Quick and Easy Vegan Chinese Carrot Dumplings or Dim Sum Recipe

If you love Dim Sums but you are always disappointed by the lack of vegetarian ones and the fact that they seem to always have so much dough and so little filling, these uncooked, quick and easy, Vegan and Gluten-free Chinese Carrot Dumplings are the answer. The trick is to replace the traditional dough with softened rice paper sheets, and whip up a raw carrot and nut filling in your food processor, removing the need for any steaming or frying. Do make sure to include the fresh ginger, as the ginger + spring onion + tamari + lemon or lime juice produce the most amazing flavour.

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Cuisine

Chinese

Time

< 15 mins

Skill Level

Confident

Serves

4

Courses etc.

Main Courses
Nibbles and Snacks
Recipes for kids
Starters

You will need

IngredientAdd
about 12 rice paper sheets More products
For the filling :
1 cup or about 100g walnuts OR More products
1 cup or about 100g pecan nuts More products
3 medium carrots (about 150g), peeled and roughly chopped More products
2 spring onions, roughly chopped This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and grated More products
2 Tbsp tamari, plus more for dipping More products
1/2 lemon, juiced OR More products
1 lime, juiced
For serving and garnish :
a handful of fresh rocket More products
about 12 chives This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
about a tablespoon black or natural sesame seeds More products

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Method

  • Place all filling ingredients in your food processor and blitz until smooth.
  • To make the dumplings, you will need a deep plate, a clean tea towel, your serving plate and a pair of kitchen scissors. Fill the deep plate with lukewarm water, place the tea towel on a chopping board or on your work surface, and line your serving plate with rocket leaves or other baby leaves of your choice.
  • Working with one rice paper at a time, dip the rice paper in the water, to soften it all around. Once soft, lay the rice paper on the tea towel, place about a tablespoon of filling onto the centre and gather the edges to form a dumpling. You can cut off any extra wrapper to help make your dumpling look neater. Secure your dumpling with a piece of chive and transfer to the serving plate.
  • Continue until you have used up all of the filing. Add a sprinkling of black sesame seeds on the dumplings and serve right away with a little tamari for dipping.

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