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Tapioca Dumplings Recipe

Tapioca Dumplings
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
  • Medium

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
  • Garnish:
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Garlic oil

How to Make Tapioca Dumplings

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Prepare the filling:

1.
In a mortar and pestle, grind the peppercorns, coriander, garlic and salt and form a paste.
2.
In a pan, heat oil, fry the paste for about a minute.
3.
Then on high heat, add the onions and the chicken, and stir-fry till it's all crumbly.
4.
Add the peanuts, brown sugar. Give it a quick stir so that the sugar caramelizes.
5.
Add the fish sauce and mix well.
6.
Stir for a few minutes more and take off the heat.

Prepare the wrapping:

1.
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.
2.
Dip your fingers in a bowl of cold water. Take a pinch of the tapioca dough, roll into a ball.
3.
Then flatten it and fill it with the chicken filling.
4.
Steam the dumplings.
5.
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.

Key Ingredients: peppercorns, Garlic cloves, fresh coriander, salt, oil, minced shallots, minced chicken, peanuts, brown sugar, fish sauce, tapioca pearls (sabudana), tapioca flour, boiling water, Spinach leaves, Black sesame seeds, Garlic oil

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