Bread roll or stuffed bread roll is a popular snack in India. Normally, bread is stuffed with potato filling and deep fried till golden brown.
Bread rolls I had first time in my college life. One of my hostel mates prepared and we all relished it. That time I had very limited knowledge about cooking. I have seen my friend how quickly she prepared the stuffing and later the bread rolls. I still remember the taste. Normally, whenever there is leftover bread, I prepare bread pakora. But this time I decided to prepare this delicious bread roll with stuffed potato. You might think what is so special about this simple bread rolls. Let me tell you, it has the magic on its outer coating which is made of bread. The outer coating of bread gives it a crispy yet light feeling. Inside it is our favorite (read everyone's favorite) potato filling.
Before we learn how to make Indian style bread roll, let's learn more about bread roll.
What is bread roll or stuffed bread roll?
Bread roll or more specifically stuffed bread roll is a popular Indian snack item. Sliced bread is stuffed with spicy potato filling and deep fried in oil till golden brown and crisp and serve it with ketchup or green coriander chutney.
What are the different stuffing options for bread roll?
Normally, the bread rolls are stuffed with a savoury potato filling; however, you can make different stuffing variations for bread roll. You can stuff anything of your choice starting from paneer, soya granules, mushroom, mixed vegetables (including beetroot, carrot, green peas, beans etc.). Also there are non-vegetarian options of chicken mince (keema), basa or bhetki fish, mutton mince, prawns etc. You will relish the bread roll with any stuffing of your choice.
These are the savory options of stuffing if someone has sweet tooth can make sondesh (stuffing made with cottage cheese and sugar) or khoya stuffed bread roll too.
This time I had done potato stuffing, I have plan of making paneer bread rolls, soya bread rolls even chicken bread rolls. You can stuff anything of your choice.
Instead of deep frying in oil, can I use air-fryer to cook the bread roll?
Normally, the bread roll is deep fried in oil however, you can also use air-fryer to cook the bread roll and this is a healthier option than frying.
You can also prepare these Indian style bread rolls in oven. Baked bread rolls equally taste good. You need to brush oil on the rolls before you bake them.
How to serve bread rolls?
Bread rolls are best served as snacks or started with green chutney or tomato ketchup. It can also be served with any other dip for example: cream cheese or mayonnaise. You can also serve it with evening tea or coffee.
Bread roll is a very good party starter and snacks. You can prepare them in beforehand and later you can fry when your guests arrive. You can even fry them and keep it to save time and later just heat up in microoven and serve to your guests.
How to prepare Bhaja Masla or Special Spice Mix?
Here is the quickest way to prepare bhaja masla and its really handy. Take cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and black pepper powder in 2:2:1:1 ratio and dry roast it until the color changes to dark brown. Allow it to cool and store in an air-tight container for future use.
Here are some more snack ideas
Vegetable Chop or Vegetable Croquettes
Rajma Tikki or Kidney Bean Patties
Potato Stuffed Bread Roll
- Potato Masher
- 3 nos Potato, medium size Boiled
- ½ cup Green Peas
- 1 no Onion, medium size chopped
- ½ teaspoon Green Chilli finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Bhaja Masla (Special Spice Mix)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1 teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
- ½ to 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- Salt to taste
For Outer Shell
- 4-6 nos White Bread
- ½ cup Milk
- 2-3 cups Refined Oil for deep frying
- ½ teaspoon Black Salt
How to prepare Bread Roll Stuffing
- Mash the boiled potato and keep aside.
- Now heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
- Once they start crackling add onions for frying.
- After few minutes, add chopped green chilli, green peas, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, bhaja masla, and salt to taste.
- Mix all the spices well and add mashed potatoes into it. Again mix well.
- At this time, if required add little water, and when the mixture becomes dry switch off the gas and allow it for cooling.
Making of Bread Roll Step-by-step
- In the mean time, remove the brown crust of bread from all four sides.
- Now take milk in a bowl and dip the bread in milk lightly and gently. Immediately remove it and squeeze out the milk by keeping it one palm and pressing with other palm.
