Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (Vegetarian)

Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (Vegetarian)

 

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Chinese Steamed cabbage rolls kept in black plate

 

 

A tasty paneer and veges filling wrapped in Chinese cabbage leaves, these gluten free Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (vegetarian)  are pretty to look at, low-carb, delicious and very simple to make.

This recipe of Chinese Steamed Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls is inspired by Jamie Oliver’s famous cook book. Originally these Cabbage rolls are made with mince meat.

Here to make it vegetarian I have replaced meat with paneer (Indian cottage cheese), added some veges like carrots, French beans, spring onion, Chinese sauces and some spices and served it with drizzle of sweet chili sauce and Schezwan sauce.

 

Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (vegetarian), delight to eat

We love Chinese cuisine and Chinese veg fried rice with Veg manchurian is our ultimate favorite.

Many years ago when I saw these rolls in Jamie Oliver’s cook book, I made it with regular cabbage and modified the recipe with Paneer.

We all so loved it and when I found Chinese cabbage I once again wanted to make them, this time with better pictures to be posted on the blog.

 

Chinese Steamed cabbage rolls (vegetarian) on a black plate

 

Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (Vegetarian), a good option for dim sums/Momo lovers

These steamed cabbage rolls are a good way to avoid all purpose flour/maida, unnecessary carbs unlike momos/dim sums and a great way to feed more veges to your picky eaters.

The flour wrappers have been replaced by blanched Chinese cabbage wrappers here.

The feeling of eating dim sums/momos remains the same but the calories don’t pile on. Stuffed with a yummy paneer filling, these steamed rolls are a delight to eat.

 

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Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (Vegetarian)

A tasty paneer and veges filling wrapped in Chinese cabbage leaves, these gluten free Chinese Steamed Cabbage Rolls (vegetarian)  are pretty to look at, low-carb, delicious and very simple to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dim sums, Dumplings, steamed cabbage rolls, Vegetarian
Servings: 15
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 15 Chinese Cabbage leaves
  • 125 grams Paneer indian cottage cheese grated
  • 10 French beans finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 stalk Spring onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed black peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • Sweet chili sauce/ Schezwan sauce for serving

Instructions

Blanch the cabbage leaves

  • Heat 2 to 3 glasses of water in a big wide pan. Place a stand in the bottom. Or line a bamboo steamer with parchment paper. Heat the lined bamboo steamer in the hot water.
  • Clean wash and trim the thick stems of cabbage cups. Blanch in hot water for 15 seconds.
  • Dip the thick stem side of cabbage cups in hot water for 10 more seconds so that it turns soft and drain on a plate or on a kitchen towel.

Prepare stuffing

  • In a non stick pan, add 1 tsp oil. Once heated, lower the flame and saute minced ginger garlic. Thereafter add chopped beans, spring onion and carrots one by one.
  • Saute everything well and in the last add grated paneer. Add salt, pepper, red chili powder, soya sauce and vinegar.
  • Mix nicely and switch off the flame.

Assemble the rolls

  • Place each blanched cabbage leaf on the worktop. Put some cottage cheese mixture in the center.
  • Start folding the stem side towards the top, and wrap it as shown in the pictures.
  • Steam the prepared rolls
  • Place the wrapped cabbage rolls on the steamer plate, cover and steam for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the cabbage rolls upside down once, to steam properly on both the sides.

How to serve

  • Serve hot with drizzle of sweet chilli sauce and schezwan sauce on the side to dip.

Notes

1. I have made these rolls with Chinese cabbage as it is easier to fold the rolls.
2. If you don't have Chinese cabbage, you can use normal Cabbage also. Make sure to use tender leaves and blanch and steam it little more than specific time.
3. Feel free to use vegetables of your choice. You can add mushrooms or sweet corn also.
4. To make this recipe vegan, swap Indian cottage cheese (paneer) with tofu.

