Bread Rolls

May 28, 2018mayurisjikoni



Breads have become such an important part of our daily diet, be it for breakfast with some butter, jam, eggs, as a sandwich for lunch, with our soups and sometimes some curries. As a snack we enjoy freshly baked rolls, buns, or snacks made out of bread. Bread is a versatile food. There have been several controversies out there indicating that bread is bad for health. I guess its only bad if you’re overeating. A couple of slices is fine.

Today’s theme chosen by Kriti who blogs at Krispy Kadhai, is bread. Sometimes I like how members think. So Priya asked as to whether we have to bake a bread or make anything using bread? So that opened up a whole new meaning to the bread theme. Of course being a bread lover and a bread baker the first thing that came to my mind was to bake a bread. As I was preparing lunch suddenly it struck me that there is one recipe that I’ve learnt from my mother in law, Nunu that I have not blogged as yet. So out went the baking a bread bit and in came the mission to make bread rolls.

These bread rolls are not the conventional baked ones. Nunu use to make millions of these whenever we had parties at home. OK not millions but she has made them ever so often. As soon as I put them on the table hubby’s response was ” aaah today you’ve made what Nunu loved to make for all the parties”. In the evening I was talking to hubby’s mami that I made these rolls after a very long time and she reminisced that she’d tasted them first time at our home and that it was Nunu’s speciality. Sent a photo on WhatsApp to Nunu and now she is craving for some. Unfortunately, because of old age she doesn’t cook much now. However, will definitely make them for her when I go to visit her in the near future.

This snack is so easy to make and you can fill whatever you want. I filled it with my usual samosa filling. You can add paneer, minced meat, whatever you like. The most important point to remember is that your ready made bread should be absolutely fresh.

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Makes 15

15 slices of white bread

Oil for deep frying

For the filling:

1 cup peas

½ cup peeled and finely diced carrot

¾ cup peeled and finely diced potatoes

1 tbsp oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)

¼ tsp asafetida (hing)

¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ginger paste

1-2 tsp green chili paste

1 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp sugar

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder

¼ tsp clove powder

2-3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

For the paste:

1 tbsp plain or wheat flour

3 tbsp water

Preparation of the filling:

  1. Wash the peas. Process in a food processor into a coarse mixture. Don’t over process them.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  4. As they begin to splutter, add the asafetida.
  5. Add onion and stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add chopped potatoes and carrots without any water.
  7. Add half of the salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid and lower the heat. Let the potato and carrot cook for 2- 3 minutes.
  9. Add the peas, ginger and chili paste along with the remaining salt.
  10. Mix well. Cover the pan and let the vegetables cook till done.
  11. If the mixture begins to stick at the bottom, add 1 tbsp water.
  12. Once done, remove the cover and let the mixture cool down for a while.
  13. Add lemon juice, coriander, clove, cinnamon powders, fresh coriander and sugar. Mix well.
  14. Take about a heaped tsp of the mixture and make them into rough oval shape by pressing it in your fist.

Preparation of the paste:

  1. Mix flour and water to make the paste.

Preparation of the bread rolls:

  1. Cut off the brown edges of 15 bread slices. Keep the slices covered with a damp cloth.
  2. Take one slice of bread. Roll it with a rolling pin into a thin sheet.
  3. Apply the paste around all four edges.
  4. Place the oval shaped filling at the edge of the rolled slice.
  5. Roll it up. Press the edges gently to seal.
  6. Trim the two ends if they look untidy.
  7. Keep the rolled bread in a tray and cover with a damp cloth.
  8. Repeat steps 2-7 with the remaining bread slices and filling.
  9. If you’re not going to fry them immediately, then keep the rolls in an airtight tin or keep it covered under a damp cloth.
  10. Heat oil in a frying pan, wok or karai over medium heat. Add a small piece of bread to it. If it  begins to sizzle immediately then the oil is ready.
  11. Put 2-3 rolls in the oil and fry over medium heat, turning them over often so they brown evenly.
  12. Fry them till they are golden brown.
  13. Serve immediately with some chutney or tomato ketchup.


