Friday, July 15

Yummy Egg rolls

After so much sweet, chocolates and baking, and getting into these sinful indulgences, i thought of posting these yummy egg rolls, which are indeed more tantalizing to my taste buds. And whose recipe was in my drafts for so so long, just taking its snap was an issue. Whenever I make egg rolls, I just go on making, and they just go on vanishing. And as they are more delicious when eaten piping hot, I couldn't endure my share too to get cold. :-)

Being vegetarians we never had egg at home as kids. The first time i tried it was after college with my friend at a road side stall in a perfect rainy day. And it was love at first bite.. I did  had it many times after that. Now that I am not in india, I miss those road side stalls so so much.

Going by the book, egg roll is referred to a wrap, which is dipped in egg and then deep fried, a variant of spring roll. But the one I make is typical of Kolkata and originates from there itself. The egg roll in Kolkata is similar to Frankie of Mumbai. A "Mexican egg roll", also referred to as burrito, is an egg roll wrap filled with beans, cheese, and, optionally, meat, as well as various peppers and spices. And so are its versions in other parts of the world.




Ingredients:

All purpose flour(Maida) 1 cup

Eggs 3
Green chili 2 or more chopped
Coriander 1 tbsp chopped

Onion 1 medium, chopped finely
Tomato 1 small finely chopped
Capsicum abt 1/2 chopped
Lettuce or cabbage shredded

Oil for shallow frying
Salt to taste
Tomato sauce and green or red chilli sauce

Method:

Add salt to taste to the flour and knead the flour well with required water.
Take a small ping pong sized ball and roll it as thin as possible to about 6 inch diameter chapati's. It makes about 6-7.
Cook on a hot driddle , lightly from both sides( no need to puff them up over direct the flame). Set aside.

Beat the eggs; add salt to taste, chopped chillies and coriander.
Heat one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and add about half of 1 beaten egg to it, spread it slightly so as to have almost the same diameter as that of chapati.
Place one thin chapati over the half fried omelet and slightly rotate it,pressing from centre to out, so as both the diameters are same, and egg is evenly spread and sticks over whole chapati.
Allow it to cook for about two more minutes.
Slowly with the help of spatula turn it around and cook the other side for a minute and take it out.

Place the chapati on a flat surface with the egg side up.
Apply sauces as per your taste on the egg side.
Add chopped onions, capsicum, lettuce and tomatoes at the centre of the chapati to make the filling.

Roll the chapati tight and cover it with an aluminum foil or kitchen paper.
Serve piping hot.

Tips & Notes:

I do use a non stick pan, so only the first roll need oil, rest can be cooked oil free.
The filling can be varied , as per availablity, I do add Corn, olives, cucumbers too.
Instead of sauces I do prefer home made green coriander chutney.
To make healthier version, I mixed flour with whole grain wheat aata in 1:1 ratio..

8 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so yummy ....my all time favorite !!!


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Sneha Benny said...

Rolls are my all time favorite !!!

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

I made this Kati roll too not long ago... hubby and our friends just couldn't stop eating!!

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Dan said...

This looks incredible AND super healthy! I am going to give this a shot this weekend. Should make for a great sunday morning breakfast before church...Thanks! -Dan

Dan said...

This looks incredible AND super healthy! I am going to give this a shot this weekend. Should make for a great sunday morning breakfast before church...Thanks! -Karen