Monday, 17 November 2008

Wonton Soup

I just checked my google reader and I saw 228 post for reading and I was like wow I do have to catch up with all the wonderfull post.

I love blogging, but I have promised myself no blogging and blog hopping in the weekend so I don't check any blogs (well that has to be asmall lie thise weekend while i was looking o my mails i did take some sneak look to some blogs very fast, just for 5 minutes)
But then I look to my reader on monday afternoon and I see suddenly 228 post :-) I am not complaining, i do love going to all the blogs i love to read.

Well now let me go to the cooking side of the post.
I have had this pictures of this delicious soup for almost a year, and till now i didn't post them.
Don't know why, it just didn't seems to happen.
Actually I have some more in my draft, which i will have to post soon.
Wonton soup is something i make a lot at home.
When i make the wontons, i make a whole batch and keep them inthe freezer, so when i feel like having this delicious soup i just have to make soup and then sontons i take from my freezer.

My recipe is not at all authentic, i just make the way me an my family likes.




For the soup
1 onion cut fine
1 small piece of ginger grated
2 to 3 chillies or according to your taste.
One and a half litre Chicken broth ( i used readymade broth cubes)
1 tbsp soya sauce.
1 to 2 tbsp oil

Method:
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for a few minutes.
Then add the chillies and ginger.
Fry for few seconds and the broth.
Cook for 10 minutes.Now add the wontons and boil for few minutes.Serve hot. You can garnish with spring onions or corriander leaves.

For the wontons.
1 packet of shop bought wonton wrappers. ( mostly there is 40 to 50 wrappers in a packet)
250 gm minced chicken ( use chicken legs, then the filling is moist, if you use breast it is a bit dry)
1 big piece of ginger
2 cloves garlic
3 to 4 chillies or according to your taste
2 tbsp of soya sauce or to your taste
4 tbsp finley chopped spring onions
2 tbsp corriander leaves optional
1 tbsp corn flour.
Grind them all together to a fine paste.

Place a tbsp of filling in the middled of each wrapper , brush the sides of the wrapper with water and just take all the ends and stick together, so you will have a bundle shape.
Do the same with the rest of the wrappers .
Heat water in a big pan with salt and a bit of oil and when the water is boilinh add the prepared wontons in batches and cook for few minutes, drian them and use them inthe soup.
When i make a huge batch i pour 1 to 2 tbsp of oil onto the cooked wontons so they don't stick to each other.

54 comments:

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Nice recipe! I made ravoili this weekend (yet to post on my blog)!

Like you, for us the week end is no computer time - I do not blog-hop or check e-mail (unless exceptionally)

Saju said...

looks really good, and you made it seem so easy to make.

Laavanya said...

I must make a veggie version of this.. looks awesome!

Jaya said...

this looks great Happy....
I evn like the wrapped wontons either fried or steamed ...
hugs and smiles

Cham said...

When you feel u cannot just mark all as read :) U can catch up the next time when u hop around...
I always love ur soup collection, so u minced the chicken in blender! Good for this cold weather HC!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean by not blogging on the weekend. I try to do that too, but sometimes I just get so excited with what my foodie friends like you are doing and I can't stop myself.

I like wontons. I've never made them though. You make it sound easy. Actually I also saw where you can use wontons in some dessert recipes. I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the great recipe.

sra said...

Nice pictorial. I am usually regular with my blog reading, but sometimes I just "mark all as read", I feel as if I haven't done my homework if I leave the posts unread, so I don't read them but I don't want to be reminded about them either!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love wontons and that soup looks delicious! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Happy cook said...

Bombay Brussels looking forward to you delicius ravioli recipe.

Saju thankyou

Jaya, yeah i like them steamed too , i do them when i want to serve them for starters.

CHam hi hi i do that sometimes, but then i feel guilty:

Teresa i am sure your version is going to be something with chcolate inside, looking forward to it.

Sra i too do that especially wehn i am on a full break.
I know i too feel guilty if i don't read them.

Rosa thankyou.

Tastes of Home said...

I always love wonton soup hehe, great recipe and looks good too :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

looks great I just dont have the wonton wraps gotta make them soon for sure...

Cynthia said...

I have been wanting to make this for so long! I wish I lived next door to you so that I could come over for me.

I am definitely going to set my mind and make some wonton soup soon.

n33ma said...

Looks amazing..........yea doesn't need to be authentic to taste great.

kamala said...

Perfect for this weather..Delicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yeah it is better to check the reader every couple of hrs than to avoid totally the whole weekend :) wonton soup makes me go to some chinese restaurant and have it now.. looks yummy.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those wontons look great! They take time to make, but I think it is so fun! :)

raaji said...

u made it seem look a lot easier than it is.....soup is sth i guess will never make at home.bcoz its 80F here.....

meeso said...

Great pictures, looks delicious!

Jaime said...

that looks so tasty! i love wonton soup

LG said...

