Sunday, 1 September 2013

Chinese Scallion Pancakes - IFC 1

I am happy to be part of IFC – International Food Challenge initiated by Mrs. Saraswathi Tharagaram of Saras yummy bites and Mrs. Shobana Sekar of Kitchensecrets and snippets. The objective of this challenge is to explore the world cuisine, try and taste international recipes and learn about different heritage and food in other parts of the world. Thank you very much Sara and Shobana for this wonderful challenge.
The very first challenge in IFC for this month is the Cantonese Cuisine which is one of the main cuisines of China.


Cantonese Cuisine comes from Guangdong Province in Southern China and it is one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine. The basic cooking techniques of Cantonese cuisine include roasting, stir-frying, sautéing, deep frying, braising, stewing and steaming. Steaming and stir frying are most commonly used to preserve the ingredients natural flavours. The most characteristic cooking methods of Cantonese Cuisine are cooking in salt, cooking in wine, baking in a pan and soft “C” frying.

For this challenge I chose to do the Chinese Scallion Pancake and the Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry. It was really super fabulous and I am sharing Chinese Scallion Pancake in this post.

Here’s how to make Chinese Scallion Pancake and Soy Dipping Sauce with step by step photos…

Chinese Scallion Pancake :

Ingredients
All-purpose flour[APF]
2 cups + for dusting
Coarse Salt
½ tsp
Hot boiling water
1 cup
Vegetable/Sunflower oil
3 to 4 tbsp
Scallions/Spring onions[green part only]
2 cups finely chopped
Coarse salt
For sprinkling
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yeild: 4-8 servings
Recipe Source: Food Network

Method

Prepare dough:

In a deep bowl mix together APF, salt, 1 tbsp of oil and water. This can be done in a food processor but I made the dough using my hands.


Transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead dough until soft and smooth and forming a ball, 10 minutes. Cover with cling film and a warm towel, let it stand for 20 minutes.

Make Pancakes:

Divide dough in to 5 or 6 pieces of equal size. Roll the pieces into balls.


Place a ball of dough on a well-floured work surface and roll out into a thin circle(about 1/16th inch thickness).


Spread a teaspoon of oil evenly over the pancake (use more if needed). Sprinkle salt evenly over the pancake. Sprinkle 1 – 2 tbsp of scallions over the pancake.


Roll the pancake up from one end like a rug, then curl the roll around in a spiral and pinch the end to the roll so stays wrapped.


With the palm of your hand, press the roll from the top to flatten it. Roll the pancake out to 1/8th inch thickenss.


Cook the Pancakes:

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until oil is shimmering. Cook the pancakes, flipping once, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side (add oil as necessary). Drain on paper towels, Season with salt. Cut into wedges, and serve with soy dipping sauce.


Soy Dipping Sauce:

Ingredients
Soy sauce
½ cup
Rice wine vinegar
¼ cup
Toasted sesame oil
2 tsp
Crumbled Dried Red chillies
½ tsp
Toasted sesame seed
½ tsp
Sugar
1 tsp

Method

Mix all the dipping ingredients mentioned in the table to make the sauce and serve it with the hot pancakes.


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18 comments:

  1. Looks great.. I have never tried, seems to be delicious one Priya.. :)

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  2. priya this is wonderful....looks more alike to naan...how did this taste....can we take this with curries too

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    1. They taste similar to Indian Parathas Divya, I acutally made chicken masala as side dish and it was awesome, any thing spicy even veg curry will be great...
      thanks dear

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  3. chinese pancakes looks lovely..I haven't tried it before..bookmarked !!

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  4. looks delicious and wonderful presentation dear...

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  5. Thanks for introducing a new cuisine.. Your pancake has come out very well..

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  6. Nice pancakes..love the flavor of scallions

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  7. Yum to these pancakes with scallion. We get plenty of these and I know for sure how delicious the taste would have been.

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  8. Ur method of preparation is too good and it has come out soft n flaky, yum, Thanks for trying dear

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  9. Pancake looks really delicious.

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  10. This looks so similar 2 parathas... yummy!

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  11. Lovely clicks n perfect pancakes Priya, me too made them n enjoyed them.....

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  12. Thank you very much everybody for your lovely lovely comments...

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  13. yummy pancakes Priya..Similar to Naan...and lovely clicks dear!

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  14. Looks yummy.. Picture perfect it looks :)

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