Spring Rolls & Eggplant Curry

With my folks in town, I am not able to get time to browse all the great blogs there or post all the drafts on my computer.I know I have a lot of catching up to do and I hope to do it in the next week.I merged two posts into one purely due to lack of time:-( Also, I will try to keep my yapping short..With 2 dishes, the post will be long anyway!

When I first started blogging 4months back, eggless cooking was one of those sites that impressed me.She makes everything without eggs, of course, and she makes it sound simple.Even novice cooks and bloggers like me can muster some courage to cook up some feats!

This month, T&T is hosted by Poornima, an event started by Zlamushka and she chose Madhuram's blog and I have chosen to make Madhuram's Baked Spring rolls.

You can find the spring roll sheets in the freezer section or the refrigerated section.I got mine from the frozen section of the Indian stores (Brand name :Kawan).

You will have to excuse me for the picture quality for the first 2 pics .I have no idea why they came out so hazy but the last pic seems fine to me.

These sheets are extremely fragile.They are very similar to the phyllo sheets in thickness.Once you remove them from the cover ,place a moist towel or tissue on top to prevent them from drying. Thaw according to the directions on the package.The kawan brand's thawing time is about 30 mts.


6 cups shredded cabbage
3 Med carrots, grated
1 scallions bunch
2 tbsps fresh minced ginger
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
4 dashes of Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
Veg Oil for brushing
Spring roll wrappers

For the filling

1. Shred cabbage and carrots, slice scallions finely.
2. In a frying pan add a tablespoon of oil and saute all the vegetables, add salt, soy sauce and pepper powder.
3. Let it cool.

1. Thaw the spring roll pastry as per the instructions in the package.
2. Carefully remove a sheet and spray with non stick spray on both the sides. (I don’t know whether spraying on both the sides is necessary, but I did it anyway.)
3. Keep the filling in the bottom and wrap it as you would wrap a tortilla.
4. Grease the baking sheet and place the wrapped spring rolls and bake it at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until they are golden brown.

This goes to you know where....

Eggplant Curry

This simple curry used to be a regular in my house when we were growing up. I love eggplants but for some reason, my lips used to get itchy everytime I ate eggplant.For a while, I stopped eating it but when I resumed eating it, may be, after 4 years,it stopped.I cannot explain the bizarre reason behind it but , I thoroughly enjoy eating eggplant now!

4 chinese egg plants, made into quarters (horizontally) and sliced lenghtwise
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes
1 medium potato, peeled, cubed and boiled
3 green chilies,sliced lengthwise
4-5 curry leaves
1 tbsp Besan (Chickpea flour)
1 oz of Tamarind pulp

Tempering
1 tbsp of Urad dal
2 tsps of cumin seeds
1 tsp of mustard seeds
Pinch of Hing

Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add urad dal,cumin,mustard seeds and hing.

To this add curry leaves, chilies and onions.

Saute the onions till translucent and add tomatoes.Cook the tomatoes till tender and add eggplant.

Pour some water in a plate (should be slightly deep in order to hold the water) and place it on the pan.

Cook till the eggplants are tender and add boiled potatoes to the curry.

Now, add tamarind pulp and besan.Stir well such that the besan is well combined and there are no lumps.Let that cook for 5 -8 minutes.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or roti.


This goes to IAVW hosted by Graziana of Erbe in Cucina, an event started by Vaishali.

Take Care,

39 comments:

Prathibha said...

I do bake my spring rolls to avoid consuming extra calories...
Lovely dishes dear...

Rush said...

ooh..the spring rolls look cripsy!!

Gita said...

Both the dishes look tasty...the spring rolls look crispy and appetizing :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow spring rolls looks very crispy...too tempting pic ....

Preeti Kashyap said...

Great Eggplant curry and lovely looking spring rolls! Yummm!

Nithya said...

Wow. This looks really interesting :) yummy

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!! Fabulous recipes...Spring roll looks so crispy and yummy!!!

Vrinda said...

Thats a healthy spring roll Shri...spring roll takes lots of oil while deep frying,but taste better that way..will try by baking next time..lovely eggplant curry..

Raje said...

