In Sri Lanka, we have many different varieties of finger food. Chinese roll is one of the most popular. Often people go out and buy it from the pastry shops, thinking it is a hassle to prepare but actually, it’s very simple! And much tastier when you have made it yourself with the right ingredients. I am sure you will enjoy my recipe.
For the batter:
125g plain flour
1 cup water
Mix everything together and beat until smooth. Set aside while you make the filling…
150g tin tuna
50g grated carrot
75g mashed potato
1 red onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 chopped green chilli
1 tablespoon chopped mint
I tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper
Saute the garlic, onion and chilli in a little olive oil, then add the grated carrot, tuna and mash. Check the seasoning and remove from heat. Add lime juice and chopped mint.
Oil for frying
Make the pancakes, add the filling while the pancakes are still warm. This will help it stick together. Then coat with eggwash and breadcrumbs, deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
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Any time we can eat nice!
wonderful recipe- I especially like the addition of mint leaves. not everyone adds them but they really make for an exceptional Chinese roll. Thx.
Thanks Jessica – glad you like it! In Sri Lanka, we always add mint leaves to the Chinese roll. 🙂