Natural Dye Dumpling

Natural Dye Dumpling

We all love dumplings in every shape and form. These irresistible steamed pockets of dough filled with delicious fillings are my absolute favourite. We enjoy using natural ingredients like Spinach, Beetroot, Purple Cabbage, Turmeric to make colourful wrappers.

This looks like flowers on the dish.


  • 📌1 Cup Flour all purpose
  • 📌1/4 tsp Beetroot juice
  • 📌1/4 tsp Carrot juice
  • 📌1/4 Cup Water room temperature if needed


  • 📌1 /2 Cup Shrimps
  • 📌1 Cup Firm Tofu crumbled
  • 📌2 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 📌2 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 📌2 tbsp Green Onions finely chopped
  • 📌2 tbsp Coriander finely chopped
  • 📌Salt to taste
  • 📌Black Pepper to taste


  • 📌Combine the flour, beetroot juice(carrot juice for other dough), salt and enough water to knead a medium firm dough. 
  • 📌Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest for half an hour.
  • 📌In the meantime prepare the filling.
  • 📌Mix tofu, shrimp, ginger, garlic, scallions, coriander, salt and pepper.
  • 📌Now divide the dough into two parts, dust it with flour and roll out into thin sheets with the help of a cookie cutter.
  • 📌Stuff the round dough circles you cut with the filling and pleat them neatly.
  • 📌Once all the dumplings are pleated, place them in a steamer and steam for about 12-15 minutes.
  • 📌Serve with soy sauce, chilli sauce or any Asian sauces.
  • Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH: The ingredients I’ve used to make these Dumplings are simple. The outside wrapper literally takes four ingredients like wholewheat flour, salt and beetroot& carrot juice for colour.

HOW TO MAKE THE DOUGH: To make the dough I have used a cup of all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp beetroot powder, salt to taste and enough room temperature water to knead this into a slightly firm dough. After kneading, I let it rest for an hour. I like to keep the dough wrapped in cling film until I’m ready to roll it out.

HOW TO SERVE DUMPLINGS: I like to serve these dumplings with light soy sauce and some spicy sauce. You can also serve these with sweet chilli sauce, scallion sauce, chilli oil, hot sauce or any other sauce of your choice.

ABOUT DUMPLINGS: The infamous Dumplings are loved by all across the globe. In Asian cuisine, dumplings are thin layers of dough stuffed with a filling. Although the more popular dumplings are the savory ones, they can also be made sweet. Once filled and neatly pleated, the dumplings may be boiled, steamed or fried to cook. Usually the dumpling dough is made from three simple ingredients: flour, water and salt. However there are many other kinds of dumplings made using Tapioca Starch, Wholewheat Flour, Semolina etc. They are one of the most versatile dishes that can be be made using various flours and filled with innumerable fillings.

Try to make your own creations!

December 27, 2023

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