How to make Thai Lettuce Wraps with Minced Chicken -

Spicy chicken mince served in lettuce cups, drizzled with a dipping sauce and roasted peanuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Iceberg lettuce (आईसबर्ग लेटस), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Thai Lettuce Wraps with Minced Chicken

Thai Lettuce Wraps with Minced Chicken Recipe Card


Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Lettuce Wraps with Minced Chicken Recipe

  • Iceberg lettuce head 1 medium

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger minced 1 inch piece

  • Garlic cloves minced 6-8

  • Chicken mince 1 cup

  • Fish sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • brown sugar/jaggery 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 2

  • Peanuts Roasted and crushed for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander Chopped for garnishing

  • Thai sweet chilli dipping sauce for garnish


Step 1

Cut the stem of the lettuce and refrigerate till required.

Step 2

Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add the onion and sauté till light brown. Add the ginger, garlic and continue to sauté. Add the chicken mince and cook for five to seven minutes. Add fish sauce, soy sauce and mix well.

Step 3

Add chilli flakes, lemon juice and brown sugar and mix well. Add salt, spring onion greens and mix well.

Step 4

Separate the lettuce leaves to make cups.

Step 5

Arrange the lettuce cups on a serving plate an place the chicken mixture on other side of the plate. Keep the roasted peanuts, coriander and Thai chilli dipping sauce separately.

Step 6

You can also stuff the cups with the prepared mixture, sprinkle roasted peanuts, coriander and drizzle the dipping sauce and serve.

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