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Surprise Dumplings
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  • Recipe Servings: 4
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Dumplings made with cottage cheese, flour and semolina. Stuff them with delicious fillings of your choice and indulge! They are steamed and healthy too.


  • 200 gm cottage cheese or silken tofu
  • 1 Tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp semolina
  • 1 Tbsp couscous
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp molten butter, ghee or olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt

  • For the Filling:
  • 1/2 Tbsp carrot - grated and sauteed
  • 1/2 Tbsp spinach - sauteed with garlic and cornflour
  • 1/2 Tbsp apricots

  • For Garnish:
  • Breadcrumbs or poppy seeds or sesame seeds


  1. Take cottage cheese and mix in wheat flour, semolina, couscous, egg, butter, lemon juice and salt.
  2. Knead into a dough and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  3. Now take small portions of the dough and flatten them a little.
  4. Fill with the desired fillings and fold in the shape of a dumpling.
  5. Boil in simmering water till the dumplings rise to the surface.
  6. Before serving roll them in breadcrumbs or poppy seeds or sesame.