Harumaki Recipe and Fun Facts - Delicious Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are one of the most popular Asian rolls in the world. In this article we will see the origin of Harumaki, its meaning, curiosities and a recipe for you to make your own spring rolls.

Despite being a typical preparation of Chinese cuisine, this dish is well known and consumed in Japan. So much so that in Brazil he is more commonly called Harumaki, his name in Japanese.

You spring rolls usually have a crispy or pancake-like dough, are fried and served with different sauces. But why are they called spring rolls or Harumaki?

Origin of Harumaki

Harumaki [春巻き] is literally called spring roll, because originally it was eaten at spring festivals and new year festivals. Your name literally means spring (haru) curled up (maki).

Its Chinese origin has spread easily throughout Asia all over the world, becoming one of the most popular snacks. Each region usually has a different roll, there are infinite variations to discuss in this article.

? Harumaki - Spring rolls - Recipe

The differential of this dish is that you can change the filling to your taste and need. It can include anything from meats, shrimp to carrots, bamboo shoots, cabbages and onions. There is also the possibility of making it with a sweet filling.

Spring Roll Recipe

Let's see the traditional recipe Harumaki or vegetable spring rolls.

Dough for approximately 20 servings:

  • 1/2 kg wheat flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of salt
  • 500 ml of water

Dough preparation:

  1. Start mixing the flour and salt adding water gradually;
  2. Mix until the dough is smooth and slightly wet;
  3. In a preheated skillet place the dough as if it were a pancake;
  4. Let the dough become thin and then flip it;
? Harumaki - Spring rolls - Recipe

vegetable stuffing


  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1/2 broccoli
  • 1 cabbage, cut into strips and pre-cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion grated
  • Pepper and Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water with 1 level spoon of cornstarch
  • 1 vegetable broth tablet

Filling preparation:

  1. Brown the onion and garlic well in 3 tablespoons of oil
  2. Add the carrots and sauté for a while
  3. Add the cabbage and the stock cube, then the broccoli
  4. Add the water with the starch and mix everything
  5. Put salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the dough on a flat surface and place the filling in the middle
  2. Fold the bottom and top corners
  3. When it's closed, fry, leaving the ends down;

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