These crispy vegetable macaroni parcels are perfect for any celebration. Delicious vegetable and macaroni filling packed inside samosa sheets in the shape of a parcel. Golden and crispy these parcels are a show-stopping delight.
Course: Appetizer, Iftar, Ramadan, Side Dish, Snack
Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al-dente.
In a wok or a medium pan, heat oil. Add to it garlic, green chillies and ginger saute' for about 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and mix well
Add the vegetables to the mixture. Add the seasoning, salt, pepper and chilli sauce. Turn heat to medium-high and stir fry vegetables until the carrots have softened. Now add the oyster sauce and give it a good mix.
Now add the boiled macaroni to the vegetables and toss well. Take the mixture out in a bowl and allow it to cool completely.
For Flour Paste
In a small bowl, mix flour and water forming a thick paste. This will be used to seal the parcels.
To Make the Vegetable Macaroni Parcels
Take two samosa sheets. Place one sheet horizontally and the other vertically on top of it making a plus sign or a cross pattern. (Make sure to apply flour paste in the centre of the bottom samosa sheet so that both sheets stick together)
Now place the vegetable macaroni filling in the centre. Apply flour paste on all the four sides of the sheets.
Now lift the top side of the sheet and cover the filling by folding it on the top. Similarly, fold the left and the bottom sides of the sheet by wrapping over and finally the right side to make it in a shape of a parcel. (check the pictorial for easy understanding)
Prepare all the parcels in the same manner. Make sure the filling is tightly packed inside so it doesn't come out of the parcels. (Seal any holes on the corners by flour paste)
Prepare all the rolls in a similar manner, repeating the process.
Prepare the dredging station: In a shallow plate whisk eggs and season with salt and pepper. In another shallow plate add flour and in the third plate add the breadcrumbs.
Now coat the prepared vegetable macaroni parcels in flour, then in egg and coat with breadcrumbs. Then again in whisked eggs and coat again with breadcrumbs. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before frying. (This breading/ coating step is optional, you can fry the parcels without coating them in flour, egg and breadcrumbs)
For Frying: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the vegetable macaroni parcels until golden and crisp from both sides. Drain on kitchen paper.
Serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce.
TO CUSTOMIZE: These parcels are versatile and can be easily customized according to your liking.. Swap macaroni with chicken, meat or fish. Add your favourite vegetables, add mince meat, cheese, mushrooms or anything you prefer. TO MAKE-AHEAD: You can easily make these vegetable macaroni parcels ahead of time and keep in the fridge. Fry when needed. I would suggest making a big-batch of the parcels and freezing them. TO FREEZE: Place the vegetable macaroni parcels in a single layer onto a baking sheet; freeze until firm. Transfer to a Ziploc bag or a freezer safe container. These can be frozen up to 3 months. To fry from frozen, don't thaw or defrost. Fry the parcels directly out of the freezer. TO REHEAT: Parcels are the crispiest when eaten fresh, but if you want to reheat any leftovers, line the parcels on a baking sheet or tray and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F or until heated through.