Mix Vegetable Pakora and Spring Rolls

The word itself makes one hungry! Isn't it! Everyday the question arises with all the wonderful moms and wives - "What should I make for my children returning home from school, for the tired hubby from office?"  Here are some mouth watering recipes for snacks that are different and yummy. These can also be used for evening gatherings and as starters for parties. I hope u would surely like to try and enjoy it with your family. Do share your views if you like it.

Mix Vegetable Pakoras - Chinese style

1 medium Brinjal (Egg Plant)
1 large Potato
1 medium Capsicum
1 large Carrot
1 large Onion
2 Eggs
1 cup Maida
1 cup Water
1 tsp Pepper powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying 

Cut Brinjal, Potato, Capsicum, Carrot and Onion into medium sized strips about 10cm long and 3mm wide. Put some salt and water and keep aside for 10 minutes and wash it thoroughly under cold water and drain it well. Sieve Maida and then mix the egg and water in a bowl. Mix it well with the help of a fork so that no lumps are formed just before frying. Add all the vegetables to the batter and mix to combine. Finally heat oil in a Kadai and deep fry in oil for 3 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with Chilli sauce.

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Dough - 250gms flour {Maida}
1 cup Oil
1 cup flour for dusting
100 gms Spring Onions
100 gms Beans
100 gms Carrot
100 gms Capsicum
100 gms Peas( optional)
1 table spoon Ajinomoto
1 tsp Pepper powder
2 Green chilli (optional)
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste


Sieve the flour and add water to make a semi hard dough, and cover it with a cloth and keep it aside for some time. Make 30 equal portions out of the dough.

To make the filling - First of all cut all the vegetables thin and length wise. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions to fry till pink and then add the vegetables, Ajinomoto, salt and pepper and fry till the water is dry. Keep it aside till cool.
Flour paste - Mix 1 cup Maida with water to make a thick paste for the sticking the rolls.
For the wrappers - Spring roll wrappers are available ready in market but for those who would like to make them at home, first of all take a portion of dough on a floured surface and flatten each with a rolling pin into a circle approx 9 inch diameter. Apply some oil allover, sprinkle flour allover and keep another circle on top. Make 5 at a time one after the other. Heat Tava (hot plate) and just heat the flour circle (Don't fully cook) on both the sides and you will see the flour circles separate. Repeat the process to make into 30 wrappers.
For the rolls
Take a wrapper and arrange it so that it faces you and place a spoonful of the filling just below the centre, then fold up the bottom part over the filling. Then fold on each side and then roll up tightly with the help of flour paste and seal. Repeat until all the filling has been used. Half fill a Kadai with oil and deep fry the rolls for 3-4 minutes until golden till crisp in slow flame. Drain in kitchen paper and serve hot with Chilli sauce.


More by :  Kavita Govind

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