There’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot, comforting soup on a cold winter night, and this recipe is exactly that! The cozy winter dumplings with warm broth make for an irresistible combination that, and will turn into your next favorite comfort food to reach out to.
Plus, the recipe is super easy to replicate and even tweak based on your taste preferences. Scroll down and read on to take a quick look at everything you need to know to make it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need two sets of ingredients to make the winter dumplings with warm broth.
For the broth
- Oil: ½ tbsp
- Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
- Garlic: 7-8 cloves
- Ginger (roughly chopped): 1 inch
- Lemongrass (roughly cut): 1 stalk
- Onion (roughly cut): ½
- Carrot (roughly cut): 1
- Chicken soup bones: 4-5
- Salt: ½ tsp
- Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
- Stock cubes: 2 small
- Water: 5 cups
- Coriander stem: A bunch
For the broth dumpling meal
- Frozen dumplings (thawed): 4-5
- Prepared broth
- Chili oil: As required
- Green onions (chopped): For garnish
How to Make the Cozy Winter Dumplings With Warm Broth
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to put the dish together.
Heat oil in a deep-bottomed vessel. Add in cumin seeds.
Add the garlic and ginger next. Saute.
Add the lemongrass.
Next, add in the onions and carrots. Saute.
Add in the soup bones.
Season with salt and pepper. Saute.
Add in the stock cubes. Mix.
Add the water next and mix well.
Add in the coriander stems and mix well.
Pressure cook the mixture for 4-5 whistles or boil for 40-45 minutes.
Once the mixture is ready, strain the mixture and preserve the liquid.
Transfer the liquid to a deep bottomed vessel. Bring it to a boil.
Add the thawed dumplings to the boiling broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Next, transfer the dumplings to a bowl and add in as much broth as you desire.
Add some chili oil and serve hot after garnishing with greens.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a ton of variations you can bring into this recipe by simply adding in some more ingredients. We’ve used carrots and onions for this recipe, but you can take it a step further and add in some more veggies like zucchini, green beans, bell peppers, baby corn, mushrooms, baby spinach, broccoli, kale and even edamame.
If you want to lend the broth some seafood flavor, add some shrimp flakes into the mix.
You sure can! Just skip adding the chicken bones and make sure you use vegetarian stock cubes and dumplings, and you’re good to go. A veggie based stock mix or even a mushroom based variety can do the trick.
Yes! You can prepare the warm broth up to 2 days in advance, and refrigerate it until it is ready to be put to use. Then, all you need to do is drop the dumplings in the boiling broth, followed by your choice of toppings, and you’re all sorted.
Your leftover cozy winter dumplings with warm broth can be transferred to an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Remember to reheat the dish in a microwave or in a large pot over the stovetop, and keep the heat low.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Winter Dumplings With Warm Broth
Ready to give this comforting and flavorful recipe a shot? You might want to keep these little tips and tricks handy.
- If you’re making a vegetarian version of the dish, and are not using chicken bones, you don’t need to pressure cook the broth. You can follow the exact same recipe, but use a large cooking pot instead.
- To add more protein into the broth dish and make it more filling, you can add some firm tofu or chopped sausage into it midway through the cooking process.
- To make this comforting soup more spicy and flavorful, add some hot sauce or sriracha into it.
- To lend this comforting dumpling with warm broth a bit of an Asian flavor, use sesame oil instead of your regular cooking oil.
- Team that up with some soy sauce and vinegar, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly this can dial the flavors up a notch.
- Don’t forget to top the bowl of dumpling soup with a generous sprinkle of chopped spring onions or coriander
- Some toasted sesame seeds, sprinkled at the end, right before you serve can also lend the dish a nice touch of crunchiness.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
Your cozy winter dumplings with warm broth are a complete meal on their own. They’re filling and super nutritious and you don’t really need to team them up with anything else. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can serve them with some crusty bread on the side.
Loved how this super turned out? Inspired and looking to try some more fun soup recipes to try out in your kitchen? Here are a few good ones you might want to take a look at.
- Instant Pot Spring Onion and Coriander Soup
- Instant Pot White Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Wonton Soup (Vegan)
Cozy Winter Dumplings With Warm Broth
Ingredients for the broth
- ½ teaspoon Oil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- 8 cloves Garlic
- 1 inch Ginger , (roughly chopped)
- 1 stalk Lemongrass , (roughly cut)
- ½ pc Onion , (roughly cut)
- 1 pc Carrot , (roughly cut)
- 5 pcs Chicken Soup Bones
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- 2 small Stock Cubes
- 5 cups Water
- 1 bunch Coriander Stem
Ingredients for the broth dumpling meal
- 5 pcs Frozen Dumplings, (thawed)
- 1 bowl Prepared Broth
- 1 tablespoon Chili Oil
- 1 stem Green Onions , (chopped for garnish)
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed vessel. Add in cumin seeds.
- Add the garlic and ginger next. Saute.
- Add the lemongrass.
- Next, add in the onions and carrots. Saute.
- Add in the soup bones.
- Season with salt and pepper. Saute.
- Add in the stock cubes. Mix.
- Add the water next and mix well.
- Add in the coriander stems and mix well.
- Pressure cook the mixture for 4-5 whistles or boil for 40-45 minutes.
- Once the mixture is ready, strain the mixture and preserve the liquid.
- Transfer the liquid to a deep bottomed vessel. Bring it to a boil.
- Add the thawed dumplings to the boiling broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, transfer the dumplings to a bowl and add in as much broth as you desire.
- Add some chili oil and serve hot after garnishing with greens.