Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls (Potato Stuffed Rolls)

Updated: May 5, 2024, By Swasthi, Comments, Jump to Recipe

These Bread Rolls are stuffed with flavorsome and delicious spiced potatoes. They are a popular café and street food from India, with different kind of fillings like cheese, egg, chicken or mashed potatoes. Milk bread slices are dipped in milk or water to soften and rolled with a delicious filling. These are deep fried and served hot with ketchup. In this post I show the deep fried, pan fried and oven baked versions.

Bread Rolls

About Bread Rolls

Like Bread Pakora and Sandwiches these stuffed bread rolls are a favorite with many. I once ate a chicken stuffed roll in a café and loved it. It was not made like the vegetarian version of the bread rolls. The rolls were dipped in an egg and flour batter before frying. I understand that kept the bread soft from side and were less greasy.

Trying to recreate that I ended up learning to make these potato stuffed bread rolls. I have also tried to bake, pan fry and air fry these with okay to good results. Although the bread does not brown like the fried rolls, they are still good. I have shared the same below in the step by step photo instructions.

To stuff the bread rolls, I steam or boil potatoes, carrots and green peas until soft. Later they are mashed and spiced. You can also use the same filling we make for aloo paratha or bread pakora. For variation you may add some cheese or precooked shredded chicken or make the filling only with paneer to make paneer bread rolls.

You may make the filling ahead but prepare the bread rolls only when you are ready to fry and serve. These are best served right away after frying or baking as they begin to soften upon cooling. I have used brown bread here but I suggest making it with white bread. Milk bread is the best for flavor and texture.

These go well with Cilantro chutney, Mint Chutney or Schezwan Sauce.

Potato Stuffed Bread Rolls

Step by step Photo Instructions

1. Boil potatoes, carrots and peas in whatever way you like. I steam diced potatoes in a cooker. You can also boil the whole potatoes.

steaming potatoes for bread roll

2. When they are 3/4 done, then I add carrots and peas to the same steamer. Steam them together until done. You can also omit carrots and peas.

steaming carrots peas

3. Mash the potatoes.

mashing potatoes

4. Add peas, carrots, chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, amchur, coriander leaves and salt.

mashing veggies for stuffing

5. Mix together and taste test. Adjust salt or spices to taste. Divide the mixture to 10 parts. Give them a oblong shape. Set them aside.

shaping the stuffing for bread roll

6. There are 2 ways of making bread rolls. First one is to dip the bread slice lightly in water or milk and squeeze off the excess water. Place the stuffing and roll it to seal well. I am following the other method of rolling the bread and smearing some water / milk to make it wet. Roll each slice with a rolling pin first. This prevents the bread rolls from absorbing too much oil. The bread slice must become like a thin layer first.

rolling bread to a sheet

7. For the binding, to seal the edges I use flour mixed with water. In a small bowl mix flour with water. The slurry must be thin of runny consistency. Brush the bread slice with the milk or water. The bread must turn moist and wet but not with dripping water.

smearing milk

8. Place the potato mixture on the bread. Smear the flour mixture on the edges to seal safely. Roll the bread and press the edges gently to seal the potato stuffing. Use more flour mixture on the edges if required.


9. Finish making all the bread rolls. Keep them covered.

prepared bread rolls ready for frying

10. Method 1 – Baking bread roll – If you prefer to bake them, preheat the oven at 390 F – 200 Degree C. Brush the rolls with melted butter. Bake for 10 to 12 mins or until golden.

brushing butter over baked bread rolls

11. Method 2 – Pan frying bread roll – To Pan fry, toast them after brushing with butter.

pan frying bread roll

12. Method 3 – Shallow frying bread roll – If shallow frying, Add only a few tbsp oil or as needed and heat on a medium flame. Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a small piece of bread. The bread has to rise without browning quickly. Flip them and fry on all the sides until golden.

shallow frying bread roll

13. Remove the bread rolls to paper towels.

remove fried bread roll to a kitchen tissue

Serve the potato stuffed bread rolls hot with green chutney and a cup of tea.

