Har Gow Dumplings Recipe With The Best EASY TO MAKE Dumpling Dough

Steamed dumplings in a bamboo steamer on a wood board, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.

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These homemade dumplings, also known as har gow, are as fun to make as they are to eat. The combination of tender dumpling dough filled with perfectly cooked shrimp and Asian flavors makes for a truly delicious dish. But the best part is that the entire recipe is actually really simple to make. In fact, just 5 steps and a handful of basic ingredients are all you need!



Dumpling dough:

Just over 1 1/2 cups (200g) All Purpose Flour

Just over 1/4 cup (80ml)Warm Water

1/2 tbsp. (10g) Salt

1/4 cup + 3 tbsp. (50g) Cornstarch

Dumpling filling:

Just over 1/2 lb. (300g) Cooked Shrimp

1 Garlic Clove, minced

1 tbsp. Ginger, minced

1 tbsp. Sesame Oil

1 tbsp. Soy Sauce

1/4 cup Green Onions, finely chopped

1 Egg

2 tbsp. Cornstarch


  1. In a bowl, combine all-purpose flour, warm water, and salt and knead until you form a clean dough.
  2. Transfer to a working surface, knead for 10 minutes or until soft, wrap it in film, and let it sit for 1 hour.
  3. Spread the cornstarch on a working surface, roll the dough with a pin roll until very thin (about 2 mm), and use a cookie cutter to cut the discs. Reserve layering the discs with paper, so they don't get stuck (top with more cornstarch if needed). - *ALTERNATIVELY: you can also use store dumpling wrappers and start from this point instead of making them from scratch.
  4. Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl until you reach a homogeneous consistency (add the egg progressively to make sure it’s not too wet, if it is, you can add more cornstarch).
  5. Place around 1 1/2 tbsp. of filling on each disc, spread a bit of water in the rim of the disc and close the dumplings forming a ridge folding pattern. 
  6. Layer the dumplings in a steamer, place the steamer over boiling water, and let them cook for 10-15 minutes per batch.


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