Money Bags ( Chinese Cooking )

Money Bags ( Chinese Cooking )

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Chinese money bags, if you have wonton wrappers left over, make these cute little money bags the next time around! these dainty treats make a great starter or finger food that you can pass around during a party. Bamboo shoots make a great filling, but if that is not available use the vegetables you have in hand: carrots, mushroom, baby corn etc. Soya sauce and lemon impart a nice tangy flavor, and you could also mix in some chinese five-spice powder to add to the taste. Blanched coriander stems tied around the neck of these bags make an interesting garnish. Serve hot with spicy sauces and enjoy!

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Money Bags ( Chinese Cooking ) recipe - How to make Money Bags ( Chinese Cooking )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 bags
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For The Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
5 cloves garlic , finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
8 to 10 baby corn, finely chopped
8 slices bamboo shoots , finely chopped
a pinch chilli powder
1 tsp soy sauce
3/4 tsp lemon juice
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
8 wonton wrappers
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
spicy sauce
For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat oil in a wok / kadhai on a high flame till it smokes.
  2. Add the garlic and mushrooms and sauté on a high flame till they turn soft and golden brown in colour.
  3. Add the baby corn, bamboo shoots, salt, pepper, soya sauce and lemon juice, toss well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Cool slightly and divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place a wonton wrapper on a clean, dry surface, wet your fingers and apply a little water on it.
  2. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre, bring the edges together and seal them using your fingertips.
  3. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and stuffing to make 7 more bags.
  4. Heat oil in a wok / kadhai and deep-fry the bags until the wrapper puffs up and turns golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with spicy sauce.


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Nutrient values per bag
Energy105 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates9.2 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat7.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A70.4 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C2.4 mg
Folic Acid7.3 mcg
Calcium2.9 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium44.9 mg
Potassium79.7 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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