Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wonton Soup - A Recipe Of Warm Goodness

October is leaving making me feel guilty about how much less time I have given to my love my blog and my fellow food enthusiasts. At first it was festival fervor and then all the festivities had left me tired. But Diwali festivities were indeed a joy. A time which comes once in a year.

Visiting friends and having guests have made me gorge on so much of calories. I am sure each of the food lover must have put on a few kilos. Post the festivities, the time to shed those extra kilos has come. Being not an exercise person what max I can do is with food. That too cutting on the high calorie ingredients and opting for healthier ones. And now with cold winds and dropping temperatures winter is on its way. A time when we want to sleep a bit more in mornings, eat a bit more in meals and feel a bit more drowsy.

Light soups are a delight in this cold weather. Warming our souls and protecting us from the cold winds. And when it comes to soups, I have a special liking for Chinese soups. Hot n spicy balancing the coldness. Last night I decided on making Wonton soup keeping my dinner light and having a great morning ahead. Deriving its name from Cantonese (simplified Chinese), the name won ton means swallowing a cloud. The wontons floating in this popular soup of Chinese cuisine are thought to resemble clouds. The soup is served hot and makes a fulfilling meal in itself.



Ingredients

For Wontons

1 cup chicken minced
2 tbsp onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
salt to taste
a package of wonton wrappers
water as required

For Soup

4 cup chicken broth
vegetables of your choice (broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, scallions etc)
1/2 cup noodles (optional)
salt to taste
pinch of black pepper

Method

* Mix all the wonton ingredients together properly to make the filling.
* Then moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper with water.
* Place a big teaspoon of the filling in the center and fold the edges giving desired shape.
* Take care in closing the edges so that the won tons do not open while boiling.
* In a large pan boil water add the won tons made.
* Let them cook for 10 minutes and they come up in the pot.
* Remove them from the pan and set aside.
* Boil chicken broth in another pan with salt and pepper according to your taste.
* Add broccoli, scallions and won tons to it.
* Bring it to a boil.

Note: No need to add all the won tons made. You can use a few as per your requirement and freeze the rest. For almost 2 months you can use them for making wonton soup.

15 comments:

Sanghi on October 28, 2009 6:57 AM said...

Delicious soup da!

Sangeetha Subhash on October 28, 2009 7:47 AM said...

Your soup looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!

Anncoo on October 28, 2009 7:53 AM said...

Amazing! You made Wonton soup? Good job :D

Nat on October 28, 2009 8:07 AM said...

Anshika...where have you been ? Long time no see ! This looks gorgeous....perfect for the wet chilly weather over here.... I always prefer home made chinese than ordering take out. & This is so easy to put together...I will give it a shot ! Thanks...

Priya on October 28, 2009 3:42 PM said...

Am inviting myself to ur place just to finish this gorgeous soup!

Home Cooked Oriya Food on October 28, 2009 5:39 PM said...

I was also missing you! Welcome back...
Amazing soup - yours looks delicious!
And lovely click too...

kitchen queen on October 29, 2009 6:54 AM said...

lovely and a perfect healthy soup and yummy also.you can also visit my blog and give ur comments.

ARUNA on October 29, 2009 8:03 AM said...

Hi Anshika....tht's a gorgeous soup and an awesome click!!!

Gulmohar on October 29, 2009 8:32 AM said...

Thanks for visiting Collaborative curry :-) I love wonton soup and your soup looks fabulous ...

Sushma Mallya on October 29, 2009 9:13 AM said...

Delicious soup and lovely pic..liked the brocolli tikki too...very nice one..thanks for sharing ..

Mythreyi Dilip on October 29, 2009 12:15 PM said...

A yummy and perfect soup for this cold weather!!!

Malar Gandhi on October 29, 2009 2:31 PM said...

Delicious soup...perfect for the weather here...

Parita on October 30, 2009 3:10 AM said...

Gorgeous click, perfect and healthy soup for winter!

my kitchen on November 1, 2009 8:31 AM said...

Perfect one for winter time.Do visit my blog when u r free

likestocook on November 10, 2009 5:50 PM said...

Nice pictures. What type of camera do you use?

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