We are all a little crazy about Chinese food I guess!
I love Thai food mostly though because Thai food is cooked with fresh ingredients like chili paste, fresh dry chili, basil leaves, onion, lemon grass or mint leaves. It uses less oil in cooking. They are curry based dishes. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, rice and noodles are also core ingredients of this cuisine as well as seafood . The spiciness in Thai dishes plus their vibrant aroma is very well known. You must have noticed I love it very spicy! Almost like a kick kind of spicy. 😀
Been a while that I wanted to try out these dumplings at home. First came across them in a Dim Sum restaurant. Besides lately I am having so many ideas on my mind when it comes to food.My siblings took a handful as soon as I laid the dumplings on the table and I was left with just two to go.
Let us start with the dough for the dumplings and enough of chit chat.For the dough you will need :
- Plain flour (2 cups of flour for about 10 Pot stickers)
- A tsp of oil
- Lukewarm water
Mix all the ingredients and knead until a soft dough is obtained. Then on a flat surface,sprinkle some more flour in order to roll out the dough and cut it into small disc shaped as illustrated below.
After having cut the dough into small disc shape, you then add the minced chicken fillings and start shaping the disc into dumplings. For the filling you will simply need :
• Ground chicken
• Garlic / Ginger paste
• Grated carrots
• Chopped Onions
• Pepper and salt
Mix everything together until a paste is obtained and then roll into small balls in order to start shaping the dumplings . After having made one or two of them,you’ll start getting the hand for it. Mine is a little uneven too so do not worry about not getting the same end results like in restaurant. After numerous times of making dumplings at home,you will get there too.
After having made a couple of them,place a pan on medium fire and start frying them with just a drizzle of olive oil. Within some 5 mins they will start turning brown.Make sure you cook them on both sides. As soon as they turn crisps and brown, remove and serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.
Voila your pan fried pot stickers made simple by me! Hopefully you love eating dumplings too and would give it a try at home soon. I would love to see your version of it and also your love for chinese food or any other chinese dish you made at home too. Do not forget to say Hello in the comment box below.
See you tomorrow for yet another delicious post!