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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vegetable Gyoza



Gyoza is a Chinese dumpling, party-pleasure appetizer, which is very popular in Asia. Gyoza is also known as Momos and Jiaozi etc. Gyoza can be boiled in water, deep fried, pan-fried, or steamed. They are usually served with soy dipping sauce.

Initially, I saw this on "Throwdown With Bobby Flay", and I instantly fell in love with these dumplings. I tried to learn to make perfect pan fried Gyoza from him. I and my DH love Gyoza's texture. Ideally, Gyoza should be soft on top and crunchy from the bottom. In my first attempt, they turned out soggy because of extra water in my frying pan. The key is to use less water.


Ingredients:-


  • 1 Pack Gyoza Wrappers, store bought
  • 1 cup Cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Cabbage, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Carrot, Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 4 tbsp Onion, finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil + Extra Pan frying
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for folding Gyoza Wrappers and for Steaming

-- For Spicy Sesame Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Hosini Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five spice
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flacks
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Vinegar to taste





Method:-

1. Heat olive oil in pan, saute cabbage, onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, scallions, green chillies, for 3-4 minutes on medium high heat.

2. In bowl, mix sauteed vegetables with potato, red cabbage, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and salt. Keep Aside.

3. On flat surface, arrange one Gyoza warapper. Put 1-2 tsp vegetable filling into center of wrapper. Apply little water on wrapper edges.

4. Fold in half, like half moon and fold in to the crimp.

5. Use your thumb to make crimp, and press the two edges together.

6. Place dumplings, on a platter and cover loosely with plastic wrap.

7. Preheat pan for 3-4 minutes. Heat oil in pan on medium high, arrange gyoza in it.

8. Cook for 2-3 minutes om medium-high heat or until bottom will browned.

9. Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water in it and cover pan with lid.

10. Cook dumplings on medium-low heat until all the water completely vaporizes. Approximately 10-15 minutes.

11. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

-- For Spicy Sesame Dipping Sauce

1. Mix all the ingredients in bowl for 1 minute.

2. Sprinkle little extra sesame seeds on top of sauce and serve.

Enjoy...

Friday, November 5, 2010

HAPPY DIWALI & HAPPY NEW YEAR :))

HELLO FRIENDS,

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY DIWALI AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY :)))



May this diwali be a wonderful new beginning to a year filled with happiness and prosperity for you.




May the new year bring you..love, peace and happiness for now and forever!!! Happy Diwali & Happy New Year :))