Cauliflower Bread Rolls – Fried Vegetarian Rolls

Crispy fried vegetarian rolls…

When my mom shared this recipe with me the other day, I wanted to try it instantly. As it was late night I had to wait for the next day to give it a shot. I tweaked my mom’s recipe as her recipe called for chicken or meat and I made it vegetarian. I had cauliflower, so made a filling using cauliflower, potato and some seasonings which resembled to cutlet filling.. Rolled the cauliflower filling, wrapped it in bread slice and fried it. The fried rolls came out of the oil crispy and crunchy. This roll is supposed to be eaten when it is still warm, if it’s kept for a long time it would loose its crispiness. Hello, who’s going to wait for a long time to devour this? I am sure it’s going to be finished before you know.

You could make the filling with chicken or any other meat as well. Cauliflower and potato did give a meaty texture to the filling and the rolls tasted marvelous. A perfect evening snack, it would taste even more delish with a cup of hot cardamom tea.

Cauliflower Bread Rolls

Ingredients:

For making filling:

  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cauliflower- 1 small chopped
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1 or 2
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Water- 1/3 cup
  • Potato large, cooked- 2
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1/3 cup
  • Salt- to taste

For stuffing:

  • White Bread slices, cut off the sides- 1 per roll
  • Water- to dip the bread slice
  • Vegetable oil- enough for frying

 Instruction

  • Wash a small cauliflower under running water, chop it with a knife into very small bite sizes.
  • Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil, when it gets hot add cumin seeds, saute for a second.
  • Add onion and salt saute till translucent, add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies, saute for a minute.
  • Add chopped cauliflower to the onion, cover with the lid and cook till cauliflower turns very tender.
  • You could add 1/3 cup water if the mixture turns dry and cook for some more time.
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and garam masala, combine well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cook 2 large potatoes in the microwave or in boiling water till it has cooked well.
  • Add the cooked potatoes to the cauliflower mix and mash the potatoes into the mix using a wooden spoon.
  • Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Sprinkle cilantro over it. Let the filling cool down.
  • Make small balls out of the cauliflower filling and keep aside.

How to wrap in bread:

  • You need 1 bread slice for each rolls.
  • Cut off the sides of the bread slices.
  • Have a cup of water ready in a bowl.
  • Dip the bread in water and take it out immediately.
  • Don’t immerse the bread in water for long, you just need to dip it for a second and take it out.
  • Squeeze the bread and remove any water from it.
  • Spread the bread on a cutting board and place the cauliflower roll on to the center of the bread slice.
  • Roll the bread slice over it, it will be like a glue so you could paste any gaps that is formed while rolling it.
  • Repeat with the rest of the filling and keep aside in a plate.
  • Heat a frying pan with enough oil for frying.
  • When the oil turns hot, place the rolls into the oil and fry till it turns golden brown in color.
  • Transfer to a paper towel and serve immediately when it is still warm.

Tips:

  • You could use any of your favorite veggies: mushroom would be great too.
  • You could even use chicken filling used for making cutlet, here is the recipe.
Gluten Free Version:
  • If you are gluten intolerant you could use gluten free bread instead of regular bread.
  • If you can’t find gluten free bread, make thick patties using the prepared cauliflower filling and pan fry it in 2-3 tbsp oil till both sides turn golden brown.
  • You could even coat the cauliflower patties with gluten free flour and pan fry it in oil.

 

Cauliflower Bread Rolls - Fried Vegetarian Rolls
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
For making filling
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cauliflower- 1 small chopped
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1 or 2
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Water- ⅓ cup
  • Potato large, cooked- 2
  • Cilantro, chopped- ⅓ cup
  • Salt- to taste
For stuffing
  • White Bread slices, cut off the sides- 1/roll
  • Water- to dip the bread slice
  • Vegetable oil- enough for frying
Instructions
  1. Wash a small cauliflower under running water, chop it with a knife into very small bite sizes.
  2. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil, when it gets hot add cumin seeds, saute for a second.
  3. Add onion and salt saute till translucent, add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies, saute for a minute.
  4. Add chopped cauliflower to the onion, cover with the lid and cook till cauliflower turns very tender.
  5. You could add ⅓ cup water if the mixture turns dry and cook for some more time.
  6. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder and garam masala, combine well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, cook 2 large potatoes in the microwave or in boiling water till it has cooked well.
  8. Add the cooked potatoes to the cauliflower mix and mash the potatoes into the mix using a wooden spoon.
  9. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  10. Sprinkle cilantro over it. Let the filling cool down.
  11. Make small balls out of the cauliflower filling and keep aside.
How to wrap in bread
  1. You need 1 bread slice for each rolls.
  2. Cut off the sides of the bread slices.
  3. Have a cup of water ready in a bowl.
  4. Dip the bread in water and take it out immediately.
  5. Don't immerse the bread in water for long, you just need to dip it for a second and take it out.
  6. Squeeze the bread and remove any water from it.
  7. Spread the bread on a cutting board and place the cauliflower roll on to the center of the bread slice.
  8. Roll the bread slice over it, it will be like a glue so you could paste any gaps that is formed while rolling it.
  9. Repeat with the rest of the filling and keep aside in a plate.
  10. Heat a frying pan with enough oil for frying.
  11. When the oil turns hot, place the rolls into the oil and fry till it turns golden brown in color.
  12. Transfer to a paper towel and serve immediately when it is still warm.
Gluten Free Version:
  1. If you are gluten intolerant you could use gluten free bread instead of regular bread.
  2. If you can't find gluten free bread, make thick patties using the prepared cauliflower filling and pan fry it in 2-3 tbsp oil till both sides turn golden brown.
  3. You could even coat the cauliflower patties with gluten free flour and pan fry it in oil.
Notes
•You could use any of your favorite veggies: mushroom would be great too.
•You could even use chicken filling used for making cutlet, here is the recipe.

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