Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Potato-Bread Rolls - Fat free, hot ‘n crisp evening snack

Dee : Are there potatoes at home?
Me: Yeah, there are some. Why?
Dee: Shall we make Potato bajji?
I start drooling over the thought of my favorite potato bajji. But immediately the thought of my dieting plans flashes across my mind.
Err, not that I have a lot of accumulated fat, but just that I don’t want any fat to get accumulated, that’s it! But how can I resist the temptation of having that lovely evening snack? And is it not unfair that I restrict him also not to have what he wants to?
Me : Hmmm..... How bout something else with aloo?
Dee: Like? What’s your idea?
I remembered reading an oil-free version of aloo bread rolls in a book that came along with my Microwave. I just got up to find the book, without answering him, in the next moment we were looking into this recipe. It seemed to be a quite a simple one, just that we wanted bread for it, which Dee immediately set out to get. And I headed to the kitchen to cook potatoes.
The potatoes were cooked by the time he returned with a loaf of bread, and we started off our experimentation! Since we were using the Grill combo mode for the first time, we were almost hooked onto the Microwave – as if the rolls would get grilled only if we stood there!! Anyways, our effort paid off, when the crisp, fat-free rolls were ready to be munched.
Here’s how we made them.......
Aloo-Bread Rolls

Preparation time : 15 min
Cooking time : 25 min
Makes : 12 rolls

Potatoes - 2 large
Onion - 2 med sized, finely chopped (optional - original recipe does not use)
Green chilies - 1-2, depending on taste, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch pc, grated
Coriander leaves - 1 Tbsp, finely cut
Garam masala pwd - 1 Tsp
Red chili pwd - ½ - 1 Tsp, depending on taste
Salt - ¾ Tsp or as per taste
Bread slices - 12
Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp

• Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker till it is well cooked
• In a pan, sauté onions with a Tsp of oil, till it turns translucent
• Meanwhile, cut and take off the brown part of the bread slices one by one, leaving only the white slices
• Once potatoes are cool enough to touch, peel them and mash them thoroughly, not leaving any lumps
• Mix in sautéed onions, green chilies, coriander, garam masala powder, chili powder and salt
• Mix thoroughly for even distribution of spices
• Make 12 cylindrical, sausage shaped rolls and keep aside
• Grease a non stick microwave tray with a little oil
• Now take a slice of bread, dip it in water and immediately take it out
• Squeeze out the water, spread the wet slice on your left palm, and place the potato filling roll in the middle
• Roll over the bread slice so that the potato filling is completely covered with a layer of wet bread
• Cover the two sides as well, and remove extra bread at the ends if extra
• Smear a few drops of oil over the bread roll and place it on the greased microwave tray
• Repeat for all the rolls, and place the rolls evenly on the tray
• Grill the rolls in microwave for 15 to 18 minutes in Grill-combination mode
• Turn the rolls every 5 minutes to ensure even browning on all sides
• Once done, let it cool slightly for 5 minutes, before serving
• Serve with Sonth (Recipe will follow soon) or tomato chili sauce

Tips n Tricks:
• Ensure that potato is boiled properly, else there will be lumps when mashed

• In case you do not have a microwave, then roast it in a pan adding little oil by constantly turning over the rolls. This is if you want a relatively fat-free version. Else, go ahead and deep fry them!


  1. if at all you want to accumulate fat, i gift you lots and lots for FREE!! FREE!! FREE!!
    Ok,so this looks interesting, but i dont have an oven at home.
    We use the same stuffing to make toast sandwich ( mumbai ishtyle )
    give more Fat-free recipes yaar.. i need it badly.. :)

  2. Wow simply yum recipe. Looks droolworthy....

  3. hey, went I went through your recipe, I had missed the last part.. variations.. ok, so i can try out in a pan..good!
    this combo is too good.. i am sure it tastes as good as it looks..

  4. Good one Sum! Quick and easy....quite suitable for parties/pot-lucks. Will try it sometime..:-)

    Bread is a healthy alternative for all oil-free recipes...Bread ho tho jai ho!

  5. Hi Sum,
    I tried Pudina Pulao and red-chili coconut chutney.. both came out very well :D thanks

    Though I did not have basmati at home, I tried with sona mussurie rice, and instead of 2 whistles
    I cooked it upto 3 whistles..but it came out very well..

  6. there are few more things I need to tell you..
    Both recipes are very easy and need little preparations...that's the best thing..
    plz share few more phataphat cooking recipes with us :)

  7. @ Preeti
    Yayyyy!!! I'm happy to know that u tried out my recipes! Keep cooking!! And thanks for letting me know :)

    @ Kitchen Flavours
    Hey.. Thanks for dropping by!

    @ Hema
    Thanks Hema! Yup.. its very easy... do try out, and it'll be a hit in ur potlucks :)

  8. Hey this looks yummy. I'm tempted to try it out. Well, the same stuffing can be put for Aloo Paratha too. I have prepared it earlier.

  9. Your version too sounds great,healthy as well as yummy...i loved it sums..thanks for sharing...


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