"Ikinari" dumpling


  • 70 g rice powder (glutinous)
  • 50 g flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 75 g water
  • 120 g sweetened azuki red bean paste
  • 1 whole sweet potato


1_ Peel sweet potato's skin and cut it into 6 pieces. Soak them in some water for a while.

2_ Put rice powder, flour, salt and water into a bowl and mix them well till they become together. Adjust the dough with some water if it is too hard.

3_ Wrap it and rest it in a fridge for about 30 minutes or more.

4_ Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Flat each of them by hands to make a round sheet.

5_ Put azuki paste (1/6) and one piece of sweet potato on the developed dough and wrap them.

6_ Steam the dumplings for about 20 minutes till the potatoes are cooked.

7_ Wrap them with plastic films while they're still hot to keep their skin soft and moist.