Friday, September 25, 2009

International Food Feast - Chinese Gyoza

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Getting back with a yummy Chinese dish after a small break. :) This is something that was waiting to be made for quite sometime. If you remember I had written a post titled "Food on voyage" few months ago, that was the first ever time I had tasted dumpling, and since then I have been craving for it. Finally today was chosen to be the finest day to try it out :)


Gyoza or potsticker is a Chinese dumpling, and has a history of seven thousand years, widely popular in China and Japan as well as outside of East Asia, particularly in North America. Gyoza typically consist of a vegetable filling/ ground meat wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping.



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Gyoza Filling


Ingredients:

Chinese Cabbage - 1/2 cup(chopped)
Onion - 1
Cilantro - 1/4 cup(chopped)
Spring onion - 1/4 cup chopped
Garlic - 5 pods
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
White pepper - 1 tsp
Oil - for frying
Salt - for taste


Method:

Take 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry for a while.Then add chopped onion and when it turns slightly brown add chopped cabbage, spring onion and cilantro to it. sprinkle little water and adequate salt to it. The vegetables would get cooked in a matter of few min. Finally add white pepper to it and mix well. The filling is done.

You can add carrots and other suitable vegetables to the filling too.


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Gyoza Wrapper

Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Salt - for taste
Oil
Water


Method:

Mix all the ingredients well to make a smooth dough. kneed for a while to make the dough lump less and elastic. Close the bowl with a cloth and leave it alone for fifteen min.

Now kneed the dough again and pinch small balls from it. Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 2-3 inches across 1/8 inch thick. Roll over again only on the outer most part of the circle to make it slightly thinner than the center, so that once it is crimped it does not become too thick on top. Apply little cooking oil and then keep a little of the filling in the center and close it and crimp the top.

Google for videos on how to fold a dumpling. You would get many styles to follow. ;) Make it look as interesting as possible. :)
This quantity would make upto 30 wrappers. Now steam them for 10 min. Chinese Gyoza Is ready to eat. :) Happy making. :)


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Serving ideas

* Serve it with white sauce or tomato ketchup.
* Serve it by putting them in a clear soup of any vegetable stalk.
* Serve it with a soy vinegar dipping.



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White Sauce

Ingredients:

Milk - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Salt - for taste



Method:
Take all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed vessel and let it boil for a while. Keep mixing it with a whisk till it becomes creamy and thick. Keep stirring else it would start forming lumps. Cook till the rawness of the flour is gone. White sauce is done. :)



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Thanks to Priya, Priya Raj and Vineela Siva for passing their encouragement as awards to me. :)

Written by: Nithya
post your queries to fourthsensesamayal@gmail.com



50 comments:

Anuradha said...

非常精彩. 非常好吃. 您是非常有才华.
我很为你骄傲.

Nithya said...

Hey Anu did you mean "it is very exciting. Very delicious. You are very talented.
I'm proud of you."

Thank you dear :)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow nithya lovely recipe and presentation..

Raje said...

Wonderful presentation Nitya as always... and a great dish.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely click Nits!

Mansi said...

Thanks for introducing us to this dish, Nithya...looks wonderful, as always.

Aysha said...

Awesome presentation Nithya...

Padma said...

Love this dumplings... has come out perfect and lovely presentation with beautiful clicks :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

很有诱惑力和吸引力......你是让我饿了....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

வாவ்வ்வ்வ் நித்யா சூப்பரா செய்திருக்கிங்க.ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு.
உங்களுக்கு சைனீஷ் மொழி கூட தெரியுமா?

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Lovely presentation u r so creative..
wow gyoza is amazing!!!!

Nithya said...

Ha ha thanks sailaja. She means to say its really tempting and you are making me hungry. :)

Menaga sis.. I really don't know Chinese language and all. my sweet buddies are so enthusiastic to use the Google translator and comment in Chinese language ;)

lata raja said...

Idha samaikkavae romba porumai vaenumma, idhukku decoration extra. Naan seyya mattaen aduththamurai chennaila saapda varaen, Nithya.

Pavithra said...

