Spring rolls are a large variety of filled , rolled appetizers. The kind of wrapper , fillings and cooking techniques used , as well as the name , vary considerably within this large area.
In Chinese cuisine , spring rolls are savory rolls with cabbage and other vegetables inside from areas such as Zhejiang in eastern china and northern china . They are usually eaten during the spring festival in china , hence the name.
The process may seems difficult , but it was simple to make with few ingredients.
I made these spring rolls from scratch. It can be made from store bought spring roll sheet. It is an excellent appetizer.
For spring roll sheet :
All purpose flour – 2 cup
Salt as required
Oil -2 tsp
Water – 1 cup
For Filling :
Cabbage – ½ cup
Capsicum – ¼ cup
Carrot – ½ cup
Soya sauce – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Onion – ¼ cup
Oil – 1 tsp
For the dough :
Mix the all purpose flour, salt, oil and required water.
Knead well to make soft and smooth dough.
Let the dough rest for ten minutes.
Chop all the vegetables to fine sticks.
Heat oil, add the onion and sauté well.
Add the carrot, cabbage and capsicum. Sauté well.
Sauté this for ten minutes.
Add the required salt and pepper powder , mix well.
Add in the soya sauce and sauté for a minute in high flame.
Take off from flame and let it cool.
Making of spring Rolls :
Make the dough into small balls.
Roll into thin sheets with the rolling pin.
Place a spoon of the filling in one end.
Fold the sides inwards and roll towards the other end.
Stick the end by the paste made of flour and water.
Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
Heat oil in a pan, reduce the flame to medium.
Deep fry the spring rolls till golden brown.
Spring rolls is ready to serve.
Serve with Tomato sauce .