Tapioca Dumplings Recipe
How to make Tapioca Dumplings
About Tapioca Dumplings Recipe: Packed with a chunky chicken mix, wrapped in a dough of tapioca pearls and flour, these dumplings make for a perfect entree. Also gluten free snack.
- Total Cook Time 55 mins 15 seconds
- Prep Time 10 mins 15 seconds
- Cook Time 45 mins
- Recipe Servings4
Ingredients of Tapioca Dumplings
- Paste for chicken:
- 1/2 tsp peppercorns
- 3-4 Garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp fresh coriander
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup minced shallots
- 250 gms minced chicken
- 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- Tapioca casing:
- 1 cup tapioca pearls (sabudana)
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 75 ml boiling water
- Spinach casing:
- Spinach leaves
- Black sesame seeds
- Garlic oil
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Prepare the filling:
In a mortar and pestle, grind the peppercorns, coriander, garlic and salt and form a paste.
In a pan, heat oil, fry the paste for about a minute.
Then on high heat, add the onions and the chicken, and stir-fry till it's all crumbly.
Add the peanuts, brown sugar. Give it a quick stir so that the sugar caramelizes.
Add the fish sauce and mix well.
Stir for a few minutes more and take off the heat.
Prepare the wrapping:
For the tapioca shell, mix the tapioca pearls and tapioca flour in boiling water, while stirring constantly. Knead the dough a bit but very gently, do not mash the pearls. It will be sticky and allow it to cool.
Dip your fingers in a bowl of cold water. Take a pinch of the tapioca dough, roll into a ball.
Then flatten it and fill it with the chicken filling.
Steam the dumplings.
Optional - you can drizzle a bit of garlic oil on top or black sesame seeds. Also instead of the tapioca covering you can use spinach leaves to wrap the filling.