Thursday, 6 June 2019

Kolkata egg rolls - An easy lunch box recipe


Egg rolls are  popular street food in West Bengal, filled with richness of eggs and vegetables. It is one of the favourite dishes of my family and made very often for  kids lunch boxes.  It is a quick and easy dish and can be made within 15 minutes. If you have left over chapatis at home, then it is very quick to make. 

I made the crispy outer layer with maida and if you want, you can replace maida with wheat flour. Both are equally delectable. But I feel, the maida chapaties are best for this dish concerning the crispiness of this dish. 

Inside this, there is well seasoned omellette along with cucumber and onion. Still, you can make this more palatable with any other vegetables of your choice. Feel free to choose any other vegetables like carrots, cabbages, brocoli, etc. 

You can serve  this with mint chutney or hot tomato ketchup. But I don't need any other accompaniment to enjoy this scrumptious dish 

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Kolkata street food - Egg roll | How to make Kolkata Egg roll | How to make Egg rolls in Kolkata style


An delicious wrap or roll made with richness of egg and vegetables

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time : 5 minutes : Total time : 15 minutes

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Ingredients


For dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour / maida 
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
To make egg roll 

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 th of a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed

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Video for Kolkata egg rolls 


Direction of preparation of Kolkata egg rolls


Preparation for Kolkata egg rolls
  • Remove the skin of the onion and remove the hard root portion. Then slice thinly with a sharp knife. Pour a few drops of lemon juice and put a pinch of salt. Then mix well with your hand or a spoon.
  • Peel off the skin of cucumber and slice into small thin pieces. 
To make chapati
  • Take all purpose flour or maida in a deep bowl. Put salt and 1 tablespoon of oil. You can use wheat flour instead of maida as a healthy version, especially when making for your kids. 
  • Mix well and make a well in the center and pour water. Knead again with your hands. The batter will be sticky in the beginning. 
  • Continue to knead with your hand unless you get a soft dough similar to chapati dough by adding water little by little. The amount of water depends on the type of flour and the consistency should be just like that of chapathi dough. Apply remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and leave the dough untouched for the next ten  minutes.
  • After ten minute, knead slightly and make small lemon sized balls. If you are using maida flour, it will be difficult for you to get smooth balls. So take a small portion of the dough and stretch slightly with your hands and fold it towards the lower side and thus make round balls. If you have any doubts, please refer the video.
  • Then flatten between your palms. Dust some flour on the chapati board and keep the flattened balls at the center. 
  • Then roll into round flat, breads like chapatis.
  • Heat a pan on high flame, when hot reduce the flame to medium. Then put the chapati on it.
  • Wait till the colour changes and start to bubble. Once bubble, turn and cook the other side also. Then transfer into a plate . Then make all the four chapaties and keep aside.
To make the egg rolls
  • Break an egg in a small bowl. Put salt and chopped green chilies to your taste.  Chop green chilies as small as you can.
  • Mix well with a fork. Make sure that the egg white and yolk blend well. 
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a wide pan over medium flame. When hot,  pour the egg mixture. Spread the egg mixture all over by slightly tilting your pan so that you get a round omelette in the same size of chapathi.
  • Wait till the egg mixture is partially done. Place one chapati over it.
  • Wait for a few seconds and flip. Cook again for a few seconds till the chapati turns crisp. Please stick on this step because need a crispy outer side. 
  • Once ready, transfer to a plate. Put sliced onions and cucumber above the egg layer of chapati.
  • Pour a two teaspoons of tomato ketchup.
  • Then tightly roll the chapati with your hands.
  • The chapati egg roll is ready. Serve hot. It doesn't need any accompaniments.
Happy cooking 
Anju


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