Vietnamese Rice Paper roll with Mango mint sauce

I know..i know.. I had disappeared.. but there was so much going on, I was super busy on my personal as well as was busy with farmers market… i had put up stall for my baked cheesecakes. I so exciting to tell that i got such positive response from the crowd. All these stuff kept me so occupied that just could take out time to blog.

Would definitely share more about Torba Farmers market in my post on the blog.

But here I am back again with super simple dish. Vietnamese Rice paper roll. Its a vegan recipe. With a spicy fruity dip it taste so fresh and delicious. It like eating salad in a roll form. It is an interesting way of eating salad.

I wanted to try these roll from quite from time so had picked up rice paper sheet from the oriental section in the supermarket couple of week back.

Except for rice paper sheet, rest all ingredients are easily available in out fridge. And the filing can be changed according to your taste preferences. Add chicken, shrimps or only veggies like i did.

Ingredients:

100 gms rice noodles

8 rice paper wrappers

1 carrot

1 stalk of spring onions

1 cucumber

1/4 red bell pepper

1/4 yellow bell pepper

1 celery

1/2 cup parsley

1/4 mint leaves

16 basil leases

Method:

Place rice noodles in a deep bowl and pour hot water and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes drain the water and keep the noodles in a colander so that all the water is completely drained off thoroughly.

Cut all the veggies in long thin batons. Cut spring onion into strips.

Make an assembly line on the kitchen counter.

Keep warm water in a deep plate to dip the rice paper. All the veggies and noodles on a plate, so its easily reachable while rolling the rolls.

Use a clean kitchen towel on top of board so that the rice paper doesn’t stick on the work surface.

Gently dip the rice paper into the warm water for few seconds, this will make the rice paper soft and pliable.

Spread out the wet rice paper on the kitchen towel.

Place a mint leaves top with basil and parsley, not at the centre but little bit towards you. After placing leaves top it with little rice noodles.

Then place the batons of celery, carrot and cucumber. And strip of bell peppers and spring onion.

To fold the rice paper to make roll, lift the side that is towards you and try and cover the veggies. Then envelope the sides and finally roll it over into nice firm roll.

Gently place them on serving platter.

To make Mango mint sauce we need following ingredients

1 cup mango puree

1/2 cup mango chunks

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp ginger juice

1/4 tsp red chili powder

2 tbsp chopped mint leaves

1/2 tsp white pepper powder

salt to taste

To make sauce mix all the ingredients in bowl . Taste and adjust the seasoning.

For serving cut the Rice paper rolls diagonally, to expose the beautiful colorful interior. Serve it Mango Mint sauce.

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