Monday, 26 April 2010

Bread Rolls: Fried bread snacks with potato filling

A very simple recipe - served as a tea time snack in many Indian households.  This is another of those recipes which I have still not been able to perfect, but is made by Hubby, every single time. Even he has taken time to perfect it. 

Sharing it for those weekend evening snacks when you have guests over, or when you simply want to indulge.

 For the filling:
Boiled potatoes: 2 big, grated
Green peas: 2 - 3 tsp (optional)
Chat Masala: 1/2 tsp
Amchoor Powder: 1/4 tsp, or lemon juice: 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder: 3/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder: 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli, finely chopped: 1 - 2 (optional)
Chopped coriander leaves: 2 - 3 tsp
Salt: To taste
Black pepper: To taste

Bread slices: 6
Oil to deep fry

- If using green peas, boil in microwave for around 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside
- Peel and grate the potatoes. Add the green peas and the rest of the spices. Mix well

Making the rolls:
Step 1: Take a large bowl and fill it with water. Dip a bread slice in it
Step 2: Gently take out the slice, and press it firmly between both the palms so that the water is drained out. Take care that the slice doesnot break, though it may lose its original shape
Step 3: Put a spoonful of filling in between the slice
Step 4: Fold around the sides to cover the filling
Step 5: Gently press and roll it in your palms to smoothen and close the edges and give it an oval shape

- Take sufficient oil in a pan / kadhai to deep fry
- Heat the oil till it almost starts smoking
- Gently dip the prepared rolls in the hot oil, one or two at a time
- Roll over using a slotted spatula so as to evenly cook from all sides.
- Fry till golden brown. This should not take more than a minute.
- Serve hot with your favourite ketchup or chutney

- If the oil is not hot enough, the bread will absorb the oil leaving the end product very oily


  1. learnt this recipe from a frind's mother...they are amazing snacks and party finger foods. lovely pics.

  2. If you want the rolls to absorb less oil, just roll them in rice flour before frying.

  3. OMG. You know what this reminds me of? my college canteen. Used to be served up for evening snack once a week - and we hated it, but loved it!
    Used to eat it after lots of tissues had soaked in the oil :D
    memories ^__^ Next time, pls ask him to make me some!

  4. Hi Sayantani, Thanks :) Yes, they are great finger food! My Mom used to make them quite often on Sundays

    Hi Pari - Thanks for the tip. Shall try it.

    Hi Indiashoes - They were served in my college mess as well. They used to be so huge that we called them "hand grenades"! Lol! Filled with oil too.

  5. ohh these look delicious...
    i like these a lot but for some reason i dont get the soaked bread right - i'll take tips from ur pics and try it again...

  6. Looks yummy! will surely try sometime.

  7. yummy...looks fav since childhood...first time here...u hv a wonderful space....appreciate ur feedbacks /comments on my blog...following u
    sanyukta gour(bayes)

  8. first time here...lovely blog. delicious bread rolls. great

  9. Looks delicious but this is a dish I would hate to cook...oily and highly caloric...not for the faint hearted like me.

  10. Oh these golden beauties looks absolutely delicious:)

  11. maybe if you make a dough to cover instead of loaf bread it would be less oily. And I tried it once it taste a lot good when I soak it with some bread crumb but this is really good also!

  12. Trying this out, but don't you think if you dip the bread in milk instead would make it taste better?

  13. your profile and your experimental attitude looks so much as my life...i referred your blog today to make lauki ka halwa , which i had eaten on a gyaras once when my dadi made..
    .the above recipe was the one I made as my first snack in my in laws' house in Jodhpur, 4 years ago and was liked by mom used to make it when i was in school.really tasty but takes up lot of oil :)


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