After a super hectic Week I was not in a mood to cook last night and was almost planning to order something from outside! I was craving for something typically Bengali and asked Mehebub “ei kotodin Egg Roll khaini 😎 ” (have not had Egg Roll long ago) …hubby asked a very relevant yet weird question “then one Roll for Pasta as well… without Green Chili?” 👿 …..and furious Mom replied “Excuse me! Am not going to give her Egg Roll from outside! I don’t even know which oil they use while cooking” 🙄 ! “But Debjani we should introduce Bengali fast food to her! It is our duty as Bengali parent”; my Architect Husband replied ! And then…. Momma dear decided to make Kolkata Style Egg Roll especially to introduce Ms Pasta to Bong fast Food! It is not that I never make Rolls at home; in fact I prefer to make it at home given what we found in Gurgaon is “Kati Roll” which is for me a North Indian Roll but not the Kolkata Roll that we used to have almost every second day there in Kolkata…
I used to grab Egg Roll from Guest Snacks Bar near by Shradhyananda Park while returning from tuition classes during my Grad days and also while returning from university during Masters! We used to pay 7-12 rupees for a decent Egg Roll in Kolkata and even today this evil thing comes by paying a decent price there! I guess Egg Roll requires no further introduction at least to Bongs! Our tummies have a history of having Egg Rolls followed by Gelucil! Egg Roll is may be the second popular fast food after Phuchka in West Bengal. A crisp yet soft Paratha tacked with fried egg and stuffed with Cucumbers and Onions and loaded with Tomato Sauce and then Voila!
Though not related to Egg Roll but something worth to share….. I was planning to reread “Amader Katha” (an autobiographical writing by late Bijaya Ray)…. Mrs Ray died last week…This book is very much close to my heart not only because of the fact that it narrates the life of Satyajit and Bijaya Ray beautifully but also for the character of Bijaya….a complete mother! I am nothing but fascinated with her character, her ease…..I used “Amader Katha” as main prop for my Egg Rolls while clicking those and then My Cup of coffee and a Kolkata Style Egg Roll and my favorite book…. and dedicated Father took the responsibility to introduce the Kolkata Style Egg Roll to the little one :-D!
- All Purpose Flour: 250g
- Egg: 5
- Cucumber: 1
- Onion: 1
- Green Chili: 2-3
- Tomato Sauce: 3 Tbsp.
- Green Chili Sauce: 1 Tbsp.
- Lemon Juice: 1 Tsp.
- Sugar: 1 Tsp.
- Salt: 1 Tsp.
- Refined Vegetable Oil: 6 Tbsp.
- Take All Purpose Flour along with Sugar and ½ Tsp. salt in a bowl and mix properly.
- Add 1 Tbsp. Oil to the Flour and mix until Flour turns sandy in texture.
- Now Knead Flour using water to make soft dough. It took me 1 Cup water to knead the dough.
- Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.
- Cut Cucumber and Onion into julienne pieces (long strip) and mix with lemon Juice leave it for 5 minutes.
- Chop Green Chili and mix with Cucumber-Onion pieces.
- In a bowl take one Egg and sprinkle little salt and beat it just like omelette batter.
- Now Take the Dough and knead it again for 1 minute and then divide it into 5 parts and make round ball of each portion of dough.
- Take One Dough and Roll out it into a circle Paratha of 6” diameter.
- Now heat a Flat frying Pan in medium heat.
- Pour 1 Tbsp. Oil in the Pan and spread the oil in the centre of the Pan and then pour Egg mixture over the oil.
- Keep the flame in low.
- Now place the Paratha over the semi-cooked Egg and using your hand or a spatula lightly press it and then cook for 1 minute in low flame.
- Turn the Paratha using a spatula to other side and cook for around 2 minutes in low flame till the Paratha turn crispy and fully cooked.
- I prefer to make all the Egg stacked Paratha in one go and the stuffed those with the filling.
- Place one Egg Stacked Paratha in a plate and put some Cucumber-Onion-Green Chili mix horizontally in one side and sprinkle some Tomato sauce and Green Chili Sauce over the Topping.
- Start Rolling the Egg Paratha stuffed with veggies from one side and wrap it using a paper towel and then twist the paper towel to close it.
- Following the same process make rest of the Egg Rolls.
I am sending this post of mine to the Street Food online event organised by Kolkata Food Bloggers (3-9 august, 16) where Moumita Ghosh from PickNCook is the featured blogger.