Friday 25 November 2011

California Rolls



Hi friends!

Today I was supposed to go out and shop with a blogger friend but all plans were washed off in the heavy rains. Since I had not planned anything majorly for today as I was surely looking forward to my shopping, I had some time in hand, so I decided to use it wisely.

Recently, during my visit to one of the finest bakeries here I came across a bread roll which had a seekh kebab filling. Looking at it, I had mentally made a note to try this one at home, the roll was named California. Since this is my take on that  roll  I decided to name it California Rolls.

Now patience  was surely not my virtue today as I was very hungry and I definitely had no intention of making seekh kebabs (those who are regular readers here will surely understand my penchant for making the seekh kebabs) as that would have taken a long time and I was already hungry so decided to make quick vegetable cigars and then coil the bread rope around them.

To my delight the rolls turned out super soft and amazingly tasty inside and the best part…they looked beautiful. The only expertise the rolls will call  for is surely in making the outer rope for the roll, and turning it around the cigars as that needs a light and quick hand, the rest of the preparation  is a extremely simple.



Ingredients For Vegetable Cigars ( makes 8-10)

200gms cottage cheese (paneer)grated

1 small carrot grated

3green chillies finely chopped

1/2 capsicum finely chopped

1onion finely chopped

1potato boiled and grated

bread crumbs

a pinch of cardamom powder

a pinch of garam masala

2tsp coriander powder

2tsp oil

Ingredients For  Bread Rope

2cups APF

2tbsp oil/butter

1-1/2tsp active yeast

2tsp sugar

3/4cup warm milk

1tsp salt

Egg wash/ Milk wash

Method For Making Veg. Cigars

Heat oil and sauté onions and green chillies. Mix in the carrots and add salt to taste.

Once the veggies have released water, add grated paneer (cottage cheese) and capsicum.

Toss in for a minute.

Mix in grated potato and the spices.

Cool and add enough bread crumbs that will help binding easily.

Make 3inch long and half inch wide cigars, tapering at ends and shallow fry lightly in oil. Cool.

Method For Making Bread Ropes

Proof the yeast in warm milk along with sugar.

In a food processor with the help of kneading attachment make a dough using all the ingredients.

Knead for 7-8 minutes and let it rest in a greased container till it doubles in volume. ( a detailed post on working with yeast can be read here)

Punch down the dough and knead again.

Take a ping pong ball size portion of the dough and with help of all the fingers roll a rope about 15 inches in size. This needs practice. Apply pressure in the centre and then move towards the ends.

Apply water on the rope and then wrap it in a coiled manner along the cigar leaving the ends of the cigar open. Let the ropes rise again for 10-15 mins. Apply an egg/milk wash.

Bake in  a preheated oven at 180C for 15mins or till the crust turns golden in colour and gives a hollow sound on tapping.

Serve warm.


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Prathima Rao said...

Fabulous & just too mouthwatering!!! The cliks are making me hungry now ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sanctified Spaces said...

You surely did make use of the time wisely...I shud have landed up at your place for sure...they look super yumm..:)

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks Prathima.
Shal, I told you to join me dear, you can still come.I'm glad you liked it.

Nivedita Thadani said...

fully flatt!! bookmarked it

Sushma Mallya said...

They have come out so beautifully baked Pari!

Pari Vasisht said...

Thanks so much Nivi, your comment is always so encouraging dear.
Thanks so much Sushma.

chef and her kitchen said...

Thats a nice variation..never seen this roll....they are baked beautifully n yumm

Radhika said...

I saw one somewhere online with a sausage. Nice try with a kebab. Yummy.

Binys Recipes said...

wow dats amazing....gr8

kitchen queen said...

awesome rolls.

Anuka said...

Wow pari hey look amazing. Nice creativity indeed

Aarthi said...

delicious dish..yummo..


Faseela said...

extremely fabulous words dear

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

That looks buttery and delicious

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Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Its awesome and perfectly made

Padmajha said...

Looks fantastic!!

Pushpa said...

Baked perfectly looks delicious.

kranthi said...


Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!looks delicious and inviting,will try it soon,bookamarked.

Amina Creations said...

wow... the rolls look out of the world! have executed it so perfectly... bookmarked..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious presentation roll looks wonderful

Myvegfare said...

I saw something online like this with a sausage, i tried it too, but not with cottage cheese, so now i know it has a name and sold in bakeries, they look divine pari, they have turned out beautiful,, lovely clicks too,,

Tina said...


Priyanka said...

Fabulous & mouthwatering!!!
The clicks are beautiful and making me hungry now ;)

schmetterlingwords said...

Lovely and cute rolls. Perfect for the weather. :)

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

wow that looks real good. so neat and professional like.great idea too.

Shri said...

Are they not cute?

Priya dharshini said...

That luks so stunning...The rolls has come out really well

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Wow, what a great idea! They look marvelous :)

Archana said...

Just today I was requested for something like this. Thanks. Bookmarked.

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Priya Suresh said...

Damn tempting rolls, would love to grab and rite now..

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Perfect rolls. They look so shiny. This recipe is bookmarked. :)


Indrani said...

So cute looking bread roll and from your pictorial anyone can try now, lovely filling and kids will love this for sure, perfection at its best..awesome pics

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Perfect rolls for-the kids..yummy yum yum:)

Mélange said...

Perfect rolls..It's making me drool. Aesthetic nice clicks too Pari..Very late to meet you.Better late than never no ? see ya.

Anonymous said...

Hi! What's APF?

Pari Vasisht said...

Apf is all purpose flour.

Unknown said...

what s milk wash

Pari Vasisht said...

Applying milk using a brush on the bread after it has risen before baking is called a milk wash. That provides a glaze on the bread.


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