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Sunday, October 24, 2010

****Spring Rolls****



Spring rolls are famous Asian appetizers. There are different variations to this in the east Asian countries. In China, Spring rolls are made during their annual Chinese New Year, called Spring Festival and this is were it gets its name. Usually made out of the fresh vegetables from their first harvest, later on it was added with meat.

My love for spring rolls started during college days. I was so fond of this appetizer, we would go to our favorite restaurant just to have the vegetable spring rolls (why vegetarian, because my friend is a veggie). Never bothered to find out how its made. It was a long time ago. When I started missing those yummy spring rolls, decided to check out how its made. And now I can say that am an expert making that. Dont get scared by the simple elegance they show off, spring rolls are easy to make.

And here you go with my own version of the recipe....This recipe makes about 15 spring rolls.

Ingredients:

- Pre-made Frozen wrappers
- 1/4th Cabbage (shredded)
- 1 Carrot (shredded)
- 2 spring onions (chopped)
- 1 cup Boneless chicken (cooked and shredded)
- 1 cup Rice noodles (cooked) - optional
- 2 tablespoon soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Salt  (to taste)
- Oil for stir fry and deep frying

This recipe is of non veg spring rolls. Avoid the chicken for the vegetarian. However you are free to add different kinds of meat and veggies according to your preference.

Method: 

- Pour 2 tablespoon oil into a wok or frying pan and heat it at medium to high. Once the pan is hot enough, add the shredded cabbage, carrot and spring onions. Stir fry for a min until the vegetables are soften a little.
- Add soya sauce, sugar and salt to this. Mix well for another min and remove from heat.
- Add the rice noodles and shredded chicken to this mixture. Blend all this together.
- Next step is to assemble the spring rolls. Thaw the frozen wrappers. Once you take the wrappers out of its packet, make sure to cover the rest of it with a wet cloth while you are working with one wrapper. Otherwise the wrappers drys off and would tier off.
- Place once sheet on a clean surface. Take 1 tablespoon of the filling and place it at one corner of the sheet. Spread the filling in length wise. The step by step method of folding the sheet is shown below:



-To secure the rolls, wet the tip with water and pasting it shut.
- Now prepare the wok for deep frying. make sure the oil is very hot before placing the spring rolls. Deep fry them until golden brown.

Your spring rolls are ready to serve. ENJOY!!!



Try out this wonderful snack and do leave a comment on your experience.....

6 comments:

  1. Edi nee aaru??!! This is really good..

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  2. It looks yummy when will we get to eat it? :) :) :P

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  3. Yummy yummy......I am coming over , save some for meeee ;)

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  4. wow..I should definitely visit you soon....just to enjoy these yummy dishes :) your rock babe!

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  5. @Shruti - this brings back memories. we should do it this time when I come down.
    @ Vrinda - Thanks. I hope you liked it.
    @Rachana - Thanks..any time dear.
    @ Swetha - Thank you. u guys are welcome anytime. hope you are doing great.

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  6. Super !!
    I wish you had discovered this talent when you were in school..!
    But we would have missed Chikku's photography then;)

    Hanin

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