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Homemade Dumpling Recipe

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Jul 26, 2021
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This super fun and simple homemade dumpling recipe is provided by Light staff member, Kristen. The best thing about this recipe is that you can make the main ingredient whatever you want and it still tastes great…enjoy! 

You can find the ingredients & full recipe below. This recipe makes roughly 30 dumplings.


  • 500grams pork or chicken mince (or whatever type of protein you want)
  • 1 x Bunch of spring onion (cut up finely)
  • 1 x Fresh red chilli (if you like spice – cut up finely)
  • 1 x Garlic clove (cut up finely)
  • Ginger (cut up finely)
  • Dumpling skin wrappers – You can buy these from Woolworths or Coles in the fridge section (where they keep the filled pastas)
  • Coriander (only if you like coriander haha – cut up finely)


  1. Combine all ingredients together
  2. Make small oval balls to fit in the dumpling skin wrapper
  3. Dab some water around the sides of the wrapper so it sticks better & press down the ends with a fork to keep the dumpling together.

Ways to cook the dumplings:

Since making these dumplings i’ve tried most cooking methods to see which I like best, and they’re all really great, so I thought i’d share each way and you can choose what’s best for you!

  1. Steam – I have a universal steamer I put above a saucepan of boiling water, cover the dumplings with a lid and let steam for 10 minutes.
  2. Pan fry (this also requires you to steam) – After you’ve steamed your dumplings for 10 minutes, pop them in a fry pan with some oil. You’ll know when they’re ready when the skin gets brown and bubbly. Photo below of what it looks like! 
  3. Boil – In a saucepan of boiling water, add your dumplings and let boil for around 3 and a half minutes.

 Serve them up with your favourite dipping sauces –  I use soy sauce, sriracha & oyster sauce! 

Photo of pan fried dumplings – YUM