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Friday, February 13, 2009

Wontons

Wonton is a popular Chinese Starter (a type of dumpling), just perfect to be served with hot Soups. Wontons are made with a wrapper and filled with stuffings which can be both Vegeratian and Non-Vegetarian.This is the recipe for Vegeratian Wonton.

Ingredients:
For the Wontons:
  • wonton wrappers
  • oil, for deep frying

Wonton Stuffing:

  • 1 cup (200 gms) boiled noodles
  • 150 gms cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 100 gms carrot, grated
  • 100 gms bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil
  • salt to taste

Tempering (for steamed Wontons):

  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste

Directions:
Wonton Stuffing:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a high flame.
  2. Add finely chopped cabbage, onions & bean sprouts and grated carrot, mix well and stir fry over high flame for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add the noodles, soya sauce and salt. Mix well. Remove from fire and cool.

Preparing Wontons:

  1. Take the wonton wrappers across the palm, place a little stuffing in the centre of each wrapper and fold over to make a semi circle.
  2. Press together and seal the edges with the fingers. The shapes can vary depending on the desired shape of your choice.
  3. (You can moisten the inner edges of the wonton by dipping fingertips in water).

Fried Wontons:

  1. Deep fry the wontons in oil.
  2. Serve hot with green garlic sauce and chilli garlic sauce.

Steamed Wontons:

  1. Arrange the wontons on a greased steamer and steam for 10 mins. Remove the steamer from fire and take out the wontons carefully.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan on high flame. Add garlic, spring onions, green chillies and salt and stir fry over high flame for 1-2 mins.
  3. Pour the tempering over the steamed wontons.
  4. Serve hot with green garlic sauce and chilli garlic sauce.

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1 comments:

Tiyash Bandyopadhyay said...

Thank you, one of my favorites

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