Chinese Fish Rolls

Hello friends, I´m back after my summer vacation. So there will be regular updates from now on. Let's start with a snack :-)

For The Pan Cakes:
2 cups flour
1 egg
Pinch of salt
2 – 3 cups water

For The Filling:
300g fish or salmon
3 potatoes – boiled & mashed
2 carrots – cut into small pieces
1 onion – finely chopped
4 -5 garlic cloves – finely chopped
1 x 5cm ginger – finely chopped
4 -5 curry leaves
1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 – 1½ tablespoons black pepper powder
3 tablespoons oil
½ tablespoon salt

For Deep Frying:
3 cups of bread crumbs
2 eggs – beaten
Oil to fry

Making The Filling:
Heat a large pan with oil in medium heat.
Then add chopped garlic, ginger & curry leaves. Fry it for nearly 1minute.
Add the onions and fry it till it’s gets light brown.
Now carrots & pinch of salt, fry it till its cook.
When the carrot is ready, you can add fish or salmon into the pan and & mix it well.
Add chili powder, turmeric, pepper & salt, mix the mixture well.
Reduce the heat to low and add mashed potato, mix it well with carrot & fish mixture.
Let it cool nearly 1 hour and now you have the filling for the Chinese rolls.

Making The Pancake Batter:
In a medium bowl, mix the flour & salt together. Then add the egg and 2 cups water. Mix it well, after it adds rest of the water and make a thick, smooth batter.

Making Chinese Fish Rolls:
Heat a small frying pan and little bit of oil with a clean cloth on the pan. When it´s ready pour a large spoon full pancake batter on the pan and cover it. After 5 minutes take the cooked pancake out from the frying pan.
Keep it on a board, fill it with a full tablespoon of filling. (Place the filing on the middle of the pancake.)
Fold the two opposite sides into the middle, and from the bottom of the pan cake roll it nicely & tightly. Finely you’ll get a nice roll.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan in medium heat.
When the oil is ready, one by one dip the rolls in beaten eggs (egg wash the rolls) and, coated it with bread crumbs well. And deep fry the rolls till you get nice golden brown.
Drain it on a paper or kitchen tissues.


Chinese rolls are ideal for tea parties & as a evening snack.
When you are serving Chinese rolls, try to serve it warm, with some ketchup or your favorite sauce.

1. If you don’t like fish, you can use chicken or any meat you like. Or even eggs or vegetables only.
2. If you don’t like to egg wash the rolls, use the same batter which you used to make pancakes. But batter should be little bit thin. (add another ¼ cup water)



  1. approximately how many rolls does this recipe you posted make?

  2. I made 30 rolls from these ingredients.

    But, the no of rolls will depend on the thickness of the batter & size of the pan you take.

  3. I made these recently and they were incredible. I took them to a party and they were GONE very fast.

    Love the new site design, really appreciate this great cooking information. Sri Lankan cooking is the best in the world and your recipes are wonderful!

  4. Please put in a video of this if you can. Will be very helpful. Tks

  5. hi im filipina i like the you teach how to cook ur try it to i make it well.tnx for the help

  6. i hope u can more post sri lankan recipe.keep up the gud work

  7. can u show it in a video pls?

  8. please upload some pudding recipes ..... and some short eat recipes for cocktail parties ...


  9. lovely recipe great instructions keep up the good work.

  10. Hi, Chamari Thanks for this recipe.It was the first time I made chinese rolls but they turned out purfect.I am searching for another recipe called " marshmallow pudding" pl post it if you know. Keep up the good work & best wishes.

  11. hi chamari
    its clearly said to the word i tried and enjoyed them its delicious. in fact i was looking for this.
    thanks and good luck

  12. Pretty please make a video and send us a link,!

  13. I tasted these rolls at a Srilankan friends house, and was craving to give them a try. I found your site while looking for the recipe. Please know, that I loved your recipe - it was precise, the flavors spot on and it hit the spot. We ate them 2 days in a row. I am bookmarking your site for future reference. ~ Maria.

  14. hi chamari
    1st of all thx a lot for sharing ur recipes with us..i 'm italian bt i luv sri lankan food, in fact i would be very grateful to u if u could give me d recipes for eggrolls bcoz i'm crazy abt them n i'm sure that u can give me d perfect per as i'm concerned, if u like to try some italian or indian recipe don't hesitate to ask me i'll share mine with u..take care n thx once again!!

  15. Hi
    I came by your site by accident, and really like it. I am sri lankan and really love my sri lankan food away from home. I have reccomended your site to many friends.

  16. This is nice... I watched some of your youtube clips... you explain well...! and also, it has always been a big problem in rolling the chinese roll correctl... I like the way ou have explained it.. nice job..! I already tried your egg roll recepie and it was great...! Thanks Chamari, we appreciate it a lot...! May youfind sufficient time and courage to post more and more delicious recepies...! Thanks..!

  17. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made it for the first time few weeks ago and everyone loved it. I'll be making it again today :)
    Your instructions are easy to follow. Please continue to post recipes. Thank u :)

  18. Tried this and it was amazing!,the batter mix can be used for spring rolls and samosa.
    Your instructions are easy to follow and gave me 30 rolls.Thank you

  19. Hi all,

    Thank you everyone for your nice comments. I´m glad you all like the recipe.
    I stop making videos for a while, but decided to come back again :-).
    all of your comments gave me the courage to come back again. see you all soon with a recipe.

  20. mmm.... yummy.. hot.. but cool..yah

  21. after eating i put a lot of kusu... smells bad

  22. american ppl love this,I fed to them at the many uploading and sharing.Godbless U

  23. Hi Chamari
    Thank you for your clear instructions!

  24. As a Srilankan lady you have done a nice job. Thanks a lot.Ramya

  25. thanx it's so easy & ur instructions ar so clear!!!as a busy mum it ws helpd me 2 save mre time!!

  26. Thnx dear...good work keep this up

  27. Hi Carmini, I was looking for a simple pancake for the rolls and like your no fuss pancake batter! I'm about to try them now.


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