Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chilly garlic sauce & Fried noodles

Its time for something really Chinese and the best appetizer dish to make and post on my blog.. Spring rolls`!!!
Since a long time I wanted to try these at home, as I really love them a lot. So finally the day came and made them
The best thing about them is that its not messy to eat, pick it and pop it into the mouth. Hassle free eating.

Vegetable Spring Rolls

For the Wrappers:
200gms Maida
2tbsp Cornflour
Salt to taste
1egg (optional)
Water to make a batter of flowing consistency just like you make that of a Dosa

For the Filling:
1 Onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup spring onions(chopped)
1cup Cabbage (shredded)
1Carrot (shredded)
1 Capsicum ( thinly sliced)
1cup mixed Yellow and Red Bell Pepper
1/2 cup Beans (shredded)
7-8 cloves of Garlic
2tbsp Soy sauce
2tbsp Red Chilly sauce
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
2tbsp Oil to cook the vegetables
Oil to fry the spring rolls
Pinch of ajinomoto


  • Take a bowl, add in maida+ corn starch+ salt .
  • If using egg then beat the egg in a separate bowl.
  • Mix in the maida.
  • Add in water to make into a flowing consistency.
  • Heat a pan, take a spatula full of the batter.
  • With the help of the spatula, spread it just the way you do it for dosa.
  • It should be thin.
  • When one side is cooked, flip it over to cook on the other side.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  • Keep it aside.
  • When it cools down. Start making the spring rolls.
For the filling:
  • Heat oil in a wok, add in garlic. 
  • Then add in onions, after it turns pink, add in carrots.
  • Cook till gets tender, then add in the beans.
  • Let it cook for five minutes.
  • Add in cabbage + capsicum + bell peppers. let it saute on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • In the end add in the spring onions.
  • Add in soya sauce+ red chilly sauce + pinch of ajinomoto + salt+ black pepper + white pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables.
To make the spring rolls:

  • Make a paste of cornflour for sticking the sides of the spring roll.
  • This time I was a wee bit lazy so got the ready made wrappers from the market.
  • Defrost the sheets before making them into spring rolls.
  • Now spread One sheet.
  • Put 1tbsp full of the mixture on a corner of the sheet.

  • Now fold it towards inside. as seen in the picture

  • Now forld the corners inside as seen in the picture

  • Fold it again.

  • Stick the ends with cornflour paste.
  • Repeat the same with rest of the sheets.
  • Heat oil to fry.
  • Fry them on low flame.

Red Chilly Sauce:
6  Dry Red chilies
4 cloves of garlic
1tbsp soya sauce
2tsp brown sugar
1tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
1cup hot water
Sesame Oil/ olive oil whichever is available

  • Break the red chilies and soak them in hot water.
  • Drain the water out from the red chilies.
  • Blend it in the mixer.
  • Heat oil in pan, add in finely chopped garlic into it.
  • Add in soya sauce+ vinegar + brown sugar + salt.
  • Switch off the gas pour this over the red chilies.
  • Mix well. 
  • Serve with the spring rolls.
Fried noodles:

  • Boil about 100gms of noodles.
  • Deep fry them in hot oil.
  • Strain and serve.

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chilly garlic sauce & Fried noodles