Thursday, January 4, 2018

Elawalu Roti/Srilankan Vegetable Roti

I came to know about this Srilankan vegetable roti aka Elawalu roti few years back when we were invited to one of my friend's place for a get together few years back. This vegetable roti is served as a starter or for snack with a cup of tea in Srilanka. My friend's mom told that this roti was an imported snacks from South India. Earlier this roti was a restaurant food, but now its one of the most popular and famous snack food in all over Srilanka. You can enjoy this vegetable loaded roti from breakfast, lunch or snacks. In Srilanka this roti is enjoyed anytime of the day and its considered as one of the best midnight snacks as the rotis are panfried and can be heaten slightly in microwave oven anytime.

Srilankan Vegetable Roti,Vegetable Rotti

Almost like our North Indian stuffed parathas, this rotis are stuffed with any sort of fillings, however i opted for a curried vegetable filling. If you are a meat lover, do prepare your favourite minced meat filling or minced fish filling to prepare this fantastic rotis. Shaped either as triangle or as rolls, this vegetable rotis will definitely please anyone's tastebuds. Definitely a super filling snack food to please some hungry tummies.Am running this week's blogging marathon with Sinhalese recipes as theme, after a fabulous Kimbula buns, i couldnt resist to post this most popular vegetable roti for this week's theme.

Srilankan Vegetable Roti

Recipe source: here & here
For dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4tsp Baking soda
Salt to taste
1/4 cup oil
Water to knead

3 Boiled potatoes (mashed)
1/2cup Carrots (chopped finely)
1/2 cup Cabbage (shredded)
1/4cup Leeks (chopped finely)
1/4 cup  Onion   (sliced)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Curry powder
Few curry leaves

Heat a pan, add the oil, sauté the chopped onions,curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste until the onions turns transculent.

Add all the veggies and sauté until the vegetables turns half cooked. Add the curry powder,salt. Cook until the vegetables turns tender.

Put the flame to low  add mashed potatoes, cook everything in simmer until the mixture turns thick.

Take the flour, baking soda, oil and salt in a bowl. Add water and knead everything as a soft and sticky dough.

Add the oil to the dough and allow the dough to sit for an hour.

Form golf ball size balls and coat them with rest of the oil and let them sit for atleast 2 hours.

Srilankan Veggie Roti, Vegan Vegetable Rotti

Roll the dough as a rectangular disc, drop enough filling to an edge of the disc. wrap the edges over the filling.

Now shape it as a triangles as much as like folding the samosas.

Heat a lightly oiled pan and cook on all sides of the roti until they turns golden brown.

Enjoy warm.



vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

How interesting ! I am loving the shape and style of these parathas . Must try this version , I am sure it will be a total hit .

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, this is a fantastic find yaar!..I saw the other links and its so nicely done, more like our samosa yet different..:)..very good choice and I can't wait to see what you will make for twm!

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting method of folding and shallow frying these cute parathas.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

It is good to know some Sri Lankan people, I am finding it tough to finalize my challenge posts hehe... these parathas look so good, it reminds me of their Malay version...

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

At first, I thought it was a samosa but then it is more like a paratha. Love it. Beautifully made.

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting find Priya, Sounds so delicious!!! Bookmarked to try.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow great sounds great. moreover stuffing making me drooling over it.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love the idea of these - kind of like a pan seared samosa :)

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

I second Mir. It does look like samosa :) Thats an interesting recipe Priya. I should try Srilankan dishes more at home..