Whatever may be the season, nobody can say no to a hot and tempting plate of dumplings. We,  Indians always have a reason to gobble down an extra plate of dumplings. We have even come up with unbelievable flavour combinations that the Newaris would never have thought of. But what’s better than dumplings? Dumpling soup. Sipping a bowl of hot soup with few bites of your favourite dumplings on a monsoon afternoon is a different feeling altogether. Easy to make and less time-consuming, dumpling soup is filling, healthy and tasty as well. Rich in essential nutrients like carbs from the dumpling, protei from the filling and fiber from the soup, this combo is a match made in heaven for fitness enthusiasts too. The filling and the flour option of the dumplings is up to the cook’s choice and so are the vegetables in the stock. Here is the recipe for the soup.

INGREDIENTS

 2 cups vegetable stock

 10-12 pieces of dumpling

 1 tbsp soy sauce

 1 ½ tsp sesame oil

 ½ tsp salt

 ½ tsp pepper 

• ½ nori sheet, sliced into thin strips

 2 tbsp green onions

 1 ½ tsp sesame seeds

 1 tbsp chilli oil

METHOD

1. Add the dumplings and the stock to a pan. Cover and cook for 7 minutes on medium heat.

2. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper, nori slices, and green onions in a bowl and stir to combine. 

3. Pour the stock into the bowl and mix well. 

4. Finally, add the dumplings and top with chilli oil, sesame seeds, green onions, and some more nori slices.

You can add cooked cubes of chicken or prawn pieces and top it with some herbs as well. Coriander and dill go best with the soup. Now go and grab the dumplings left in your fridge, cook them in the stock, watch your favourite TV shows and slurrp it down.