Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wontons-my way!

I absolutely love to work with Wonton wrappers. They are just so much versatile. On top of it, they cook faster, perfect for me. I use the wrappers to make appetizers which are inexpensive and pretty-looking on the platter. I have used them to make filled pasta, but believe you me, it just reminds me that this is filled wonton and not ravioli! Can't get that wheaty taste out of my mouth. So I have stopped using them as raviolis as they are just not raviolis. But other than that, I use them to make appetizers, desserts, dumplings….. This post is all about wontons. I will be making something new out of them for sure. But for now, enjoy Taco appetizers, Raspberry filled wontons, Spanakopitas(!) and paneer cigars! And yes, you can easily transform taco apps to taquitos! Just roll up the wrappers instead of making shells. Equally good and so delicious than the storebought frozen stuff!

Taco Bites
12 Wonton wrappers
1 can shredded chicken
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 tbsp taco spice mix
1/2 chopped onion
1 crushed garlic
Salsa and sour cream for garnish

How to:

Heat the oven to 375° F. place wonton wrappers, separated on large board. Brush them with oil on both the sides. Place them in the mini muffin tray and bake them for about 7 minutes. Don't overbake them or else they will be very chewy.

While wontons are in the oven, heat up the oil in a wok, saute onion and garlic till onion is transluscent. Add chicken, corn, taco spice mix and cook till the chicken is coated with spices and corn is soft. For about 10 minutes. You can use whaterver ingredients you want here. Just let your imagination run wild.

Now fill up the shells with chicken mixture and place them back in the oven till everything is warmed up. Enjoy your taco bites topped with Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Paneer Cigars
100 gms paneer, crumbled( I made fresh paneer)
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 medium onion, chopped
Ginger, garlic and green chiles chopped to taste
Salt to taste
Garam masala to taste
12 Wonton wrappers

How to:
Do I really need to write the recipe?! BTW, oven part is the same as Taco Bites…..

Raspberry Turn Overs
12 Wonton wrappers
3/4 tbsp. raspberry jam
Powder sugar

How to:

Well, we all know now what to do!!!!

Spanakopita(yes, with Wontons!)
10 wonton wrappers
2 cups packed fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup feta
Salt, peppers, oregano to taste
1 small onion, chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic, smashed

How to:
Just go bonkers!


  1. Where u get these brilliant ideas Lizy, irresistible n amazing.Nice post!
    US Masala

  2. Delicious looking wontons. great looking preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Love the way you prepared so many incredible dishes with those wontons wraps, seriously very interesting and thanks for sharing..