It is one of the best-tasting Chinese food that you should encounter..while dim sum literally means touch the heart. It was originally not a main meal, only a snack traditionally served with chinese tea.
Recently I dined at the chinese restaurant Cascade and had some lovely dim sum however it was expensive to order again and that challenged me to try it at home. I innovated the filling with some oyster mushrooms and was surprisingly easy to make.So you can all eat at your hearts content.
Ingredients for wrap
- 1 cup maida/all purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- water to mix
- 2 cup chopped oyster mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tsp soya sauce
- 1-2 chopped green chillies
- 1/4 tsp pepper powder or to taste
- 1/4 tsp oregano(optional)
- a pinch of ajinomoto ( optional )
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil
Heat oil in a non-stick pan ,add garlic and onion and fry till it become translucent then add bell pepper,cabbage and mushrooms and fry for 5 min or till all the water of mushroom evaporate,cook them in high flame quickly as it will ensure that the water evaporate and veggies are still crunchy.
Add the oregano,soya sauce,salt, pepper and ajinomoto and stir quickly and switch it off and let it cool.
Grease a large plate with some oil and place all the dim sums on it and cover with damp cloth , then steam them in a pressure cooker or steamer for 5-6 minutes and the dim sums will have a shiny silvery glow. Immediately shift to a hot pack.
Serve these warm dim sum with sweet chilli sauce to get the authentic experience
1.If you cannot find oyster mushrooms you can replace with button mushrooms
2.You can experiment with other types of filling however I found this combination with oyster mushrooms very flavorful
3.Do not overstream the dimsums more than 5-6 minutes else they will be soggy.The cloth that covers the dim sum ensures the dimsum do not become soggy.
4.While making the dough make sure it is not too soft nor too stiff.
5.Make the wrap as thin as possible to enjoy the dim sum.
Source Recipe: http://superyummyrecipes.blogspot.com