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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kolkata Style Egg Chicken Roll | A Famous Street Food

As we are arriving at the close of 2013, I look back with amazement that I have almost touched 400 number of recipes . How time flies and even Y2009 looks just like yesterday when I stared posting my recipes along with my sister. Moreover, it’s only fair that I always remember that encouragement for me to carry on food blogging has always been due to patronage from my readers and co bloggers. It keeps me motivated to post newer recipes with an objective to keep it simple yet tasteful.

 Today I am posting a time tasted street food which is hugely popular in Kolkata. Every citizen of Kolkata has his loyalty fixed with his or hers favourite joint which caters to these rolls. From students who shuttle between schools and tuitions, Lovers finding a quiet place to chit chat with a single chicken roll in their hands to office returned executives, everyone have a craving for it. You can increase or decrease the dosage of veggies , chicken or egg depending upon your intake. But the universal truth is that you have not completely seen Kolkata unless you have tasted the chicken rolls. Hope you like it.  
Looking for varieties of Roll Recipes? Then have a look at few recipes which I had posted earlier:-

Outer Shell:
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
3 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Salt
Water to knead the dough

To make the filling:-
{400 gms Chicken Boneless cut into small pieces 
2 tbsp Chicken Tandoori Masala
2 tbsp hung Curd
3 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
mix everything well and keep this aside for 2 hours}
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
Chaat masala (optional)

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.
Take the marinated chicken and fry in a pan with 3 tbsp oil on low flame. Add in some onion rings (I like the idea of frying onions with chicken with every bite). You can skip this if you want.Stir the chicken pieces till cooked. Keep aside.                                                                          

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.

To assemble the roll:                                                                                                                                
Place the paratha on a platform (egg side up)pour some tomato sauce over it and add some chicken pieces along with green chillies, cucumber, onion, coriander leaves.
 Add in some fried chicken pieces in the center and season with salt and some lemon juice. Sprinkle some chaat masala.

 Roll the paratha with the chicken stuffing tightly so that while eating the chicken pieces shouldn't fall. Wrap the bottom half of the chicken roll in a tissue paper and tuck the remaining tissue inside the roll at the bottom. Your Chicken roll is ready to devour. 


  1. Drooling over the pix.....loved the recipe....:)

  2. Dear Deepa
    How are you ? after a long time here! And remembering your postings of 09 and really 4 yrs have gone !
    very nice recipe , the parathha and the filling . I have been following rolls of calcutta since 60s and the transformation is outstanding .From limited restaurants to street food , a real revolution...the fillings and its taste and texture have become numerous ..
    I like the introduction and very well written

  3. Wow four years is a long time, congratulations for having stuck on :-) Always a favourite, love your first photo and the second one where your son holds the roll :-)

  4. Porota ta ki patla hoyeche!!! Almost transparent! Congrats Deepa ... 400 posts ... wow! :)

  5. Oh! my! you pictures are simply the idea of adding chaat masala....and 400 posts!! wow!! keep going!!

  6. That roll looks so filling and excellent..

  7. that's one filling and delicious egg chicken roll...tempting clicks Deepa!
    Congrats on your 400+ recipes and wish you many more hundreds in future :)

  8. I just love these rolls, v have kolkatta roll shop near my house, v eat very often from there.....

  9. Congrats on the milestone Deepa... The roll looks so filling and yum

  10. Kolkata style chicken roll looks delicious yes 4 years and 400 recipes are great wishing many more years of happy blogging.

  11. I'm drooling...and getting a bit nostalgic. Congrats on achieving the milestone. Great going.

  12. Yummy looking roll..400 recipes that sure is so much effort put in Deepa..wish the blog sees all the milestones u wish for.

  13. Congratulations on completing 4 years ! I remember when I started out blogging, you were among the first few who would leave a comment to encourage me ! Thank you so much Deepa :) and before I forget that's an awesome roll .

  14. Hi Deepa first congrats to your 4 year blogging, ur new space is really nice with mouthwatering recipes. Roll looking super yumm....

  15. Roll is nice, wonderfully presented and kids-friendly

  16. Ki korechho go puro esplanader egg chicken roll lagchhe. Jibe jol ese jachhe. Just darun...........

  17. Lovely write up. Great post for your 400th. Awesome. Keep going. You will beat 500 soon!

  18. Wow! This looks so inviting, alas they have chicken! Lovely clicks!

  19. Drooling over!! mouthwatering post.. :)

  20. Congrats Deepa.. Wish you to keep post more n more bengal special recipes... I like this recipe. I have tried many rolls but never tried with eggs as you explained. Guess it work out well with other types of rolls. wanna give a try soon.

  21. Hey congrats Deepa..... I remember my own bengali neighbours gorging on this. The aroma would be so inviting but I being a vegetarian I never mustered the courage to give it a try. My kids would love it very much though. So I'm packing them off to your place.

  22. Hearty congratulations, came long way and you are one of those bloggers who inspires others with your creativity and lovely comments on most of the blogs in the blogosphere...don't know how you manage all these and I love you for that...your every recipe is a hit and will be hit as always, this chicken roll is no exception, hugs and wish you lots of success and be as sweet as you are always, I am so lucky to know you personally

  23. can't wait to make or shall I fly to Kolkatta?

  24. Rolls look very delicious and authentic. Love the way you photographed it.

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  26. U have come a long path and really great to know... Expecting more wonderful recipes from u... Btw egg Rolls simply superb...

  27. Congrats on your 400 th post. Loved the well explained egg roll. tasty too.

  28. Oh Deepa, I'm feeling hungry after seeing these yummy rolls. Congratulations and thanks for sharing all these delicious recipes.

  29. Deepa... that wraps are so irresistable .... i love the marinade and well presented.Wishing you a very very Happy New year
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  30. I had those chicken wraps on my visit to Kolkata in January this year and ever since then I cant get it off my mind. I have finally noted the recipe and cant wait to make it. I get to share the tasty wrap with my family which I had been telling them so much about. So excited

  31. I love Kolkata foods. Be it a street food or in a reputed restaurants. I just love all the flavors of Kolkata food.

  32. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

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  34. It was nice to go through your post. Thanks for sharing the recipe here. Keep up the good work.


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