Vegan Pesto mushroom Potstickers are healthy Potstickers recipes that are Pan-fried and steamed until they get soft and delicious. They are crispy on the outside and have a juicy filling on the inside. The filling of Pesto Mushroom is just the best. It's simply too good...Delicious flavors, perfectly spiced, and a balance of Asian and Italian flavors in every bite are spellbinding.
I just love Potstickers...One of my favorite Asian Takeout Recipes. That being said, I just realized that I do not have a Potstickers recipe in my blog and I thought what could be better than a Potsticker recipe which is a twist on the traditional but stands tall in terms of taste!
And this one just one my heart. Delicious Pesto Flavors in every bite along with onions, garlic, and of course Mushrooms.
Served with a simple and quick Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce this one is seriously the best Asian snack recipe there is.
Topped with Black and White Sesame Seeds these Vegan Pesto mushroom Potstickers are just soooo good! They are seriously easy to make and are always a pleasure to eat.
Talking about Dumplings, have you tried my Steamed Vegetable Dumplings recipe yet?
FOR THE POTSTICKERS DOUGH
- All Purpose Flour
- Hot Water
- Kosher Salt
FOR THE FILLING
- Kosher Salt
- Olive Oil
See recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
Instructions On Making Pesto Mushroom Potstickers
STEP 1: Make the dough
If you're using store-bought wonton sheets, then skip this step.
- Combine AP Flour with Kosher Salt and Hot Water in a bowl
- Use a stand mixer or your hands and combine to make a dough
- After the dough gets ready, knead it for some more time so that it gets soft
- Cut the dough in half, elongate each half lenghtwise and then cut them 2 inches apart.
- Dust the counter and Roll each small part of the dough using a rolling pin. The edges should be absolutely thin. The diameter should be about 5cm or 2 inches
- Place the rolled dough on a floured surface.
STEP 2: Make the filling
- Heat Olive Oil in a Pan
- As the oil shimmers, add the chopped onion, minced Garlic, Chopped Mushrooms and saute until they tenderise for 2-3 minutes over medium high heat. Add some salt and toss to combine.
- Next, add 11/2 teaspoon of Pesto in the sauteed mixture and toss until combined.
- Saute for 2 minutes over medium-high heat and take it out in a bowl
- Allow it to cool down to room temperature.
STEP 3: Make the Potstickers
- Place the filling in the center of the rolled dough.
- Bring all the corners to the center and seal the top
- You can also, just fold it over and crimp the edges using a fork.
STEP 4: Pan Fry and Steam the Potstickers
- In the same pan, where you sauteed the veggies, add the Potstickers
- Pan-Fry the potstickers to brown for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat
- After 2 minutes, pour some water in the pan
- Cover and steam for 15 minutes over medium-low heat
STEP 5: Garnish and Serve
- Garnish with Sesame seeds and Serve with Sauce or Dip of your choice.
Remember to not overcook the Potstickers or else, they will get chewy. Also, serve them immediately as these will turn chewy once they cool down.
Hint: Keep the Potstickers in the steaming pan for not more than 15 minutes. Also, saute the veggies until they dry out. After you've added the salt, it will release water. So, allow the water to evaporate before you get the veggies out of the pan. The filling needs to be absolutely dry.
- Chicken- instead Mushrooms you can use Ground Chicken or Ground Pork
- Wonton Sheets - use Wonton Sheets and skip making the Potstickers dough.
- Veggies - Apart from mushroom, you can use any other veggies like Carrots or Bell Peppers or Bean Sprouts in the filling. Remember to chop it finely and saute until it reduces before you use it.
Wrap the potstickers tightly with plastic wrap and store them in the freezer. If kept air-tight potstickers can be frozen for up to a month.
Are Dumplings and Potstickers the same thing?
No. All Potstickers are dumplings while all Dumplings are not Potstickers. Potstickers are tossed in the pan until they get brown at the bottom, and then they are steamed. While Dumplings are filled with veggies or meat and then steamed.
Why are they called Potstickers?
It's quite interesting actually. Potstickers or Dumplings are originally from China. The Chinese Chef who was making them, intended on making Dumplings in a wok. However, after some time, he realized that they had forgotten to add water for the Dumplings to steam. As a result, the dumplings got stuck to the bottom of the pot and then, he added some water and steamed them, but named them, "Potstickers". Since then, dumplings are pan-fried and then they are steamed.
What shapes are Potstickers
Potstickers can be of any shape you love or want. Traditionally they are made in a Cresent Moon shape with pleats. However, you can make it in any shape you like or find it easy to make.
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Pesto Mushroom Potstickers (Vegan Potstickers)
for the potstickers dough
- 1½ cup AP Flour more for dusting the surface
- ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ cup Hot Water
for the filling
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1 lbs Button Mushrooms finely chopped
- 1 large White Onion finely chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 tablespoon Pesto
- Sesame Seeds Black and White
- Skip this step if you're using store-bought Wonton sheets. Combine All-Purpose flour, Kosher Salt, and Hot Water in a bowl. Knead to make a dough or use a dough maker or stand mixer to make the dough. Once its made, knead it again so that it softens.
- Dust the counter with some flour. Now, either cut out small portions of the dough and roll them to a circle of about 2 inches width or cut the dough in two halves and then elongate each half lengthwise. Now, cut that into 1-inch size so that you have your balls ready. Roll each ball to about 2-inches width. The edges should be about 1/2 inches thick.
- Heat Olive Oil in a Pan. As the oil shimmers, add the Potstickers and pan-fry them for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat. Next, pour some water and cover with a lid. Steam the Potstickers over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
- Once cooked, get them out of the pan. Garnish with some chopped Sesame Seeds and serve with your favorite dip or sauce
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