September 19, 2016

Veggie Spring Roll

























"Vegetable Spring Roll….. A lip-smacking treat!!!  Spring roll is a very popular recipe from Chinese Cuisine and other Asian countries having varieties of stuffing. Thin crispy outer with sautéed veggies and noodles stuffing inside, perked up with spicy-tangy sauces; a perfect scrumptious appetizer hitting your party. This recipe looks time taking and it is but nothing can beat the fun of making this all-time favorite recipe in your own kitchen, customized to your palate, and enjoying right off the frying pan"


Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Ready time: 30 Minutes | serving: 35-40 (4”size)




Ingredients

For the stuffing 
1.
Glass noodle, rice noodle or any noodles
1 cup (Cooked)
2.
Onion, thinly sliced
1 cup
3.
Ginger, grated or minced
1 Tbsp.
4.
Garlic, grated or minced
1 Tbsp.
5.
Green bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup
6.
Napa cabbage/regular cabbage, shredded
1 cup
7.
Carrot, shredded
1 cup
8.
French beans, diagonally thinly sliced
¼ cup
9.
Mushroom, thinly sliced
6-8 Large pc
10.
Bean sprouts
¼ cup
11.
Spring onion, white and green separated, chopped
½ cup
12.
Cilantro, finely chopped
¼ cup
13.
Oil
2 Tbsp.
14.
Salt
To taste
15
Black pepper powder
¼ Tsp.
16.
Low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp.
17.
Corn starch
1-2 Tbsp.


For the Corn-flour paste

1.
All-purpose flour/corn flour
4 Tbsp.
2.
Water
2-3 Tbsp.


Other ingredients

1.
Spring roll wrappers/sheets
(See Recipe notes for the recipe)
25-30pc
2.
Oil
For frying





Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images] 

For the stuffing

  1. Cook noodles as per package instructions. Strain under cold water and keep aside.
  2. Chop the veggies in thin long strips or shred them. 
  3. Heat a wok over high heat until hot, add 2 Tbsp. oil and swirl to coat.
  4. Add onions, spring onion whites, garlic and ginger sauté on a high flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add cabbage, carrot, beans, mushroom and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally
  6. Turn down the heat to low and toss in the bean sprout, spring onion green and coriander.
  7. Add black pepper powder, soy sauce and salt; mix everything very well.
  8. Now add the cooked noodle and give a gentle mix.
  9. Switch off the flame and add corn flour. Mix well and keep aside to set filling to cool. Corn flour binds the stuffing, so that stuffing doesn’t scattered while eating.

For the Corn-flour paste

  1. In a bowl mix cornflour with water to make thick lump free paste.
  2. Stir well and keep aside.

Making Rolls

  1. Place 1 wrapper/sheet on a board with a corner facing towards you. While working with one sheet keep other remaining sheet covered under damp cloth.
  2. Place 1 full Tbsp. of stuffing into the corner of wrapper.
  3. Brush the remaining sides with corn flour paste. 
  4. Fold corner gently over the stuffing to roll up. Fold in the both edges from the side in to enclose filling, when you are done rolling half the way.Brush the folded corner with corn flour paste and roll till end. Seal the end and if there is any tear, spread corn flour paste and seal. See image.
  5. Repeat the process with remaining wrappers and place the spring roll with the sealed edges facing down on a plate.
  6. At this point you can store Spring roll refrigerated in zip lock bag for 2-3 months. Fry directly in hot oil and serve. No need to thaw them.

Frying Rolls
  1. Heat oil at the deep frying on medium-high heat.
  2. Gently slid on spring roll in batches, fry till crispy and golden brown from both sides, turning upside down. The spring rolls get fried quickly.
  3. Remove and drain on absorbent paper towels to remove excess oil.
  4. Cut each roll diagonally before serving.
  5. Serve hot with Plum Sauce, Szechwan Sauce or Tomato Ketchup.

Quick Tips

  1. Oil Temperature: Make sure that the oil is hot enough, to fry crispy spring rolls. Frying in low flames will result in absorbing more oil and soggy spring rolls.
  2. Store: Store Spring roll refrigerated in zip lock bag for 2-3 months just before the frying step. While serving you can fry directly right from refrigerate in hot oil. No need to thaw them.

Recipe Notes

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