A famous evening snack in Sri Lanka. It takes place in all functions as it is a crispy & spicy snack. It is made with fish & potato. Actually the outer cover must be made with wheat flour thosai. But, its time consuming & hard for beginners.Also need assit. Thus, giving an easy method using frozen sheets.
|1 cup||Wheat flour|
|1 tsp||Black pepper powder|
|1 pinch||Cumin seed powder|
|Salt for taste|
|2 nos||Mackerel tin (425g tin)|
|4 nos||Medium size onion (finely chopped)|
|1 no||Whole garlic (finely chopped)|
|1 slice||Ginger (finely minced)|
|100 g||Green chilli (finely chopped)|
|1 bunch||Curry leaves (finely chopped)|
|1 T||Black pepper powder|
|1 tsp||Chilli powder|
|½ tsp||Cumin seed powder|
|3 T||Oil (for sauting)|
|Salt for taste|
|Lime for taste|
|36 nos||Frozen sheets (smaller one)|
|Bread crumbs (for coating)|
Mix all ingredients given in set 1 to make batter & keep is aside. Make the batter a bit watery then the Idli batter.
Drain the sauce fron fish tin, remove the skin & bones as well.
Mash the fish & keep it aside as well.
Boil the potatoes & slice them into small cubes.
Heat a non-stick pan & saute chopped onion till the raw smell goes away. Then add chopped green chillies, garlic, ginger & curry leaves & saute them till they turn golden brown. Add fish & cook in low flame (5-6mins). Add pepper powder, cumin seed powder & chilli powder and cook for 2mins. Add potatoes & mix well. Cook for 2 mins in low flame. Add lime & cook for another 1 min.
Keep the frozen sheets out for 3 – 5 mins to defroze themselves.
Roll some curry tightly in a spring roll sheet as showing in the picture. Roll could break apart when frying if it is loosely packed.
Apply little batter to the edge & paste it well.
Roll all curry in sheets.
Now dip one roll at the time in batter & coat with bread crumbs immediately.
Deep fry in medium flame & drain the excess oil. Serve hot with sauce of your choice.
Use a small cup of wheat flour to make batter. You can also use only eggs instead of wheat flour. But, you need to dip the coated rolls into egg again & coat them well.
Can reduce the amount of chillies.
Can make roll with potatoes only or potatoes + eggs.
Any meat can be used instead of fish as well. Just cook the meat with salt & curry powder and mince it before making curry. Make sure the curry is dry & not oily. Meat:Potato Ratio is 1:1.5. Yet its your choice.
Vegelables like grated carrot, finely chopped bean, green peas & etc can be added with curry. No matter with what the curry is made. Just saute them with onions. Rolling is a matter in rolls.
Coat bread crumbs well if not curry will come out while frying as shown below:
These rolls (without frying even) can be freezed upto two weeks.Place them between wax paper & store in an air tight box. (May keep them upto a month. But, didnt get a change to keep them a month)
Reheat in microwave for 10 to 15 seconds & fry them.
Idayam gingelly oil is used to make curry & fry rolls. It tastes good also good for health.
We call the one used to make cake as wheat flour.