How to make Tofu Dumpling -

Spicy tofu wrapped in cabbage leaves, steamed and served with soya chilli sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tofu (टोफू), Cabbage leaves (बंदगोभी के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Tofu Dumpling

Tofu Dumpling Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tofu Dumpling Recipe

  • Tofu roughly chopped 150 grams

  • Cabbage leaves chinese 4-6 large

  • Garlic cloves 6-7

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Soy sauce 1½ teaspoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Spring onion greens 2 stalks

  • Soya chilli sauce

  • Soy sauce 3-4 tablespoons

  • Fresh red chillies 2

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a non-stick pan. Add cabbage leaves and blanch for a minute. Remove from heat and refresh in ice cold water. Set aside.

Step 2

Grind together garlic, ginger, tofu, soy sauce, cornflour, salt and crushed peppercorns to a fine mixture. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Finely chop spring onion green stalks and add to the bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Halve the blanched cabbage leaves. Place each half on the worktop and put a spoonful of tofu mixture in the centre. Bring all the edges together and fold into a parcel.

Step 5

Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan.

Step 6

Line a bamboo steamer with a butter paper and place the prepared dumplings on it. Cover, place the steamer in the pan and steam for 7-10 minutes.

Step 7

To make soya chilli sauce, finely chop red chillies and place in a bowl. Add spring onion greens, soy sauce, salt, crushed peppercorns and sesame oil. Mix well.

Step 8

Serve hot dumplings with the soya chilli sauce.

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