vegetable gyoza

Vegetable Gyoza (Vegan gyoza)

I can understand how you feel about being a vegan or getting healthy snacks with less effort. You might have too many problems to make this vegetable gyoza recipe, but don’t worry at all because all your problems will be solved after you read our blog to the end. Gyoza, or potstickers with vegetables, is a traditional Japanese recipe made from a thin wrapper. It can be a great snack on occasions like Christmas and the Lunar New Year.

The best thing about this recipe is that it is for everyone, vegan or non-vegan. It’s a light meal but also very healthy and natural. These vegetable gyoza are stuffed with fresh steamed vegetables and placed in a simple soy, fresh ginger, and garlic sauce. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. So get ready for another recipe adventure.

What makes this recipe so amazing?

It is a unique gyoza/dumpling recipe because it is natural and easy to make. It is so delicious when different ingredients and a blend of seasonings are combined. It is suitable for people who are on diets because this recipe is well-balanced. It is so satisfying to make it due to its simple steps, and the recipe is ready on the table.

Vegetable gyoza ingredients

  • The filling

Firstly, it is important to put less filling in this recipe. Use organic and fresh veggies for good taste. Only eight to ten ingredients are needed for the filling. Note: Use them chopped for a balanced texture. Below are the following:

  1. Cabbage

This is the most common thing in this recipe. It is very rich in taste and has a crunch to it. Remove the extra moisture if there is by squeezing it because it will get a bad expression with other ingredients.

  1. Mushrooms

Two types of mushrooms are used for this appetizer. The first one is shiitake mushroom, which is used for deep natural flavor, while the other one is king oyster mushroom, which is used to add a flavor of meat to it. You can use whatever you like.

  1. Onion

Onion has a sweet taste. I personally use white or yellow ones in the filling instead of green ones (scallions). You can use green onions to serve them with gyoza or dumplings for a classic and pleasant flavor.

  1. Carrots

It creates attractive and fresh flavors in the mixture because of its dark orange color.

  1. Cabbage

This is common in vegetable gyoza dumplings, whether they are vegan or non-vegan. By adding it, the mixture will not be dry at all

  1. Tofu

Adding tofu is a great thing. It will add a crunchy and savory flavor. Using it firmly will be best, but if it is unavailable for you, then you can press it to get out its moisture.

  1. Vegetable stock (optional)

It will increase the texture in it 

  1. Fine sea salt

The last one is sea salt, which will make the mixture salty. This is also helpful in conveying the cabbage mixture before making the filling.

  • Gyoza wrappers

Secondly, if you don’t have factory wrappers, then you can easily make them at home with only three ingredients. It requires wheat flour, water, and some salt. 

Note that the wrappers for this recipe must be thin.

  • Seasonings
  1. Sesame oil

Sesame oil adds a fragrant flavor to the mixture.

  1. Soy sauce 

The soy sauce boosts the dish’s flavors.

  1. Miso 

The flavor improvement from miso is unreal. For a solid flavor, use more salted miso.

  1. Garlic 

From this ingredient, every deficiency is eliminated from the recipe

  1. Ginger

 This will increase the smell of spice in it

Kitchen tools:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • spoon
  • bowl
  • non-stick frying pan

Cooking method

  • Prepare the filling first
  1. In the first step, wash all the vegetables properly.
  2. chop them on the cutting board. then exhaust the water from the tofu.
  3. Put all the vegetables and spices (miso, garlic, and ginger) in a bowl and mix them well.
  • Develop the gyoza
  1. Take a tablespoon and put the mixture in the wrapper. Place one gyoza wrapper in your open hand and fill it with the filling.
  2. Slowly wrap (seal) the filling from both handles to the middle. You have to fold it properly so it won’t leak from anywhere. You have to pleat them tightly to make them look beautiful.
  • Cook the gyoza

There are three ways to cook this vegetable gyoza meal.

  1. Steamed
  2. Pan-fried
  3. Air fry

To cook the gyoza, you have to heat the non-stick pan over medium heat.

When the pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. After that, arrange the gyoza in a single layer. The gyoza should be cooked in portions. It will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to be golden. Now your gyoza will be cooked, but they are hard and dry, so you need to put ¼ cup of water in the pan and cover it for 2 minutes. By doing it,they will become very beautiful, crunchy, and soft. If you are steaming them, then you have to keep them for 2 to 3 minutes extra.


For serving the goza vegetable, you have to make a dipping sauce. mix 1 Tbsp of rice vinegar (unseasoned), 1 Tbsp soy sauce, and 1/6 tsp chili oil. You can also use lemon instead of vinegar. You can use chopsticks instead of spoons to make it look traditional and more adorable. To make it look nicer, you can also sprinkle sesame seeds and spring onions over the top green portion.

Recipe success tips and tricks 

Choose the right kind of vegetables and make sure they are all chopped for filling. Pleating Technique The art: Pleating the edges of your gyoza adds a decorative touch as well as helping the filling be secured during cooking. Use a spoon to put the filling into the center of the wrapper. Do not overfill it.

Storing and Reheating

If you have made so many gyozas and want to keep them for later, then you have to store them properly, like covering them, so the air cannot pass in. You can store them for 1 month in the refrigerator (if stored properly). While reheating, it is necessary to put oil in the hot pan and water. Cover it for 3 to 4 minutes until the water is formed into vapors. Then you can serve them happily!

Are vegetable gyoza wrappers vegan?

The traditional wrappers are made of eggs, but if you want them vegan, you can choose rice wrappers. You can check the ingredients of the wrapper before buying them.

What are some creative fillings for vegetable gyoza?

You can make your fillings more creative by adding different types of vegetables, which include water chestnuts and bell peppers. You can also add different types of herbs, like cilantro or basil.

Is it possible to eat gluten-free vegetable gyoza?

Yes, it is gluten-free. It depends on the wrapper of the gyoza. The wheat content of the wrapper and the soy sauce contain starch. You can use rice wrappers instead of them.

Vegetable Gyoza (Vegan/Vegetarian)

Recipe by Hamza ZafarCourse: AppetizersCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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  • 0.08 package extra firm tofu

  •  cabbage 1/4

  • carrot half

  • onion 0.04

  • green onions 0.15

  • mushrooms 0.5tbsp

  • garlic 0.08tbsp

  • ginger, 0.08 tbsp

  • For frying
  • 1 4 spoons oil

  • water, 1/4 cup

  • toasted sesame oil


  • Put all of the ingredients in the bowl
  • Use dried tofu; if it is not available, then you can dry it by pressing it.Then cut it into cubes and put it in the bowl.
  • With a spoon, put the mixture in the wraps and fry them
  • Make the gyoza sauce from seasonings and serve it.

Nutrition facts:

Vegetable gyoza calories: 55Kcal

Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 30 mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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