Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gyoza-Japanese dumplings



I had been away from cooking and blogging for a long time.There are so many things that kept me away from you all.The summer is at its peak now so I hate to be in the kitchen.Lately,I got assigned myself to various jobs so I'm kinda busy these days.For the next few weeks,I will be travelling a lot for my admission proceedings and so I will not be able to catch up with you buddies regularly.
This is my first attempt in  Japanese cooking.I researched a lot in the internet for a vegeterian Japanese recipe.Finally,I settled with 'Gyoza'-a japanese style pot-stickers..Its actually called 'Jiaozi' in China and 'Mandu' in Korea.For the filling,I made a simple cabbage stir fry with sesame seeds.Since this is my first attempt,I made only a small batch.




You will need :

For the gyoza sheets,
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup warm water

For the filling,
1/2 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 cup onion
1/4 tsp chopped ginger
1/4 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp chilli vineger
1 tsp sesame seeds
salt
pepper

For the dipping sauce,
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp chopped green onions



Mix the flour and water using the chop sticks.When it comes together as dough,knead well for 5 mins or until its smooth and elastic.Cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for about 30 mins.



Heat oil in a pan,fry onion,ginger and garlic till transculent.Add cabbage and fry for a min.Add the rest of the seasonings and mix well.Allow to cool.



Roll the dough to a thick log and cut into 1 inch equal portions.Roll each portion into a thin,uniform,circular discs.



Take a rolled out disc and place a spoonful of the filling in the center.



Fold them like a semi-circle and press it gently on the center.



Pleat the edges as shown in the picture.
Repeat it with the rest of the sheets and filling.




In a pan,heat a tsp of sesame oil and place the dumplings without overlapping them.Let it brown a bit.Flip it and pour 1/2 cup of water and cover immediately.Allow it to cook until the dumpling looks shiny and cooked.

Mix all the ingredients under the dipping sauce.Serve this sauce for the dumplings.




I liked the dumplings with this sesame flavored cabbage filling.But I can't handle the sauce.. I would rather prefer these dumplings with tomato sauce.



This goes to AWED-JAPANESE guest hosted by Lavi of HomeCookRecipes and intiated by DK of CulinaryBazzar.


67 comments:

  1. Dont know much about Japanese dishes.Those dumplings are looking delicious madhu..

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  2. Dumplings look great! I liked the way you shaped them! It's easy to make those! Wonderful entry!

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  3. Wow Madhu, simply amazing...its looks like chinese wontons dumplings....am ready to taste..Shall I??

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  4. that looks awsome.....I wld love to indulge in them Madhu :).

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  5. Lovely entry! The folding of the dumpling step makes it look easier than just reading the recipe and imagining it :)

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  6. wow madhu....loved the folding of these dumplings...it is looking great..

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  7. new to me..looks very nice madhu..yumy: )

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  8. Looks awesome Madhoo..They are cute and yummy..
    Btw,enjoy what you do and have a great time ahead..!!

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  9. Gyoza looks yummy. The filling is interesting.

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  10. Have never tried any japanese dish at home...Dumplings looks yummy madhu...nice entry

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  11. Hi

    This is awesome, i tried out, but unable to get dumpling as in picture, but taste was yummy,

    Thank u.
    Anju

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  12. interestin,..
    all the ebst for ur job search,.;-)

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  13. yumm yummm, my husband is very fond of japanese food (he loves sashimi especially), the rest of us (my teddies and myself) love the poultry grilled specialities;I've never tried this one, will do that for my beloved :)

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  14. I usually make a mixed veggie stuffing and call them pot stickers.. Looks great madhu.

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  15. I am not a dumpling fan but my hubby lov it,will show ur recipe..yday he made chineese wonton..i liked the shape u made diff than other dumplings..

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  16. You inspire me to do more Japanese cooking. I adore dumplings.

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  17. The dumpling with cabbage is just awesome! U shaped it beautifully!

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  18. Dumpling looks great. Nice step by step presentation:).

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  19. These are very cute! I love love love dumplings and normally get them frozen from the asian store. Time to make some of my own! ;)

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  20. dumplings are looking very nice and I love the dipping sauce too... Slurrp I wish I could grab oen now...

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  21. Something new! These do look & sound like what we used to eat back in Kolkata... called Momos.. they were Tibetian. I love them;-D

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  22. Thats quite innovative one Madhu..looks really good..:)

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  23. something different...., it looks very nice madhu, the photos are a very good explanation as well, and the clicks are grt too...,

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  24. Dont knw much abt Japanese dishes....But u need a applause for trying these innovative items!

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  25. This looks lovely...new to me..nice try

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  26. I could have those every day and not get tired of them. I never thought to make the dough for the outside, I always buy premade, but how easy is that?

    Thanks for posting the recipe, I will be making this for sure!

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  27. What a gorgeous recipe! I love all of the ingredients you used, these dumplings look so so good I would love to bite into one.

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  28. Good one Madhu.smart decision to make few for the first time.Looks very authentic.

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  29. awesome recipe....and snap is just superb.. :)

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  30. Great that u made these from scratch!Good luck with ur admission!

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  31. Wow! that looks amazing. Nice click. The shape of the dumpling r perfect.

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  32. Nice madhu,I have tried ur dish, its taste was gud but i cant shape it like yours.. Its looking you are perparing yourself for japan...

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  33. Hi... i am a new blogger...
    really yummy recipe.. looks great.. gud job!!

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  34. Really a very innnovative dish..nice entry..clear step by step pics:)

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  35. I love international cooking. The shape of the dumpling are perfect.

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  36. Wow this is a perfect dish.. Love its look and feel. Great job :)

    Here for the first time and totally fallen for your pics and dishes. Will keep visiting :)

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  37. Woww... Looks very tempting.. Nice clicks :)

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  38. You go girl! These look so scrumptious better than any Japanese restaurant!

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  39. oh my! i am in awe! fab recipe. i will try this for sure. u r so talented madhu!

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  40. Hey Madhumati ...How could i miss this Post .:(.soo soryy for the late comment ..Hey This one is new recipe to me never tested ...Thanks for sharing ..Pics r awsome

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  41. Mmm japanese dumplings look perfect madhu. Do check my blog for my FIL - 3 event. Expecting some entries from you!

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  42. good to see u bk Madhu. wishing u gd luck in ur new venture :)

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  43. i am back my love. and i am floored with this dumpling. i pledge to make it one day.

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  44. Yummy click and sounds delicious.Drop in sometime to my blog.

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  45. You are missed. Hope you share your delicious recipes with your readers again soon.

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  46. woo this is too simple and elegant..looks kool madhu...

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  47. Dumplings looks great. U made it very simple. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. That was a wonderful Japanese dish!

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  49. you have a nice blog you can visit my blog view my recipes and give u comments.

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  50. nice recipe..delicious...please do participate in my first cooked food event in my blog

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  51. Since this is not boiled or steamed Jiaozi, adding some chives is also a good option, i guess i tried this in one of koerean hotels in chennai.

    Thanks, Dipping sause (soya, vineger, pepper oil) went good with this.

    BTW i am Vignesh's brother.

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  52. you have a grt bog, first time in here:)

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  53. hi madhu me anshu.hw r u these days. u never replied me. i wanna be ur frnd. u r really so sweet dear. we can be nice frnds if u want. i dnt knw much english so pls dnt laugh on me for my mistakes.pls reply me soon waiting for ur reply

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  54. these look so pretty! I may just have to try them :) YUM!

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  55. Oh my my, this looks fabulous and a lovely recipe too:) Its been a while...how are you?

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  57. wow these dumplings look delicious, never tried making!

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