Baked Wonton Wraps with Potato peas masala

Baked Wonton Wraps with Potato Peas Masala

Most of them in this country will have some or the other plan for Summer. I think it applies globally. But souls like my husband and I hardly make any plans. Though I think of doing gazillion things during summer I get carried away by our crazy weekend schedules. Vasanth being a musician has quite a lot of chores to do during weekends as that is the only time he gets to work on music amidst his hectic IT job. So you can either see him preparing for a concert or composing a new tune. Sigh. And I make the best use of weekend by cooking for my blog. This way I can cook when there is abundant natural light. In the last few posts you would have seen me posting pictures taken with natural light. I say this is the benefit of staying home during weekends. On the brighter side, TH gets a short break from a complaining wife 😉 But all his hardwork and my sacrifices does get paid when an album like ‘Rim Jhim’ releases. This is his first bengali album and his first project as an arranger (Usually he composes and arranges music). It is sung by Anwesha’, one of most popular singers in India and Debanjalee, a local talent who is also the composer for this album. Though I don’t understand even a single word, I have been humming two of my favorite songs for last few months. And one of them has a video too which is been telecasted in some of the bengali channels and is also available in youtube. If you are interested you can click the link below to watch. It doesn’t really matter if you know bengali or not. I can assure you that you will end up humming this song.

Rim Jhim, The Music VideoClick this link to watch.

Okay, back to my weekend plans. Last week, TH took me to an estate sale and what a bummer it was. Though there were few antique plates and serveware, most of them were chipped or they had really bad stains on them. And guess what I bought, a small glass creamer for $1. What a waste of time. My initial plan was to visit Indian grocery store after this, but TH was in no mood to drive for another 15 minutes. So on our way back home we stopped at a farm that I have been wanting to visit for an year and half now. As the summer has just begun they had little variety of produce. But all I needed was tomatoes, eggs and potatoes. The potatoes weren’t looking as sexy as they would be in a normal grocery store. They had just harvested them and it was covered with soil. But wait, that means it is super fresh. I was happy to pick them though I was looking to buy the yellow variety of potatoes like yukon. I normally plan what I should cook for my blog. Does it sound like I am bluffing. It was, but these days I am sticking to my plans atleast on the cooking perspective. So I knew what I had to make with these super fresh potatoes. It was to combine potato and peas and make a masala just like the samosa filling and stuff it inside the wonton wraps. Instead of frying the wraps, I decided to bake them.

Potato and Green Peas
And coming back to where I started, TH & I aren’t that boring couple too. We will be roaming around the pristine beaches of florida keys whilst you are reading this post. We have planned to celebrate my birthday in Keywest, the tip of the United states. I will be back soon with tons of pictures.

Baked Wonton Wraps with Potato Peas Masala

How it tasted?

These wonton wraps are grease free so it makes you feel light. But yes these wraps don’t have any flavor by themselves. The concoction of mashed potatoes, peas and Indian spices adds a kick to those flavorless wraps. Brushing it lightly with butter makes it more yummy. And serving it with Indian green chutney and ketchup makes it yummier. So If you are looking for a healthy and low fat appetizer for your family or a get together this will be a great choice. Go bake them and don’t forget to poke me, I will be waiting to know how you liked it.

[amd-recipeseo-recipe:3]

Notes

If you are using dried green peas, then you must soak in overnight and pressure cook.
If you are using fresh green peas, wash and boil them in water until they are tender.

A glimpse from my kitchen

Frozen wonton wraps should be thawed before using. So pull them out of your freezer an hour before you start doing the prep work.
In a sauce pan, boil water. When it starts rolling add potato, salt and let it cook until it is fork tender. You can also use pressure cooker to do the same.

Boil Potatoes
Allow it to cool. Peel the skin and mash it using your hand or potato masher.

Mash PotatoesMash PotatoesIn a wide skillet, add oil. When it is hot add cumin seeds and let it splutter.

Add oil, cumin seeds
On a medium flame, add finely chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or until the raw smell of ginger garlic fades.


Add frozen green peas. Mash it as you saute for another minute or two.

Add green peas
Add mashed potatoes.

Add mashed potatoes Then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, chat masala, dry mango powder, black salt, garam masala and mix it well to blend. Cook for few more minutes.

Add spices

Blend well
Allow the masala to cool.

Potato and Peas masala

You can use egg whites for binding the wraps. Else mix 2 tsp of all purpose flour in few tsp of water to form a glue like paste.
Preheat oven at 350 F. Line a cookie tray/baking sheet with wax/parchment paper. Brush it with oil or butter.
Take a sheet of wonton wrap. Place 1 tbsp of potato peas masala in the center.

Place a scoop of masala in the center
Brush the sides with egg white or the flour/water mix. Pull the diagonal edges and seal. Likewise pull the other two edge and seal. Repeat this step for other wonton wraps.

Brush it and fold
When you are done, slide the tray into the oven and bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes.

Bake it in the oven

You will see the edges turning into golden brown and crispy.

Baked Wonton Wraps with Potato Peas masala
Remove it from the oven. If you wish brush it lightly with butter or oil. Allow it to cool and serve it with green chutney or ketchup.

Baked Wonton Wraps with Potato Peas masala

You are awesome!!! Thanks a bunch for leaving your valuable comment. It certainly makes me happy and helps me to learn and improve.

26 comments

  1. kankana says:

    This would probably be my next attempt. I like steam ones more but sometimes I like to deep fry which I am trying to avoid these days. I was wondering about the baking method and then I see it in your blog :) I will give it a try next week .. will let ya know !

  2. Priya Sreeram says:

    hey watched the music album- nice efforts and congrats to your hubby for pursuing something closer to heart despite the hectic wotk routine; loved the vocals too ! baked stuff looks super-yum; like u said the magic of fresh produce has a great taste ! have fun and advance wishes on your b’day- enjoy !

  3. Kalpana Sareesh says:

    Firstly i loved the album so so much the actor she gave the life to the song.. secondly its awesome to see these baked wontons.. Awesome!! n kudos to ur hubby’s work!!!though i could not understand the language but still i njoyed it..

  4. aipi says:

    As you mentioned in the post, the first thought that came to mind as I saw this was ‘samosa’ well, ‘oriental samosa’ to be precise. Very neat idea and even better baked.
    US Masala is hosting a giveaway. Do check it out here
    US Masala

  5. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy says:

    I totally enjoyed this post Radhika..each picture looks like a fruit of labour..Do you know you just created a healthy indo chinese dish- I think you should call them “chinese samosa” :) Look very yummy!

Leave a Reply

Loading Facebook Comments ...

No Trackbacks.