"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.
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
1/4 cup Coriander leaves
Lemon juice as required
Salt and Pepper powder to taste
Water to knead the dough
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.
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 !!!