Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings Recipe

vegetable hotpot with dumplings

Ingredients for Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings:

  • 1 large onion
  • 8 oz (225 g) carrots
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 4 largish tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 4 oz (112 g) peas
  • 4 oz (112 g) green beans, French or runner
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ pint (285 ml) vegetable stock
  • 1½ teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 2 oz (56 g) self-raising flour
  • 1 oz (28 g) vegetarian suet
  • 3 oz (84 g) grated Cheddar cheese

Method for Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings:

  1. Slice the onion, carrots and beans. Break the cauliflower into florets. Skin and chop the tomatoes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and carrots for a few minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock, tomato purée, 1 teaspoon of the herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to the boil, cover and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the cauliflower, beans and peas and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  6. Whilst cooking, make the dumplings. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the suet, ½ a teaspoon of mixed herbs and 1 oz (28 g) of the grated cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 4 tablespoons water and mix to an elastic dough. Turn onto a floured surface and, with floured hands, shape into 8 balls.
  7. Put the dumplings on top of the vegetables, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

This Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings Recipe Serves 4.

A couple of tablespoons of unsalted peanuts added at the same time as the cauliflower etc. works well.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Casseroles and Stews, Carrot, Cauliflowers, Green Beans, All Recipes, Peas, Tomatoes

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