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Potato Bread Roll Recipe

Bread Roll Recipe (Potato Stuffed Rolls)

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Bread roll is a potato stuffed bread snack popular in India. To make these bread roll, boiled potatoes are spiced and rolled up in bread slices. These are usually deep fried but are great even if baked or pan fried. This recipe shares all the 3 ways to fry bread rolls.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings10 bread rolls

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

To Stuff

  • cups potatoes cubed or 3 medium potatoes
  • ½ cup carrots and peas (optional)
  • ½ to ¾ tsp red chili powder or green chili chopped
  • ½ tsp garam masala (adjust as needed)
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp amchur (or 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste (about ½ tsp)

For bread roll

  • 10 slices bread (thick milk bread slices preferred)
  • Oil as needed (if frying) or butter for brushing

To bind

  • ½ cup milk or water
  • 2 tbsp flour mixed with half cup water



  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them to 2 and add to a pressure cooker or pot. Pour water just enough to cover the potatoes partially.
  • Pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles on a medium flame.  Potatoes must be just cooked and not mushy. If using carrots and peas, you can just cook them in the same pot after removing potatoes.
  • You can also steam the potatoes in a rice cooker until they are cooked al dente. Move the potatoes to a side, add carrots and peas to the steamer. Steam until the carrots are tender.

Prepare stuffing

  • Mash potatoes or crumble them. Add carrots and peas, slightly mash them.
  • Add chili powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt, coriander leaves and amchur or lemon juice. Mix everything well and taste test to adjust salt and spice levels.
  • Divide the mixture to 10 equal balls and make an oblong or oval shaped balls. Set these aside.

Make bread roll

  • Trim the edges of the bread. Begin to roll them with a rolling stick to flatten them. Flatten to a thin sheet. This prevents the bread from absorbing oil.
  • Stir 2 tbps flour with half cup water. Set this aside. Smear the milk or water all over the bread slices with a brush to make it moist and wet. (not with excess dripping water)
  • Smear the flour mix on the edges. Place one ball towards one end and begin to roll. 
  • Stick the edges together and seal the inner filling. If needed apply more flour mixture on the edges.
  • Transfer them to a plate and keep them covered to prevent drying. If the rolls dry up the edges will open up.
  • To Bake – preheat the oven to 390 F – 200 C. Brush the rolls with some melted butter. Bake for 10 to 12 mins or until golden on both the sides.
  • Pan frying – Brush the bread rolls with a generous amount of melted butter, ghee or oil. Heat the pan until hot and toast these until golden. These rolls do not get even golden color but will turn crisp.
  • Deep Frying: Heat only a few tbsp oil, just enough to partially cover the rolls while frying. When the oil turns hot, drop a small piece of bread. It must rise without browning quickly.
  • Make sure the oil is hot enough. Slide 2 to 4 rolls at one time depending on the size of the pan used. Fry until golden. Turn them and fry evenly. Remove to kitchen papers.
  • Serve bread roll with sauce or green chutney.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Bread Roll Recipe (Potato Stuffed Rolls)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bread Rolls (Potato Stuffed Rolls)

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Thank you so much for sharing your recipe secrets, not a lot of people do that. They are so easy to follow and turn out great! Quick question… what type of salad would go well with this bread roll if eating it for dinner? I was thinking corn chaat type? Any other suggestions?

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Can i brush with oil instead of butter while i bake it in oven

Hi Swasthi

Which type of flour should be used?


Hi Swasthi

Thanks much for the prompt response.
I just bought an OTG oven and am a newbie to Baking, grilling, etc.
I would appreciate if you can give pointers on what utensils/cutlery to buy for use in an OTG oven for Baking, Grilling, etc.

Thanks a lot for the detailed response. Appreciate it.
In your recipes, when you mention preheated oven, what is the standard time required to preheat?

Hello Swasthi. Hope all’s well.
I just tried this recipe for my kids tiffin and it came out AWESOME!!! Thank you so very much for sharing. 🙂
I shallow fried and it soaked in a bit of oil (my husband noticed, he was the first to taste but he gave a thumsup for the taste :)).
I’m sure you have a line in there about it, I just need to read your recipe more carefully.
Thank you again!


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a best evening snack…….

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Awesome and easy techniques through pictures. Loved it <3

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Hai, we can use old bread for bread rolls.

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It is nice recipe…

Dear chef my bread gets broken while I’m trying to fold that. Can u assist me how to prevent this?
Thank you.