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BITE SIZE BEAUTIES ( VIETNAMESE SUMMER ROLLS)






These spring rolls are refreshing and is my family favorite one. Especially my son loves this so much. To make easy for him I always do small small bite size rolls instead of big rolls. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer and so healthy too. You can also variate the stuffing's according to your taste. You can eat in any numbers and be guilt free. Here goes my version and combination of crunchy, refreshing, healthy rolls.....







Ingredients :


Rice wrappers - as you needed ( I use small circles, you can use big for bigger rolls)
Carrot - little julienned
Cucumber - deseeded and julienned
Rice vermicelli or Noodles - cooked as per the instruction given in the packet
Tofu - Cut like finger strips and toast in the pan with slight salt seasoning or deep fry. I usually shallow fry and make it crisp
Beans sprouts - little
Coriander or Mint or Basil - few if your using coriander , basil and mint one is enough according to your choice( I usually use basil or coriander)
Lettuce - shredded
Green onion or spring onion - only the green part.







Method :


1. Keep everything ready in a plate.. Lets start.
2. Now dip the wrappers in the warm water for few seconds.
3. Keep in a plate, keep little stuffing one by one at the end of the circle.
4. Now start covering the stuffing and roll it by tucking the sides. As we do for spring rolls.
5. And keep in the dry plate.
6. Do everything very fast.
7. Serve this refreshing rolls with soy dipping sauce(my version), Garlic chill sauce or Peanut sauce.











My customized version of Dipping sauce :


This sauce goes well with other dishes like Pan fried Tofu, Sauteed Broccoli, Noodles, Dumplings ... according to your liking.


Light soy sauce - 2 tsp
Vinegar or lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - little chopped very finely
Ginger - little very finely chopped
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli padi or you can use chilli garlic sauce - 1/2 tsp
Peanuts - very little crushed (optional)









Method :


Mix everything in a bowl and whisk well. Keep this at least for one hour to get better taste and so that the flavors will be well infused.






Note:

1. Do not over stuff as it will get ripped. Just 3 to 4 juliennes in every vegetable is more than enough for small rolls.
2.For Big rolls you can stuff more and even you can pack it for picnic or lunches too....




Sook  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:23 AM)  

Oh I love those rolls! I love the name, summer rolls! :)

Sushma Mallya  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:32 AM)  

Rolls look very cute and so nice...love these beauties..

ARUNA  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM)  

oh lovely rolls yaa, very different!

Panchpakwan  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM)  

Lovely guilt free rolls..& Helathy too

Priya  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM)  

Omg, my fav rolls, just love them...tempting me a lot to make them immediately, lovely dips Pavi..

Guntur Traditions  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM)  

i luv bite size foods and ur luks good for me

Cool Lassi(e)  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:41 AM)  

Man this is awesome. Looks so healthy and oh so elegant! I definitely wanna try this.

AshKuku  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM)  

Yummy size zero bites.... Sheer Beauties for sure.... SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Balakrishna Saraswathy  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM)  

I'm going to shift my home next to urs immediately if u don't stop post such drooling recipes Pavi..looks so mouth-watering and just pass me the plate now:))

priya  – (February 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM)  

they really are beautiful!!..looks awesome!

Rachana Kothari  – (February 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM)  

I love these rolls!!! Healthy and Yummy!!!

Gulmohar  – (February 25, 2010 at 11:52 AM)  

Love them...have had them only in restaurants...Should try this at home, now :-)

Jagruti  – (February 25, 2010 at 11:55 AM)  

Rolls looks so tempting and great..just love them..

Deepa G Joshi  – (February 25, 2010 at 12:03 PM)  

such colorful and cute rolls. love the name..its apt for the climate here.

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Happy Cook  – (February 25, 2010 at 12:24 PM)  

I love these rolls too and this looks so good and that dipping sauce is just superb.

Sanjana  – (February 25, 2010 at 12:54 PM)  

I cannot get over how beautiful these are. So healthy and flavourful to. Really pretty!

