Chicken Dim Sums

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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 itΒ online, but couldn’t wait till the basket arrived at my door step.Β 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 formingΒ 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 πŸ™‚ lol Β ) Chicken dim sums in this basket for dinner, but first things first, I had to call dad to thank him for his awesome gift  ❀

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

 


 

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Chicken Dim Sums/Momos

 

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-hostsΒ  Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @BirgerbirdΒ . Come along with me and join the fun fiesta at the Novice gardener’s.

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh do these look so delicious!! Every single one of those beautiful little dim sums are perfectly formed. I’m book marking this…I think my daughters would love them!! Yum.

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… That’s so nice of you to say. You made my day Prudy πŸ™‚

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  2. I love dumplings and your presentation sure makes me wish I had a few to eat πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. Wish I can beam them down to you πŸ™‚

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  3. kunstkitchen says:

    Very easy to make! I am surprised!

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah!! Even I was hesitant to make them initially. But the whole process was so easy and fun to do that I am ready to make them again asap πŸ™‚

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  4. Lily says:

    Wow, your dumplings look perfect, even better than restaurant dim sum.

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    1. skd says:

      That’s so kind of you to say Lily πŸ™‚ Thank you sooooo much.

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  5. Arl's World says:

    These look absolutely wonderful. My mouth is watering now! Great job!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Arl πŸ™‚ 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 ❀

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  6. Lorraine says:

    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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    1. skd says:

      They turned out very well Lorraine. The taste was not compromised at all. I like your seasonings too. Will try it next time πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  7. These dumplings look amazing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot Julie πŸ™‚

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  8. Yum these dumplings look so good!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Michelle πŸ™‚

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  9. andy says:

    You make it sound so easy -peasy……..I am not sure , i can roll out that thin skin for the dim sums :/ these look wonderful πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      The dough is soft and pliable. What you can do is roll it out and use a glass or a round cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Thank you for appreciating πŸ™‚

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      1. andy says:

        thank you πŸ™‚

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  10. Your dumplings look so tempting and delicious too πŸ™‚ I love your presentation, yummy πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  11. I so love dumplings, thank you so much for bringing these delicious little bites for all of us at the party!

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure is mine Suzanne πŸ™‚ Thank you for being a wonderful host as always πŸ™‚

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  12. muthahar says:

    It looks so delicious and tempting my daughter likes it will try

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    1. skd says:

      Please try and send her some πŸ˜€

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  13. ChgoJohn says:

    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. skd says:

      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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  14. platedujour says:

    I love dim sum oh mniam mniam , and these look delicious πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear πŸ™‚ No guilt food lol

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  15. petra08 says:

    I love dim sum! I haven’t made any with chicken, you inspire me πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Petra πŸ™‚ Do try this one

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  16. ostriche says:

    Simply delicious! Nice to meet you Ostriche

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  17. Nancy says:

    I love how you worked with what you had, skd! So inspiring. πŸ™‚ As for the Dim Sum, they look fantastic and sound delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy πŸ™‚ No compromise on taste though..

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  18. 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. skd says:

      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 πŸ™‚

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  19. Sharon says:

    I think this is a project for the weekend. Thanks so much for the easy instructions.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know how they turned out. I am sure you will love the recipe. Do keep visiting πŸ™‚

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  20. Lili says:

    This recipe is exactly what I need! I can’t eat pork at the moment, so now I’ll make chicken dim sum … hurray! And thank you! πŸ™‚

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! I am so glad you like it Lili .ThanksπŸ’•

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