Tips To Serve Egg Roll Recipe Indian The Best

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Craving a crispy, flavorful snack but want to ditch the greasy takeout? Look no further than these Indian-Spiced Egg Rolls! This recipe combines the familiar comfort of egg rolls with the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine, creating a unique and delicious experience.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Kolkata Egg Rolls Recipe
Kolkata Egg Rolls Recipe

Ingredients:

1 package (30 wrappers) spring roll wrappers

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 pound ground chicken or lamb (or crumbled tofu for vegetarian option)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped vegetables (peas, carrots, corn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for sealing)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Bowl of warm water

  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the filling: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and bell pepper (if using) and cook for an additional minute.
    2. Season and cook: Add ground meat (or tofu) and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned. Stir in curry powder, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala. Cook for another minute, allowing the spices to release their aroma.
    3. Incorporate vegetables and herbs: Add cilantro, mint (if using), cooked vegetables, cashews (if using), and cheese (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    4. Assemble the egg rolls: Lay out a spring roll wrapper on a flat surface with a corner pointing towards you. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of the wrapper, near the corner closest to you. Fold the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the sides like a business letter. Brush the remaining top corner with beaten egg and roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
    5. Cooking the egg rolls: Heat enough oil in a large skillet or wok to reach 350°F (175°C). Carefully add the egg rolls and cook in batches for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

    Nutritional Facts (per serving, approximate):

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 20g

  • Conclusion:

    These Indian-Spiced Egg Rolls are a fun and flavorful way to enjoy a classic appetizer. The combination of savory spices, fresh herbs, and crispy wrappers creates an irresistible taste sensation. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and protein options to customize the recipe to your liking. Enjoy these egg rolls with your favorite dipping sauce, like chutney or raita. Now, let’s address some common questions you might have:

    FAQs:

    1. Can I use pre-cooked chicken or tofu?

    Absolutely! This recipe works well with pre-cooked chicken or crumbled tofu. Simply heat them through with the spices in step 2.

    2. What kind of dipping sauce goes well with these egg rolls?

    There are many delicious options! Popular choices include chutney, raita (a yogurt-based sauce), or even your favorite sweet and sour sauce.

    3. Can I bake these egg rolls instead of frying them?

    Yes, you can! Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.

    4. Do I have to use spring roll wrappers?

    If you can’t find spring roll wrappers, you can also use wonton wrappers. However, wonton wrappers are slightly smaller, so you may need to adjust the amount of filling you use.

    5. How can I keep leftover egg rolls crispy?