Crisp delicious spring rolls and a yummy curry. Fabulous clicks Shri!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely, nice one.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Those spring rolls look fab...
I have also tried from her site and they turned out well...

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.
Spring rolls look divine:)

Padma said...

Spring roll looks crispy and delicious...

Graziana said...

Never tried to prepare a curry using eggplants... I have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with It's a Vegan World.

Priya said...

SPring rolls and eggplant curry looks marvellous Shri..i just love Madhu's blog and she have loads of delicious dishes..prefect entries for both events..

Sandhya said...

Lovely dish... Love spring rolls never tried them home.. need to look out for spring roll sheets first...

Vani said...

That eggplant curry sounds wonderful, Shri. Have some eggplants at home. I'll try to make this dish soon.

Chitra said...

BAking springrolls is a healthy idea.. eggplant curry looks & sounds good

rekhas kitchen said...

lovely I too bookmarked some recipes from madhuram but....both are perfect choice.

DEESHA said...

I love eggplants .. nice curry .. I make mine with some rasam powder

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, both of your dishes are absolutely gorgeous! I love your baked version of spring rolls - so beautiful and healthful too! Mmmm, and I'm swooning over your eggplant curry... I so adore eggplant...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! Spring rolls looks great and crispy dear. Its so mouth-watering. Will surely try this eggplant curry, love to have with rice:)

Abhilash said...

spring rolls look really great... like the paper masala dosa...

I was not able to make out that cabbage is used in it until I saw the recipe. :)

Nice pics boss...

Nandini said...

Wow! Spring rolls look crispy and eggplant is tasty! Nice entries!

Yasmeen said...

Crisp and tasty,the baked spring rolls are a must try :)

Indu said...

The spring rolls look yummy. I am not able to see the link to my hand at photography? Can u tell me how to view that?

Parita said...

spring rolls look perfect and i love the eggplant curry..so yummm

Sonu said...

Mouth watering spring rolls!!! Nice pics too. :)

Prathibha said...

Shri,regarding those greens...it is not gongura,it is called amaranth leaves in english,chauli in hindi,thotakura in telugu..hope this will help u..

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear,

http://www.kitchentantra.com/2009/09/plagiarism-updated.html

Malar

Shri said...

I agree Pratibha-Baking is so healthy!I am not big on frying unless there is no alternative to that!

Thanks Rush, Gits, Sushma,Preeti, Nithya,Sarah

Very true Vrinda!Frying does make the dish tastier but also less healthier.And trust me , wehn you bake these you are not giving up too much in taste except for the dripping oil!

Raje and A2Z,Thanks!

Somoo,Her dishes are really healthy

Sireesha-Thanks hon and wish you the same too:)

shri said...

Padma, Thanks

Graziana-The simplicity of this dish is what I like the most...You can do it in a jiffy

Thanks Priya!I agree Madhuram's blog is quite impressive!

Sandhya-Thanks!They are very easy to find here in the US.In Indian groceries, you find them with the frozen rotis/parathas not the ready made but the ones you need to make on the tawa!

Thanks Vani, Chitra, Deesha,Rekha,Astra,Mye

Thank YOU BOSS:)What did you think it was,Abhi?;)

Thanks Nandini and Yasmeen

Shri said...

Indu-If you click on the pics(in a way that is the link), it will allow/ask you to open an acct or upload your pics there.That way, you can get this widget on your blog!
It was strange for me initially too, but now, I don't have the patience or time to change the pics..

Sonu,Thanks!

Pratibha-Okay!I am glad I asked otherwise I would have made with the other one..He he he

Malar-That is impressive indeed!I am glad you and everyone else can put that behind and move on..

Soma said...

Send me over some of those eggrolls will you? :-D Looks fantastic.. way better than dripping with oil.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice recipe..delicious...please do participate in my first cooked food event in my blog

Red Chillies said...

I have been meaning to try the Baked spring rolls. Good that you reminded me. Looks good Shri!

Pavithra said...

I too bake it .. yah it tastes awesome. looks real yummm..

Pari said...

Wow. Both the dishes look so good. Love the idea of baking the rolls.
I have been hunting for the sheets, they were so readily available in Mumbai.

my kitchen said...

Wow Awesome rolls.Beautiful snaps.looks sooooooooooo yummy

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