Vegetable Dumplings are a popular food item spanning the entire globe and known by different names in various cuisines. These can be made by steaming or frying and eaten as an appetizer or a side dish. However, combining the same in a thick gravy like sauce converts it into a main course also. Various flours are used for the dough and finely chopped vegetables are stuffed as fillings. Meat dumplings are made with a variety of shredded meat, which can be steamed or fried.
In a large shallow skillet sesame oil is heated adding ginger and garlic. It is quickly stir-fried to avoid burning and then mushrooms, cabbage followed by carrot and scallions are added. All of these are stir-fried on high heat adding sake to it. Once the heat is turned off, soya sauce and salt, pepper and sugar as desired are added to season it. After this mixture has cooled completely, it is stuffed into the wonton wrappers and sealed with water to avoid leakage at the time of cooking. These can now be steamed or fried as per one’s choice and served hot with any sauce.
Each serving size of 75 gm contains 145.3 calories, 2.1 mg cholesterol, 5.1 gm protein and 1.9 gm of total fat.
Cabbage – It is a rich source of nutrients containing calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. It is rich in fibre and vitamins like K, C and B complex. It has minimum fat and cholesterol and is ideally consumed by dieters.
Carrot – It is a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, B1, B2 and B6. All this helps in increasing metabolism, preventing obesity, building muscles, regulating blood sugar. It also contains iron, phosphorus and manganese.
Ginger – ginger has many properties as a medicinal herb and is rich in calcium, iron, folic acid, anti-oxidants and vitamins C and B3.
Garlic – It has antibacterial benefits and provides a balance for high iron diet, thus protecting the liver from damage. It also contains vitamin C, B6 and manganese.
Soy Sauce – It is a rich source on niacin or vitamin B3 which helps in increasing healthy cholesterol.
Sesame Oil – It is a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E, linolenic acid and omega 6 fatty acids. The presence of these vital nutrients help reduce the risk of some cancers and strengthen cell membranes.