Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Street Food Finds Its Way Home II

Okay, I think I have a writer’s block, but not a chef’s block. Do chef’s really have a block? Or they just make do with a chopping board!

My saga with Calcutta street food continued over the Family Day weekend with some egg rolls, stuffed with homestyle meatballs.

This is an easy-to-make-at-home food if you are a perennial street food lover. The ingredients for Egg Roll With A Chance Of Homestyle Meatballs are:

2 cups flour, made into a dough, I add few drops of vegetable oil too
8-10 (cooked) meatballs, broiled in the oven for 6-8 minutes
5-6 eggs (extra large) or as many rolls that are being made
1 medium size red onion thinly sliced
1 tomato thinly sliced
7-8 green chilies finely chopped
2-3 tablespoon chopped coriander
A dry spice mix of equal quantities of (half teaspoon) salt, chaat masala, dry roasted cumin-coriander powder, red chili powder and black pepper powder
Lemon juice
Tomato ketchup
Chili Sauce
Oil

Egg Roll GridMake golf ball-size dough balls and use a rolling pin to make think flat breads. Dust dry flour for better rolling. rolling rotiOn a non-stick frying pan, toast both sides of the “roti”/ flat bread. Beat an egg and pour over the toasted roti. Drizzle veg oil all around and some on top of the smeared egg. Flip over and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
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IMG_5706  IMG_5711 IMG_5707Top each egg-layered roti with ketchup-chili sauce and the spice mix. Line neatly the sliced onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander, few drops of lemon juice and the meat balls. I like to cut the meatballs into small chunks for ease of rolling.
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IMG_5710Roll tightly on a piece of paper/ paper napkin, make sure you seal the bottom. Serve immediately. This is a great way of bringing street food on your dinner table. IMG_5713These rolls are quite filling and can be made without the meatballs or with a spicy chicken stuffing or leftover tandoori chicken or even seekh kebabs.

2 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

gosh.. the paratha looks yuuummmmm.. I must try with a veggie burger / meat ball.. huum!!!

The knife said...

great to conjure one's favourite foods in a foreign land...technically this would be a tikia roll :)