Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indo-Chinese Vegetable Spring-rolls for Spring & A Blog Vacation!!

Know What U Eat: Popular Indo-chinese vegetable spring-rolls, a quick and easy to make anytime snack. How did it got its name?? In China, spring rolls are closely associated with the Spring Festival, which explains the origin of their name. The Spring Festival celebrates the new year and new growth, and many foods are served during the multi-day festival to get celebrants in the mood. Traditional spring rolls have fresh vegetables, green shoots, and light wrappers so that they have a delicate flavor and a light texture which is meant to evoke spring. We too celebrated 1st day of spring this year, making these easy to make spring-rolls.
Chinese Vegetable Spring Rolls


Ingredients:
12 Spring roll wraps (available in any grocery store)
1Tbsp all purpose flour + water for paste to seal edges
1 C Green/White Cabbage, finely shredded;
1 C Carrot, cut into thin long strips;
1 C French Beans, finely chopped lengthwise;
1/2 C Red onions, finely sliced;
1/2 C Bean sprouts;
1 Medium Bell pepper, cut into thin long strips
3 Green chillies, chopped (add chilly sauce, optional)
1/2 tsp Ginger, minced
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1/2 tsp White pepper
1-2 tsp of vinegar
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Method:
1.  Defrost springroll wraps, untill 30 mins or follow instructions of label.
2.  Meanwhile, in a broad pan, add all the veggies + sprouts with some water, cover and cook for a 3-4 mins. Do not over cook. Once done, remove all the excess water by pouring all the veggies in a muslin cloth,  tie & twist it, to remove all the water.
3.  Now to these veggies combine, ginger, garlic, chillies, soya sauce, salt, pepper, vinegar, mix thoroughly. Divide these mixture into 12 portions. Set aside.
4. Once spring roll sheets are thawed, separate each sheet carefully, and place it on a board. Cover the rest of the sheets with damp towel if necessary.
5. Place the veggie mixture over the sheet in the center. Fold in the sides and form a tight horizontal roll see the picture, sealing the edge with a little flour and water paste. Similarly make all the twelve wraps.
6. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Put them on a tissue paper and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Serve the vegetarian spring roll hot with a mixture of red-garlic sauce with some ketchup.


One Successful Year: A big thank you to all our readers and who wished for our 1st Blog Anniversary, soon until we realized, it was one complete year of blogging, March 29th of last year when I and my co-blogger Sadhana, thought of starting a blog which not only have "recipes", but also put some focus on our day to day eating habits, Our "Know what U Eat" section always lets us understand the nutritional value, and let us keep a close watch on what we eat and serve to our families..Beside sharing some home-made recipes & participating in ongoing events, we also put efforts in collecting important information regarding some products available in market, which are being used in almost all the food we prepare here at home. For eg: we talked about xylitol, msg, natural sweet-ners, diabetic diet, gluten free diet, range & benefits of healthy baking, lots of other things &overall vegetarian cooking. Also hosting complete series of Home Remedies 1, 2 so on - A forgotten Ayurveda- to pass on to our next generation. Email us at a2zvegetariancuisine (at) gmail (dot) com, if you are interested in guest hosting next available series...Not to forget made so many blog-pals, well-wisher's & anonymous along the way..your comments, suggestions are always appreciated.. 

Blog Vacation: Am all set for my NET test due in the month of April..and still preparing..w'll be on a short break for a while, but will soon resume..Until then take care, and please continue your ongoing love & support.

50 comments:

J said...

Congrats on ur 1st blog anniversary... all the best for ur exams..
Spring Rolls looks delicious..

Priya said...

awesome rolls .. looks delicious :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome Spring Rolls. Lovely choice of Appetizer.
Good Luck with your exam!

Priti said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary again and all the best for your test. Spring onion looks so gud..and your blog is looking fab..keep up the gud work

Priya said...

Crispy spring rolls looks awesome,prefect evening snacks..Enjoy ur break and come back with a bang..

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh My!!! Awesome!! pass me one please :)..
perfect and delicious..

Vaishali Sharma said...

These Spring Rolls looks awesome! Love it! Congratulations for your first blog anniversary.

Meena said...

lovely spring rolls...all the best for your test...

Daisy Blue said...

