Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bread Rolls (Baked)

Special occasions call for special treats. But time was short and I was in no mood to slog in the kitchen the whole day. But at the same time I wanted something special, appealing, tasty and healthy too! A tall order !

I generally have stock of bread in my bread-box. I went through my refrigerator and found the ingredients for paneer bhurji. So instead of making the usual sandwiches, I decided to make bread rolls. Since I had boiled potatoes in the fridge, I also made potato stuffing (mixture of mashed potatoes, chopped onions, chopped green chilies, asafetida, chopped coriander leaves, lime juice and salt).

The end result  was quite rewarding as these rolls quickly vanished from the plate !

Bread Rolls with ketchup
Baked Bread Rolls with tomato ketchup


Whole wheat bread slices
1 cup
For the Stuffing:

Paneer (cottage cheese)
200 gms
Coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tbsp
Green chillies (chopped)
1-2 (as per taste)
Onions (chopped)
1 medium
As per taste
4-5 tsps


 First prepare the stuffing: Paneer Bhurji as stuffing :
     Preparation of Bhurji

Getting ready for "Bhurji" filling

  1. Crumble the paneer with your hand and keep aside.
  2. Heat a small pan. Add 2-3 tsps of oil in it. When slightly warm, add the chopped onions and green chillies and sauté it till the onions turns translucent.
  3. Add salt and the crumbled paneer and stir it for 2-3 mins and switch of the gas.
  4. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

II  Prepare the bread slices :

  • Pour one cup of milk in a wide shallow bowl.
  • Take one bread slice and soak it in the milk for few seconds. Remove it and  place it between your palms and press it firmly but gently to drain out the excess milk.
  • Prepare all the bread slices in this manner and keep aside.
  • Now place the bhurji stuffing on one side of the slice and gently roll it till the stuffing is completely covered with the bread slice. Press the edges with care to seal it.
  • Follow the same procedure for all the slices.

III   : Baking :

Ready for baking
         Smear the baking tray with oil and place the prepared bread rolls in the tray.
         Dribble (or smear with a brush) the remaining oil on top of each roll and bake it
         in a preheated oven for 15-20 mins  at 180 degrees Centigrade.

Bread Rolls with chutney & Salsa

IV   : Serve the baked bread rolls with tomato salsa and green coriander chutney
         or tomato ketchup.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Baking time       : 15-20 mins
Makes               :  8 rolls


  • If baking has to be done at a later stage, then refrigerate the prepared rolls.
  • If you are in a hurry, there is a short-cut method for preparing the paneer stuffing - mix the crumbled paneer with green coriander chutney and chopped onions. You may have to spice this mixture with salt and chilies.
  • Ideal for any parties.