Jin Dui Jai

Glutinous Sesame Seed Dumplings

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 30 to 35


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About

These dim sum are favored by Buddhist monks during the New Year celebrations. A truly observant Buddhist, for example, attaches so much importance to this preparation that he would not prepare it unless the day was propitious, according to the Chinese calendar. But you can make it anytime, whether or not you are a Buddhist or a monk.



  1. Prepare the filling and the dough.

  2. Follow steps 4 through 6 for preparing Glutinous Rice Dough Dumplings.

  3. Place 1Ā½ teaspoons of filling in the center of the dough circle. Gather up the sides of the dough, and, with your fingers, turn and crimp until the dough is formed into a round shape. Roll the dumpling in white sesame seeds and pat it lightly to make sure the seeds adhere.

  4. In 4 or 5 cups of peanut oil, deep-fat fry for 7 to 9 minutes until dumplings are golden brown. Drain and serve.

These can be frozen. To reheat: Allow dumplings to return to room temperature and deep-fat fry for 2 to 3 minutes.