Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking )

Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking )

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Sesame fingers are one of the most favorite snacks in chinese cuisine. This recipe calls for sliced bread, so if you have leftover bread, this is a delicious way to use them up. Shredded veggies are used as a topping on the bread and then batter-fried. These are then cut into strips and served, hence the name. These fingers make a great snack when your kids get back from school or even as finger food in a party. You can try adding paneer or tofu along with the veggies as a variation, but the sesame seeds are a must, as they add a nice crunchiness to this snack. Enjoy!

Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking ) recipe - How to make Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 sesame fingers
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For The Topping
1/2 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables
(french beans , carrots)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
3/4 cup boiled , peeled and grated potatoes
salt to taste
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli powder

Other Ingredients
4 bread slices
1/2 cup plain flour (maida) dissolved in 3/4 cup water
4 tsp sesame seeds (til)
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
chilli sauce

For the topping

    For the topping
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  2. Add the capsicum and celery and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes, salt, soya sauce and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Remove from the flame, divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside to cool.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place 1 bread slice on a flat, dry surface and spread a little prepared topping evenly on the slice and press it lightly.
  2. Apply a little prepared plain flour-water mixture prepared mixture evenly over it.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tsp of sesame seeds evenly on top.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 3 more such bread slices.
  5. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the bread slices, one at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Cut each slice into 3 equal long strips (fingers) and serve immediately dotted with chilli sauce.
Nutrient values per sesame finger
Energy103 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates9.3 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A124.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C10.2 mg
Folic Acid2.2 mcg
Calcium20.8 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium31 mg
Potassium32.9 mg
Zinc0.2 mg
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Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking )
 on 24 Feb 16 10:55 PM

Tarla Dalal
25 Feb 16 11:09 AM
   Thanks Sounthar. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Sesame Fingers ( Chinese Cooking )
 on 17 Jun 14 02:59 PM

It's a sinful deep-fried starter, but it's ideal for parties because its easy to make and tastes yummmmm. Enjoy it with ketchup.