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Yellow Split Pea Won Tons

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1 package of won ton wrappers, round or square
1 cup split peas, yellow or green
1 can coconut milk
1 cup water or stock
1 cup yellow onion, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger grated
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
Pinch of turmeric
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro minced
1 Tablespoon Thai basil, slivered
¼ cup grated carrots
2 each scallions, slivered
Lime zest if available
2 tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper, fresh ground ideally
1 quart Grape seed or vegetable oil for frying

In a medium sauce pan on Medium high add vegetable oil, onions and 1 tsp of the salt and sauté onions for 3 minutes until just caramelizing. Turn down to medium low and add garlic, ginger and minced mushrooms
Add water or stock, split peas, salt and pepper.
Simmer for 20 minutes then add grated carrot and cook until peas and carrots are tender.
Puree 2/3 of the mixture then add back the remaining split peas, fresh herbs and slivered scallions. Adjust seasoning and cool mixture for one hour or ideally overnight.


2.    Lay with the point of the wrapper facing 12 and 6 o’clock
3.    Add 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of the wrapper
4.    Wet one half of the wrapper just along the edge. Fold the other side over and pinch out the air
5.    Crisscross the corners over each other and place on parchment, wax paper or a pan lined with corn starch.
6.    proceed to the next until all are stuffed
7.    At this point, freeze or fry in a pot of oil at 350 degrees
8.    Once golden brown, remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
9.    Serve with sauce of your choice. A Thai peanut sauce or sweet chili sauce such as May Ploy would both compliment this flavor combination.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 
Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories  646 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  45g
Saturated Fat  17g
Trans Fat   
Cholesterol  4mg
Sodium  627mg
Total Carbohydrate  53g
Dietary Fiber  12g
Protein  15g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % Iron  %
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4