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Monday, June 24, 2013

Chinese Cigar

Giving you a choice of calling it "Bite-sized Spring Roll" or "Chinese Cigar"!!! No matter what you choose, it's as yummy as any other Indo-Chinese dish. It serves delightful option to serve on appetizer plate in form of veggie-packed bundles!!! 

Makes: 10-12


For Wrappers--

1/2 cup Plain flour (Maida)
1 tsp Oil
Salt, to taste

For Stuffing--

1/2 cup Shredded Cabbage
1/4 cup Grated Carrot
1/8 cup Finely chopped Capscium
2-3 tsp Finely chopped French Beans
1 tsp Soya Sauce
2 tsp Red chilly sauce
1/2 tsp Vinegar
A pinch of Aji no Moto (MSG)
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
Salt, to taste
2 tsp Oil

Cornstarch Slurry: 1/2 tsp Cornstarch + 1 tsp Water 


- Mix flour and salt in a bowl and knead a soft dough using lukewarm water. Once done, apply oil and knead it for a min again. 
- Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and keep it aside for 10 mins.
- Heat oil in a pan and add all veggies along with rest of the ingredients. 
- Toss well for a few seconds and turn off the heat. 
- Transfer it to another bowl and cool it down to room temperature.
- Divide the dough in 10-12 small balls. Take one of them, roll out to make puri-size. 
- Put a spoonful of stuffing mixture on it and fold 2 sides vertically.
- Now roll it from top to bottom tightly. Apply cornflour slurry on the edge to seal the side. 
- While preparing these rolls, heat oil in deep-frying pan. Once all the rolls are done, slide 3-4 each time carefully in pan and deep fry it to golden brown and crunchy crust. 
- Serve hot with Garlic-Tomato Sauce!!! :)


- Ready-to-use spring roll wrappers can be used instead.
- I mostly avoid using Aji no moto, but it is a must ingredient for any Chinese delicacy.


  1. its bite size version of spring rolls, love it for party's.

    1. Actually!!! Kids too will love it for sure :)


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