Friday, 28 August 2009

Spring Roll and a TAG!

Spring roll is a snack made with the Meat masala filled in pancakes. The pan cakes are filled with meat or vegetable masalas and then dipped in egg and then coated in breadcrumbs to give a very crispy and crunchy wrap and delicately spiced filling. This is one of the usual snacks made during Ramadan and is easy if you have the filling made ahead. This is not the regular Chinese spring roll with crispy pancakes, but a very modified and a different version that is made at home mainly during Iftar and to serve guests. Some call it ‘Churulappam’ since it is made by rolling the pancakes. With the below mentioned recipe, you will be able to make 14-16 rolls. I fried half and the rest I froze them for later use. So next time when I need to fry them, all I have to do is just defrost them and fry them.

1 cup Plain Flour (150gms)
1 1/4 cup water
1 medium size egg
Salt to taste

For the filling:
1 heaped cup of Meat masala

For coating:
1-2 Eggwhites
Breadcrumbs- As required
Vegetable oil- To deep fry the spring rolls.


1. To make the batter, Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowl using a balloon whisk or Blend them in a blender until everything is blended without lumps.
2. Heat a small frying pan onto medium heat; pour ½ a ladle of batter to form circles of 5” diameter.
3. Just cook the pancake on one side ONLY and take them out.(The pancake will be cooked on both sides this way).Place them in a plate rubbed with oil. Place a heaped teaspoon of the masala on the uncooked side as shown in the picture. Place it in the top part from middle, an inch away from the sides. Fold both sides to enclose the filling in and then roll it completely to seal the filling in.
4. When you fill one spring roll, you can start making the next one.
5. Dip the roll in lightly beaten egg whites and then roll it in breadcrumbs until fully coated. I normally use the spoon or fork for this as it is quite messy when done with hand.
6. Heat a frying pan filled halfway with oil. Fry these rolls in the oil until golden and crisp.
7. Serve whilst warm with ketchup, chilli sauce, sweet chilli sauce, chilli garlic sauce etc.

And Now Sushma Mallya has tagged me and here are few other bits about me.
The Rules:1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.3. Share the ABCs of you.
4. Tag 4 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.The Tag:

1. A – Available/Single? No
2. B – Best friend? My mom and sis mainly;and few more school/college friends of mine who I am very very close to.

3. C – Cake or Pie? Definitely Cake
4. D – Drink of choice? Milk Shakes and smoothies.
5. E – Essential item you use every day? Laptop, my measuring cups and spoons and my kitchen scale. I just love them.
6. F – Favorite color? Nothing as such.
7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? Gummy bears
8. H – Hometown? Kerala.
9. I – Indulgence? Desserts and sweets...
10. J – January or February? I don’t think there is anything special about those months, so it’s the same.
11. K – Kids & their names? 1 Son- Rishan
12. L – Life is incomplete without? Family and friends.
13. M – Marriage date? April 28......
14. N – Number of siblings? 2 sis and twin brothers. They are all adorable.
15. O – Oranges or Apples? Not a fruit person.
16. P – Phobias/Fears? Darkness (I always feel there is somebody following me when I am in the dark and keep looking back while I walk in dark even if it is at home...lols...), and reptiles especially lizards found in the gulf (Goodness me!They are huge and disgusting and I can’t stand the sight of it), large spiders, snakes, then comes dogs...oh there are too many...etc....I think I am scared of anything and everything but not scared of cockroaches..
17. Q – Quote for today? Can’t think of one.
18. R – Reason to smile? Many
19. S – Season? Spring/Autumn.
20. T – Tag 4 People? See below.
21. U – Unknown fact about me? That’s Unknown!
22. V – Vegetable you don't like? Hmmm.....none actually.
23. W – Worst habit? Misplacing things around home and searching it for hours and hours and hours. God! The worst part is when I misplace my hubby’s stuffs like his hair comb. And he has to join me in searching just before going for work which almost every time drive him nuts J..There are so many incidents associated with my misplacing. One is when I misplaced the whole bunch of our house keys including the postal box key. My husband was expecting an important mail and he wanted to open mail..Looked out for keys, it was not in the regular place..Myself and my hubby kept on searching and searching and couldn’t find it anywhere. Finally we headed to the garbage and checked that also, Goodness me. It took us more than an hour searching the whole house, and then we gave up. I Told my hubby that we will find it later on somewhere forget about it atleast for the time beaing...Then when I went to kitchen and started off my work, I found it under the tea towel!!!Imagine.
24. X – X-rays you've had? Did I have any?
25. Y – Your favorite food? Sweets, desserts and Certain malabari food. Sometimes it entirely depends on my mood, no...most of the time.
26. Z – Zodiac sign? Scorpio.
I would like to pass the above tag to:
Faiza Ali
Duchess of Tea
This is my entry to Joy From Fasting To Feasting conducted by Lubna and Yasmeen .


