Today I am back with a exciting Appetizer recipe. These Baked vegetable wanton cups will be a star attraction of any party. I bet Your family and guests will crave for more. You can adjust the spice level as per your palate. My family loves a slightly spicy starters as they go very well with the drinks served. You can also serve as a after school Snack . You can add veggies or meat of your choice. A I am a vegetarian , I love to serve these with Mix vegetable stuffing . You can make these in just 25 minutes and serve. I have used ready made wanton wrappers to make the cups. If you have time you can make them at home too.
Ingredients for Baked Vegetable Wanton Cups:
Wanton Wrappers– You can use store bought wrappers and make them at home in case you have time.
Baby Potatoes–A versatile vegetable and goes well with all Spices.
Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms –I love to add mushrooms as my meat loving friends will not miss the meat. Mushrooms give a nice meaty texture to the filling.
Baby Corn–Another versatile vegetable i love to add to my appetizers.
Ginger Garlic Paste– Enhances the taste of the dish.
Onion—I love the golden brown onions in this dish.
Cumin/ Jeera–One of my most favourite spice to add to my indian inspired dishes.
Mustard Oil–You can use any oil of your choice .I love the flavor it imparts to the dish.
Mustard / Rai—Anotheer main ingredient for tempering.
Turmeric / Haldi– Lot of health benefits and i try to include this spice in my dish.
Kashmiri Chilli Powder– Gives a nice color to the dish .It is not spicy.
Curry Masala –Gives a nice taste to the dish. You can add any masala of your choice.
Pav Bhaji Masala—One of my most favourite masala. Blends very well with the veggies I have used.
Salt to taste– Main ingredient of the dish.
Fresh Coriander–Love the greens in my dish. Imparts a nice flavor.
Fresh thick yogurt– I love Yogurt dressing and this goes very well with this stuffed wanton cups.
Dried dill leaves– You can use fresh dill leaves if you can get them . If not dried dill leaves are fine too.
Red Chilli Flakes– Some spice kick to the dish.
Recipe for Baked Vegetable Wanton Cups:
Author: Preethi Prasad
Prep Time : 5 Mins
Cook Time : 20 Mins
Total Time : 25 mins
Course : Starter / Appetizer
20 Wanton Wrappers
12 Boiled baby Potatoes (each cut into 4 parts)
8 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms chopped
10 Baby Corn chopped
1 Onion Finely Chopped
1 Tsp Cumin/ Jeera
2 Tsp Mustard Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard / Rai
1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
1/4 Tsp Curry Masala
2 Tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Fresh Coriander
2 Cups Fresh thick yogurt
1.5 Tsp Dried dill leaves
1 Tsp Red Chilli Flakes
Oil to grease the baking tray
Cherry Tomatoes for Garnish (Completely Optional)
For the Stuffing:
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add mustard oil. let it become hot.
Once the oil is very hot at jeera and rai. Let it splutter.
Add finely Chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2 -3 minutes.
Add cubed boiled potatoes and baby corn . Let it turn golden brown .It will take about 5 minutes.
Now add chopped mushrooms , chopped fresh coriander .Mix well and saute for another 3 minutes.
Now add turmeric, chilli powder, curry powder and pav bhaji masala.
Mix well and cook till the vegetables are nicely coated with the masala.
Turn off the heat and let it cool.
For Wanton Cups:
Grease the cup cake tray.
Gently Press the wanton wrappers into the muffin pan forming the cups.
Make sure there is enough opening for the filling.
Place them in a preheated oven at 180 C and bake for about 5 minutes untill they turn slightly brown.
Once done remove them from the oven.
For the Dressing:
In a bowl mix the thick yogurt , dried dill leaves , chilli flakes and salt.Keep it aside.
Assembling the :
Take a baked cup
Stuff the cooked vegetable mix. Garnish with the yogurt dressing and cherry tomatoes and serve.