How to make Chilli Oil Wontons -

Steamed lamb wontons served with chilli oil.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chilli oil (चिल्ली आइल), Lamb mince (कीमा)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chilli Oil Wontons

Chilli Oil Wontons Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Oil Wontons Recipe

  • Chilli oil 3-4 tablespoons

  • Lamb mince 1½ cups

  • Wonton sheets 12-16

  • Spring onion greens chopped, 1-2 stalks

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped, 2-3 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs chopped, 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • lemon flavoured pepper ½ teaspoon

  • Sugar ¼ teaspoon

  • Light soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 2-3 tablespoons

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) for garnishing


Step 1

Combine lamb mince, spring onion greens, chopped coriander, spring onion bulbs, salt, lemon flavoured pepper, sugar and soy sauce in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Mix flour in some water and mix well to make a thick slurry.

Step 3

Place the wonton sheets on a worktop. Put a portion of the mince mixture on one end, apply slurry on the edges and fold over to make a triangle. Twist the edges, apply slurry and stick together to form wontons.

Step 4

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Place the wontons in it and steam for 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

Heat chilli oil in a non-stick pan. Add chilli flakes, mix well and heat well.

Step 6

Place the wontons on a serving platter, garnish with sesame seeds and coriander sprigs and serve hot with the chilli oil.

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