07 November, 2006

Veg Spring Rolls

I'm a big fan of Spring Rolls. Spring rolls are the best appetizers/snacks (sometimes it’s a main course) for us. I love them for their simple, uncomplicated look and great taste. If you have spring roll wrappers tucked in your freezer then it’s a child’s play to make them. You can use just about anything you’d like as a filling for spring rolls. Vegetables should be either lightly steamed or sauteed and sliced into thin slivers. If you’re using noodles, I find it works best to break them in half before cooking so they’re not too long. Fresh herbs are wonderful to use in spring rolls as well. Be sure to make a dipping sauce to serve along with your spring rolls. Well I dont have to say that they disappeared from plates quckly:)

Veg Spring Rolls

Ingredients:
2-3 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
4-5 Green Beans, finely chopped
2 tbsp Green Peas
1/4 cup Cabbage, finely chopped
1 small Carrot, grated
1 small Capsicum/Bell Peppers, finely chopped
1/4 cup Bean Sprouts
2 tbsp Spring Onions, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp Ginger, grated
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp Pepper Powder (Adjuest acc to taste)
2 tsp Tomato Sauce
2 tsp Hot Chilli Sauce
2 tsp Soya Sauce
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsps Corn Flour
Few Spring Roll Wrappers

Delicious Veg Spring Rolls

Method:
Heat a tbsp of oil in a wok to sizzling hot. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic.
Immediately add chopped bell peppers, green beans, mushrooms and carrot. Saute it at high flame for about 30 seconds.
Now add chopped cabbage, spring onion and bean sprouts and add all sauces, salt and pepper and saute it on high heat for a minute or two. Make sure that the vegetables remain crisp and crunchy.
Prepare thick Corn Flour Paste adding little water and keep it aside.
Place a tablespoon of the filling across the end of a wrapper, leaving a border of 1 inch on each side.
Start rolling up the wrapper and when you get to 3/4 of the way , fold over the edges to enclose the filling.
Brush the remaining wrapper with a Corn Flour Paste and seal the edges.
Repeat this process with all the wrappers and refrigerate these rolls till needed.
Heat the oil in frying pan and deep fry the spring rolls, a few at a time, until golden and cooked through.
Drain on kitchen towel and keep warm whilst you fry the rest of the rolls. Serve immediately with a dipping sauce.

Now coming to Dipping Sauce. I make this basic dipping sauce which is quick to make and perfect to serve with spring rolls or to use as a sauce for stir-fries.

Ingredients:
3 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Water
1 tbsp Corn Starch
2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 cloves Garlic, minced and crushed
1 tbsp Sugar

Veg Spring Rolls

Method:
Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring, until sugar dissolves and corn starch is well mixed.
Cool before serving.

29 comments :

  1. Hi Supriya,
    Nice that you commented on my site, else I would have not visited your WONDERFUL blog. Great job and I am astonished about your effort.

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  2. You have a lovely blog with beautiful pictures and yummy recipes Sia !

    And these spring rolls looks perfect !!

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  3. hi lakshmi,
    thanks for ur compliments:) im still a fresher in food blogging world:)but i love cooking.... keep in touch and happy blogging...

    hi priya,
    thanks for ur visiting my blog and ur compliments... hope that it wont be ur last visit to my blog:)

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  4. hi lakshmi,
    thanks for ur compliments:) im still a fresher in food blogging world:)but i love cooking.... keep in touch and happy blogging...

    hi priya,
    thanks for ur visiting my blog and ur compliments... hope that it wont be ur last visit to my blog:)

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  5. Supriya,Love spring rolls.I used to make these a lot when I was in the US.That was before I had my little princess..My mouth waters at the beautifully presented spring rolls.Will try your recipe when I get spring roll wrappers next time..

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  6. Oooh! I love spring rolls too! Never tried making at home but buy!:)) My post have that too but store bought! Good one, Sia!

