How to make Crispy Spring Rolls With Sweet Chilli Dip -

Spring roll wrappers stuffed with assorted vegetables and served with sweet chilli dip.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Any Time Temptations.

Main Ingredients : Spring roll wrappers , Egg (अंडा)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crispy Spring Rolls With Sweet Chilli Dip

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crispy Spring Rolls With Sweet Chilli Dip Recipe

  • Spring roll wrappers 10-12

  • Egg 1

  • Rice vermicelli 1/4 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Spring onions 2

  • Carrot grated 1 medium

  • Bean sprouts 1/4 cup

  • Spinach chopped 8-10 leaves

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped a few sprigs

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • MSG optional 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Sweet chilli dip

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

  • Fresh red chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice vinegar 1/2 cup

Method

Step 1

For the dipping sauce place sugar in a small saucepan with one fourth cup of water. Heat gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil it gently till it forms a light syrup. Stir in the red chillies, salt and rice vinegar and set aside to cool thoroughly.

Step 2

Break the egg, whisk lightly and set aside. Boil the vermicelli in sufficient water with one tablespoon of oil till almost cooked, drain, refresh in cold water and keep aside. Heat the remaining oil in a wok, add ginger and sauté for fifteen seconds.

Step 3

Add the spring onions and carrots and sauté for a few minutes. Add the bean sprouts, spinach, coriander, soy sauce and boiled vermicelli and stir for another minute. Add salt, pepper powder and MSG and mix.

Step 4

Set aside to cool. Place a spring roll wrapper on the work surface. Put two tablespoons of filling in the middle. Fold over the wrapper to encase the filling completely. Fold in each side, then roll up tightly.

Step 5

Brush the end with egg to seal (you can use a paste of refined flour and water to replace egg). Repeat until all the filling has been used. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep-fry the spring rolls in batches until golden and crisp.

Step 6

Drain on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with the sweet chilli dip.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.