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Recipe: Shrimp Or Mushroom Kaffir Lime Dim Sums

October 07, 2022 12:54 IST

If you are having friends over, try this Shrimp and Kaffir Lime Dim Sums starter. Literally flavour bombs of shrimps, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and oyster sauce, they explode in your mouth.

Add bright purple colour for extra pizzazz and serve with a black bean dip.

If you require vegetarian or vegan dim sums as well, simply substiute the prawns/shrimp with mushrooms in this recipe and serve Mushroom and Kaffir Lime Dim Sums.


Shrimp and Kaffir Lime Dim Sum

Recipe courtesy: RCB Bar and Cafe, Bengaluru

Servings: 5-6


For the dough

For the filling

To serve


For the dough

For the filling

For assembling the dim sums

Editor's Note: Ingredients like potato starch, wheat starch, black bean sauce or dip, dried kaffir leaves, purple colour, oyster sauce can be purchased online or found at gourmet grocery stores.

Fresh or frozen edamame beans. galangal and fresh kaffir leaves are available at certain vegetable sellers at your local market who stock 'English' vegetables or at gourmet grocery stores.

If you can't specifically find purple food colour, mix a drop of red food colour and a drop of blue food colour to make purple colour.

Substitute an equal quantity of any variety of mushrooms, to have a vegetarian or vegan starter. Make sure to use mushroom oyster sauce.

For gluten-free or Jain dim sums, you could try using either only potato starch or only wheat starch, respectively. And use saunth or ginger powder instead of galangal and mushrooms instead of shrimp to further make it suitable for Jains.

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