Recipe: Roll-ing In The Summer

By: @FoodHuntMumbai

With the scorching heat numbing our ability to get up and cook something extravagant in order to overcome the monotony in this pandemic, we came up with something quick, fresh and delicious!

A recipe that will satisfy a spectrum of tastes – sweet, salty, tangy, spicy, this twist to a fried roll will surely top your list of favourite foods. Follow the step by step guide to making your own colorful and mouth-watering vegan and gluten-free Summer Rolls!

Veggie Summer Rolls!

You will need:

  • 7-8 Cabbage Leaves (whole)
  • 1 Cup Cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 Cup Onion (diced)
  • 3/4 Cup Sweet Corn Kernels (boiled)
  • 1/2 Cup Beans (sliced)
  • 2 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Green Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Peanut-Garlic Sauce (recipe below) 
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • Schezwan Sauce (to spread)
  • Oil, Salt, Pepper
  • Toothpicks

For a lip-smacking condiment – Peanut-Garlic Sauce

  • 8-10 Peanuts (peeled)
  • 6-7 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Cup Onion (sliced)
  • 2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sugar 
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • Water (as required)
  • Oil, Salt, Pepper

Let’s begin!

We will first prepare the condiment as we used it in the filling to oomph up the flavour of the rolls. Take a pan and add a tbsp of oil to it. Once the oil is hot and starts to release some smoke, add in the onions, garlic and peanuts. Fry until golden brown. Cool and add to a blender. Add red chilli powder, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and water and blend it to form a smooth paste. Add lemon juice and mix to combine. Taste for seasoning and keep aside, your sauce is ready to devour!

Peanut Sauce

For the rolls, wash the cabbage leaves thoroughly and add some salt individually on the leaves to coat them well. In a steamer, place the leaves in a manner that will allow them to steam evenly until cooked. Meanwhile, chop/slice the vegetables and keep them aside.

In a pan (preferably non-stick), add oil, vegetables and cover and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until onions are translucent and cabbage, beans are cooked yet crunchy. Add soy sauce, green chili sauce, vinegar, peanut-garlic sauce (check recipe above), salt and pepper and cook on high heat for 2 minutes until well combined. Mix sesame seeds and set aside to cool. 

Once all the ingredients are room temperature, we start assembling the rolls! Take a cabbage leave and spread a layer of schezwan sauce. Add a spoonful of filling and roll it tightly to keep the filling intact. Seal with a toothpick and set aside. Repeat this with all the leaves to form rolls. 

After all the rolls are made, cool them in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Arrange in a serving plate with the peanut-garlic sauce and gobble ’em up! 

These are nutritious, super healthy, vegan and gluten-free. A guilt-free meal to enjoy with family and friends, this innovative twist to a fried roll is all you need to beat the summer heat. 

Happy Eating!

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