MamaFaMi said...

Salaam Shabs...

I love to eat spring rolls. But to prepare them myself, that will have to wait for my mood! Hahaha...

p/s : The Dahlia cookies require quite a big amount of butter because the dough needs to be very soft to be able to press out of the mould.

Sushma Mallya said...

Spring rolls looks so delicious...loved the way u have explained it shabs...was interesting reading ur ABC's as well.....

Parita said...

Those spring rolls look question which camera model are you using? love your clicks..they are just perfect! Interesting read...i too hate reptiles and all kinds of insects...euuuu...funny incident about misplacing keys..happens with me many a times..i always blame a unknown bhoot in my home :)
thank you dear for passing the tag to me :)

Tina said...

thakarpan....looks sooooooo yummy....fotoyum muttu sambhavam thanne....

shaikh said...

just superb recipe and pictures. thanks said...

Yummy spring them..nice click too

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow lovely spring rolls .. good to read abt u dear and lovely u made the wrapper too.. so good.

lubnakarim06 said...

Nice to read about you through tag.....thank you for the yum yum that pictorial...very easy to understand...coating with egg is really nice idea.....thank you for sending it down to the event.

lubnakarim06 said...

Initially i was thinking to accept only one entry per person...but now Iam thinking to arrange all the entries at a place so that we can access them please try to send me the links of all the recipes which are prepared during the Ramadan. Just mail me the links to If u have any doubts also mail me can also send from the problem....Delete this after reading....

Unknown said...

mouthwatering pics shabs!!

I've made similar fish rolls sometime back. the tag was interesting and am also scared of darkness :)

Zareena said...

Kandittu kothiyaakunnnu..

Anonymous said...

wish i had the patience to cuk such yummilicious dishes while fasting...your husband is sure lucky...

Divya Kudua said...

Great pics Shabs..Lovely presentation!!

Dori said...

Great blog, I'm glad to have found you... these spring rolls look absolutely delicious!

kitchen queen said...

wow ur spring rolls look delicious and yummy. You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments.

Chitra said...

Hi , first time here,,U have yummy collection of recipes..Nice blog :)

Shabs.. said...

Mama fami, i know its time consuming, but worth a try.U will love em.

Sushma, glad u liked it. I thought
it will be difficult to understand without a demo

PAri...thx dear..

Tina, kure naalaayallo ee vazhiyokkey vannittu

Shaikh, thx for ur made me smile.

Aysha, thx for stopping by dear...

Pavithra, :) thx..

Lubna, thx for stopping by.

Maria, U can make em with fish as well, used to make it with prawns. But love meat more.

Zareena, ingottu poru, tharaallo...
Divya, thx for ur compliments..

Meeso, thx for stopping by and ur comments. They really mean alot to me.

Kitchen queen, u have a good site there, but at the moment I am unable to comment due to some prob in the browser.

Chitra, thx for stopping by.

Varsha Vipins said...

lol..first of all..aa tag adipoli..I too have this
n the rolls look darn good..We used to love meatrolls as kids n I thought its the same..but thats like simple dough with filling n fried..but this is cooked pancake..totally new to wont it be soft??pottan chance ille?

Shabs.. said...

Varsha, i think that marakkal phobia is due to too much involvement in blogging:)...I know the one u r talking about, thats like a chappathi dough, which is rolled super thin right?...This is easier version, now followed by all back home rather than the other one which takes hell of time and patience. Potti ppokilla, gusthi pidikkathirunnal mathi...just handle it

Since this spring rolls are coated in breadcrumbs and fried, they are very very crispy, but tasted very different from dough version.

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