How to make Pork Dumplings

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Nǐ hǎo, food enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the heart of Chinese cuisine with a mouthwatering Pork dumpling recipe. These little parcels of joy are a Chinese culinary treasure, and making them at home is both fun and rewarding. So, roll up your sleeves and let’s embark on a dumpling-making adventure!

Pork Dumplings

How to make Pork Dumplings

Recipe by ImamCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Asian, Chinese


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Cook Time: 10-12 minutes per batch


  • Ground porkt1/2 pound

  • Napa cabbage, finely choppedt1 cup

  • Green onions, finely choppedt1/2 cup

  • Ginger, mincedt1 tablespoon

  • Garlic cloves, mincedt2 cloves

  • Soy saucet2 tablespoons

  • Sesame oilt1 tablespoon

  • Saltt1/2 teaspoon

  • Ground black peppert1/4 teaspoon

  • Wonton or dumpling wrapperst30 wrappers

  • WatertFor sealing


  • Prepare the Filling: In a commodious vessel, amalgamate the minced pork, finely diced Napa cabbage, scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and ground black pepper with meticulous precision. Ensure a thorough amalgamation of all ingredients is achieved.
  • Construct the Dumplings: Place a wonton or dumpling wrapper on an immaculate, arid surface. In the centre of the wrapper, deposit a dollop of the well-prepared pork filling, ensuring equitable distribution.
  • Hermetically Seal the Dumplings: Gently moisten the edges of the wrapper with a dampened finger. Fold the wrapper in a manner that begets a semilunar configuration, then firmly press the edges together to achieve a hermetic seal. For an ornamental flourish, you may opt to crimp the edges.
  • Iterate and Arrange: Replicate the aforesaid procedure with the remaining wrappers and filling. After each dumpling’s completion, carefully arrange it on a baking sheet or tray ensconced with parchment paper to avert adhesion.
  • Cook the Dumplings: Employ a capacious skillet or non-stick pan, heated over medium-high heat. Infuse a tablespoon of oil into the pan. Once it attains optimal temperature, arrange the dumplings in the pan, ensuring they maintain a respectable distance from one another. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until the undersides acquire a resplendent golden hue.
  • Steaming and Frying: Meticulously infuse 1/4 cup of water into the pan, promptly shrouding it with a lid. Subsequently, reduce the heat to a medium-low setting, allowing the dumplings to undergo a steaming process for a duration of 5-7 minutes. Observe with vigilance until the wrappers metamorphose into a translucent state, indicative of thorough cooking. Uncover the pan and permit the dumplings to undergo a final stage of frying for an additional 1-2 minutes, rendering the undersides delightfully crispy.
  • Present and Relish: Relocate the succulent pork dumplings to a designated serving platter and present them piping hot. Accompany this delectable offering with a dipping sauce artfully concocted from soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a modicum of chilli flakes. Delight in the genuine, time-honoured flavours of China, savoured at the comfort of your own dining table.


  • Nutrition values are approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients and portion sizes.
  • Conclusion: There you have it, my fellow food lovers! Homemade Pork Dumplings that bring the flavours of China right to your kitchen. Whether you’re enjoying them as a snack, appetizer, or part of a full Chinese feast, these dumplings are sure to delight your taste buds. So, gather your family and friends, and let the dumpling feast begin! Zhèng wǒ de wèishì (enjoy your meal)!

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 9%
  • Sodium 480mg 20%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 9g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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