Chicken Dim Sums

Juicy Chicken Dumplings
Juicy Chicken Dumplings

Dim sums or Momos are a delicious Cantonese snack steamed and served in bamboo steamers specially made for this purpose.Steaming is a healthy, delicious cooking method — adding no fat or grease while bringing out food’s natural flavor. I had been wanting to make steamed chicken dim sums for quite some time, but couldn’t lay my hands on a traditional steaming basket. I was planning to order itย online, but couldn’t wait till the basket arrived at my door step.ย As if to end my dilemma, the door bell rang. There was a cute cane basket with my favorite fruits at my door step with a note ” With Love From Dad ” ……. And what did I love more ‘my favorite exotic fruits’, ‘ the cute little basket which was formingย ideas at the back of my mind ‘ , or ‘ the sweet note from dad ‘ . Well!!! All three of them. I immediately planned to make ( no no not fruit salad ๐Ÿ™‚ lol ย ) Chicken dim sums in this basket for dinner, but first things first, I had to call dad to thank him for his awesome gift ย โค

This is the traditional Bamboo steamer. Try to get hold of this. but if your craving for hot , juicy, delicious, home made momos have got the better of you and you can’t wait , try what I did. The result was very good. No compromise on taste. Though maybe the appearance would have been a bit better if I made it in the traditional one.

Traditional bamboo steamer
Traditional bamboo steamer

 


 

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For the filling:

  • 200 g chicken mince

  • 1 tsp. ginger chopped fine

  • 2 tsp.garlic chopped in roundels
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. green chillies chopped
  • 2 spring onions with greens chopped
  • salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

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For the skin:

  • 2 cups flour
  • salt to taste

Knead with sufficient water to make a soft dough. Divide into small portions. Roll out into thin discs. Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre and seal the edges. Pinch and make little pleats to resemble a dim sum or a momo.

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Place in the steamer basket. Cover and steam for 20-25 minutes .

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Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce .

Juicy Chicken Dumplings
Juicy Chicken Dumplings

Don’t wait. Just make it and enjoy. I am taking these dim sums to Fiesta Friday 39. It’s double celebrations there, because it is Angie’s birthday too. Waiting for the red carpet welcome as Angie promised from her two gracious co-hostsย  Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @Birgerbirdย . Come along with me and join the fun fiesta at the Novice gardener’s.

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45 thoughts on “Chicken Dim Sums

    1. Thank you dear Arl ๐Ÿ™‚ The best part is they are so low on calories. Thanks again for your encouragement as well as the follow. It means a lot to me โค

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  1. This recipe sounds DELICIOUS!
    I make my own pot stickers using pre-made won ton wrappers, often using ground turkey in the filling, plus Nappa Cabbage minced ginger, garlic, soy sauce and Szechuan Sauce for spice. I wonder if YOUR dough recipe would be better than the store bought?

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  2. Well this is a surprise. I expected the recipe to be so much more involved, though I doubt mine would look nearly as good as yours. Those that you’ve made are restaurant quality but I bet they taste better. Homemade is always better.

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    1. Thank you so much for your awesome words of appreciation. It was easier than I thought. They actually taste better than they look. Do try making them. I also forgot to mention in the recipe that I had lined the steamers with cabbage leaves so that the momos don’t stick to the steamer.

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  3. I love Dim Sum, but for some reason have never tried to make them from scratch, egg rolls are about the only thing I have tried in that category, and I purchased the wrappers. This is inspiring and I will make these. Thank you for visiting my site, I am just a beginner and it helps to have support from other people .

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to appreciate. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Dimsums are very simple and easy to make. Do try making them. You will like it. And do keep visiting. It is a pleasure to have you over ๐Ÿ™‚

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