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My version of wonton soup (veg)

Happy Chinese New Year!

I have heard the name, wonton soup, before and was curious how it looks and making it at home. On our recent visit to one of the shopping malls, I noticed a Chinese restaurant with a glass window where they make dough and fillings and people can watch from outside. That increased my curiosity of the way they make it. I noticed a wonton soup at a recent potluck at my workplace. Oh Well! I thought. This was the time to venture further and make one at home. The only problem was, the version of Wonton Soup I had heard was made of shrimp etc., which is not appropriate for me.  So tried something similar at home, with vegetables and other ingredients, a bit Indianized with spices and such. I can’t compare to original, since I don’t quite know how the original looks or tastes, but this was somewhat a dinner meal for me.

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  • Dough preparation:
    • 5 tbsp All purpose flour
    • 1 tsp   Coriander powder
    • 1 tsp   Olive oil
    • Salt – as per your taste
    •  Warm water : as appropriate to mix dough
  • For Dough filling:
    • Potato – 1 medium sized or large (boiled and smashed)
    • Carrot – 1 shredded and squeezed the juice out (do not throw away the juice, it can be used for soup)
    • Coriander leaves (Cilantro leaves)
  • for Soup:
    • 1 tsp  Olive Oil
    • 1 tsp  Mustard Seeds
    • 1 tsp  Cumin seeds ( Jeera )
    • 1 tsp  Red Chilli powder
    • #2      Green Chillies ( if required )
    • Salt ( as per taste )
    • Spring onions ( as much as you need )
    • Spinach leaves ( as much as you need )
    • frozen peas (half a cup)


  • Dough:
    • Add some oil to a bowl of all purpose flour, add other ingredients listed above and mix well. Use water sparingly as you go. It should go too soggy, and not too dry either. Leave the mix for about half hour to settle in.
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  • Dough filling for Wonton:
    • Boil Potato and smash it completely, drain out all the water
    • Shred the Carrot and squeeze/drain out all the juice into a vessel
    • Mix potato, shredded carrot, and Cilantro
    • Add some salt and spices – chilli powder / nicely cut green chillies,  coriander powder, Ginger, pepper powder, and such.
    • Ensure this mix need to be almost dry as well, so no water content. If you feel it is a bit soggy, you can sprinkle a bit of all purpose flour so it gives a binding texture.

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  • Rolling Dough:
    • Take the dough, kneed it once
    • Make small balls to roll them and make flats
    • on a lightly sprinkled flour surface, roll each one to round or squares of about approx. 3 inches diameter / side, use some flour if you feel the flour sticks to the surface or to the rolling pin.
    • Add a bit of filling and fold the wontons by hand as in this image below. Do not use more flour while rolling / folding wontons, the folds might come off while boiling in the water otherwise.
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  • Soup:
    • Place a vessel on a cooking range, add a 1 tbsp of Oil, and let it heat a bit
    • Add mustard seeds and Coriander seeds ( if available)
    • Add hot peppers (chillies), peas and fry a bit. Add the drained carrot juice collected before. You may put chopped onions, ginger and any other vegetables you may choose to. Really, it is for your taste. 🙂
    • pour water to 3/4th of the vessel and let it to boil
    • Add all those filled wontons to the boiling water, and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes. Wontons cooked softer the better it would taste.
    • Stir occasionally, but watch out to not break the wontons.

Vegetarian version of wonton soup is now ready to pour into a bowl and enjoy the sip.

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February 8, 2019 Posted by | Soup | Leave a comment