Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Rocking Rolls

Well, I am a firm believer in learning from the past and re-inventing it to suit the needs of the present. As such the people from Calcutta will not find anything exotic in this recipe of mine, but those who have not seen it will love it. Plus i like answering calls of help from friends, so Anyesha this one is for you!

Here goes:

6 eggs
4 indian store plain Parathas (tortillas will do as well)
2 medium Onions
2 medium tomatoes
Few Green chillies
Cheddar Cheese
Ketchup

Oil - PAM Spray

Optional: mushrooms, green onions, red bell peppers, cilantro:

1. Chop the veggies (onions, chillies, cilantro, anything else) and shred the cheese. Be careful with how much chillies you use.
2. Optional: you can sautee the veggies. Adds to the final taste.

3. Cook the paratha(gridle, microwave etc -- as is on the back of pack) till it is "almost" done. If using tortilla spray oil and lightly cook both sides.

4. Beat eggs, pour about 1.5 eggs on a pan (sprayed with PAM spray). While one side is cooking, place the paratha/tortilla on the top undone side of the egg. The Paratha will stick to the egg.

5. Once bottom side of egg is done, flip (paratha should be sticking to the egg.). Take out on a table after few seconds.

6. In the center, put the sauteed or unsauteed veggies, cheese, some ketchup to taste, salt, pepper. Roll. Hold with toothpicks and cut into bite size portions.

Do for all parathas and eggs. (Each paratha should yield 4/5 bites)

Creativity:
1. You can add any Veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, green onions
etc., preferably sauteed.
2. You can also add salsa (especially green salsa is awesome).
3. If you want to be fancy, heat the entire assembly (bite-sized things) in a preheated oven for
4-5 minutes so that the cheese melts.

Tradition:
These are sold in Kolkata at every other roadside corner, and is a favourite snack with people returning from work or school. Its filling and tasty. In kolkata, the simple egg-roll is filled with raw onions, tomatoes, and cucumber with chilli and tomato sauces. The fancier versions have minced mutton, beef etc.

2 comments:

Amlan said...

Good old egg rolls. Another recipe in the same family is Egg Chops. I'll get the recipe for that one.

Anyesha said...

I am going to make this one of these days for our weekend brunch.