Cigar-Roll Sandwiches

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Makes 8-10 Sandwiches

The most perfectly crispy sandwich rolls EVER!! Kids will looove these treats. And they are super duper easy to make. My wonderful MIL taught me how to make these, here's the recipe. :)

small onion, very finely chopped or processed
carrot, processed or grated finely
potatoes, processed or grated finely
green chilli, chopped finely
small capsicum, processed or grated finely
(I used half green and half red)
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
chicken breast, chopped into tiney pieces
tomato, chopped very finely
pinch of turmeric
pinch of tandoori masala
1/2 tsp.
chilli powder
1-2 tbsp.
melted butter or oil
copped coriander
1/2 tbsp.
soya sauce
1/2 tbsp.
lemon juice
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
fresh bread slices

First you will need to prepare the filling.

The filling needs to be soft and not too lumpy, so what I do is, I use my processor to chop everything finely one at a time. If you don't have a food processor, you can just grate the ingredients.

Heat oil or butter, add onion and fry until translucent. Then add the capsicum, fry for a few seconds then add the garlic. Stir well, and add the chicken. Cook until chicken changes color, next add all the rest of the veggies, green chili, salt and powdered spices.

Keep stirring regularly on low heat, and you can add about a quarter cup of water to help cook everything properly and to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Make sure you dry off the water completely though once everything is soft and mushy.

Adjust salt and spices to your taste, sprinkle the chopped coriander and add the fresh lemon juice and soya sauce. Mix well and turn off the heat.

HERE is how the mixture will look when done.

Let the mixture cool completely before using as a filling.

Next, take 8-10 slices of bread (medium thickness). The bread needs to be VERY FRESH for this to work perfectly.

Cut off the sides, top and bottom crusts of the bread slices. Then one at a time, using a rolling pin, roll each slice to flatten it, like rolling rotis. It will become a flat square-ish shape. Put the filling on one end, roll it up and seal with a bit of water. Set aside.

Continue until all are done.

Place the rolled up sandwiches on a greased tray and bake in a toaster-oven or regular oven, until golden and crispy. Serve with a dip of your choice or as is. Remember, the bread is already cooked, you just want to make it crispy, so just keep an eye on them until the color suits you. You can even brush melted butter on the tops to get them to color faster.

You can even roast these on a tawa instead of the oven, just keep turning them until all sides are nice and golden. Maintain the heat on low so they don't burn or color too quickly.

Enjoy! :)




do v use boiled potato?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, raw potato, grated.

can we use kheema instead of chicken ?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can make them in advance then just bake them until crispy and serve.

wasalaam fauzia can i make these and store in fridge & gve to my kiddos in breakfast..if yes dn should i heat it in oven & give..plz do advice...thanks

Approx how long do u hav to bake it fo n at wat temp?

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This is BREAD. Just bake until it is crispy. No specific time, it is already cooked you just want to colour it a bit.

I made these rolls today....i think the bread as roll wrap was innovative and different and it turned out very crispy after baking loved it.

JazakhAllah khair sister!

what temp? 350 F?

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Yes, basically just enough heat to toast the bread.

need oil whn usng thava?

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No need, you can brush a bit of oil or butter on them if you like but bread toasts well even without any oil

thanz dear....

tomorrow'i will tried this ''''''''''.T LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOO YUMMY

salam, what if I dont hv d oven to bake...hw shld I do it?

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W/Salaam, as mentioned in the recipe, you can grill them on a pan or tawa on the stove. Just keep turning them until the desired colour and crispness is achieved.

can we make and freeze them? its a good recipe for ramadan. you can prepare it ahead of time :) and freeze if they can be frozen

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Yes you can make it ahead, just half cook them and freeze then all you need to do is let them thaw and pop them in a toaster to warm and crisp up.

Will make this tomorrow for iftar inshAllah

I made dis for iftar today. My family loved it so much. It was awesome nd yummy

Hi, can I fry these?

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Hi, yes you can although they might end up being greasy and oily. Best to bake/grill them or toast them on the stove in a pan.

I loved these ! Thanks