Sumptuous Steamed Wontons loaded with healthy vegetables
Like modak and parathas in India, wontons are a wonderful food in Chinese cuisine, as they provide a lot of scope for innovation. Here is a sumptuous version of Steamed Wontons made with a wholesome mixture of sautéed veggies, sprouts and noodles, which is stuffed into readymade wonton wrappers and steamed.
Wonderful wontons from Chinese Cuisine
Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 25 Ingredients: For Stuffing Finely chopped cabbage- 1 cup Finely chopped spring onions whites- 1/4 cup Oil- 1 tbsp Grated carrot- 1/2 cup Bean sprouts- 3/4 cup Boiled noodles- 3/4 cup Soy sauce- 1 tsp Salt to taste Other Ingredients Wonton wrappers- 25 Oil for greasing- 1/4 tsp Plain flour (maida) dissolved in 1/4 cup water- 3 tbsp Oil- 1 tbsp Chopped garlic (lehsun)- 2 tsp Chopped green chilies- 1/2 tsp Chopped spring onion greens- 2 tbsp Salt to taste Preparation Method For Stuffing Heat the oil in a wok / kadhai on a high flame till it smokes. Add the cabbage, spring onion whites, carrots, bean sprouts and sauté on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the noodles, soya sauce and salt and toss well. Keep aside. How to proceed Place a wonton wrapper on a clean, flat surface. Place a little stuffing in the centre, apply a little flour paste along the edges and fold over to make a semi-circle. Bring the ends together and press well. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and stuffing to make 24 more wontons. Arrange half the wontons on a greased sieve and steam for 5 minutes. Repeat the step 4 to cook the remaining wontons in on more batch. For the tempering, heat the oil in a wok / kadhai on a high flame. Add the garlic, green chillies and spring onion greens and salt and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds. Pour the tempering over the steamed wontons and toss them gently. Serve hot with green garlic sauce and chili garlic sauce. Happy Cooking!