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Lotus Root Dumpling (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)

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Today I introduce you to lotus root dumpling. It is a popular dish in Japan. The dumpling has great smooth texture and delicious dashi sauce gives the dish amazing flavor.

Lotus root is a very nutritious vegetable; high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and polyphenol. It doesn’t have a particularly strong taste or aroma, so it suits all taste.

In this recipe, grated lotus root is cooked in a microwave. This makes the recipe easy.

Grate peeled lotus root and mix with cornstarch and salt.
Put about 3 tablespoons of the mixture on a piece of wrap and make a ball shape.
Place the wrapped lotus root mixture on a microwavable plate and microwave for 2 minutes (1000w).
Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, combine dashi stock, cooking sake, soy sauce and mirin, and bring to a boil. Stir in slurry. Drizzle the dumpling with the sauce and top with chopped green onion and grated ginger to taste.

Ingredients (serving 2)

  • 10 oz. lotus root, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dashi stock (any kind)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Sake
  • 1 Tablespoon Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Mirin sweet cooking rice wine
  • Slurry (Mixture of 1 Tablespoon cornstarch plus 2 Tablespoons water)
  • Chopped green onion to taste
  • Grated ginger to taste

Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

9 thoughts on “Lotus Root Dumpling (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free)

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before, even in a Japanese restaurant. Looks good though and it is worth a try. Finding lotus root could be an adventure here in NC. Thank you.

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  2. Pingback: Lotus Root Dumpling (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-free) | The Perfect Curry

  3. Olay

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