Chinese Wontons with Spinach and Tofu stuffing

Chinese Wontons with Spinach and Tofu stuffing

From   Firangi Tadka
easy

Prep: 30 minutes

cook

Cook: 20 minutes

easy

Method: Moderate

snack

Course: Starter

Starter

Type: Chinese

Key Ingredients:

These wontons are steamed so healthy and you can enjoy them without any guilt

Ingredients

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups
  • Egg 1
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Spinach and tofu stuffing
  • Spinach, finely chopped 1 cup
  • Tofu, crumbled 50 gms
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 3
  • Medium onion, finely chopped 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Carrot, grated 50 gms

Methods

  • To make spinach stuffing, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and onion and saute garlic for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  • Add spinach and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes. Transfer onto a plate and set aside to cool.
  • To make wonton wrappers, take refined flour in a big bowl and make a well in the centre. Add salt, eggs and mix with a fork. Add ¼ cup water and knead for 10 minutes or till you get a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into ten equal portions. Dust some flour on the worktop, and keep each portion on it and roll out to thin discs. Cut into approximately 3½ cm by 3½ cm squares and keep them covered with moist cloth till you cook them.
  • Add tofu and carrot to the spinach mixture and mix well.
  • Place 1 tsp of spinach-tofu stuffing in the middle of each square, dampen the edges with finger. Fold into a triangular shape and then stick the edges to form a dumpling.
  • Heat sufficient water in an idli steamer. Place the wontons on a greased perforated plate, place it in the steamer, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes on high heat or till it becomes almost transparent.
  • Serve hot with any Chinese spicy sauce.