Tamarind is especially popular in Indian cooking, especially from the southern region, and I grew up eating candied Tamarind after meals due to its digestive properties, which is really addicting in that particular form. It's rarely used in American…
cooking, and I thought it would be interesting to fuse some Tamarind, in a sweet and spicy sauce, and immediately the thought of spring rolls came to mind.
- 1 pound boneless chicken thighs (washed and dried, then chopped roughly)
- 3 inches fresh ginger (piece of, peeled and roughly chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (washed)
- 1/2 tablespoon tamarind paste
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup (good quality)
- 8 roll (spring, wrapping sheets)
- 1 cup oil (high heat, for frying, I used Grapeseed oil)
- Place all ingredients of the filling (Chicken, ginger, garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce) into a food processor and run for about 2 minutes till everything is incorporated into a giant mush. Let it marinade for a bit for around 15 minutes
- Combine everything from the sauce ingredients (Tamarind paste, ketchup, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce) in a small bowl and mix well. Add more ketchup or Soy sauce if needed. It should taste sweet and spicy with a hint of tart Tamarind.
- Wrap 2 tbsp of filling into each spring roll wrapper. Make 8 rolls, each about 3 to 4 inches long.
- Heat 1 cup oil in a small pot on medium high. When the oil is hot enough (dip wooden skewer/chopstick in oil, if it bubbles oil's ready) gently drop two rolls into the hot oil with a pair of tongs or chopsticks. Fry for 2 minutes and then flip and repeat. Remove them when they look really delicious, crunchy and golden brown!
- And that's it! You're done.
|Calories490Calories from Fat340|
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|Calories from Fat340|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.