To begin making the Vegetarian Sago Dumpling Recipe, first soak sago/tapioca pearls in 1/2 cup of hot water till the sago turns translucent. Remember not to over-soak the pearls, else, the dough turns soggy.
Mince garlic, cilantro leaves. You can take a couple of cilantro roots as well. Add finely chopped onion and mix together.
Put a Kadai/wok on medium flame and heat oil. Add the minced mixture, saute until the onion turn translucent and soft.
Once the onions are soft, add finely chopped cabbage, carrot and beans. Stir well to combine.
Next add soy sauce and pepper powder. Saute till all the ingredients are combined well. Turn off the heat. Keep aside and let the filling cool down completely.
Meanwhile, take all the soaked sago in a bowl after draining water, wet you hands thoroughly, knead for 2 – 3 minutes until very pliable.
Wet your hands and take a small amount of dough, flatten and make a disc shape of around 6 cm. Place 1 teaspoon of the vegetable filling in the center, then close the flattened disc carefully and shape into a round ball.
Keep the ball on a lightly greased plate. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and the filling. Now ready the steamer for cooking these balls.
Before placing the balls in the steamer, brush the steamer plate with oil. Steam them for 15 minutes or till the sago becomes soft and transparent. The time required for steaming might vary upon the thickness of the wrapping.
Meanwhile, prepare the garlic oil by heating oil in a tadka pan and add crushed garlic to it. Saute the garlic until brown and turn off the heat. Remove the garlic from the oil. The garlic oil is ready.
Remove the Vegetarian Sago Dumpling from the steamer once the tapioca covering is soft and translucent by dipping a spoon into the oil in order to prevent the dumplings from sticking to the spoon.
Brush each dumpling with garlic oil. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
Serve Vegetarian Sago Dumpling Recipe during evening, along with with drizzled garlic oil and soy sauce for snack or as a side with Thai Basil Vegetarian Fried Rice with Pineapple to make a meal.