Korean Vegetable Hotteok/Hoddeok

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Hotteok/Hoddeok is a popular street food. It is basically fried,stuffed bun. It was an article that came in the newspaper that reminded me of a recipe that I had bookmarked. The moment I read the article I made up my mind to make it as evening snack. On checking the recipe, I realised that it was the sweet version, whereas D prefers savoury snacks when he comes back from school. Thankfully the site I had bookmarked, Maangchi, had the savoury version as well.

In the original recipe, the author recommends using oil generously while shaping the hotteok. After trying that, I decided to try with some water as well. I found the use of water more manageable as compared to oil. It’s totally upto you. You may use oil or water, whatever suits you. Keep the oil hot and ready so that you can drop the hotteok directly into the oil after shaping. The dough being sticky, you can’t place it anywhere after shaping.

D loved the hotteoks. His only suggestion was to add some meat into it 🙂

Korean Vegetable Hotteok/Hoddeok

Hotteok/Hoddeok is a popular street food. It is basically fried,stuffed bun. It's ideal to be served as a snack.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 10 servings


For the Dough

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Lukewarm water

For the Filling

  • Oil for frying
  • 1 medium Chopped onion
  • 100 gms Chopped carrots
  • 1 cup Chopped spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 85 gms Noodles


For the Dough

  • Combine the warm water, sugar, and dry yeast in a large bowl and keep aside.
  • Once the mixture has frothed, add salt and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and stir well.
  • Add flour and mix it with a wooden spoon, until the dough looks smooth.
  • Cover and keep aside till it doubles in size.
  • Knead the dough. Cover and keep aside.

For the Filling

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the noodles and cook till the noodles are cooked through.
  • Drain and pour cold water to avoid further cooking of the noodles.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped onion and saute till translucent.
  • Add the chopped carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped spring onion, followed by noodles, pepper powder and soy sauce.
  • Mix well. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Cook for another minute and switch off heat.

For the Hotteok

  • Heat oil for frying the hotteoks.
  • Apply oil/water in your hands generously.
  • Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it.
  • Place a spoonful of the vegetable mixture in the centre.
  • Bring all the edges together and seal.
  • Place the Hotteok in the hot oil.
  • Slowly press down the hotteok with a spatula to flatten it.
  • Once it is golden brown, flip and cook the other side.
  • When both sides are done, remove and place on an absorbent paper.
  • Repeat the process with remaining dough and mixture.
  • Serve hot.

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