Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mini Vegetable Spring Roll's and Mint Chutney

It's such a beautiful world out here in this season. We went on a drive this weekend, and theres bright fall colors everywhere. It was such a beautiful sight. Beautiful is an understatement I suppose. This is my first fall color since I moved to USA and man, I am so excited seeing it all. My husband who has been living here is this city for a while now says that in the next 1-2 weeks, the colors will get more brighter. I am so eagerly looking forward to that.
The tree in my garden is changing its color too. Every morning I wake up to see few more leaves joining the color party. Will share the picture as soon as its all yellow. :)

Now, coming to the recipe. This is one of those recipes I had book marked long long ago and never got a chance to make them. But on one of the days last week, I made this for a evening snack and it turned out great. You know, how every 'firsts' are nice........ this made me feel nice too. :))

Mini Vegetable Spring Roll's and Mint Chutney

Ingredients for Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls
Small Spring Roll wrappers
(I used TYJ Spring Roll Wrapper. These thin delicate wrappers are sold frozen and should be defrosted and separated before use. While working with the wrappers, keep them covered with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.)

For the Filling:
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
3 large spring onions/scallions, finely chopped.
Very finely shredded half piece of a small cabbage
Hoisin Sauce : 3 tbsp (I used Soy Sauce)
Garam Masala: 1/4 sp
Oil for deep frying
A little Milk, may be about 1 spoon (you can use one lightly beaten egg)

Make the filling:

In a bowl, add the carrot, spring onions, cabbage, Hoisin Sauce and Garam Masala powder. Mix until it's well combined.

Make the spring rolls:
Take one wrapper and place it diagonally on a board such that the corner faces you. It should look like a diamond.

Place a tablespoon of filling just up from the edge of the corner.

Fold the corner tightly over, fold in the sides.

Brush the wrapper with milk (or beaten egg), then continue rolling to form a tight roll.

Set this to one side (rest it seam side down) while you make the other rolls.

Fry the spring rolls:

Heat oil as you would normally for frying.

Dip in few rolls and deep fry them until golden brown. It takes about 2-3minutes since the contents inside are raw. Ensure you don't over fry them.

Remove them from oil and spread them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve these Mini Vegetable Spring Roll's while they are hot. Mint chutney goes great with this.

An easy and quick way of making Mint Chutney. This type is best used as dips for samosa's , spring rolls etc.

Ingredients for Mint Chutney:

Fresh Mint leaves (Pudina Leaves): 1 Cup
Fresh Coriander Leaves: 1 Cup
Ginger: a small piece
Green Chillies: 2
Tamarind pulp: 1/2 spoon
Sugar: a pinch
Salt as per taste


Heat a small pan and slightly dry roast the green chillies and Mint Leaves.
In a blender, add in all the ingredients with a little water and blend them all together.
Mint Chutney is ready to be served.


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, I love spring rolls but have never tried them... Will bookmark your recipe and try them out sometime. thanx! :)

Anonymous said...

You really have my mouth-watering now with the mention of the rolls & spring rolls is one of my favourites too & with Chutney, my tongue is now just licking...wonderful!

Asha said...

How lucky!! We don't much color here tis year.Usually it looks like Heaven around here this time. Leaves are already falling off even before the color. Enjoy!:))
Spring rolls and mint chutney, yum!!!I make Samosas too with those wrappers, easy!:))
Happy Deepavali.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Grihini...I tasted these before...they are very tasty ;-))Advanced Diwali wishes ;-))

sagari said...

yummmmmmm springrolls look deleciouss

Bharathy said...

I love these crispies,Grihini!..they look yum yum :)...fine presentation too :)

zlamushka said...

Hey Grihini,

Love spring rolls. Bookmarked your recipe.

Archana Pritish said...

Deepavaliya hardhika shubhashaya galu !!

Spring rolls.. looks yummy !!


I am too having the same pastry with me in my freezer...I make the stuffing just like how we do for samosas...with potatoes...Will try this next time when i take it out..:))

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Grihini said...

Thankyou all for your nice comments. I had been on a break and hopefull will be back blogging regularly.

Sreelu said...

Grihini,Nice spring rolls, I usually get them from trader joes frozen and deep fry em. Your version with mint chutney looks great. Thanks for your comments on my blog

Happy cook said...

I use the same spring rollls pastry.
I love spring rolls, but always think it take too much work to make them and with me it open up somtimes.
Your look delicious and crispy.

KayKat said...

Yum! These look awesome!

Think I'm going to find a way to panfry or bake these soon :)

Archana Pritish said...

Y r u not posting new recipes..!!

Kumudha said...

spring rolls look so tasty!
I love mint chutney, and thanks for the recipe.

Deepa said...

Where r u? Is everything alright?
Happy New year!!!

CyberWebby said...

can you please let me know from where to get spring roll wrapper and which brand\store. you may tell location of stores\brands both in India and USA.