Steamed Wontons, Veg Steamed Wonton: Like Modak and Parathas in India, wontons are a wonderful food in Chinese cuisine, as they provide a lot of scope for innovation. You can try your hand at making various unique fillings, and also Steam or Deep-fry the wontons as per your taste.

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.

Topping the wontons with a tempering of garlic, green chillies and spring onion greens, along with flavourful sauces, makes it all the more attractive.

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Makes 25 wontons

Ingredients

For The Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/2 cup grated carrot
3/4 cup bean sprouts
3/4 cup boiled noodles
1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
25 wonton wrappers
1/4 tsp oil for greasing
3 tbsp plain flour (maida) dissolved in 1/4 cup
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
2 tbsp chopped spring onion greens
salt to taste

For Serving
green garlic (lehsun) sauce
chilli garlic (lehsun) sauce

Method

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame till it smokes, add the garlic, cabbage, spring onion whites, carrots, bean sprouts and sauté on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the noodles, spring onion greens, soy sauce, chilli sauce and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Place a wonton wrapper on a clean, flat surface.
  2. Place a little stuffing in the centre and apply a little flour paste along the edges.
  3. Fold over one part to make a semi-circle.
  4. Bring the ends together and press well.
  5. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and stuffing to make 24 more wontons.
  6. Arrange half the wontons on a greased sieve and steam for 8 minutes.
  7. Repeat step 6 to cook the remaining wontons in one more batch.
  8. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan on a high flame, add the garlic, green chillies, spring onion greens and salt and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  9. Pour the tempering over the steamed wontons.
  10. Serve hot with green garlic sauce and chilli garlic sauce.

Variation:fried wontons

  1. Instead of steaming the wontons at step 4, you can also deep-fry them in hot oil till they are golden brown in colour form all the sides.

Nutrition Value

Nutrient values per wonton

Energy 49 cal
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 57.4 mcg
Vitamin B1 0 mg
Vitamin B2 0 mg
Vitamin B3 0.2 mg
Vitamin C 4.8 mg
Folic Acid 1.2 mcg
Calcium 4.7 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Sodium 29.4 mg
Potassium 11.9 mg
Zinc 0.1 mg

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