Thursday, October 29, 2009

Celebrating Spring with Spring Rolls !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spring Roll

Spring Rolls have their origin in China. They are made during Chinese New Year celebrations , where the fresh vegetables from the spring harvest are used to make them. According to them,  their gold color symbolizes wealth and prosperity for the coming year. Thats the story behind the name of SPRING ROLLs. 




I happened to watch the making of Spring Rolls in an Aussie TV show and got to know about the availability of the ready made sheets for making them. So thought of giving it a try for todays evening snacks. 

I made some alterations to the recipe that I saw to suite my Indian spicy tongue :)...It was really very easy making them once the filling is prepared and kept. 

Vegetarians please avoid the chicken that I have added in this !!!!!!!!!!







Ingredients

Cabbage - 1/2 cup (grated)
Carrot - 1/2  cup (grated)
Onion - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)

Chicken - 1/2 cup (boneless)


Ginger - 1 small piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Cinnamon - 1 piece (small)
Cardamom - 2 pods
Cloves - 2
Red chillie powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp

Corn flour - 1Tbsp

Egg - 1

Butter - 1 Tbsp


Oil - for frying

Spring Roll sheets - 8 (Available at the Frozen section in grocery)

Preparation

1) Make a paste of the ginger, garlic, red chillie powder, turmeric powder, cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves  and 1/2 tsp salt in mixer by adding little water.


2) In a pan add 1/2 Tbsp oil. Once it is hot add the masala paste. Saute it for a minute. Now add the chicken pieces into this. Saute for a few minutes. Add water just enough for the chicken to get cooked. Saute it till all the water gets absorbed. Take out from pan and slice them to very small pieces. Keep this aside.


3) In the same pan add the butter and the chopped vegetables. Add salt and pepper to this. Saute for a few minutes, just for the vegetables to become soft. Add the chicken pieces and the corn flour to this. Again saute for a few minutes. Now the Spring Roll filling is ready.


You can keep this in refrigerator and  make Spring Rolls whenever you want.


4) Once you are ready to make the spring rolls, beat the egg and keep it for brushing the sides of the spring roll sheets. This helps them stick together.


5) Instead of writing the steps on folding the spring roll sheets, I have added the snaps here. Hope this is more useful.


Step 1 ) The sides are brushed with the beaten egg.
 


Step 2)



Step 3)



Step 4) Brush the end also with egg and cover it.



6) Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Once it is hot add the Spring Rolls one by one and fry them till it gets golden in colour.


7) Serve Hot with your choice of dipping sauce & Njooooooooooy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wow.. one of my favourites. Will try it for sure.

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  2. Hi Deepti,
    This is the first time I have visited your blog. It's very colourful and each recipe shows your patience and interest :-) The snaps in this recipe are definitely helpful than listing out the process!
    -Divya

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  3. Hi Divya
    Thanks for ur comments....Do try out n let me know
    deepti

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  4. appo njan varumbol oru divasam spring undakki tharane....

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  5. I'll cook this any time of the year. It can be so enjoyable. I'll just call them Spring Roll, Summer Roll, Winter Roll or Autumn Roll. And eat them all year long.

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