Leek dumplings with beef sauce- Ashak

Guys here is another everyone is favorite dish: Leak Dumplings- Ashak.

It is served with beef sauce which you can make the same day or a day in advance and chill it.

 Beef Sauce

All right, let’s begin…

Here is what you need for the beef sauce:

  • onions
  • garlic
  • Grounded veil meat or any other grounded meat
  • tomato sauce
  • green paper

and for spices you need the essentials:

  • salt
  • Coriander powder
  • black pepper

Once your onion and garlic is fried and you get a golden brown color…you add the meat and fry it…go ahead and add some tomato sauce…you could add some fresh green peppers which is optional. It gives it a good smell and color.

 At the end, you add all your spices and water and let it cook for 20 to 30 minutes…

There, you have it guys…the sauce is ready.

Now, all we have to do is the filling and boiling of the dumplings.


Here, we are using Dumpling skin. It is sold in Asian Stores or online. You can chill it in the freezer for as long as you want and use it whenever you want. Of course people that don’t have the option of buying this, have to make the dough and dumplings from scratch which in itself is a long process. Lucky for us, we are going to go ahead and use this:


For the filling, if you have chives..great! you go ahead and use that…but if you don’t …you always turn to leek for a replacement.

 What we need for the filling is

  • Leek


  • Salt

Once the leek is all diced…transfer it to a dish where you could squeeze the extra water out of it….add salt in it…mix it and let all the water out as much as possible.

All right let the filling begin!

You will need:

  • Dumpling skin
  • Leek mixture you just prepared
  • A cup of water to moisture the edges of dumpling skin for closing and sealing
  • A cup of flour to dip the dumpling at the end

Place about 1 tbsp. of leek mixture in the middle of dumpling skin. Moisten the edges with water. Seal and close it. Dip it in the flour cup and then place it on a flat surface or flat dish. Repeat the same for all.

You could also use the help of dumpling tools sold in kitchenware stores or online…where you would place the dumpling skin in it and it will close the ends for you…

Whatever the method you use, at the end you will have a beautiful half-moon shaped dumplings.

You could also join the two ends together and what you will get is also a beautiful shape as shown below.

The only catch with this is the ends may open in the process…usually during boiling.


To boil the dumplings …you will need a Colander Pan

Once the water is boiling, add all the dumplings.

Also, add a pinch of salt and a bit of oil in it.

Garlic Yogurt sauce 

To make the sauce … it is preferred to use the Afghani yogurt called qoroot…But if you cannot get your hands on it…you can use any yogurt and add minced garlic in it…the water is used only if you are using the Afghani yogurt to dissolve it


Now that you have got everything ready…you just need to put them all together…

The very last thing left to do is fry the turmeric powder which you will pour on it at the very end.

Grab a flat dish and serve them in layers as following:

  • A layer of Garlic yogurt sauce
  • Dumplings
  • Another layer of Garlic yogurt sauce  
  • Beef sauce
  • Mint powder
  • Fried turmeric powder

And there you have it…serve it with a piece of bread (optional)

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