Potstickers are loved around the world as they are so yum and appetizing. There could have been different shapes but one which we have made today is inspired by Japanese Gyoza. Traditionally the meat is filled in them but for us "Vege lovers" we need to try these vegan ones. They are damn yummy and filled with wholesome veggies. The good news is that these potstickers are not only vegetarian but vegan.
For those who don't know what Potstickers are they are dimsums which are cooked in a Pan or pot as the name suggests and fried till they stick to the pan, then steamed in the same pan.
These are so easy to put together and better than store-bought ones. You may make these in big batches and freeze them. Cook them whenever you like without thawing straight into the pan.
Let's get started
Vegan Potstickers (Gyoza)
Total Time: 1-2 Hours
All-purpose flour, 2 cups
Oil, 1 tbsp
Oil, 2 tbsp
Garlic,3-4 cloves, minced
Ginger, thinly diced
Onion, 1 cup
Veggies ( Cabbage, capsicum, carrots,spinach),shredded
Tofu, thinly sliced
Soy Sauce, 1/2 tsp
Rice Vinegar, 1/2 tsp
Oil for frying
In a mixing bowl take all-purpose flour, salt and oil, and water. Bring it together with the back of a spatula.
Get the mess on a surface and work with it using some flour.
Brush it with oil and keep it in a bowl covered with a damp cloth or kitchen towel.
Keep aside for 20 mins
Heat oil in a pan on high heat. Add garlic, ginger, and onion. Saute for few seconds. Add all the Veggies except spinach and fry them on high heat. This way they will not lose their crunch.
Add soy sauce and vinegar. Mix them well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and let it cool down.
For making Potstickers
Take the dough, divide into half, now cut the dough into 8 equal halves.
Make a ball of each half, then roll them into a circle.
Take each circle and flatten the edges of it with the help of your rolling pin. Dumpling wrappers are ready.
To assemble the dumplings, spoon 1 tablespoon of the vegetable mixture into the center of the dumpling wrapper. With the help of your finger, rub the edges of the wrappers with water. Pinch the edges to seal the dumpling which creates a half-moon shape.
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet, Line up all the potstickers at once or as many fits in the skillet. Shallow fry them till the base is golden and crisp. Add water and place the lid. Let them steam for 3-4 minutes.
Serve with chili oil or soy sauce.
You may use any kind of vegetables available to you.
Cook all the veggies on high heat. It will cook them and their crunch will remain still.
If you don't want to make dumpling wrappers you may use store-bought ones.
If you are freezing these potstickers keep them in a ziplock bag in the deep freezer and when you want to make them throw them straight into pan without thawing them.
I hope you enjoy this #vegan recipe.
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