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No-Fuss Fridays: Fried Vegetarian Wontons

No-Fuss Fridays: Fried Vegetarian Wontons
Today's No-fuss recipe is perfect for a Friday of entertaining. These crispy wontons are the ideal appetisers to kick start the weekend!


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Fried Vegetarian Wontons

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


1 packet Asian Home Gourmet Spice Paste for Indonesian Vegetable Curry

700g turnip, peeled

100g prawns, peeled and finely chopped

100g minced chicken

1 carrot (40 g), shredded

5 pcs dried shiitake mushroom, soaked, cleaned and cut into fine strips

2 shallots (20 g), chopped

2 TBsp oil

1 cup (220 mL) water

½ cup (110 mL) coconut milk

100 g water chestnut, diced 4mm x 4mm

A pinch of salt

Black pepper, adjust to taste

1 packet frozen spring roll pastry (thawed before use), cut into squares 14cm x 14cm

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Pandan leaf strips for tying (optional)

Spring onion strips for tying (if pandan leaves are not available)


 Cooking method:

1.    Heat pan with oil and sauté the shallots till fragrant.

2.    Add prawns and chicken. Stir fry for 1 minute.

3.    Add in turnip and stir fry till tender. Pour in water and continue to stir fry.

4.    Add carrots and mushroom. Fry for 10 minutes.

5.    Add coconut milk. Simmer at low heat until cooked. Add in salt and black pepper, adjust to taste.

6.    Add water chestnut. Mix well and turn off the flame.

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