Friday, September 23, 2011

Spring Rolls (Indian and Chinese style)

Spring rolls is a popular appetizer in many of the Asian countries like China, Malaysia etc. I had these for the first time in a Chinese restaurant here in US. For the past few days, I had got the spring rolls mania and I was experimenting them in different styles. I tried in indian style with our masalas and also in chinese style with the sauces. The spring rolls I had were always the deep fried ones, but I have shallow fried here. The taste may not be exactly similar to the deep fried ones, but we can have them guilt-free rt. I tried to bake few of them, they were also good. These spring rolls taste best when consumed immediately and hot for a crispy texture. 

What you need?

For Spring Rolls in Indian Style:

10 Spring roll pastry sheets (I used Kawan brand)
1 cup Soya chunks (You can use potatoes or cauliflower instead)
1/2 cup chopped Onion 
1/2 cup finely chopped Vegetables of your choice
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
a few Coriander leaves chopped
a few Mint leaves chopped
1 tsp Oil

For Spring Rolls in Chinese Style:

8-10 Spring roll pastry sheets (I used Kawan brand)
1 Onion small, 1/2 Capsicum, few Carrots cut into thin stripes
1/2 packet Noodles
1 tbsp Soy sauce
3 tbsp Tomato Chilli Sauce

How to prepare?

Thaw the pastry sheets as per packet directions. Cover them with a wet towel so as to prevent drying.

For the soya filling:

Boil about 3 cups of water. Add soya chunks and a little salt to the water and let it cook for 10 minutes. Remove from stove, close the vessel with a lid and keep aside for about 15 minutes. Drain the water and allow it to cool. Gently squeeze out the water from the soya chunks. Put them in a blender and pulse it 5-6 times and you will get a coarse mixture of the chunks.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add the onions and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the onions turn pink. Now add the veggies and saute until they are almost cooked. Add the soya chunks mixture, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Saute for 2-3 minutes and finally add the coriander and mint  leaves. Keep this mixture aside and allow it to cool.

For the veggie filling (Chinese style):

Boil some water and cook the noodles. Drain the water and keep the noodles aside.
Heat a little oil in a pan. Add onions and saute until raw smell goes. Now add capsicum and carrots, stir fry until they are cooked. They should not be overcooked, should remain crunchy. Sprinkle some salt and pepper.Add soy and tomato sauce. Mix well and finally add the cooked noodles. Combine everything well and allow this filling to cool.

For the rolls:

Take one pastry sheet and keep it on a flat surface. Put 1-2 spoons of filling a little above at one of the corners.

Take that corner and cover the mixture. Apply a little water at the other 2 free edges of the pastry sheet.This is for the sealing purpose.

Now start rolling gently, but as tight as possible until you reach almost half way.

Slowly fold the corners as shown in the picture below.

Now continue rolling tightly to the end. The spring roll is ready.

Repeat the same for each of the sheet.

For cooking:

You can either deep fry or shallow fry or even bake these spring rolls.

I have shallow fried here with a little oil in a pan. Keep on turning so that all the sides get golden brown.

You can also bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until they are browned.

Serve hot and immediately to get a crispy spring roll. If you keep it for long, crispiness will be lost.

Spring rolls in Indian Style :

Spring Rolls in Chinese style:

Julie of Erivum Puliyum and Ms.Wan of Cooking Varieties have passed me a beautiful award. Thank you dear friends !!

Благодаря Зиче!!!

I would like to pass it to some of my friends.

Priya Mitharwal of Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Santosh of Santosh's Kitchen
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Shobha of Food Mazaa
Rinku of Rinku's Kitchen Treats
Purabi of Cosmopolitan CurryMania
Rumana of Spice ur Senses
Sarah of Spoonful of Delight
Vidhya of Sugar n Spice

Have a great weekend my dear friends..See you all soon with another recipe..:)

44 Tasty Comments:

alpana said...

Hi Sobha.......Your version looks great.......I was just about to post my version with just cabbage, carrot & capsicum filling. This is one of my favourite snacks & I love the different versions I get to eat in & around Delhi.
Love it , Thanks for sharing.

