Monday, November 15, 2010

Spring Roll recipe - right from scratch

The spring roll is a snack that I like very much. This recipe is from a cookery class that I attended a few years back. The original recipe had egg in it however, had to take care of my vegetarian friends too and so the complete vegetarian version.

I was mighty impressed by the ease with which the chef made the thin pancakes however, never got to making these until a few weeks back. Guess it was a fear of failure that held me back for so long. With a lot of cooking happening these days and not many avenues for take-aways or eating out it was time to put my fears to rest and go ahead pamper my tastebuds. So the spring roll it was and believe me I was amazed at how easily I too could make these absolutely thin pancakes.

Coming to the recipe, there are basically 3 steps in this. The first being making the pancake which forms the outer covering, the second is to make a delicious filling and the third putting the roll together and deep frying it. These are a great way to get your little ones to eat veggies without a fuss. For the non-vegetarians you could add boiled and shredded chicken. A perfect lunchbox or party snack.
Ingredients for spring roll:
Maida - 4 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as required
For filling:
Cabbage - 1/2 cup(cut into thin fine strips)
Carrot - 1/2 cup (cut into thin long strips)
Spring onions - 4 tbsp
Celery - 2 tbsp (chopped fine)
Oil - 1 tbsp and for frying
salt - to taste
sugar - 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce - 1 1/2 tbsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp

Method for spring rolls:
1- Make a thin batter with maida, salt and water. The batter must of very thin consistency (like buttermilk).
2- Pour a ladle of the batter on a round pan and swirl it around to cover the entire pan. Let cook for a minute or two ( do not brown or make it crisp). The pancake must be thin and soft only then would you find it easy to handle while making the rolls.
3- Reapeat the process. You would be able to make 5-6 wraps from the batter.
For the filling:
1- Take a pan and add a tbsp of oil in it. Add in the cabbage, carrot and spring onions. Saute for a minute or two. Add the soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and sugar. Saute till the sauces are well blended and veggies are soft. Keep aside.

Putting it all together:

1- Take a wrap and add in a tbsp of the filling. Fold in the two sides first and then roll. Close edges by sticking with a little of the batter. Deep fry till the outer cover turns crisp and golden brown. You may cut it into two before serving. Enjoy!!


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Vandana,
Nice to see spring roll without eggs. Looks perfect. I've never tried without eggs.
Btw thanks for putting up your lovely words at Hamaree Rasoi. Would love to c u again

Hamaree Rasoi

anu said...

i luv Springrolls

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Vandana
Thank you for your appreciation at my Biriyani Blog. I took some time to visit your space. I like this preparation..and the making of a spring roll wrap without egg or buying from Market. I am travelling and will make soon.
Have a nice day

Deepti said...

thats sounds great.....ive nevere tried this way....will try out soon

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds so it

R said...

looks delicious! have never tried making everything from scratch, looks like its worth a try.

Sarah Naveen said...

i love this..wanna have some now..looks so Yummy!!!

Priya Sreeram said...

hi there---very lovely looking, this recipe bookmarked!

Vandana Rajesh said...

@Deepa came out beautifully without eggs and I too was glad that it came out just perfect.

@Anu..thks for dropping by too liked the idea of making it from scratch and that too with easily available ingredients..for sometimes in small towns it becomes difficult to get the readymade sheets needed to make the spring rolls.

@Deepti...thks...I am sure u will like it.

@Suja...thks for dropping by and commenting on the post.

@Sarah...thks..just love ur blog keep visiting it every once a while and drool over those authentic Kerala recipes.

@Priya..thks dear

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy spring rolls..loved it.

Yummy Team said...

Tempting spring rolls..Never tried preparing it..

Shanavi said...

oh god, am a die hard fan of spring roll...crispy rolls u've put it there..

First time stepping n ur blog ,and its good and i'am glad to follow u yaar..

Nithu Bala said...

my favourite..looks very delicious..

Shobha said...

Yummy spring favourite.
Liked your blog and following you.

Ana Powell said...

Hi Vandana
Nice to be acquainted.
Just perfect and so welcoming.
Many thanks for your visit.
Have a great weekend ♥