Roll it into a thin disc. Place a tablespoon of the stuffing in the center.
Step five: Pinch out a small lemon sized dough portion. Roll it into a thin disc. Place a tablespoon of the stuffing in the center.
Fold the open ends by making pleats and close the edges. Prepare 10-12 such dumplings in a batch.
Fold the open ends by making pleats and close the edges. Prepare 10-12 such dumplings in a batch.
Step six: Heat the steamer with water. Let the steam start to come out. Place the greased perforated plate in the steamer/cooker. Place the dumplings one near the other. Steam cook for 6-7 minutes on high fire. Next, turn off the heat.
Step six: Heat the steamer with water. Let the steam start to come out. Place the greased perforated plate in the steamer/cooker. Place the dumplings one near the other. Steam cook for 6-7 minutes on high fire. Next, turn off the heat.
Take out the steamer plate with the dim sum.
Take out the steamer plate with the dim sum.
Serve them on a plate with garlic-tomato chutney or any other dip. Enjoy eating yummy dim sum!
Serve them on a plate with garlic-tomato chutney or any other dip. Enjoy eating yummy dim sum!

Nutritional Information:

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 38
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 18 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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