Monday, April 13, 2015

Vegetable Dumplings (菜粿)

It has been quite a long time since I made this kueh. It is one of my favourite since I'm a little girl. There is not difficult o make this but we have to get the pasrty (skin) correctly done. I believe many of us have tried few recipes and couldn't get the right texture of this kueh skin. I personally like those with a little elastic tender soft texture (QQ texture)...haha! I'm not sure how to describe it..;p
Well, here I'll like to share with you the best recipe I have (after so many trying). 
*Recipe adapted from the book ~ hot favourite kueh ~ unknown)

Ingredients for the pastry (skin):
150g tapioca starch
150g wheat starch
450ml water
3 tbsps vegetable oil

* mix all ingredients (except vegetable oil) with water. Mix well
* add in oil, mix well over a pot of simmering water till dough is formed
* remove and let cool slightly
* knead till dough is smooth on a work table
* cover with a piece of wet cloth for 30 minutes then it's ready to use.

Ingredients for the fillings:
400g jicama / sengkuang / bang kuang (peeled & shredded)
1/2 carrot (shredded)
50g dried shrimps (soaked & diced)
10 shallots (diced)

1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp water

* Saute the shallots and dried shrimps till fragrant
* Add in turnip and carrot and seasoning and stir well.
* add in water and fry well, side aside and let cool before using

** knead dough into long strip and divide into 45 equal portions. Roll out each portion into circle.
** Fill each piece of dough with 1 tbsp of fillings (or more) fold up into semi-circle or any patterns you desire. Remember to seal the edges nicely
** Lay banana leaves or any oil paper (suitable for steaming) on a steaming plate. Place dumplings on it and steam for 10 minutes at medium heat.
** Turn of heat and brush some oil on the surface of each dumplings to prevent from sticking to each other.

Add it's all ready to serve!!
I just couldn't get enough of this dumplings, and most of all my family loves them as much as I do.
Well, I guess I have to make another batch to fulfill our stomach now..^^

Happy Steaming ^^"


  1. Tq joceline lyn. I learnt this from a website below. You may want to try too... (^-^)

  2. Tq Veronica No. Try these from the Web below...easy and nice!

  3. These look amazing Reese! And it is nicely pleated too, thumbs up my friend!

    1. Tq Bee Bee, I'm very please with it too but I still need a lot practice to get it perfectly done...hehe!

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