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  7. Hi vini...
    Im glad to kw that u liked my presentation fo spring rolls... Its such a simple dish and u can make them in minutes if u have wappers with u...I'm sure ur little one will spare u atleast few minutes of time to cook these;)
    How old is she? im sure she must be keeping on ur toes:)

    Hi foodie's hope,
    Next time try to make them at home. its really simple dish and always home cooked are better than store ones... let me know how it comes:)

    Happy bloging:)
    cheers
    Supriya

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  8. Hi vini...
    Im glad to kw that u liked my presentation fo spring rolls... Its such a simple dish and u can make them in minutes if u have wappers with u...I'm sure ur little one will spare u atleast few minutes of time to cook these;)
    How old is she? im sure she must be keeping on ur toes:)

    Hi foodie's hope,
    Next time try to make them at home. its really simple dish and always home cooked are better than store ones... let me know how it comes:)

    Happy bloging:)
    cheers
    Supriya

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  9. Hi Supriya its my first time here.You have a brilliant blog with so many recipes!I loved it.Will come back for more:)
    Sumitha Shibu

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  10. hi Sumitha,
    Im really glad that u liked my blog so much... u r always wecome to visit my log and try out some of the recipes u like...
    cheers
    Supriya

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  11. hi sia
    liked your blog, the pictures of the spring roll are so tempting
    very nice design too
    sandeepa

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  12. Hi Sandeepa,
    thanks for ur compliments... u have a great collection of lovely recipes there... so count me in as one of regular visitor to ur blog:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  13. Lovely...I love this with Ching's Hot sauce. Great pics Sia..and thanks for visiting..hope you do try the coffee face scrub...you'll glow!

    Trupti

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  14. Hi! First time here. You have some wonderful recipes posted which I can't wait to try!! Also beautiful pictures that make them all the more compelling! Thanks for sharing!!:)

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  15. Hi Trupti...
    Coffee scrub has got a definite go from my side:)
    Keep posting tips and recipes...
    cheers
    supriya

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  16. hi Vani,
    Welcome to my blog... Im really happy to know that my blog has inspired u to try out recipes from here.. Keep me updated about ur culinary adventure:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  17. Spring rolls look delicious ! Lovely pics

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  18. Hi Krithika
    Thanks a lot for ur compliments:) I must say that it did taste as good as it looked:)
    Cheers
    Supriya

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  19. Hi,
    its a mouth watering receipe.I will surely make it on coming weekend can u please tell me where i can get spring roll wrapper.
    pallavi

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  20. hi pallavi,
    u will find these wrappers in frozen section of supermarkets. check them in indian frozen sections.

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  21. Hi Supriya,
    Thanks for this recipe I tried it out last week and it came out so tasty that we ate it all up in a jiffy!
    I also tried your Pineapple menaskai some time back, I loved it.
    Thanks. I love your site and its look.

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  22. how to prepare wrap? you gave half way to sping roll, i can not buy wrap out side. next time please give full receipe.

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  23. @Pani Thuly,
    thank u so much for letting me know. i know spring rolls are hard to resist;) if you are not very fond of deep fried stuff then u can just stuff the vegetables in thin rice wraps and serve.
    menaskai is all time fav recipe in our home too:) i am glad to know u loved both the dishes.

    @santosh,
    back in india i used to prepare these wraps using 1:1 ratio of maida and chapati atta with 1 tsp of cooking soda. make a stiff dough like chapati and roll it into very thin roties. place the stuffing in the center and stick it using a thin paste of maida and deep fry. now a days spring roll wrappers which are very thin rice wraps are available in most of the supermarkets. i am sure you should be able to find them somewhere because there is vast difference in taste coz of wrappers.
    here are two different recipes of making spring roll wrappers which i found online. although i have not tried them, they do sound quite close to what we get here. do check these links here and here

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  24. Hi, They look wonderful. I happened to visit your site today. About the spring rolls, can you clarify when to brush the rolls with corn flour paste? I was not clear how you closed the rolls completely too. I will try these.

    Thanks.

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  25. hi supriya!
    trying out the spring rolls today! :)
    wanted to know :is corn starch different from cornflour?can i use cornflour to make the dipping sauce?

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  26. @maithri,
    yes you can use corn flour mixed in little water and made into paste to make dipping sauce. it is used for thickening the sauce and i am sure u are aware of that:) i hope u enjo these spring rolls:)

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  27. hey Sia...
    sorry for writing in late..the spring rolls came out awesome!! got a lot of compliments from hubby n friends.. all thanx to u n MS!! :)

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  28. hi sia,only i visited ur blog.i book marked it.didnot prepared anything yet.but all recipes looks yummy..i have kids..5 year and 15 month..i want to try this one first.let me see when i can prepare.wonderful blog.

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  29. hi sia,
    only i visited ur blog.i book marked it.didnot prepared anything yet.but all recipes looks yummy..i have kids..5 year and 15 month..i want to try this one first.let me see when i can prepare.
    wonderful blog.

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