 

 

Instructions to make steamed Chinese cabbage rolls (vegetarian)

Blanch the cabbage leaves

Heat 2 to 3 glasses of water in a big wide pan. Place a stand in the bottom.

Or line a bamboo steamer with parchment paper. Heat the lined bamboo steamer in the hot water.

Meanwhile, clean wash and trim the thick stems of cabbage cups. Blanch in hot water for 15 seconds.

collage showing Chinese cabbage leaves
Dip the thick stem side of cabbage cups in hot water for 10 more seconds so that it turns soft and drain on a plate or on a kitchen towel.

Prepare stuffing

In a non stick pan, add 1 tsp oil. Once heated, lower the flame and saute minced ginger garlic. Thereafter add chopped beans, spring onion and carrots one by one.

 

Saute everything well and in the last add grated paneer. Add salt, pepper, red chili powder, soya sauce and vinegar.

Mix nicely and switch off the flame.

Assemble the rolls

Place each blanched cabbage leaf on the worktop. Put some cottage cheese mixture in the center.
collage for how to roll Chinese cabbage rolls
Start folding the stem side towards the top, and wrap it as shown in the pictures.

Steam the prepared rolls

Place the wrapped cabbage rolls on the steamer plate, cover and steam for about 10 minutes.
Turn the cabbage rolls upside down once, to steam properly on both the sides.

How to serve

Serve hot with drizzle of sweet chilli sauce and schezwan sauce on the side to dip.

Notes

1. I have made these rolls with Chinese cabbage as it is easier to fold the rolls.

2. If you don’t have Chinese cabbage, you can use normal Cabbage also. Make sure to use tender leaves and blanch and steam it little more than specific time.

3. Feel free to use vegetables of your choice. You can add mushrooms or sweet corn also.

4. To make this recipe vegan, swap Indian cottage cheese (paneer) with tofu.

 

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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    5 stars
    There is something similar in Arabic cuisine, that I really love, and now looking at your delicious cabbage rolls, I am reminded of it. Love the filling, that itself can be a meal on itself.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that Rafeeda. Yes the filling itself is very delicious. Thanks dear.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Oh my ! Lata you have brought back memories of a forgotten dish. I remember when a Chinese Restaurant opened at the famous Kenyatta Conference Centre, they served steamed cabbage rolls. The filling for vegetarians used was mushrooms, French beans and carrots. Love you desi fusion with paneer. Wish I could reach out for one or two rolls.

    1. Lata Lala

      Mayuri love your anecdotes and youe passion for food. It’s so good to know that you have tasted them.
      How I wish I could parcel all of rolls to you. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. These low-carb vegetarian Chinese steamed cabbage rolls sound so delicious, even a cabbage hater would gobble up in no time. So flavourful and easy recipe.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Jagruti. You said it right these cabbage rolls are really delicious.

    2. Poonam bachhav

      5 stars
      These steamed cabbage rolls sound so healthy and flavorful. I would love trying this vegetarian version with lots of veggies and paneer.

  4. Sapana

    5 stars
    I have always wanted to make cabbage rolls but never did as I thought they were so difficult. Thanks to your stepwise recipe, I will now make them soon.

    1. Lata Lala

      They are ridiculously easy to make Sapana. Do give this a try.

  5. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    These cabbage rolls sound very delicious. Your step-by-step procedure looks easy to make, and I bet we can fill inside anything that we want, right?

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes absolutely Uma, the filling can be of youe choice, be it meat or tofu whatever you prefer just go with it.
      Thanks for writing in.

  6. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    We love cabbage and this is such a lovely recipe to make instead of using wonton wrappers. Great choice for gluten free diet.

  7. Pavani

    5 stars
    Wow, what a healthy and delicious cabbage rolls. Love that you made them vegetarian. That paneer filling sounds amazing.

  8. Priya Srinivasan

    5 stars
    Steamed cabbage rolls looks tempting lata! Love the colorful filling, such a hearty and healthy dish!

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