People in Singapore love Wonton soup very much. I am yet to create a vegetarian version of the soup, which is on my 'to do' list

Nags said...

i am impressed with how much trouble u went thru for this :)

Darius T. Williams said...

There's nothing like a good won ton soup and this looks great!!!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Swati said...

Yummy soup.. I love wontons... veg ones though....

Lavi said...

thou its a year old..it could make me crave for..thanks for the pictorial illustration!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks like a long procedure,but nice one....
Even I dont(couldnot) blog hop in weekends,as u say after 2 days when we come back almost all blogs will be having full comments,we will be the last to comment...hehee...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something new to me dear. Comforting soup perfect to the weather here.

Retno Prihadana said...

This is one of my comfort soups. I like it so much.

Lore said...

Can you please come over and make these for me? My mouth is watering, I mean literally!

Jayashree said...

Nice step by step pics.

AnuSriram said...

i have something for u in my blog... Pls check it out!

Priya said...

Tempting wonton soup...looks delicious...

Ramya said...

This is new to me. Pls visit YAAT post at my blog. I have something for you...

Happy cook said...

Taste of home me too love tham and thankyou

Ramya do get them you will fall in love with them too

Cunthia do try you will love them also. Hi hi if you come over i will surley give you more than a bowl, i will give few wonton more as a bonus :-)

n33ma yeah i totally agree

Kamala thankyou

Mahimma yeah but i am trying not to go to the computer on weekedns.

Jeendz, yeah the first time i made the it took ages at least i thought now i have become like a sort of expert ;-)

Raaji dosent matter it it is hot there, you will still love these

Meeso thankyou

Jaime thankyou

lg if i find a veg recipe i will inform you

Nags fist time it was a lot of trouble now it has gotten easy

Darrius thankyou, it is delicious

Swati i have never tried the veg ones, maybe next time

Lavi thankyou

Raks yeah i know monday everybody as commented, but then still i go and comment anyway

Kitchen flavour indeed it is comforting

Retno, yeah here my family loves it when i make them

Lore hi hi wait till you taste them you will ask for a seconf bowl :-)

Jayashree thankyou

Anusriram will be there in a jiffy

Priya thankyou

Ramya will be there in a flash :-)

Bhawana said...

soup seems deliicous dear. I dint know about wonton roll papers. I nice informative post for me.

Purva Desai said...

As it is getting chilly day by day I am craving for more and more soup and nothing is better than wonton soup....
it looks sizzling and yummy....wontons are perfect...

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great. I've always loved wonton soup but I've never tried to make it. I like your idea of making the wontons ahead and freezing them - it makes a lot of sense.

Sujatha said...

228 posts is indeed intimidating at the first look :) Your wontons look great! And I'm like you.. I mostly don't follow the authentic method and tweak it up to how my family like it :) Wonderful Soup, HC!

Divya.M said...

really new recipe for me....:)
Pls collecct awards from my blog...

Sharmi said...

very nice recipe. I think I will substitute veggies for the same.

Divya Vikram said...

That looks like a lot of work But worth it I guess.. looks perfect for this weather. I know how blogging becomes addictive.i too try to reduce my time blogging during weekends.

DK said...

Love this soup. Bookmarked. Will make it coming weekend :)

Arfi Binsted said...

you're a good cook, happy. everything looks so yummy coming out of your kitchen. our weather is unpredictable here and the temperature is going lower than it should be. well, i guess it's just marking the end of spring :) this soup is perfect for warming up the chilly days.

Yasmeen said...

mmm..comfort in a bowl,Wonton soup is still in my to try list:)

Red Chillies said...

Hi HC, I was able to comment on your blog after a long time. For some reasons, I would get some java script error. Even though I am a vegetarian my mouth is watering here!

Joanna said...

this is a beautiful soup! i remember there was a chinese restaurant at the end of my street, and my little sister and i would go there every day after school and get wonton soup. thanks for bringing back memories! i totally forgot about it.

Maria said...

I love wonton soup! So delicious!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Oh I love wonton soup.. I found your site through The Goddess Kitchen. I will definitly try this and return to your site.

Deborah said...

I have a hard time keeping up with my reader, too! I love wontons, so this sounds delicious!

Rosie said...

Lovely recipe H.C. those wontons and soup look so yummy!

Rosie x

vidhas said...

Hi very nice recipe. Can u tell me whether we can get wonton sheets in India. I have to make veg version of this, what i can stuff inside. Kindly let me know.

Happy cook said...

Arfi getting a complimetn from a wonderful cook like you is a real honour, so thankyou very much.

Vidhas , i am not sure if we get this in india, at least i have not seen then when i was htere.
I think i have in one of my cooking books the recipe for home made wonton wrappers ( will have to check it) If you want i can e mail you the recipe

Roopa said...

Thats a nice looking delicious cup of soup:) I love soups :) I have never tried wontons,have to buy it sometime

Katerina said...

Who cares how authentic it is? It looks wonderful!

ironstef said...

yum! these sure were some tasty wontons!!