Dumplings are probably among those foods you absolutely love to eat. While there's nothing like crunching into a golden gyoza or savoring the doughy perfume of dim sum, the idea of actually rolling out, stuffing, and cooking any kind of dumpling can seem too tiresome a task.
But it's actually nowhere near as hard as it looks, and depending on whether you're making it alone or with a group, the process can be equal parts therapeutic and social. We've rounded up 19 dumpling recipes of both savory and sweet varieties from around the world that can easily be made at home.
Hailing from the Himalayan region, this steamed parcels opt for a simple but tasty plant-based filling of chopped veggies seasoned with ginger, garlic, and soy.
Gnudi may resemble gnocchi, but they are made with ricotta cheese instead of potatoes for even more tender, somewhat lighter final result. These go the classic Italian route, tossed in an herb-rich tomato sauce and topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
At a restaurant, they're usually deep-fried and dunked in a gravy that's 80-percent heavy cream, but this recipe for the Indian dumpling curry makes a few healthy swaps so you can enjoy the rich taste without indigestion.
Vegetarians do not show up so often on restaurant menus, so let that be a reason to make your own home. These really are the extra mile as far as flavor is concerned, with a perfectly seasoned tofu and veggie filling, and a creamy coconut soup to soak in.
The addition of puree beetroot to a potato dumpling recipe adds some much-needed color and extra nutrition to the standard spuds.
There's nothing like a savory broth brimming with delicate wontons for a light meal, and this one delivers , While the dumplings pack in shrimp and pork.
This recipe is mixed with the traditional mix of sauerkraut and mushrooms for a meaty, savory touch. Do not be too intimidated by the lengthy prep time;
Add some good-healthy goodness to your pan-seared potstickers with the addition of kimchi.
The cousins of the pierogi, Uzbek mantis incorporate the European dumplings' potato and beef filling and sour cream garnish. They stand out by adding some earthy seasonings like cumin and peppercorns for a bit of spice. It's comfort food, central Asian style.
With purple yams and sweet potatoes wrapped in wonton wrappers, these baked dumplings have no qualms about carbs. Still, it's not just about the starch here. The stuffing is also packed with leafy greens, and the tangy, slightly spicy peanut dipping sauce offers a welcome contrast to the heavier, milder filling.
That's right, there's even a dumpling for carb-dumping keto dieters. Thinly sliced daikon radish takes the place of the usual wheat wrappers; soft and pliable, they work surprisingly well in the cabbage and pork filling.
With doughy dumplings in a thick stick with chicken pieces and veggies, this 30-minute recipe does not matter too much from the original. The Dumplings Some Extra Fiber