April 10, 2006

Asian Spring Rolls with Indian Mint Chutney


Ingredients

Vegetables part
Carrots - 2 (cut into strips)
Cabbage - 1/4 + 1/8 of a whole cabbage(thinly shredded)
Red Pepper- less than 3/4(diced into very small cubes)
Green Pepper-1/4th(diced into very small cubes)

Seasonings
Garlic - 7 cloves
Ginger- 1 inch
Crushed red pepper flakes - from 2 chillies
Green onions- 3 finely cut
salt - to taste
pepper - 1/4 tsp

Sauces
Soy Sauce - 1/4 tsp
Hot chilli paste - 1 tsp
Pure sesame oil - 1/2 tsp
Ajinomotto - a pinch
Spring roll pastry- 18 sheets(I used 'Spring Home' brand bought from asian store)

eggwash-1(beat the egg nicely)

Method

  1. Soak carrot strips and cabbage shreds in a bowl of salted hot water just for few min.Dice red bell pepper and green bell pepper into very small cubes.Cut green onions in thin round slices.
  2. In a kadai heat 3 tsps of oil.When the oil is heated add the cloves of garlic and ginger in whole..(Before adding them prick holes in garlic as well as ginger). Let it fry till the garlic and ginger turn golden brown.Now remove the garlic and ginger from the kadai and keep aside(u will need this in the end)
  3. Now add the crushed red pepper flakes to the oil.Fry about a min
  4. Add green onions and fry just about 2 min.
  5. Now add the peppers(red and green) and fry for about another 3 min.
  6. Now add the carrot and cabbage and fry till they get tender.
  7. Now add soy sauce,hot chilli paste,pure sesame oil,ajinomotto and give a good stir.Fry for another 3-4 min.Make a paste of the fried garlic and ginger you kept aside and just add less than half a tsp of this paste to the veggies and fry for a while. Now switch off and let the mixture cool.
  8. Well for the spring rolls, place the cooled down mixture onto one corner of the spring rolls and roll halfway.Now brush the edges with the eggwash and fold the edges and continue rolling the spring roll to enclose completely.
  9. Finally deep fry the spring rolls in hot oil.Let them drain on a paper towel and then transfer them to a container.
  10. Serve with home made spicy mint chutney.

I take immense pride in submitting my original creation to VCC - Q1 2006 by VKN of My Dhaba.

21 comments:

vkn said...

BDSN - we just loved this entry. Thanks for participating. Another winner recipe here. All the best at the VCC show today. Cheers!

Lakshmi said...

really a very nice recipe. Can you suggest me with any particular store where, I can get these Spring roll pastry sheets.

BDSN said...

VKN- Thanks for your encouraging compliments.I thoroughly enjoyed preparing this dish.It was exciting,thrilling..and lots more creativity...SO my thanks to u for conducting this contest.

Lakshmi-Iam so glad you liked this recipe. I bought these pastry sheets from an Asian grocery store in the freezer section.SO i am pretty sure you can find in any Asian store.I think you can find in any American grocery like Harris Teeter/Food Lion/Bloom but I am not pretty sure

Shilpa said...

Thanks for the recipe bdsn. I was searching for this from many days. I would have loved to prepare the pastry sheet myself. Do u have the recipe for the sheets also?

Sari said...

Hi Bava
All the best for ur VCC show.I tired some of ur recipes not knowing who the chef is...this recipe is a real mouth watering one

Vineela said...

HiBDSN,
i do make this puffs.Really Yummy with mint chutney.Nice presentation.
Vineela

Luv2cook said...

Hey BDSN -

Great recipe. Very nutritrious too.

BDSN said...

Shilpa- I wish I had the recipe for the pastry sheets.But I did not take that much of a risk so I just worked out with the spring roll wrappers.They are pretty neat and very easy.

Sari-Thanks for your compliment. Hope the recipes turned out well that u tried from my blog.

Thanks Vineela.I appreciate it.

BDSN said...

Thanks L2C..It is indeed nutritious with all those veggies going in there.I wish i can tell you how much calories each spring roll is as it is deep fried.

Kitchenmate said...

bdsn:great recipe and looks very delicious. I want to grab one...
I am going to try this once when i find this spring roll pastry. We have only a chinese store near by, let me look for it.
Good appetizer for VCC-Q1, all the best to you bdsn:)

Ashwini said...

Neat BDSN. and what a lovely dish :-)

BDSN said...

Thanks KM..I am so glad you liked it and Iam sure you will love it too...Let me know how it came out..

Thanks Ashwini..Iam glad you are back to blogging..Love to see more of your posts...

Lakshmi said...

thanks for the info BDSN

Lera said...

BDSN, Thanks for your wishes,My best wishes to you too for the VCC Q1 2006 event!Just love this appetizer, it looks delicious with a crispy texture and wholesome filling...:)

Saffron said...

mmm... nice! love spring rolls. Never had it with mint chutney tho'. looks lovely!

cheers!

BDSN said...

Thanks Lakshmi..I wish I could be of more help!

Thanks Lera!!!

SaffronHut:Spicy mint chutney is a superb combination.The key the mint chutney should be spicy!!

Anjali said...

I was hoping to learn to make this , so good that you posted! Keep your creativity going pal!

sailu said...

Nice picture,BDSN.Love spring rolls but never had them with mint chutney.Cool entry!

BDSN said...

Thanks Anjali...Pls let me know how it came out if you do try!!

Thanks Sailu!!

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