  • Use a filling of your choice.
  • If you find the bread slice has a hole, add a small piece of the cut off crust and roll to cover the hole.
  • Make sure the bread slices are not old otherwise it will be difficult to roll it with the filling.
  • I’ve tried this recipe with brown bread and they come out ok. I prefer white bread. Best to use a sandwich loaf.

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  • The Girl Next Door

    May 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    You seem to have such a beautiful relationship with your mother-in-law. God bless! 🙂

    The bread rolls look and sound fantastic. I make something similar – vegetable cutlets using soaked bread slices, which are shallow-fried. Should try out your recipe soon!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Yes Priya, have learnt a lot from her. I was going to try out bread cutlets, but still on my to do list.

  • poonampagar

    May 28, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Bread rolls are hit at every party…your filling sounds very tempting di and I loved the way you have neatly shaped the rolls..lovely share on the theme !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam.

  • Amrita

    May 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I was very fond of bread rolls as a child and used to have them on school picnics and at kids’ parties! However I don’t know for what reason I stopped making them!This post has inspired me to make these bites once!Surely next time I plan a snack it would be this!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      I too am fond of them Amrita. I made them after such a long time.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    May 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Amazing share Mayuri. Bookmarking it to try later. Bread rolls looks super tempting. Perfect for party starter. Loved the shape of your bread rolls. Just awesome.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 28, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

  • mencanmakehomes

    May 29, 2018 at 4:02 am

    you’ve served them very temptingly

  • Rafeeda – The Big Sweet Tooth

    May 29, 2018 at 8:22 am

    This is something I have seen doing rounds… I am wondering, I have a loaf of bread waiting for it to be used, maybe I must make these for the girls… What a lovely recipe learned from my MIL! I have a few that I have learned, I must slowly start making them and posting it on the blog…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Try them out Rafeeda they are so easy to make. Add a filling that suits your family. I didn’t want recipes that I’ve learnt from my MIL, mum and aunt to disappear.

  • Kalyani

    May 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    these look scrumptious Mayuri. Would they taste a tad like the original if baked ?? just wondering..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 29, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Kalyani, I’ve tried baked ones, had to brush the outside with melted butter or oil. Can’t remember the exact time of baking but as soon as one side turns golden, turn them over.They don’t taste bad but will not turn out extra crunchy like the fried ones.

  • Preethi Prasad

    June 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Bread rolls look so good.Loved your Mil’s recipe and glad to know that you have such a cordial relationship.Fabulous share.My mother in law loves your recipes too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 2, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. I’m so pleased that your mother in law loves my recipes.

  • kritisinghal2403

    June 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    What a classic recipe.. In love with it.. Best part is the shape it holds.. Truly fabulous!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Kriti.

  • Mina Joshi

    June 4, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Love your bread rolls. Samosa filling in the rolls is a great idea too. I always love reading your little introductions to your recipes.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you so much Mina.

  • waagmi

    June 5, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Dee, yes I am late to comment on this but can you make it again specially for me? 😉 I love when mom used to make those bread rolls…Really loved them..I am gonna call mom today and we will have another topic to talk on. Thank you for beautiful share 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 5, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you so much Waagmi. You come over and I’ll make them.

  • simplysensationalfood

    June 5, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    This is a delicious snack recipe that you could make for picnics, parties or even lunch boxes. Its lovely to have recipes that are passed down by friends and relatives.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Nayna and yes some passed down recipes are the best.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    June 6, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Delicious and easy to make snack.. I usually make them likre rolls.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Shobha.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    June 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Really a awesome snack option to grab di, lovely roll ups !!! Samosa fillings in any snack are y fav 🙂 yum yum

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 6, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Sasmita.

  • Jayashree

    June 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Love these bread rolls, they look so delectable. Tastes good with tea.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Jayashree.

  • afoodiehousewife

    June 12, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Love the sweet stories and also bread rolls anytime of the day! Delightful post this one!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      Thank you Mallika.

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