Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tortilla Rolls Potato Logs/ Rolls with Potato Logs and Tortilla Lunch Box Idea/ Kids Favorite

Tortilla Rolls Potato Logs/
Rolls with Potato Logs and Tortilla
Lunch Box Idea/
Kids Favorite

Hi Friends,
I am so happy today i tried my first veggie roll which i wanted to pack in my kids tiffin since long. My son like rolls very much. He saw in kissan advertisement in which they roll chapati and make rolls with it. As i don't watch TV i was not aware about it. My son came one day and asked me the way to make rolls with roti. i did that and he ate two rolls. Earlier i use to give them rolled rotis/chapati with mix of sugar and ghee or with available dry sabzi. sometimes i smeared it with tomato sauce but stuffing always come out and end up with a mess up of everything. I wanted to try rolls like we get at eatery outlets. I was bit confused about its rolling, spilling of filling etc. 
Finally i decided to give it a try and my kids smiling faces and a round shape with fingers made by my son saying "mammy its yummy" was the out come of my efforts. Can't tell you how happy and satisfied i was. Rolls were so delicious. i made one for myself also which i tasted few minutes back and realized that it was so yum. adding olives gave a very nice crunch and taste to it. Potato log was just mouthwatering paring well with added veggies. Now it would be a regular affair in my kitchen. To minimize my work in morning hours i made tortilla at night and also shaped potato logs and kept them in the airtight box in the fridge. Next morning i started frying my rolls and side by side chopped veggies. Now at the time of assembling my kids started disturbing me to grab one. So quickly i made rolls and packed. It took hardly 15 minutes to pack their boxes. 
These are also very good option for kids parties. You can prepare things night before and you just need to assemble the things at party time. How easy na? or pack your kids lunch box or enjoy it at morning breakfast or evening snacks. Any time they will be great to share (may be not to share hehehe). 


For Tortilla- see here

Potato Logs 

Potato Boiled - 3 medium
Chopped Onion- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Chat Masala-1 tsp 
Red chilly pdr- 1/2 tsp (i used 1/4)
Salt-1/2 tsp

For wrap

Tomato Sauce/mayonnaise- 1 tbsp
Veggies - 2 tbsp cut lengthwise (i used onion+capsicum+olives)
Chat masala-1 tsp ( my kids refused to add this)
Foil sheets- as many rolls you are making
Maida/APF/Rice flour/corn flour- 1tbsp  to cover the log

Ingredients for Potato Logs

mash potatoes

add all ingredients 
onion+chilly pdr+chat masala+salt+cumin seeds

mix well and make a ball 

now take small portion in hand and shape like a log

or like flat petty

Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan

Cover logs with flour

fry logs in the oil

all logs done

Now gather everything to make roll

take a tortilla

smear tomato sauce/mayonnaise on it

spread it

arrange all veggies on it as per your choice

now cover it from one side like shown in the pic

start rolling


Now secure it with foil paper


Now in the tiffin box

logs peeping out from roll are inviting you


  1. You can use any kind of sauce/ mayonnaise in the roll as per your liking.
  2. Add any of your kids favorite veggies in it. options are endless.
  3. You can also sprinkle some chat masala but my kids refused to have that.
  4. You can shallow fry/bake/deep fry the logs, as per your choice.
  5. I made tortilla and potato logs till rolling them in logs then i kept hem in airtight container and in the morning i fried them. Took hardly 15 minutes to pack them in tiffin.



Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Semi Gravy Potato Curry/ Aloo Sabzi for chats like Samosa, Kachori/ Potato Side Dish for poori/naan/rice

Street Style Aloo Curry for Chats/
Semi Gravy Potato Curry/
Aloo Sabzi for chats like Samosa, Kachori/
Potato Side Dish for poori/naan/rice
Hi Friends,
Do you like street food? Chaat, Pakoda, samosa, bhel puri, paani puri, katchori hmmm i know mouths there started watering. Sometimes we can indulge in those delicacies but every time its not possible. We all try to replica street food at home. This is one of the side dish i tasted with samosa, katchori etc. but did not relished much as street vendors make it much more spicy i can have. Sometimes i skip it as i can't handle that much spice. So one fine day i thought to give it a try. I usually make very simple side with potatoes with very less spices. 
So this time i thought to make it to pair up with simple kachori see recipe here. Combo came out so delicious and everybody loved at my home. You can have this side with poori/roti/naan/rice/pulao etc. or enjoy with samosa, katchori as i did. Its a very easy peasy recipe. It will take hardly 15-20 min to make it. You can add potatoes without chopping in it as after cooking in cooker upto 3 whistles they will get smashed itself and rest you can do after opening with the back of spoon. So try it guys if you are making some chats then make it as side to enjoy the wholesome street food at home.

Potato -4-5 large
Onion- 1 medium chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Mustered Seeds- 1 tsp
Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
Amchoor pdr- 1 tsp 
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Red Chilly Pdr- 1 tsp (i didn't used it)


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a cooker

add mustered seeds, as they splutter add  cumin seeds

Now throw in curry leaves

ginger garlic paste and mix well

now chopped onions

cook for few seconds

now add chopped potatoes
you can add them without cutting as whole also

spice it up by adding all spices accept garma masala

add 3 cups water cover and cook upto 3 whistles


smash the potatoes with the back of ladle

now add garma masala and give it a quick mix

your aloo ki sabzi is ready

Serve with roti/chapati/naan/rice/pulao/kachori/poori 
or anything you like

I served it with kachori see recipe here

I like it dipped like this

my mouth started watering

  1. Spices plays a major roll in this recipe. If you want to relish street food at home then you need to add all spices mentioned in the recipe otherwise you can adjust them according to your preference.
  2. You can also add tomatoes in it. I skipped it as street vendors hardly use tomatoes (its Rs. 80 kg in Delhi :) ) in there food.
  3. You can make it more thick or thin by adjusting the quantity of water in it.
  4. You can also add red or green chilly to make it spicy. I skipped both as my kids and me can't take spicy food.