The spring rolls have come out perfect...congrats on the anniversary and all the best for your exams !

Vrinda said...

Mouthwatering n tempting spring rolls.looks perfect....

ruchikacooks said...

Good luck with the exams. Series II round up is coming up in a few days.

Pavithra said...

Perfect Spring roll ... Best of luck dear ..

Ann said...

YUmmy! Love the picture and your have made it sooo perfect and looks ultra tempting and inviting.

Madhavi said...

Oh this spring rolls looks yummm, my all time fav :))

Madhavi said...

Oh this spring rolls looks yummm, my all time fav :))

Nithu Bala said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary and good luck to your exams..spring rolls looks so yummy..cute click..

Deepa said...

All the best for your exams and Congrats for your 1st blog anniversary!!!
Very tempting spring rolls....
Deepa

Mriganayani said...

That indeed is a good way to celebrate Spring!

Dude..you do all this AND study?? Congratulate yourself for being extremely efficient!

I'm surprised that yours is only a one year blog - you've got great stuff here. You are already in my blog hall of famers! Congrats!

Nandini said...

Wow! This is a cool appetizer! I'd love to have it with green chili sauce! Happy blog anniversary and all the best for your test

Oraphan said...

Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary! You've done such an amazing job:) I love spring rolls and yours look and sound fantastic.

Have a wonderful break and good luck with your exams!

shanthi said...

Perfect rolls, and congrats on your blog anniversary. All the best for your exams

notyet100 said...

congratulations...:-)will be waitin for ur posts

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty looking rolls. Best wishes on ur forthcoming exams.

Tina said...

Wow...my fav food..Looks soooo crispy and perfect...

sowmya's creative saga said...

that looks so delicious..

~ Lopa said...

OMG, can you believe i have wrote recipe for Spring rolls at night and saved it in draft as it was late night and thought to leave it to add pics later... and here you go...hehehe

As usual loved the recipe and pics :)

BangaloreBaker said...

Congrats on completing one year and wishes for many to come. Good luck with your exams.

jeyashrisuresh said...

eyecatching rolls.wish u many more years of happy blogging with new recipes.

Parita said...

Delicious and crispy rolls! Enjoy your vacation!

Anncoo said...

Happy Easter Day! I've an award for you, please come and pick it up when you're free.

Az said...

Those rolls look delicious... congratuations on ur blog anniverssary... and good luck on the exam!!

R said...

looks divine, good luc for ur test and hope to c u back soon!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Tempting to try this..lovely color ful plate....YUM

Kalyani said...

Congrats on ur 1st blog anniversary .... & awesome spring rolls ....

Preety said...

my fav..looks so perfect..and good luck

my kitchen said...

Perfect spring rolls,looks mouth watering dear

Angie's Recipes said...

I love these spring rolls! Just wonderful for NOW!

Madhavi said...

woww..spring rolls looks yummy...very nice
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Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

all the best for u exam:) that looks so appetizing me drooling here:)

PJ said...

spring rolls look so yummy and delicious! lovely pic too. best of luck for the exams.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,picture looks so inviting,and congrats on ur blog anniversary!

Veggie Belly said...

what gorgeous spring rolls, totally yummy! good luck with your test!

~ Lopa said...

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Spice said...

Spring rolls look so tempting...Congrats on yesr first anniversary....& all the best for exams...

Rohini said...

Delicious looking spring rolls!! They look just perfect!

As you know, I was away from blogging for a month due to my German course. I am back now and I'll catch up all your posts soon :)

Good luck for your exams and hearty congrats on the first blog anniversary!! :)

Dolly said...

Happy 1st Anniversary..YOu guys really Rock..with all the informative posts and giving us one awesome healthy recipes after another. Good luck with ur exams. These Spring rolls look yummilicious delicious and PERFECT!!!!. LOve ur presentaion and Superb Clicks. See you after ur break.

Biren said...

Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary! These spring rolls look awesome....fried to perfection!

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Katy ~ said...

Yummm...for a long time I have wanted to make a spring roll and here you are with the most tempting recipe and photo!

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. So many many fine recipes this year and will look forward to the next year so that I may enjoy even more.

I will not wish you good luck on your exams for I know you are going to do well. I shall say instead, Well Done!!

 
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