- After that place a spoon full of stuffing at the middle of the bread and roll it using your hands and keep it on a plate. Do not forget to seal all the edges, otherwise the stuffing will come out while frying.
- Likewise make the other bread rolls.
- Keep them in a plate and allow to rest them for 20 minutes to half an hour.
- After that, heat oil in a wok and deep fry the bread rolls all sides till they turn nice golden
- Take them out in a kitchen towel or tissue paper to absorb extra oil.
- Sprinkle black salt on top and serve with tomato ketchup.
- Allow the bread to absorb milk however, it should not absorb too much milk. Otherwise bread will turn soggy and you won't be able to shape them.
- Instead of milk you can also use water, however, I have experienced better outcome with milk.
- Fry the rolls under medium flame. High heat may burn the rools.
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I love stuffed bread rolls. Wow. The texture of the roll looks so good, nice and crispy outside. It's perfect for an evening with a cup of tea. Great recipe!
Wow bread rolls looks so delicious, I used to make it most of the times but didn’t add onions in it. Addition of bhaja masala sounds so flavorful. Before frying I coated with rusk crumbs, to give more crispness to rolls. Beautiful share!
Thank you Jolly
This is my childhood favourite.. always loved it when my mom made it.. I am saving the bhaja masala tip that you have given here.. so handy.
Thank you Swaty
hem lata srivastava
Amrita ?personally I don't like bread but your bread roll looks so inviting next time I will follow your recipe
Thank you Hema ji... do try and share your feedback
Loved these crunchy bread rolls. They are fried uniformly and loved that golden colour of the rolls. The picture tempts one to make it immediately.
Thank you Niranjana
Such a wonderful crispy snack to enjoy during the cold rainy season. Love how you've shaped the bread rolls. I sometimes prepare them with mixed vegetable filling but next time would love to try the potato filling.
Yes Mayuri ji and really easy to make... do try and let me know.. thank you
Such a crunchy snack to enjoy, love the way you have shaped the bread rolls. I sometimes make them with a mixed vegetable filling. Love the idea of air frying them.
looking very tempting..........my favourite snack.
The bread rolls look so good, especially since they are deep fried. They look really pretty... love the stuffing of potatoes, always a winner...
My favorite tea time snacks, I can finish them all in at once. Lovely pictures Amrita.
Wow, this looks like a perfect snack to have with chai on rainy days. Looks yum.
You have made them so well, ideal as a snack in the evening with tea. I had made it two years back.
Simply I am drooling right now 🙂 The bread rolls look so temtping amrita !! Wanna have with some sauce or even as it is ... Awesome share dear
These delicious and tempting bread rolls are so crispy and perfect for snacking or as a starter. Wish I could grab a couple.
Wow! I just love the bread rolls. They look so crispy and the stuffing sounds so lipsmackingly good. Must say, the picture are making me temp to head to the kitchen and make them right away.
super tempting snack and would love to have it for evening snacks with hot cup of Coffee.
Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen
beautiful and golden rolls, perfect evening snack for kids and a lovely party menu too! I would love to enjoy them with a hot cup of tea!
Bread rolls stuffed with potatoes look so crispy and crunchy. Such a wonderful snack to have especially during the rainy season. I use to make bread rolls when my kids were at home and I would usually stuff them with mixed vegetables.
This takes me back to my college days as well Amrita! I love bread rolls. I also liked the flavors in the potato stuffing.
My Culinary Journey
Bread rolls are always welcome snack. It's raining here in Mumbai so what an apt evening snack to make with hot cup of tea.
Ruchi's Veg Kitchen
Yummy yummy snack .. Just love these rolls. Super tempting. Tastes awesome with hot cup of Tea ... Very well written detailed recipe.. Superb share
They look very yummy! Fried food tastes really great, don't they :-))
I once made; long time ago. I simply support the idea of not wasting and when its potato filling, I simply love love the rolls.
Super tempting bread rolls, perfect rainy day snack.
Love this! Looks so good!
tempting snack,perfect on a rainy day 🙂
I love this bread roll.. Looks yumm dear..
Home Cooked food
Perfect for tea time. Delicious