Don't be surprised looking at the title. I know what you are thinking. How come I get to blog about this when I am running a marathon under the theme 'Curry in a Hurry', right? Here is the thing. Since every 15th of the month, the recipe from Indian Cooking Challenge needs to be posted, today's 'curry in a hurry' post is exempted (Thanks to Srivalli) ! 

When I saw the recipe of these rolls, I was very interested to see how the spicy blend lends a punch to the tongue. And these rolls sure didn't disappoint. The only down side for me when I was preparing these rolls was I had too many things going on in the kitchen and so ended up with some overly cooked rolls (which by the way didn't compromise the taste, just the looks).
Also today's post forms part of the Blogging Marathon Day 7 (as an exception!)

Coriander Rolls

Source: Archana of Tried & Tested Recipes
Ingredients -
For Outer Covering -
Besan/ Senagapindi 1/2 cup
Whole Wheat Flour 1/2 cup
Hot Oil 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
For the Filling - 
Coriander Leaves, finely chopped 1 cup 
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Dry Coconut, grated and roasted 2 Tbsp
Gasalu/Poppy Seeds/Khus Khus, roasted 1Tbsp
Til/Sesame Seeds/Nuvvulu, roasted 1Tbsp
Salt to taste

Ginger-Green Chilli paste 1 tsp (or to taste)
Garlic, Chopped fine 2 cloves
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
Lemon Juice 1 tsp (or to taste)
Sugar 3/4 tsp
Oil 1 Tbsp

Make a Paste -
2 tsp oil + 1tsp garam masala + 2 tsp thick tamarind pulp 
[I used the store bought tamarind chutney instead]

Oil to deep fry

Method Of Preparation -
For the outer Covering - 
In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients required for the covering, including the hot oil and knead into a stiff dough adding adequate water.

For the Filling-
In a heated pan add oil and saute the onions till they are translucent. Add the ginger paste and minced garlic and fry for a few seconds.

Remove from the fire. Let it cool.

Coarsely grind the roasted til, poppy seeds and coconut .

Add the coriander leaves to the onion mixture along with all the powders.

Mix in salt , sugar, lemon juice and chilli powder.

Making the Rolls - 
Pinch a gooseberry sized dough, roll it thinly to the size of a puri (about 3 inches diameter). [I found that this size is easily manageable but feel free to alter the size as preferred]

Apply a little tamarind chutney on the rolled dough using the back of a spoon.

Place about 1 tablespoon of filling  in the center of the rolled dough and seal the edges in any way convenient. [I put the filling in the center, then folded one side into the center and then folded the other to the center and sealed the opened edges using wet fingers.]

Coriander Rolls

*Make sure the edges are well sealed because it may result in spoiling the recipe by opening up when frying in the oil

Continue with the rest of the dough until the filling is used up. I used the leftover dough to make small puris  (in different shapes to amuse the little one!) and the kids had a feast for sure!

Lightly roast the rolls on a heated tawa/griddle, and then deep fry before serving. 

I served them as is as the spice was just right. But the ideal serving accompaniment is green or sweet chutney.

If you have missed any of the posts from this edition of the Blogging Marathon here they are for a quick reference - 
Green Beans Curry 
Cabbage-Cauliflower Curry 
Corn Palak 
Zucchini Gravy Curry 
Bitter-Gourd Curry ~ Kakarakaya Koora 
Cabbage Masala

Stay tuned for another week of Blogging Marathon under a different theme, starting Monday, May 16 2011.

  • Finally, check out my fellow Marathoners doing BM#5 

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e)KalyaniPriya MahadevanSuma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya SureshVeena,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: ShylajaSrivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:AarthiVaishali 

Preparation Time about 1 hr
Makes 8 rolls + lots of puris with the leftover dough :)


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Very crispy and prefect looking coriander rolls...marvellous..

  3. AJ Says:
  4. Delicious and crusty - love the pastry for these snacks!!

  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. Wow those rolls look great and crisp! I love those square ones too..:)

  7. aipi Says:
  8. Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all in no time :))
    US Masala

  9. Very inviting and tasty looking rolls dear. Loved the look of them.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Unknown Says:
  11. wow, the rolls and specially the filling looks super tempting.

  12. Aarthi Says:
  13. this looks so crispy and yummy

  14. Mélange Says:
  15. Looks superb and tempting Harini..Vadis are so cute and perfect !!

  16. Looks really appetizing n yummy...when u mentioned in suma's post,u nearly burnt them I came here to chk that..he he..
    they r just perfect,if u hv fried bit more then might b wat ever u said wud hav happened...we shud b really careful while doing some deep frying stuff..:)

  17. Divya Says:
  18. lovely wadis.... looks yummy and crispy

  19. divya Says:
  20. The rolls look crispy and delicious

  21. TNL Says:
  22. That looks great!

    ME TOO :-)))

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