How to make Crispy Wontons -

Chopped fresh vegetables stuffed in wonton wrappers and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Flavours of the Orient.

Main Ingredients : Wontons Wrapper, Green Capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crispy Wontons

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crispy Wontons Recipe

  • Wontons Wrapper 24

  • Green Capsicum 2 tbsp + to deep fry

  • Garlic chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Spring onions chopped 2

  • Green capsicum seeded and chopped 2 medium

  • French beans chopped 8-10

  • Carrots chopped 2 medium

  • Cabbage chopped 1/2 small

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

For the filling, heat two tablespoons of oil in a wok or a pan, add garlic and stir-fry briefly for half a minute.

Step 2

Add the spring onions, capsicums, French beans, carrots and cabbage and continue to stir-fry for a couple of minutes more, stirring and tossing continuously. Add white pepper powder, salt, MSG and soy sauce and cook for half a minute.

Step 3

Remove and cool. Divide the prepared filling into twenty-four equal portions. Place a portion of the filling in the centre of a wonton wrapper, wet the edges with a little water, fold into half diagonally, twist the ends and press lightly to stick together.

Step 4

Repeat this process to prepare all the wontons. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep-fry the wontons for two to three minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with Sichuan Sauce.

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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.