Schezwan Water Chestnuts In Lettuce Wraps#SundayFunday

These crunchy, sweet chestnuts are actually vegetables that grow in marshes.
These crisp lettuce leaves are filled with crunchy water chestnuts that have been tossed in schezwan sauce, making every bite delicious. These wraps in Chinese cuisine are also referred as San Choy Bau, or lettuce wraps, make an perfect appetizer for a Chinese meal or on their own as a light dinner.
2 Cups Water Chestnuts - boiled peeled and sliced
Salt To Taste
2 Teaspoons Oil
1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Garlic
¼ Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper/Capsicums
¼ Cup Frozen Peas
½ Cup Finely Chopped Spring Onions - whites & green separated
2 Tablespoon Heaped Schezwan Sauce
2 Tablespoon Water
1 Teaspoon Sugar
A Few Lettuce Leaves
For Garnish
Finely Chopped Spring Onion Greens

Heat the oil in a wok/kadai on a high flame till it smokes.
Add the garlic and spring onion whites and sauté on a high flame for a minute.
Add the sliced water chestnuts, capsicum, peas, schezwan sauce, water, salt and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. 
Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves & sprinkle with reserved green onions.  
Labels:  Chinese, Asian Cuisine, Water Chestnut, Iceberg Lettuce, Wraps, Appetizer, Sunday Funday, Healthy, Schezwan Sauce
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I'm glad you went non-traditional and shared a recipe for water chestnuts. This will be a great starter for Chinese New Year dinner.

  2. Sneha I love water chestnuts. Actually miss them. Love how you've used them as the stuffing for lettuce wraps.