Showing posts with label dumplings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dumplings. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Alkaline Dumplings

This alkaline dumplings can be serve with kaya(egg custard), or coconut sugar.My mom used to serve this with plain coconut sugar(gula melaka), or sometimes she will add some durian flesh into the sugar( I love this type the most).But, my friend suggested me to try this recipe  coconut sugar cook with coconut milk,and I found it delicious too.Thank you Ms Ang ,for this recipe,if you read this.Here's the recipe:

1 kg glutinous rice,wash and soak over night.
3 tbsp alkaline water
5 tbsp cooking oil
Small bamboo leaves,soak overnight
Hemp string

Wash and drain the soaked glutinous rice.
Add in alkaline water and oil,leave aside for 30 minutes.
Wash the bamboo leaves.
Boiled the bamboo leaves for about 10 minutes,drain.
You can see here for how to shape tie the dumplings.
Boil the dumpling in plenty of water for about2 - 3 hours,until cooked.
Serve with kaya(egg custard) or coconut sugar(gula melaka).

Coconut sugar:
150 gm coconut sugar(gula melaka)
75 ml coconut milk
50 ml water

Cook the coconut sugar and water, until it's boiled.
Strain the mixture and cook again till thick.
Add in coconut milk, let it boil.
Remove from fire and serve with alkaline dumplings.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Nyonya Dumplings

Dumplings Festival is just around the corner.Many people buy or make dumplings themselves.For me, I make my own dumplings.There are many types of dumplings, like Nyonya dumplings,savoury dumplings,alkaline dumplings....but,right now, I want to share this Nyonya dumplings.Nyonya dumplings taste rather sweet than salty.The sweetness comes from candied melon.Here's the recipe from my mom:

For filling:
1.5 kg ground meat,can use chicken meat
10 shallots,chopped
7 cloves garlic,chopped
80 gm coriander seed
1 tbsp white pepper
380 gm candied melon
15-20 mushrooms
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp soy bean paste(tauchu)

Method :
Wash the coriander seed,put in a tray and dried it under the sun.
Toast the dried coriander seed in hot pan until fragrant.Grind it until very fine.
(You can use ready made coriander powder, but I prefer to make it)
Soak mushroom until soft, cut into small pieces.
Chop candied melon into small pieces.
Heat 4 tbsp oil.
Stir fry chopped shallots, until fragrant.
Add chopped garlic,stir fry until golden brown.
Add in soy bean paste,stir fry again,when it looks a little dry,
Add in chopped mushrooms,stir fry untill fragrant.
Add in ground meat,stir fry again.
Add in dark soy sauce and pepper,stir fry again.
Add in chopped melon,stir fry.
Lastly add in ground coriander,stir fry, until it becomes thick.
Dish up and set aside.(I normaly made this one day earlier)

How to make Nyonya dumplings:

2 kg glutinous rice (divide it into 1.2kg and 800 gm)
2 packet  of bamboo leaves
some hemps strings
20 gm dried Blue pea flowers
500 ml water
41/2 tbsp oil (divide it into 3 tbsp and 11/2 tbsp)
5 tsp salt (divide it into 31/2tsp and 11/2 tsp)
Some pandan leaves cut into pieces

Soak the bamboo leaves overnight.
Boil 500 ml water, put in blue pea flower,let it boil for 1 minute, off the fire.
Let the blue pea flower sit in the water for 20 minutes, squeeze out the pulp,let it cool.
Wash 1.2kg glutinous rice and soak it overnight.
Wash the 800 gm glutinous rice, soak in the blue pea water( add more cold water to the blue pea water),overnight.

The next day:
Wash and drain 1.2kg glutinous rice,then add in 3 tbsp oil and 31/2 tsp salt.Set aside.
Wash the 800 gm glutinous rice,then add 11/2 tbsp oil and 11/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
Wash the bamboo leaves and boil it for 10 minutes,drain.(can be done 1 day earlier,make sure the leaves soak in water,so it won't dry)
Fold bamboo leaf into a cone and fill with 1 tbsp glutinous rice, make a hole and fill in 11/2 tbsp filling,top with another 1/2 tbsp white rice and 1tbsp blue rice and a piece of pandan leaf.
Cover shape it into dumplings,tie it up with hemp string.
Boil water in a deep stock pot,3/4 of the pot.
Put the nyonya dumplings into the pot,fully covered with water.
Cover and bring to boil, lower the heat and cook for 3-4 hours untill cooked and soft.
(can use pressure cooker, cook for 40 minutes)
Remove and hang it, let the Nyonya dumplings dry.Serve.
Prepare for the filling.

Making the dumpling
Fold bamboo leaf into a cone shape.

Fill with 1 or 1/12 tbsp white glutinous rice.

Fill with the filling and pandan leaf.

Fill with 1/2 tbsp white glutinous rice and 1 tbsp blue glutinous rice.

Fold and tie up with the string.Ready to cook.

The cooked Nyonya Dumplings.