Stuffed chilli spring rolls … because a little spiciness brings a lot of happiness in my own sweet little world!

Stuffed Chilli Spring Rolls

Chillies plays such a huge role in our lives. There are chilli plants in our gardens, each plant showing off a different variety of chilli. Friends gift us chilli pickles. Some also bring back chillies from their travels. Mom-in-law once brought chillies from Kolkata packed in her suitcase. Then she lovingly dried a few of them and planted them in small pots all over the garden. A few strong ones survived, some didn’t. The ones that don’t survive are regularly replaced by newly dried seeds of chillies brought from local supermarkets. Once, the bearded biker got bhut jhalokias from one of his travels across North-East India and planted them in our garden. Also known as ghost pepper, these chillies have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s hottest chilli pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce! While they didn’t survive in our Dubai garden, our love story with chillies continue in our lives – in our dinner table conversations and in our gardens. These crispy stuffed chilli spring rolls (above) were part of my special birthday menu recently, an extended version of Lady M’s regular spring rolls (below).

 

Speaking about our garden, we grow fresh basils, mint, coriander and chillies (obviously). We’ve grown watermelon successfully and attempted an ash gourd plant which delighted us only with its gorgeous flowers. We also tried our hands at growing strawberries which were mostly ransacked by birds. There’s an avocado tree planted from a seed of an avocado brought from Philippines that promises fruits this year. Or may be next year.

Expecting good things to bloom, ripen and taking us by surprise, is what keeps us ticking for the future. Specially love, isn’t it?

Unblogging it all… Ishita

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Stuffed Pepper Spring RollStuffed Pepper Spring Rolls made at home

Stuffed Chilli Spring Rolls

  • Servings: 15 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

15 long green chillies (you may use jalapeños), min 5″ long
1 tbsp all purpose flour
15 spring roll pastry sheets, 5”x5”
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

For the filling
100 gms minced meat (we used lamb mince)
4 pods garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp  garam masala
1 tsp coriander power
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chilli powder
fresh coriander leaves, chopped

For deep frying
1 cup white oil

Method

  • Wash the chillies. Leave the stems on.
  • Slit the chillies longitudinally making sure not to tear apart the chillies. Scoop the seeds out.
  • For the filling, cook the minced meat. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil. Add, chopped garlic, onions, tomatoes and the minced meat. Add all the spices. When the meat is cooked, added chopped coriander leaves.
  • Stuff the inside of each chilli with cooked minced meat. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Wrap the stuffed chilli in a puff pastry sheet. Dip your fingers into a light paste made with flour and water and delicately seal the edges of the puff pastry sheet.
  • Use a deep bottomed frying pan or a wok for deep frying the stuffed chilli spring rolls.
  • Serve hot to enjoy the crispiness of chilli spring rolls!

 

Chilli plants growing in our home gardenHome grown basil leavesBasil plantsFresh coriander in the gardenAsh Gourd PlantWatermelon tree

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