Smita Srivastava  – (February 25, 2010 at 12:56 PM)  

Truly- they look pretty n tempting too !!!

Cham  – (February 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM)  

I made it long back, i love to eat anything!

Renuka Bedre - Rao  – (February 25, 2010 at 1:20 PM)  

I have never eaten these! they look so cute..loved d way u prepared dip too..Gr8 combo!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (February 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM)  

Looks like the one we get in restaurant......will try & tell u the result.Yummy

Mriganayani  – (February 25, 2010 at 2:43 PM)  

Looks wonderful Pavithra - I love these rolls - they are indeed very light to eat and that dipping sauce is perfect!

Trendsetters  – (February 25, 2010 at 2:59 PM)  

lovely colors and beautiful presentation

simply.food  – (February 25, 2010 at 3:16 PM)  

Lovely rolls ,beautiful eye catching clicks too.Love the dipping sauce too.

kothiyavunu  – (February 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM)  

WOOOOO!!! rolls looks soooo cute mouth-watering...LOVELY BEAUTIES.

Rekha shoban  – (February 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM)  

cute presnetation...and nice summer rolls...

jeyashrisuresh  – (February 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM)  

oh wow ,absolutely guilt free snack.Nice pictures.

Cinnamon-Girl  – (February 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM)  

These look so very fresh and delicious. A wonderful dipping sauce too.

Fathima  – (February 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM)  

love these.. great presentation too.. were do you get the rice wrappers?

Spice  – (February 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM)  

looks so yummy....got to make them soon now....

Pavithra  – (February 25, 2010 at 10:26 PM)  

Dear Fatima ,

You can get the wrappers in asian food section in any stores.

shanthi  – (February 25, 2010 at 11:37 PM)  

Helathy and awesome rolls. Perfect dip.

Nithya  – (February 26, 2010 at 1:05 AM)  

Wow.. this is so new to me.. we dont get these wraps here I guess.. :(

Anni are all the vegetables raw??? no cooking is needed is it.. sounds cool and simple. :)

Latha  – (February 26, 2010 at 4:55 AM)  

Rolls look cute and yummy. Loved the dip as well :).

PJ  – (February 26, 2010 at 9:55 AM)  

oh wow, I love these beauties! I have been looking for a good dipping sauce recipe for the summer rolls, yours is perfect. Bookmarked.

Pam  – (February 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM)  

So cute and delicious! A perfect appetizer.

Gita  – (February 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM)  

Lovely Pavithra...healthy and delicious wraps...love the dip too..looks so spicy and tasty :)

Pedhakka  – (February 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM)  

Yummy!! will try this and let you know !!!

Sumi  – (February 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM)  

Guess what... Today I took out a packet of wrappers to make spring rolls which turned out to be rice wrappers.Since the picture in the packet was a deep fried spring roll,( the instructions were in dutch) I started frying them which resulted in a oily soggy roll.Then I remembered reading your post in the morning, ran to the laptop, searched for this page and then learned how to work with Rice wrappers.

Then finished all my remaining rolls, which was relatively very simple and easy..Loved and relished it , I also made the sauce.
Thanks for this wonderful post.

Simply Life  – (February 26, 2010 at 3:16 PM)  

wow! i would love to eat those right now!

Valarmathi  – (February 27, 2010 at 2:48 AM)  

Lovely and healthy recipe... looks tempting and yummy.

sangi  – (February 28, 2010 at 10:54 PM)  

Happy holi Pavithra
n yummy&useful post as usual

Red Chillies  – (March 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM)  

Love this idea Pavithra. I will try to get hold of the wrappers this weekend. Let see if DS likes this.

Red Chillies  – (April 5, 2010 at 2:59 PM)  

Pavithra, where do you buy these wrappers from? From the regular grocery? Is it available in the freezer section ? Speciality section?
Sorry I am asking so many questions. But would love to try on DS.

Deepa Iyer  – (June 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM)  

Great pictures. I have the wrappers at home and haven't been using them. Time to put them to good use. :) Cheers! Been following your blog for quite a while now.

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