Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer roll with soy dip

Hors d’oeuvres or appetizer is served before party meal. When it comes to party, hors d’oeuvres again should be a great appeal & treat to your guests eyes. After serving an elegant appetizer, u can even mess up with any main course, the guest will forgive u… Hey, that doesn’t mean you should go wrong with other dish…

The summer rolls are great for party appetizer. Can be prepared ahead and keep refrigerated, no cooking necessary and guilt free appetizer.
I just included some steps to learn how to roll it . Cooking skills, it should take time to roll it and may be difficult but don't give up, but sure once u know the technique to roll it tight , you can only hear aah and oooh in party, u can feel easy!

How to make summer roll

Tips: If u really die to make it after seeing my steps I advice to do egg roll not summer roll, start with egg roll wrapper (u can get in all asian/indian stores) to roll it and deep fry them or bake them, well u cannot do summer roll. They are much easier than rice wrapper!
I will post my vegetable egg roll soon .


Ingredients:


Carrot:
1 julienne cuts
Cabbage: Pretty much one-cup cut into julienne strips
Cucumber: ½ julienne strips
Red bell pepper (Optional): ½ julienne strips
Bean sprout: one cup
Cellophone noodle or rice noodle: 1 small bundle (a packet which I bought contains 10 bundles)
Mint fresh: few leaves cleaned and dry

How to make Julienne cut:
Peel the carrot and using the vegetable peeler make a thin long strip. Gather all the strips and stack it and cut into thin matchsticks size!
Using the same method, cut all the veg
Boil some water, switch off the stove and add the noodle. Soak for 5 min and drain it. Run the knife through the noodle to cut it.
Keep everything ready in one plate.


How to roll it?

Need Rice wrapper
The crucial part is water: Should be more than warm level but not too hot, if your wrapper once dip collapse or stick, the water is very hot, add some cold water and drop the tempature.

In a broad vessel heat some water, the water should not be at boiling point. Take a rice wrapper and slip the wrapper in water and keep rotating, it soon become pliable. Take it out and lay in work surface or wet towel.
Start arranging the mint leaves from the 1/3 of wrapper and keep piling with the vegetables end with noodle!
Take the end and close the vegetable
Fold the side edges on by one; now keep rolling by tuckling the vegetables inside and tightly
Place the seam side down and leave some space… Tend to stick each other and keep cover with moist towel.





Soy dipping sauce:

Soy light (low sodium): 1 tbsp

Vinegar (white): 1 tbsp

Honey: 1tbsp

Green chili: 1 diced

Salt: pinch

Water: 1/2 cup



Whisk all together until the honey is dissolved, U R free to adjust the spice and sweet level in this sauce.

Take your roll and let it dip in sauce and enjoy the summer roll.









My plate of summer rolls are reaching Mansi's party who is hosting this month Hors d'oeuvres for Monthly mingle started by Meeta!


Note: I am little late in announcing but that is fine! The vote is going on in the forum, my recipe is Ragi sevai if u like it or wish it, you can vote it here, the vote will be ending on june 5 th EST! Thank u my dear foodies !

39 comments:

Sagari said...

refreshingggg rolls cham

Medhaa said...

Wow they look so lovely, love the picture, very colorful and appealing snack. Nice entry Cham

Mansi Desai said...

that looks perfect Cham! and I so love it:) I've made rice-paper rolls ebfore, and they are so much healthier:) thanks for sending a lovely entry to MM!:)

Suma Rajesh said...

perfect snack rolls....nice entry cham..and its too colourful and tempting toooo

meeso said...

I love these, they look awesome! A lot of work but I'm sure worth all the effort!

Uma said...

Yummy rolls, Cham! What a slideshow! Lovely instructions.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is my fav. Always used to have them when we go to Thai restaurants. Urs have turned out so perfect. So colorful and YUM!. That was a great dip....

kamala said...

That turns out to be so beautiful and perfect Cham.Great Entry

Kalai said...

I love these summer rolls, Cham! So colorful and inviting. Veetu varalama?? :)

A-kay said...

Wow - loved the instructions, slide-show and above all, the rolls - they look so pretty and perfect :)

Have tagged you and visit my blog for the details.

Andhra Flavors said...

this dipping is new to me. will try this. and lovely rolls too.

Hetal said...

Very nice recipe dear.Hey I have a treat for u in my blog..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Lovely appetiser Cham ..look absolutely perfect!!

Sunshinemom said...

They look very nice too:) Very pleasing... do the rice wraps taste the same as momos?

Asha said...

Almost like restaurant! Good one Cham, very healthy and colorful too!:))

Happy cook said...

Wow i love the slide show.
Looks so delcious and refreshing.

sireesha said...

Wow cham ,rolls look so yummy and delicious . Loved ur presentation.....sooo good and perfect.

Sailaja said...

Wow Cham. This looks so delicious and healthy. I just love it. I will try to make these not sure if i can get that perfect like you.

Madhavi said...

OMG this looks divine, awesome, beautiful, colorful, tempting. Great great entry, very appealing, mouth-drooling!!! Keep rocking gal :))

Dhivya said...

looks so colorful and refreshing cham:))))indeed a kalakal one:)

Cham said...

Div How r u? Ungal kallakal varthai kettu romba naal aghivithadu pa!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

beautiful pics and a good choice Cham! loved ur presentation and the ofcourse, the recipe too!!!

Archy said...

Wow, Looks so nice an tempting Cham !! Shall i have one :) !!
Mouth watering entry !!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too tempting Cham..Love the addition of rice noodles..should try this soon

Siri said...

the summer rolls looks perfect Cham.. am still drooling on the last pic!.. bookmarked!

Siri

Sunshinemom said...

Cham, I too passed on the good blog chat award I got to you...pls. honor me by picking it up!

Indranee Batabyal said...

Wonderful recipes and a very nice blog!

Laavanya said...

Such gorgeous rolls Cham!! This has been on my list ever since Nupur posted it (last summer). I loved your step by step photos and it looks just beautiful.

Cham said...

Thank you everyone for ur comments, i learnt many years ago, with little pratice we can roll it perfectly

rahin said...

hey cham , the rolls look perfect for a summer treat ...v refreshing

delhibelle said...

Your summer rolls look stunning! I love these:)

Pearlsofeast said...

This is so good cham,I loved the way u have described it.

Namratha said...

Looks pretty Cham, the colours come together well. Liked your photo illustrations :)

karuna said...

these look absoulutely delicious

Nupur said...

They look soooo pretty!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hey how the hell did i miss this recipoe of urs??...:( I love these rolls... want to try it from such a long long time.. u have given a very nice step by step presentation dear... yum yummm:d

Hey where can i get the rice paper here yaar... give me the store name naa from where u got it..:P

Cham said...

Subha U can get it in 99 Ranch market, guess it is in LA too or any chinese stores around ...

usha said...

lovely rolls..very appetizing and perfect for a party started.....

Sangeeth said...

gal its really very innovative....and the slide show is perfect..luv the idea...very useful....