These delicious vegetarian pastries are pan-fried with just a drizzle of oil and they make a great side dish or party food. They keep well if prepared earlier during the day and then warmed up in the oven.
Makes about 20 rolls
Preparation time 15 minutes
cooking time 15 minutes
To prepare rolls 20 minutes
2 medium potatoes
1 cup skin-less frozen broad-beans
About 20 spring roll sheets, defrosted.
4 sprigs green onions/ shallots
1/2 cup coriander
1 tea-spoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 tea-spoon chilli (optional)
extra grape-seed oil for frying. Or you can use an oil of your choice.
Make sure you defrost your spring roll pastry ahead of time according to instructions on packet.Peel, wash and dice potatoes and carrots and place them in a microwave steamer and place in microwave on high for 8 minutes. If you do not have a steamer, place them in a freezer bag in microwave. Take care not to burn your hands when you get it out. Rinse frozen broad-beans and cover with warm water until soft. This should be about 5 minutes, drain and put aside.
Put oil in frying pan, add the spices and lightly fry. Then add the diced coriander and shallots. stir for a minute then add potatoes and carrots and stir until well coated with spices, add broad-beans. Stir gently and cook for a couple of more minutes then turn heat off.
Place one sheet of pastry on a flat work surface area, and cover the rest with a dampened tea-towel so they don’t dry up. Dampen the sides of the sheet with water using a brush. Place two table-spoons of filling on top as per photo below. Cover the filling with the pastry from sides and then from top and roll until it resembles a flat rectangle. place aside and continue until all filling is used.
Place 1 tea-spoon of grape-seed oil in fry pan and pan-fry a few at a time on medium heat until golden on one side then flip and cook on the other side. Remove and set aside and continue until all rolls are pan-fried, adding a drizzle of oil each time you add a new batch.