Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Delicious and Healthy too.

Grilled Spring Rolls

This is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. But I always felt guilty after eating it because of its deep fried nature. So when I got this idea of grilling the rolls instead of frying them I had to try it out . And it came out really well. Check it out.

Ingredients needed:

For the Stuffing:
1 cup boiled noodles
2 cups mixed vegetables (beans, green peas, carrots,sweet corn,spring onions etc)
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tbl spn soya sauce
1/2tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tbl spns cooking oil
(Non Vegetarians can add 1/2 cup shredded chicken too)

For the outer Cover of the roll:
1 pack of whole wheat or plain tortilla wraps
1 egg yolk beaten or 2 tbl spns of milk

Saute all the vegetables except the shredded cabbage in a pan until just cooked (do not overcook). Add the sauces ,chilli powder, salt and adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Now add the cabbage to the stuffingand mix it well.

Take a tortilla wrap and cut it vertically into 1inch broad strips. Spread the stuffing evenly on the entire strip.( Do not spread too generously or the stuffing might fall out once you have rolled the wrap ) Now carefully roll the wrap and secure it with a toothpick. Carry on the same procedure with all the strips

Once all the rolls are ready brush them with beaten egg yolk (Vegetarians can brush them with milk or you can even brush them with melted butter).
Preheat the oven to 200 deg centigrade . Lay out all the rolls on a baking sheet and grill for 20 to 25 mins turning them over once. The rolls will be golden in colour and crispy when they are done.

Enjoy them with Schezuan Sauce and a crispy salad. They make a meal all by themselves and as they are grilled you can eat to your hearts content
I tried to post pictures of the rolls that I made but something went wrong and they just did not get published.


Vaishali said...

Great recipe, Anupama. What makes it really attractive is that the rolls are not deep-fried. Must try them out. Looking forward to more Indo-Chinese recipes from you.

Anupama said...

I think Indo-Chinese is the best version of Chinese food.

Vaishali said...


Revathi said...

I switched to lowfat after a bump in our cholesterols... This is a definitely good recipe to try out for my hubby

Anupama said...

I think all hubbies need a low fat diet after a few blissful years of married life