Ingredients For the Dough:
One handful white flour (you can use any kind of flour)
100ml water (room temperature)
1/4 tsp pepper
For the filling of the Mothup parcel:
3tbsp chopped cabbage
1tbsp carrot, peeled and grated
1/8th tsp salt
For the soup base you need the following:
1 small potato, sliced
½ tomato, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 small green pepper, sliced
1 small carrot, sliced
handful of spinach
1tbsp soya sauce
½ tsp ginger
600ml boiling water
2 handfulls of spinach/lettuce to add later
Combine the dough ingredients in a bowl, mixing well
Kneed for 4 minutes.
Cover the dough and leave to stand for 5 minutes (you can use any kind of cover) but don’t leave it for longer than 5 minutes or it will get too sticky.
To make the Mothup parcels first mix the filling well and then roll out the dough onto a floured surface to 1/2cm thickness.
Roll the dough over a pin and then slice it the length of the rolling pin to create sheets of the thin dough.
Cut down the middle again until you have strips of dough that are 10cm wide.
Continue to slice the dough into triangles by cutting at alternate 45 degree angles.
Taking the triangles add a very small amount of filling into each and fold until you have a row of little terracotta-style mothups lined up.
For the soup
Fry the oil, garlic, salt and ginger until the garlic is starting to brown
Add the other ingredients, continuing to fry for 1 minute and mashing up the tomato.
Add the boiling water and the handfuls of spinach or lettuce, then the soya sauce and any leftover filling from the mothups.
After letting this boil, add the Mothups one by one stiring gently and when they float they will be cooked – maybe 1 minute.