Monday, November 08, 2010

Chicken Spring Rolls.

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Last weekend I went to Focus Mall here in calicut with my kids and took them to the food court there.

Both of them happened to see chicken spring rolls and immediately ordered them which created a huge crater in my pocket :) and they did not have their fill too and wanted more. I had to promise them that I will definitely make for them the very next day. Chicken spring rolls was one of my favorite snack, I remember in my early teens I had them first at the Trivandrum Club in Thiruvanathapuram (the place I stayed for 23 years and did my schooling and college, my parents and brothers are settled there though we are basically from Kottayam). I still remember the first crunchy bite into that spring roll dipped in tomato sauce.....and amma had to learn it. Making pancakes and making filling, rolling, frying etc etc makes one stay away from making spring rolls. But it is actually not that difficult. You can always make the filling a day before and keep. The batter can be made instantly with maida and cornflour and can be poured on the dosa tawa and pancake is ready in minutes. Put the filling into the pancake immediately after it is taken from the tawa and just fill it and roll it and keep aside (while still hot and no need to stick it with maida batter). Fry in hot oil in a non stick pan.
P.S: If you have spring rolls wrappers please omit the pancake part and make only the filling but make sure to seal the wrapper either with beaten egg white or with maida paste.
For the filling:
The filling can be made without the chicken for those vegetarians.
1/4 kg chicken: Put them in a pan with 1 tsp soya sauce, salt, pepper powder, and little water. After it is cooked, cool it and shred the chicken pieces and keep aside.
Onion chopped: 1
Capsicum slit lengthwise: 1
Beans chopped : 10-15.
Grated carrot: 1.
Grated cabbage: 3 tbsp.
Pepper powder: 1 tsp.
Green chilly sauce: 1 tsp.
Oyster sauce: 1 tsp.
Soya sauce: 1 tsp.
Heat little oil in a pan and stir fry all the vegetables, add the soya sauce, chilly sauce, oyster sauce, pepper and salt. Add the shredded chicken and mix well. Keep this aside.
Tip: It is not necessary that you should have all the vegetables. While I made this I only had carrots and beans available so make according to the availability if you are making in a short notice.
Maida: 1 cup.
Cornflour: 1/2 cup.
Mix all together without any lumps. The batter should be loose consistency like dosa batter. Pour into a greased hot dosa tawa and make a pancake.

Cook only one side and immediately put it into the kitchen top. If anyone knows where to buy spring rolls wrappers in Kerala pls leave a comment.

Put 2 tablespoon of filling or more if you like.
Roll it immediately while still hot and keep aside.
Fry them in hot oil and strain into a paper napkin and serve with tomato will be hearing a lot of "I love you amma" for this treat.

Tip: Make each pancake and fill it and roll it while still hot and then keep aside. The best part is there is no need for maida paste for sticking when doing this way.


  1. I tried Veg roll with wheat flour :)

  2. Hi Nisa, I have a doubt, Do we just roll the wrap with the filling and won't the chicken filling fall of while frying? I thought we need to close the sides as well, coz my MIL does it that way. It dint work out for me though, I made once it looked like mini puffs.:)

  3. Hi Nisa, I have tried this recipe from my MIL, but i had tried to seal the sides of the oval shaped wraps. I wanted to know whether your method of rolling wraps with the filling , wont the filling come out while frying them? Mine looked like mini puffs with the sides sealed. Hope your wrapping helps the next time I prepare.

    1. Hi Anju, here i have just pulled in the sides while rolling....if you would like to know how to wrap with a store-bought wrapper...just hit the search button with spring rolls...hope this helps....thanks for stopping by :)

  4. how long can you store this in the freezer after making into rolls before frying?


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