Veg. Egg Rolls & Cashew Chicken


I got the idea for these recipes from a book called Quick & Easy Thai Cuisine Lemon Grass Cookbook. Both the recipes have been changed slightly to suit my tastes. The Cashew Chicken, by the way, is the best I've ever made at home!

For egg rolls:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounce bag shredded red cabbage
  • 10 ounce bag matchstick carrots
  • handful of mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten, to seal wrappers
  • 1 pkg. egg roll wrappers
  • about 3 cups oil for deep frying
Method:

Heat oil in frying pan. Add all vegetables and seasonings and cook until vegetables are wilted, but still slightly crisp. Cool and drain of remaining liquid.

Place approximately 2 tablespoons of filling in each wrapper, fold lower portion of wrapper, fold in sides and roll. Brush upper portion with some egg, and finish rolling. Continue until filling is gone.

Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain.

For Cashew Chicken:

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • about 1 pound chicken, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3/4 - 1 cup roasted whole cashews
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 sliced red bell pepper
Method:

Heat oil and add garlic, chicken, and all sauce ingredients. Turn heat to high and reduce sauce until a glaze forms. Add red bell pepper until it starts to soften. Mix in roasted cashews and garnish with spring onions.

17 comments:

Soma said...

The cashew chicken sounds really good. last weekend i made almond chicken & we loved it. the crunch of the nuts elevates the taste.. the egg rolls look good too. we always enjoy them outside, ... i should try them at home.

Cham said...

Egg roll and cashew chicken re a whole Thai feast!

Rush said...

an amzing asian delicacy..could u post some more pics..especially of the spring rolls, they look really crispy and unique..thnks for sharing

Priya said...

Wow both egg rolls and cashew chicken looks very delicious...am drooling over cashew chicken!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love the crunchy canshew in chicken...Roll sounds yum.

Valarmathi said...

Cashew chicken looks so yummy. Love egg rolls too. Both looks delciious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely recipes. Both looks so good. So mouthwatering. YUM!

Priti said...

Interesting..and u knw I love the name...veg egg roll :).....looks gud

Viki's Kitchen said...

Cashew chicken sounds rich and tasty. Love those nuts rolling over the chicken. Veg egg rolls served with rice looks inviting.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone :)

Sujatha said...

cashew chicken looks wonderful! I've tried this in chinese places, but have never tried it! Looks very good..

niya said...

Thanks Meeso

More photos soon

Cheers

pigpigscorner said...

The cashew chicken sounds wonderful!

Rahin said...

wow the cashew chicken n the rolls look amazing

Bharathy said...

Cashew chicken sounds to an exciting rich delicacy!..Awesone thai spread Meeso.. :)

BTW, Glad to note that you guys are gonna spend time together..Have a great time!!!

meeso said...

~ Thanks!

Shreya said...

Love cashew chicken:-) eggg rolls look great! Have never tried it at home..