Rollin’ with Friday night egg rolls

Eggs are just so darn convenient, no? They’re a regular escape route for when our cook doesn’t show up or on Friday nights which typically are our junk food nights because we are celebrating the upcoming weekend, of course ! ;)

Recently, on my walk down the road I discovered “hand bread” at our corner provision store. What is this hand bread?, I thought… Bread made by hand? Bread made to soak curries?  It looked nothing like bread…and when I asked the store owner he stared blank in my face and said “hand bread is hand bread, you can see no?” Sure, that helps a lot now. Thanks, uncle!! Anyway, it’s this really flat and thin roti, made from rice flour. It’s super soft and must be consumed on the same day or else it gets dry and brittle.

I looked at it and instantly wondered if I could use it for an egg roll. A little apprehensive at first, it turned out quite nice.

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Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 Rice roti (hand bread) or Wheat roti
  • 1 Beaten egg with salt and pepper
  • Finely chopped coriander
  • Dash of lime
  • Chaat masala
  • Long finely chopped onions
  • Cheese grated
  • Honey mustard mayonnaise
  • Ketchup or fresh tomato salsa

 

Method:

  • With a little ghee on a pan lightly fry the roti both sides

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  • Pour the beaten egg over the top and spread it out evenly
  • Filp the roti and cook the egg side for a couple of mins
  • Flip back to the non egg side and let it crisp up to a flaky light brown
  • Take the egg roll off the pan and place on the plate
  • Arrange the diced onions with the coriander in the centre of the roll edge to edge
  • Season with chaat masala and a generous squeeze of lime
  • Top it up with the honey mustard mayonnaise and ketchup or salsa

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  • Roll it up, wrap it in either butter paper or foil and serve warm

These are great as tiffin, snack or a meal option!

 

 

Quick Fix: Cocoa Banana Pancakes

I think I made these more to fix my chocolate craving than my son’s, Lol! Anyway, we both scarfed them down at pretty much the same speed. These are super easy and can be whipped up in a jiffy!

Since I experimented with these, I won’t be able to give you the exact measurements for all. I just went with my gut on this one.

choco1Ingredients:

  • Un-Sweetened Cocoa powder
  • Organic raw sugar, to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Vanilla essence, 2 teaspoons
  • One Banana
  • Butter
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Whole wheat flour, refined flour or self raising flour (any flour of your preference)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder (optional, no need to use this if you’re using self raising flour)

Method:

  • Mix up all the ingredients as you would to make a pancake batter
  • In a heated pan, plonk on some butter and ladle out the batter
  • Cook until brown on both sides

choco2Serve:

  • Serve while still warm
  • Chop some bananas and roll them up
  • Dust the top with some icing sugar

Extras: Can be served with a layer of Peanut butter or whipped cream too and one can use berries instead of bananas. Yummm!!!