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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fasting, Feasting, Fun - Chicken Wonton and many more...

Chicken Wonton


In our house, we rejoice an array of vivid vibrant festivities altogether coming from India and Pakistan, This month is something sparkling maybe because this festival is very much ebullient to my hubby dearest. The month of joy, celebration, family and friends - it cares not whether there are loose bonds or unfinished business, its a month to pray together, eat together and laugh together. I have come to love the fasting and feasting days of the month Ramadan. These days, I'm indulging in preparing amazing meal plans for Hashim so that he finds interesting elements during Suhoor and Iftar by freezing his favorite eatables, where malpura and different kebabs make a routine visit joining with awesome chocolate custard or fruit custard. For custard recipes simply click on the highlighted links. I prefer making stuffed samosa's, wontons, spring rolls, cheesy peri-peri bites, cheese balls, kebabs at home to have a check on its hygiene and nutritive value, it's not only health-friendly but it comes with a larger batch than the ready-made one's. In our house, everyone just savors its taste. Even if it's frozen for days the taste and texture remain flawless.

After hogging these fried goodies we usually have no place for dinner so we switch to lighter options like milkshakes and fruits and enjoy our time by playing our favorite video games like cup head, rayman until suhoor, where Hashim drinks a big glass of lassi that is thick and creamy sweetened yogurt with a dash of malia or cream, sometimes he also adds anda paratha or bihari kebabs in his regime. After a whole day of fasting and praying we simply spend our time in eating and drinking our favorite quality of food. There's a lot to share and hence I'm very much confused which recipe should I share first with you'll! I'm leaning towards chicken wonton. 


Chinese cuisine is well known for its dumpling formation and this one has been twisted from its menu. This cute delicate dumpling is wrapped in a square shaped sheet and later pressed with fingers to close its edges. Its a yummy amalgam of chicken and veggies surprise with juicy and tender insides with amazing crispy texture. The Chinese and Pakistani fusion of spices makes it extra flavorsome and must share and try recipe today. Try this out on Iftari or on any other festival, you and you guest gonna devour it!

Fasting, Feasting, Fun - Chicken Wonton and many more...

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2 persons


Ingredients:

250 grams, boneless chicken, boiled and diced

1 green onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/3 teaspoon chinese salt, optional but preferable
1 egg
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt to taste 
Ingredients for Wonton wrapper: If strips is not readily available!
3 eggs
250 grams refined flour
Salt to taste


Directions:
  • Firstly, let make the wonton dough - Mix flour, eggs and salt altogether to form  a lump free soft dough, allow it to set aside for some time. Later, roll the dough in thin square sheets and gently cut into small square pieces. Always make small size wrappers in order to avoid its skin break, big wontons require more filling leading to difficulty in shaping and folding them. Hence I recommend and prefer small square pieces of strips.
  • In a blender, roughly blend chicken pieces, garlic, chinese salt, soy sauce, black pepper, spring onion and salt. remove the mixture in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Lastly, put a teaspoon of blended mixture in the middle of each square sheet and fold it gently from all the sides into pouches, or fold the way you feel comfortable initially, seal the edges with egg. Easy!
  • In a non-stick pan, fry wontons until crisp and golden and serve hot with mayonnaise or ketchup. 


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