Hey looks too good nithi... loved all the clicks.. everything is fantastic.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Ur decorating skills is out of the world my dear..u got the patience and the resources to present ur food..amazed by ur talent...

Palidor said...

What beautiful dumplings! I love that you made your own wrapper. The plating is excellent too.

Sarah Naveen said...

As I always say,you are marvelous in presenting things dear!!!!Looks wonderful

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely dish, what Latha said is quite true. You definetly do have lot of patience to decorate and click.

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummmmmy!Great Clicks

Aps said...

Hey Gal... I wont write in chineese will save ur time :P... I really loved this dish was waiting for a ez nd a different chineese recipe...will try soon... I tried ur tomato dosa nd it tasted Yum... Thank u

Divya Vikram said...

They look perfect Nithya. Very professional. We get these gyoza wraps here. Have never tried them though. Will try this recipe. Sounds simple enough!

Parita said...

hey dear ..i got my ans :)
Dumplings look perfect, i havent tried these yet..sure to try when m back :)
between ur clicks have really good, is this ur mobile camera?

Gita said...

I love these types of Chinese food, I think I had these a Chinese restaurant, though I didnt know the names of any of the dishes :)...Awesome presentation as usual :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

hey nice clicks. and dumplings r so nice and admire ur patience in decorating it.Our neighbour aunty gives us some veg sweet dumlings during their dumpling festiva. This i have seen in foodcourts here. super

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Heyy Nithya.. you are soo cool with your international hits..
heyy this recipe is quite similar to MO - MOs ... Quite famous in eastern India...

Prathibha said...

They look yummy...I just love them to eat hot...

Geetha Achal said...

அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது..அழக்காக படம் பிடித்து இருக்கின்றிங்க நித்யா...

சூப்பர்ப்...

Abhilash Pillai said...

A cook converted to A brilliant writer and celibrity is now gona try the chineese...

You are a extra personality... Boost is secret of your energy ?

:)

The chineese dish looks awsome...

The pics are taken good... jabardast...

Sanghi said...

Wow.. truly chinese..! The recipe and the photo presentation serves the part! Hats off dear! My entry is in poll for 'SoupnJuice' event dear, if you like my entry pls do vote for me at http://momrecipies.blogspot.com/2009/09/soup-n-juice-event-poll.html

Kanchan said...

Wonderful Clicks !
I had known about this dish before I read here - and if it looks so beautiful as this, will surely try :)

Priya said...

Wow such a delicious dish, just feel like having rite now...hats off nithya..

Anncoo said...

Wow, you're so talented! I'm proud of you :D

bhagyashri said...

First time on your blog and couldnt help but admire your photographs, they are very well presented & composed! I feel like making the dish there & then :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, man...looks like a feast. WOnderful presentation...great recipe, awesome clicks. Hat-off to ur hard work.

forkbootsandapalette said...

fantastic

forkbootsandapalette said...

fantastic

Valarmathi said...

Lovely recipe and nice presentation.

my kitchen said...

Perfect Dumplings & Beautiful presentation

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so cool! I love that!

vidhas said...

Lovley dishes , awesome presentation.

Vrinda said...

Dumpling looks perfect,its my hubby's fav...awesome presentation

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome dish and very nicely presented...

Ramya Bala said...

wow nithya... i read the entire recipe...awesome..and the photography is simply superb...i went thru ur blog andloved the tollhouse cookie pic a lottttttt

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.
Chinese Gyoza looks divine:)

Panchpakwan said...

Happy Vijaydashami /Dasara to you and your family.

Ammu Madhu said...

wow..really different recipe..delicious nithi..

cheers,
ammu.

veggie belly said...

I'm very impressed you made your own wrappers! pot stickers are yummy anytime :)

Shri said...

Looks neat,Nithya and as always beautiful presentation!

Mriganayani said...

I usually buy these from the market and think steaming them is a lot of work and you are making them from scratch! Wow! Hats off to you! Thank you mom for us for bringing you into this world so we can all feast our eyes looking at your cooking.

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

ohhh wow nithya i love dumplings like mad!!
momos or dimsums all of them
am drooling already
your pics rock!!

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