Here’s a recipe to add some spicy goodness to your evening tea. 7 Star guides you on the road to making some Sri Lankan-style Polos Rolls, easily mixed, and fried in your home kitchen, ideal for a vegetarian snack that is both crispy and healthy.
What You Will Need
For the batter:
- 7 Star All Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
- Cornflour – 2 tablespoons
- Eggs – 1
- Water – 1 cup
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon
For the filling:
- Boiled polos – 250g
- Boiled large potatoes – 1
- Tamarind seeds – 5
- Cloves – 7
- Cardamom – 4
- Chopped curry leaves
- Crushed chilli – 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Chicken curry powder – 1 teaspoon
- Red onions – 10 to 12
- Turmeric – ½ teaspoon
- Salt – 1 ¼ teaspoon
- Green chillies – 4
- Add the boiled polos into a blender for 2 brief rounds and mash the potato until it is soft and smooth.
- Fry the clove and cinnamon so that chopping them will be simpler. Chop the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon until a powder is formed.
- Cut the green chillies and red onions into small pieces. Add a hint of water to the tamarind seeds and mix them to form a paste.
- Add oil to a saucepan and mix the curry leaves, crushed chilli, green chillies, red onions, tamarind paste, salt, turmeric, and chicken curry powder.
- You may now add the polos to the saucepan and mix well until the tempered ingredients have been combined with the polos. Then, add the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon powder to the mixture and combine well.
- Add the mashed potato and mix again. Taste the paste to determine if more salt is necessary and do add more if you require a boost of salty goodness for the filling. Then, add pepper to the mixture.
- Tip: If the polos in the mixture are too moist, add a hint of 7 Star All Purpose Flour to remove the moisture. Let it cool and separate the filling into 10 separate sections (for 10 polos rolls).
- Mix the 7 Star All Purpose Flour with 1 tablespoon of cornflour and water. Strain the mixture, add
a hint of salt and set aside. Remember to do this step prior to preparing the filling.
- Once you have prepared the filling, take the batter, and add a bit of water to ensure that it
- Add oil to a saucepan and pour 2 tablespoons of the pre-prepared batter and swirl it gently with a
spoon to form a circle. Once the colour of the batter changes, gently lift it and remove it from the
pan. Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.
- Add the filling to one corner of the pancake and fold that end to meet the centre. Then, fold the
top and bottom of the sheet to about one-third inwards from each side. Roll the sheet from the
filled end to the other until the shape of a roll is formed.
- The penultimate step is to dip the rolls in beaten egg and breadcrumbs, and finally, fry them to
serve a sizzling plate of Polos Rolls for tea