Sumee said...

Tasty spring rolls.. i always look for healthier version coz I don't like deep frying.. this looks good.

Julie said...

wow..lovely filling of chinese style..spring rolls looks yummy!!
Congats on the award and wish you many more..
Thanx for the follow Sobha,on my new blog..ERIVUM PULIYUM

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, two different spring rolls recipe with the famous soy sauce added and the other one is spicy, wow! i love the spicy version with coriander and soy chunks..
the chinese version with noodles is something new to me.
for us here, we add in coarsele grounded dried prawns and roasted peanuts, grated veggies and a special home made chili sauce

divya said...

Omg, seriously am drooling over those inviting rolls..

aipi said...

Any leftover there Sobha,they look amazingly delicious!

soujanya said...

rolls look sooo yummm!!!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Spring roll looks simply mouthwatering. Excellent fillings.

Hamaree Rasoi

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks yummy and healthy version.

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats on your awards dear,wish you many many more..
Spring rolls looks the filling

Jaisy James said...

wow spring rolls looks yummy

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...looks super delicious....
Congrats on the awards dear..

Hyma said...

lovely shallow fried spring rolls..look so healthy! thx for sharing:-) thx for visiting my site and for ur lovely comments...hapy to follow u too:-)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Shobha ,The springrolls luks luvly and in two varieties.Luv them both.Hope u can share it with me next time.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Shobha for sharing the award with me. I feel honored :)

Unknown said...

Forgot to say, drooling your spring rolls, they are my favorite non-Indian appetizer :)

Avika J Chawla said...

Yummy of my fav snacks..U have a beautiful collection of recipes ..thanks for visiting my space ,nice to meet u ..happily following.

Simply Life said...

i love spring rolls- these look fabulous!

Amina Creations said...

Hi.. Your spring rolls look so delicious... congrats for the award

Deeksha said...

Nice looking spring rolls. You have explained very well.

Kalyani said...

i love spring rolls .... they looks so tempting and yummy !!! Thanks for sharing ......

Purabi Naha said...

What a great post! Two spring in Indian style and one in Chinese! And congrats on your well-deserved award and thanks for passing this to me!

Treat and Trick said...

Yummy snack and I love the way you'd prepared them!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the award..Thanks Sobha! That's real sweet of you to pass on the award to me :) the spring rolls look truly mouth-watering

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

These look absolutely yummy...congrats on your awards

Indian Khana said...

Both looks delicious ...yum

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious looking spring rolls and congrats on your awards.

Neetz said...

Hi sobha :) thanks so much for dropping in and sharing ur comments.. it really makes me happy to see blog friends sharing their views on mine :) thanks so much.
I love your soace and sring rolls looks awesome! Yiu have said you were following my blog. But it doesnt show u there :(. Kindly do re-check and do the needful. will be really happy to have you in my world of cooking :).. let me know once its done :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Love spring rolls. I can go on eating it.
Thanks for the award dear!

Unknown said...

Love the folding demo - looks awesomely yum!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

congrats on your beautiful award ..:)
spring rolls sounds absolutely yumm n delicious...fantastic presentation..!
Tasty Appetite

Daisy Roshan said...

nice spring roll recipe with the step by step description....

Pushpa said...

Yummy spring rolls,congrats on your awards.

Vidhya said...

Loved both the versions.Loved the idea of shallow frying and baking.Congrats on the awards and thanks a lot for sharing it with me.

Shobha Kamath said...

Spring rolls looks delicious. Lovely pics too!
Thank you for visiting my space.

Shobha said...

Crispy and yummy spring rolls...
Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing it with me.. I feel really honoured and blessed.

Rumana Rawat said...

Love this rolls...

Elaichii said...

They look fab!

Unknown said...

Crispy n perfect for teatime

Unknown said...

Spring roll looks awesome and crunchy. Perfect snacks.

Prathima Shivraj said...

Vow yummy spring rolls, congrats on your award..

Priya Suresh said...

Incredible rolls, feel like having some..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

delicious starter and nicely done too.Thanks for visiting.Happy to follow you

Raks said...

Wonderful recipe,loved the filling!


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