Vegetarian Concoctions

September 11, 2006

Bread rolls

Filed under: North Indian, Potato, Snacks and Appetizers — Hema @ 1:56 pm

Bread rolls reminds me of my school days when amma used to prepare this snack quite so often, and my brother and I used to devour these rolls as if we were born to eat and just eat. Though I have made bread rolls more times than I can count, they have never tasted close to what my mother makes. Maybe it is just the extra bit of affection she puts into all her recipes. There is always something about mom’s preparations…even if it is simple curd rice, when mixed with her hands…adds that unique flavour. Hmm….flavoured hands;) This is now one of my husband’s favourite snack and hopefully someday my daughter’s too once she is old enough to realize that her 10-something teeth are not just for biting her mom’s fingers:)

what you need:

Stale bread                   8 slices

Potatoes                      4 medium

Green chilies                 3-4

Jeera pwd                    2 tsp

Ginger                         1 tbsp

Chopped coriander leaves           3 tbsp     

Hing                            a pinch

Turmeric                      a pinch

Garam masala(optional) 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Lime juice                    1 1/2 tsp

Oil for frying

Boil the potatoes. Ginger could be cut into small pieces or grated/pureed. Add in all the ingredients except bread and mash well. To prepare the rolls, first sprinkle some water on a bread slice, just enough to soak it. Press the bread in-between your hands and squeeze out all the extra water. It is ok if the bread tears, just patch it back up. I generally use left-over bread. This recipe tastes best with white bread that is not very soft. Take some of the potato filling and press it in your palms with your fingers, as if kneading a dough. Place this in the centre of the bread slice. Close the filling with the bread and press it into an oval shape. You can either make small rolls with one slice or big ones with two slices filled accordingly. Deep fry in oil till dark brown in color. Serve hot with ketchup.






  1. Rolls look really good. We make it the same way. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Krithika — September 12, 2006 @ 10:16 am

  2. I have never made this but I will try now. Looks like Goli Bhaje from M’lore!
    Thanks for visiting! Thanks!!

    Comment by Asha — September 12, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

  3. Hi Hema,
    A good evening snack.. i haven’t tried this . I too have lots of left over bread and will try it.Thanks for the recipe.

    Comment by prema — September 12, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

  4. Hi Hema,
    I too prepare same way. Before frying I keep the rolls in fridge for 20 minutes.Lovely bread rolls, thanks for sharing.

    Comment by MenuToday — September 14, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

  5. Quite a staple in school days. Am a bit afraid to make these in these health conscious days! But,tasty, absolutely!

    Comment by Anita — September 22, 2006 @ 12:23 am

  6. @Krithika

    Never heard of Goli Bhaje. How is that made?

    Do try it out

    @menu today
    Thanks for the tip. I will try it next time. it will probably turn out crisper

    Yes, I myself have reduced my deep frying activities. But once a while it is nice to indulge in such sins. In fact gives you some motivation to exercise the next day:)

    Comment by Hema — September 22, 2006 @ 9:22 am

  7. hi hema. one of my mom’s friends used to make this and i have always tried making it without being able to recreate the exact taste,. let me try ur recipe now. thanks

    Comment by shaheen — September 26, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

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