Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bread Rolls/Parcels

Though I have read about bread rolls several times in many cookbooks, magazines, blogs, and foodwebsites I have never tried it until recently for a potluck lunch. It didnt soak much oil as I initially thought and it retained its crispiness even after few hours.I have made it twice after that and it came out very well each time. Makes a great party starter.

The recipe for the filling is very versatile, and you can make it according to your tastebuds. This is how I made it.
This recipe make 10-12 bread rolls

For the Filling:

4 medium potatoes 
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 medium onion chopped

1 tsp jeera
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder.
1 tblsp lemon juice

Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash it .
Add 2 tblsp oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
When it crackles add the chopped onion and saute well.
To this add the ginger garlic paste, and all the dry powders and fry till the raw smell disappears. Sprinkle some water if necessary.
Now add the mashed potatoes, and mix well with the masala.
Finally add salt, chopped coriander leaves  and lemon juice, mix well to combine.

For the Rolls:


12 slices white bread.
a bowl of water.
2 cups bread crumbs
oil for frying

Trim the edges of the bread and keep aside.
Take each slice , dip in the water, keep inbetween your hands and squeeze out the water.
Spread the sqeezed bread slice on a flat surface, place the filling towards one edge, roll it and seal the edges by slightly pressing them.
Roll it over the bread crumbs and fry in hot oil.

Note: The oil should be hot , not smoking hot. Coat the rolls well with bread crumbs and pat it your palms before dropping it in oil.This helps in shedding the excess crumbs, that might clog the oil.


Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A great snack to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee:)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That is excellent!Never seen or heard about a bread parcel before.

PJ said...

The fact that it soaks up less oil makes it all the more interesting to try out.Nice recipe.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Rolls look perefct and crispy dear :-)

sonu said...

this looks yummy & crispy...


Happy Cook said...

Indeed a exceltn and delicous starter.

suma said...

Golden and crisp rolls look very inviting..

Priya said...

An excellent rolls, looks too crispy and fantastic..

Pari said...

Sumi, these are favorites with my kids. If you want the rolls to soak even more less oil just roll them in rice flour before frying. I have done that and enjoyed the results.

Apu said...

Look very crunchy!! Last time I had these were many many years ago at a friend's place!!

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey the bread rolls look so tempting ..Have come out perfect

Rachana Kothari said...

Excellent recipe! looks so crispy and yummy!

Asha said...

Slurp! looks crispy and tasty snack, good one.

Thanks Sumi, feels great to be back too!:)

Priti said...

Only one word: Delicious...umm perhaps a second one...yum....and to drool ;)

Miami Culinary Tours said...

Wow, never heard about this before and I am going to try it! At first I thought they were huevos de parco (fish eggs socket fried). Will try them!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

You got a lovely blog here. Came here from Cool Lassie's link. Glad that I came. I am following you now :)

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