January 25, 2007

Bengali Egg Roll

Egg Roll is a popular roadside snack in Bengal. Made with egg and scrumptious filling of chicken, keema or veggies, it's also known as chicken roll. After Sandeepa mentioned it, I've been craving it and recently tried it at home with veggie - mushroom and green pepper - filling.

There are a few preparatory steps - creating the filling, and the egg tortillas, but you will be coming back for more once you've tried it. After Aswin tried it, all I heard was 'Mmmmm....' and I knew it was good.

Ingredients: Serves 2-3
For Egg Tortilla
6 - Tortillas - I used store bought tortilla
7 - Eggs
salt & pepper to taste
1 tspoon oil

For Filling
1 pack- Mushroom - chopped thinly
1 - Green Pepper - chopped thinly
1/2 tspoon cumin seeds
2 - dry red chilli
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1/2 tspoon chilli powder
1/2 tspoon ginger paste
1/2 tspoon garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tspoon oil

Salad dressing - sliced thinly & mixed together
1 cucumber
1 onion
1 tspoon lemon juice
2 green chillies
salt and pepper to taste

Mint chutney
Tamarind chutney

For Filling
In a pan heat oil and temper it with red chilli and cumin seeds.
Add ginger paste and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add mushrooms and pepper. Fry well.
Now add chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
Cook till it's done.
Set it aside.

Making the Egg Rolls Tortilla
Beat the eggs in a bowl and add salt to taste.
Heat pan with a drop of oil and pour 2 tbspoon of egg mixture (approx) and make a thin film.

Put the tortilla on top before the egg cooks fully.

Flip the tortilla and cook the other side. The egg should be only on one side. The other side is used for filling.

Assembling the Egg Roll

Put the tortilla without the egg side on the board.

Put 1 tbspoon of the mushroom & pepper mixture on the tortilla. Then put a tspoon of the cucumber and onion salad. Top it off with mint or tamarind chutney.

Roll it in a paper and secure it with a toothpick. Serve hot. Enjoy


  1. Oh Boy does that look good......I usually don't eat eggs..but that filling almost makes me want to try it!


  2. That is the best roll I have even seen....with all those fillings, it sure would taste great!

  3. Glad to see another Bengali Egg dish!Lokks great and I love the step by step pics too!Thanks Mandira!Makes a great breakfast!

  4. Mandira
    The Egg Roll tastes best with "Malayasian Paratha" try it some time. We too do that a lot but do not add veggies to get the unhealthy roade side effect :)

    Yours look perrrfect and the veggies are a healthy idea.

    Mandira tomay ekta mail korechi dekho

  5. Hi Mandira,

    Yummylicious :)

  6. Anonymous11:34 AM

    That looks fabulous! It's just the kind of thing that I would love. Thanks for posting that with all the great photos.

    I'm posting the meme you tagged me for on Sunday! :)

  7. Looks delicious..i just made a chicken roll using chappathi last week, yet to post.I like the idea of using store brought tortilla and making it into egg tortilla...will try soon..

  8. Thanks Trupti - they do taste good :)

    RP - do try when you get a chance. It's delicious and you can even create your own filling.

    Thanks Asha - I'm sure this will make great breakfast too...

    Sandeepa - thanks, next time I'll try with the Malaysian paratha.

    Sangeeta - thanks

    Sher - Thanks. It makes a filling meal and tastes delicious too. Do try when you get a chance.

    Maheswari - Tortilla egg roll tastes more like the ones I've had back in India and it's faster too ;)

  9. though we r vegetarians ...my hubby is an eggtarian..he always asks me to make egg rolls...ur recipes sounds gr8...thnx for sharing!!

  10. Anonymous4:02 AM

    Hi Mandira,

    Your egg rolls look delicious! Just wondering, isn't the side of the tortilla which has the egg on it supposed to be the inner side of the roll? That is how it usually is in the egg roll stalls all over Kolkata.


  11. Thanks haripriya. I wish I could say "do try" :)

    Suparna - I rolled the egg inside the last time I made it. But it tastes soggy with the filling, and chutney mixed with egg. This way, I taste the egg separately and then the filling. Will try without the filling the next time. Thanks for visiting, do keep visiting.

  12. Wow, this must taste so good ! Thank you for the recipe Mandira.

  13. Archana - this was delicious. I don't make it too often, but it is a hit everytime I do!

  14. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Mandira that looks yummy!!

    When I was in Bangalore for quite sometime, I was a fan of this egg-roll at American Choupsey, Brigade Road. Now I have the choice to make it from scratch.....sure in my home it wud become a routine, I suppose..!! Thanks for sharing..!!

  15. A - American chopsuey.. those were my favorite. The egg roll is easy to make, do try and let me know how it turns out.

  16. i loved this and tried the same , ofcourse with lots of variations but this took me back to good old days, we friends used to come back from college and walk down MG Rd inPune and hog on tho these egg wraps /kathi rolls ... we nevr got tired eating them... :)) check it out http://vanitascookbook.blogspot.com/2007/07/egg-rolls.html

  17. Anonymous5:21 AM

    Hi Aswin N Mandira!!
    This is to say a Big Thank You to both of u... I hardly knew any cooking before my wedding and having come abroad post marriage was wondering how i'll manage!! But thanks to you guys i have managed to make tasty stuff!! Your pizza, The bengali roll and masala baigan curry were a huge hit!! Thank you again...

  18. Vanita - some food is so strongly etched in our memories, it is always fun to revisit them. :)

    Gowri - I am so glad to hear from you. Thank you for letting us know that you tried out the recipes and liked them. Do keep visiting. We post what we cook, eat and enjoy. :)

  19. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Great tasty food.I used to eat street side in kolkatha. Every one will love this.

  20. Anonymous10:47 PM

    Miss home! Specially rolls from Karko (a popular roll place)
    Thanks Mandira

  21. I was excited seeing this and I can't wait to make breakfast this weekend :)

  22. Anonymous12:23 PM

    tried this eggless...i used bean mixed with spring onions and salt instead of eggs... it was awesome


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