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Name of Event

Korean New Year (Seollal)

Cuisine From

South Korea


Steamed Dumplings


Yield 20
Preparation time 45 - 60 mins depending on experience!
Cooking time 5-10 mins
Main Ingredient Pork Mung Bean Sprouts


Dumpling skins

All purpose white flour – 3 cups

Warm water – 1 cup

Dumpling stuffing

Kimchi- 1⅔ cups

1/2 an onion

Mung bean sprouts – 200 g

Tofu – 275 g

Minced pork – 130 g

1 egg

Minced garlic – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Sesame oil – 1 tsp

Pepper – 3 sprinkles


The main points for making this Manu (dumpling) recipe are:

Squeezing dry the ingredients completely if it is possible.

Spreading enough flour on the board where you roll the dough each time and the dish where you put the mandu, so it is easy to separate.


Sieve the flour, add the water, then knead it (20- 30 minutes).

Finely chop the Kimchi, onion, tofu, and pork.

Par boil the green bean sprouts and chop them finely too.

Squeeze the bean sprouts, tofu, onion, meat, and Kimchi, separately in a straining cloth.

Mix all the squeezed ingredients in a big bowl and season it with the garlic, salt, sesame oil, and pepper.

Add the eggs and mix them well.


Spread some flour onto the board and plate.

Slice a dough piece off.

Roll the dough into round shapes, not too thin not too thick.

Put the rolled pastry on one hand and add filling on top (you need to fill it with an adequate amount of the stuffing to make a good looking mandu).

Seal the pastry then place it on a plate (You can seal it into whatever shape you want, I fold it in half then wrap the ends round to touch each other)

Repeat steps 1 to 5 until ySpread some flour onto the board and plate.
Slice a dough piece off.ou use up all the ingredients.

Place the dumplings in a steamer with top on..

Steam it for 5-10 minutes.

Serve it on a plate with dipping sauce (a mix of; soy sauce – 1 tbsp, sugar – 1/2 tsp, chili powder 1/4 tsp, a dash of vinegar and a dash of sesame oil).

This recipe has been provided  with the kind permission of My Korean Kitchen. Please visit the site for an outstanding selection of athentic Korean Recipes.