This is a very popular & also very tasty short-eat in Sri Lanka. One of my favorite snack when I was in Sri Lanka, That´s why I really wanted to make it by myself & I did it. And also I got so many requests for this recipe. So I thought to share it with you all because I sure know there will be plenty of people just like me who love egg rolls & missed it a lot. So try it by yourself & taste it. Hope you will like this, just like my family & friends loved it. Good luck with the recipe.
For The Pan Cakes:
2 cups flour
1 egg - (Optional)
1 cup coconut milk – (optional)
Pinch of salt
2 cups cold water
For The Filling:
6 hard boiled eggs – cut into half
For Deep Frying:
3 cups of bread crumbs
1- 2 eggs – beaten
Oil to fry
Making The Pancake Batter:
In a medium bowl, mix the flour & salt together. Then add the egg and 1 cup coconut milk & 1 cup water. Mix it well, if the batter is very thick add little bit water at a time, mix it well and check whether batter is in right consistency for pancakes. (It should be smooth, thin batter, but not like water. )
Making Eggs 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 Seeni Sambola & on top of seeni sambola place half of an egg. (Place the Seeni Sambola on the middle of the pancake.) It´s very important to fold the roll during the pancake is hot.
Fold the two opposite sides into the middle, and from the bottom of the pan cake fold it nicely & tightly. Finely you’ll get a nice square shaped 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.
Egg rolls are ideal for tea parties, evening snack & also as a breakfast (With buttered bread).
When you are serving Egg rolls, try to serve it warm, with some ketchup or your favorite sauce.
1. If you don´t use coconut milk, just add 1 - 1 1/2cups water into the pancake batter.
2. I use cold water, because the batter will be very smooth & no lumps at all :-).
3. If you don’t like Seeni Sambola, you can use any filling you like with eggs. (Once I tried with potato filling, but my family didn´t like it very much.)
4. 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 ¼ cup water extra). But crust of the roll will be little bit hard than normal rolls.