How to make Steamed Shrimp Wontons -

Wontons make Chinese cuisine proud and this is one great example of it.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे), Wonton sheets

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Steamed Shrimp Wontons

Steamed Shrimp Wontons Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Shrimp Wontons Recipe

  • Shrimps chopped 1 cup

  • Wonton sheets 12

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Water chestnuts chopped 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) a pinch

  • Light soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 teaspoon

  • Cornstarch 3-4 tablespoons

  • Sweet chilli sauce to serve


Step 1

Combine shrimps, ginger, spring onion greens, water chestnuts, salt, castor sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Dissolve cornstarch in sufficient water to make a thick slurry.

Step 3

Place the wonton sheets on a worktop. Put spoonful of prepared shrimp mixture onto each, apply slurry on the edges, bring over one side and press to make a triangle. Fold further using slurry and give your choice of shape to the wontons.

Step 4

Steam the wontons in a Chinese bamboo steamer for 5-7 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.

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