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Monday, April 29, 2013

Kolkata Style Egg Rolls


"Dada duto egg roll deben toh" (Dada please make 2 egg rolls for me) ...these are perhaps the most frequent words you will hear if you are passing by a busy street of Kolkata. A very common and popular snack of Kolkata is Egg Roll. It’s specially prepared during the evening time for the students and office going public to satisfy their hunger after a gruelling day. Every street has a joint to cater to this huge crowd. 

All one has to do is to grab one of the rolls and be on the way.  It’s the simplicity in  the preparation itself that makes it so tasty and satisfying. All one has to do is fry a layer of egg on a paratha ( Indian Flatbread) with some veggies like shredded onion, cucumber, tomatoes and green chillies ( if required) and voila you have a snack under 5 minutes which is filling at the same time. So what are you waiting for ? Grab the Frying Pan , Prepare one and just dig in.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 medium size Onions, thinly slice
1 Cucumber, chopped
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
Tomato ketchup
1/4 cup Coriander leaves
Lemon juice as required
Salt and Pepper powder to taste
White Oil
Water to knead the dough
Chaat masala (optional)

Method:
Add flour to a large bowl and sprinkle some salt. Now make a well in the center, add 2 tbsp oil and add water little by little. Mix well to make a soft dough ball. Cover with dough and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape into round balls. Using a rolling pin, roll into thin chapatis (approx 6 inch).  In a bowl, whisk one egg at a time and salt as per taste. Keep aside.
Heat a dosa pan, place a chapati and cook on the griddle for 30 seconds then flip it. 

Pour 1 tsp oil on one side of the paratha and cook for a minute. Then remove the paratha from the griddle and pour 2 tsp oil on pan. Pour beaten egg, tilt and rotate slightly to spread and place that paratha's no-oil side back on the egg mixture so that it sticks to the paratha. To stick better slightly press the paratha with the back of a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Remove from the pan and follow the same steps for the remaining parathas.

Assembling the Eggroll:

Take a plate, mix onion, cucumber, chillies, chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle some salt and pepper powder for seasoning. Keep this ready for the next step.


On a flat surface place the egg faced side up. Spread some tomato ketchup. Spread the above mixture evenly on the egg chapati and drizzle some lemon juice and chaat masala. Roll the parathas and cover one end with a napkin or foil to hold it together. Serve hot !!!




39 comments:

  1. oh wow.. this looks so good... yum...

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  2. yum ...I want ..kash abhi dinner ke liye yeh kha pati (koi banake deta :) )

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  3. the closest to an egg roll i have had is at the kaati roll company here in london..a small pop up restaurant which supposedly serves authentic calcutta egg rolls. I like them but im sure its a far cry from the authentic one..yours look delicious :)

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  4. Looks so yum!...hmmm...wish I could grab it off the screen

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  5. wow.looks yummy and the final click was the best...i never knew this was down famous in kolkatha

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  6. it is perfect roll,with lots of veg stuffing ,will try today.looks scrumptious.

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  7. I m really really hungry after seeing and reading this post..that's a cool idea too..egg sticking on roti, no need to worry about egg falling off :)

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  8. Your roll looks so yum...after reading your post, I want to visit Kolkata...the last pic is really awesome Deeba,

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  9. wow..looking yummy....lovely pictures...

    Todays recipe: http://www.7aumsuvai.com/2013/04/ashoka-halwa-300th-post-with-video.html

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  10. Wish i get that super tempting egg rolls, heard lot about this beautiful rolls but have to make some soon.

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  11. what a fabulous egg roll...we south indians make egg dosa exactly like this. What would we do without eggs ;-)

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  12. I made this some time back, without knowing its a kolkatta delicacy! :) Nice and filling rolls!

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  13. Egg roll is new to me...I make egg dosai like this but I love the way urs look holdable and yummy. I should try this real soon...makes me hungry!

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  14. Very tasty and tempting rolls !!

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  15. wow you made egg roll my yourself too..Would love to take a bite of that roll..

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  16. This truly looks authentic Kolkata roll..even the piece of paper that wraps it!!

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  17. they look so perfect. Beautiful colour and texture..

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  18. Even I make this at home very often.. I'm sure it must have tasted awesome ...

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  19. craving for these rolls!!!!looks so yum

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  20. deliicous rolls. do visit me too.

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  21. OMG!this is the ultimate treat ,These rolls looks sooooooo tempting...yummy

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  22. Looks delicious.. tempting too

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  23. Looks wonderful...yum, awesome presentation.

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  24. This is my kids fav. Especially they ask to pack for their lunch box.

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  25. Hi Deep! How are you?...egg rolls look super delicious, my hubby's fav.....planning to make it tonight :)

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  26. me wants this !! awesome snack for a day like today :))

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  27. great idea for lunch on a go...

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  28. Great recipe.. Looks very inviting Deepa :-)

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  29. Yummy egg rolls! Made me nostalgic! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  30. Love this for a snack. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. You have a great blog, n reminds me of all the Bong food I had at C R park in Delhi. Love these egg rolls n they are going to be my breakfast tomorrow.

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