Sometimes we have cravings and springs rolls, a famous Ghanaian dish, has to be one of them. Since most people do not know how to make spring rolls, they end up buying them from restaurants not knowing they can prepare this delicacy in less than an hour. Trust me, it is an easy spring roll recipe and who knows, spring rolls may end up being your favorite dish.
How to make spring rolls step by step
The step by step guide provided here will give you the best results if you followed carefully. For you to be able to make a delicious dish of spring rolls, you first need to know how to make spring rolls dough. This is easy, since the trick is just ensuring that the dough is smooth, then you need the wrappers and fillings. Wrap the fillings into the each wrapper and fry them; keep reading and enjoy your cooking. Below, we take you through the process for making spring roll wrappers frying veggie and chicken fillings and finally making the roll.
1. How to make spring rolls wrappers
The spring rolls wrappers are very easy to make. It is just like making a ‘samosa' wrapper. All you need is to ensure that you mix up your dough well and roll thin spring rolls wrappers.
- All-purpose flour
- Corn Starch
- Cold Water
- 1 beaten egg
- Enough salt
- Vegetable oil
After gathering the ingredients, here is how to make the spring rolls dough:
Step 1 - Sift enough proportional of all- purpose flour in a bowl, add corn starch, and enough salt.
Step 2 - Mix the mixture properly with a spoon.
Step 3- Add the beaten egg and enough water until the dough becomes smooth yet not that thin, with no lumps.
Step 4 - Cover the dough with a wrap (plastic) for about 4 hours and put it in a fridge.
After the dough is ready, you now have to finalize on how to make spring rolls wrappers:
Step 1 – Flour a surface and roll your dough into a thin square.
Step 2 – Divide the squares into small equal squares.
Step 3 – Roll each of the equal square.
Step 4 – Cover the thin squared rolled dough with a plastic wrap. Refrigerate it until when it will be ready to use.
2. How to make spring roll filling with vegetables
How to make fresh spring rolls is very easy and will take you less time. You use either well- diced raw vegetables such carrots, fresh herbs, and bean sprouts or use half-cooked vegetables. Here is how to make veg spring rolls at home for a tasty vegan snack:
Veg spring rolls ingredients
- White pepper
- Peeled and well-diced carrot
- A 100g of Vermicelli noodles
- Peanut oil
- Well-crushed garlic
- Well-crushed cloves
- Well-diced onions
- Shredded cabbage (cabbage)
- Soy sauce
- Vegetable oil
- Roughly diced chestnuts
After collecting all the ingredients, cleaning and making sure that everything is set, you start with this easy spring roll recipe that details how to make Veg spring rolls at home
Step 1 – Put your vermicelli noodles in a sufficient bowl and add hot boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Step 2 – Do you have a pair of scissors? Well, drain the water and use your scissors to cut your soft noodles to at least a length of 3 cm.
Step 3 – Place your wok on heat with peanut oil and add your well-diced garlic, onions, carrots and the shredded cabbage.
Step 4 – After about 2 minutes, the mixture in the wok will be soft. Add your cut noodles, soy, roughly chopped chestnuts, and pepper.
Step 5 – Set a side your mixture to cool.
3. Spring roll recipe with chicken filling
Chicken is among the favorite meals of many Ghanaians. You can imagine when a chicken breast is used to make the delicious and mouthwatering spring rolls. After folding your spring rolls wrappers with a smooth and thin constituent, you can make a spring roll pastry or dip fry it. Here is the chicken spring roll recipe for the fillings.
- Well-sliced into strips Carrot
- Frozen spring wrappers
- I beaten egg
- Chicken stock powder
- Enough Sugar
- Cooked and shredded chicken breast
- Well-diced ginger
- Celery stalk diced into strips
- Mushroom diced into strips
- Corn star
First make sure that you have all the ingredients before proceeding with how to make spring rolls with chicken:
Step 1 – Place the cooked shredded chicken breast in a bowl together with the well-diced into strips carrots celery, and mushroom.
Step 2 – Mix properly and then add enough sugar, ginger and the chicken stock powder. Mix the mixture properly.
Step 3 – Take another bowl and put the beaten egg and properly mix it with corn starch to form a thick paste.
Step 4 – Take your spring rolls wrappers one by one and put the fillings. Seal the wrapper with the mixture of egg and the corn starch.
Step 5 – Heat your vegetable oil in a pan and drop your spring rolls in batches.
Step 6 – Serve while still hot once your done and add sweet chili sauce if desired.
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4. How to fold and put the fillings
To make spring roll pastry, you need the spring rolls wrappers and your vegetables fillings. Right? Here is how you do the fillings and the folding. Read on to also find the fried spring roll recipe.
- Frozen spring rolls wrappers
- Hot water
- A cutting board
- Vegetable oil
- Sweet chili sauce
Step 1 – Soak your frozen spring rollers into a bowl of hot water for not more than 30 seconds.
Step 2 – Lift the wrappers out and give them time to drop the excess water. Lay the drained wrappers on your cutting board.
Step 3 – Place in small amounts your fillings on the spring rolls wrapper. Ensure that you start folding from the end the fillings.
Step 4 – Make the folding one at a time and once you reach at the center, you fold the ends of both the wrapper’s sides.
Step 5 – Continue with the rolling and make it more tight. Do the folding of all the spring rolls wrappers and placing them on damp cloth (this will prevent them from drying).
Step 5 – Once you finish up with the folding, pour enough vegetable oil and heat.
Step 6 – Dip the spring rolls until they turn golden brown.
Step 7 – Each batch of the spring rolls you cook, you place them in the oven to maintain their warmth.
Step 8 – Enjoy your dish while hot, if desired add sweet chili sauce.
Healthy benefits of spring roll fillings
When you prepare the spring rolls with raw vegetables like cucumber, carrots, cabbage, and lettuce, you add vitamin A to your body. This means you should always go for how to make fresh spring rolls, as they are not only nutritious but also satisfying. The snacks are even better for fussy children, as they are more attracted to finger food. Chicken filling adds a great source of protein, so you can never go wrong with any of these recipes!
We hope that the recipes on how to make spring rolls in Ghana, has been of help to you. Don’t hesitate to ask a question if you get stuck.