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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are an important recipe in the Chinese menu and is a favorite among many of us.Usually the spring rolls are deep fried,but this time I tried the baked version for the challenge" Fried to Fav"  hosted by Nupur @ UK Rasoi and they turned out real crisp,puffed and delicious,only thing I lacked was the deep brown color outside.The color was not evenly browned at all sides.(as seen in images but otherwise they were as crisp as the fried ones,the outer cover literally broke down in bits when you bite through.So,if u wish to be healthy then this one would be the best.And if you wish to go by the color too just a small tip- After bake,you can just shallow fry them in a tsp of oil in a non stick pan to evenly brown all sides.I tried this too for one batch,but unfortunately by the time I could click snaps,I was left with none..:-(sorry about that but that can be done easily !!
Other Phyllo sheet recipe-Baklava Rolls

for cover
phyllo sheets 1/2 packet(refer notes)
egg white 1
for filling
celery 2 strands chopped small
carrot 1 chopped very small
cabbage 1/4 of one chopped linear
onion 1/2 chopped fine
green chilly sauce /red chilly sauce 2tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
soy sauce 2tsp
salt to taste

-Thaw the phyllo sheets as per packet instructions.(I usually take it from freezer,keep for 15-20 minutes rolled in packet and then spread it as a sheet on a parchment paper,cover the top layer with a plastic film or ziploc cover,spread a damp cloth on it.The phyllo sheets tend to dry up very soon,so spreading a damp cloth on the plastic film protects drying.Leave aside for another 20 minutes before using)
-Boil 1/4 cup water in a pan and add all the chopped vegetables and let it boil for 15 minutes until the vegetables softens and oozes out water.Put off flame.(Leave a slight amount of crispiness & crunchiness in veggies)
-Then,let it cool for sometime.Pour the cooked veggies in a colander or in a muslin cloth,squeeze & drain the excess water.Place it on a cutting board, and chop all the veggies again to smaller bits.
-Add the cut veggies in a bowl and add all the sauces,salt and pepper powder.
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and keep a tray lined with parchment paper.
-Now spread each sheet of parchment paper and fold it in half.Add 2 tsp of filling, at one corner leaving one inch space and start rolling from one end ,by reaching half the sheet ,press the sides down.Apply the egg white in both sides and the triangular corner too.(see pics for details)

-Then,fold the sides towards the center and keep rolling till you finish the ends.Keep the closed side down on the tray.Apply /Brush egg white on the top too.
-Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.After 15 minutes,turn the rolls and bake again for 10 minutes until slightly browned.
-Remove from oven and serve hot with ketchup !!

Servings ~ 14-15 spring rolls

* You can add ajinomotto for added flavor but I don't favour ajinomotto much,so haven't added it.
* All the sauces contain salt so add the regular salt accordingly to the filling.
* You can modify the sauces and spices as per your likes.
* You can also add more veggies like spring onion,bell pepper too.

Sending this to 'fried to fav' hosted by Nupur @ UK Rasoi


Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

baked sounds so healthy. Yummy starter

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy spring rolls...
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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly baked spring rolls....looks yummy and crispy :)

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Baked vegetable spring roll looks delicious.

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice... perfect for tea time....

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful recipe... looks delicious...

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow....baked spring roll looks super crisp and delicious. yummm

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy version of spring rolls. Perfect snack!! Looks as yummy as fried version..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

julie spring roll turned out excellent dear.... without deep frying..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

so crispy, look delicious, especially since these are baked!

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

nice spring rolls...crunchy and crispy.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply love baked snacks as we can indulge without much guilt. Looks good !!

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

yum! spring rolls are one of my fav! :). They look fantastic.

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

mm.. yummy .. I bought the phyllo sheet 2 weeks back.. will try it definetely..

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips

All crisp and nice and perfect with sauce on side. Yummy.
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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh ,You made that too Julie..Truly a worth effort.I would love to try this way.Guilt free.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....recently i tried baking spring roll with spring roll sheet n brushed with olive oil...nice idea of applying egg white..will try this way...looks yummy yummy:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

neat presentation.. it has come out well..

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Who can resist the spring roll. And this looks great!

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely idea of baking the spring rolls

Nandita SS said... Best Blogger Tips

The spring rolls look scrumptious!! Very well made :)

Supriya's Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummyyyyyyyy looking spring rolls.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..Julie, baked spring roll looks crunchy and yummy.

kitchen flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious! A nice twist to spring rolls!

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Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

The baked ones also look so crispy..will try doing that next time.. said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and delicious...

Nupur said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks wonderful Julie.. even I have made it the same way, will post very soon and share :)

I am sure you must have enjoyed the rolls guilt free :)

Thank you for linking it to the event "From Fried to Favourite"


Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Guilt free rolls looks irresistible.

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

I always bake my spring rolls!They are so yummy!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

baked snacks are superb.. can have it without much guilt.. nice one
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Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy cooking aanallo ippol.adipoli da

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Guilt free and yet very yummy..

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

baked spring rolls looks prefect....i too need to try this out...thanks for sharing such a lovely marked

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super easy and healthy. I will try this for sure because I love spring rolls.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy & healthy

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

visiting your place after a long time Julie. Hope you are doing good. Your baked spring rolls are inviting and asking me to take a bite even in this mid night. :-)

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

I have seen is Tv making spring rolls with filo few times and has thought of trying it,but never did till now..after seeing this I m one step closer :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

baked spring rolls sounds great n delicious, they still look so crispy and yummy :)

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

these look so great - can't believe they are baked and not fried - must try this healthy version

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

that is looking so good and delicious.. love this baking version

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfecto!! Never thought spring rolls could be baked!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

They look just perfect dear.