Healthy and Chewy Okara Dumplings

Healthy and Chewy Okara Dumplings

You can make this healthy side dish with lots of okara and veggies. They're also great for a snack!

Ingredients: Makes 24-26 dumplings

Fresh okara
400 g
150 g
a pinch
Boiling water
1 cup
Carrot (finely chopped)
Enoki mushrooms (finely chopped)
1 bag
Corn (canned, drained)
3 tablespoons
Dashi soy sauce
as needed


1. Lightly mix the fresh okara and katakuriko in a bowl. Add the boiling water and mix thoroughly.
2. Add the carrot, enoki mushrooms, and the corn to the bowl from Step 1. Mix so that the ingredients are evenly distributed.
3. Shape into balls 3 cm in diameter. Press to flatten slightly into 2-cm thick cakes. (No need to be too exact.)
4. Heat the frying pan and coat it in a generous amount of oil (not listed in ingredients). Fry both sides of the dumplings. When both sides are nicely browned, cook the edges.
5. Drizzle in the dashi soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a side dish using okara, since it's so nutritious, so I came up with this recipe, which is actually my variation of a recipe I found in a cookbook! These dumplings are healthy because they're also packed with veggies and mushrooms.