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Veg roll recipe (roti rolls)

By Swasthi on August 9, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Veg roll recipe for kids – This simple veg roll recipe is an all-time favorite with my kids and is made very often for their school box. There is no potato or paneer used here and is made with simple veggies like cabbage, carrots and capsicum. The filling is made by sautéing the veggies in a Chinese style on a high flame which lends that nice unique aroma.

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There are so many ways a veg roll is made, this is the way I make.

Vegetables: More veggies like onions, spring onions, cauliflower, peas, corn, broccoli and beans can also be used.

Roti: For the rolls, I use the regular roti or chapati made with whole wheat flour. We make fresh roti every day for our meals. So I have used the same here.

You can use any kind of rotis or even tortillas here.

Sauce: These simple veg rolls can be made without any sauce or chutney especially if making for later consumption. Sauce will make the rolls soft and soggy if rested.

Here in this post I have used homemade tomato sauce which is completely optional. Sometimes I also use this schezwan sauce to spice up the rolls. You may use any of your favorite sauces.

For these rolls, a green chutney may not go well since the filling is made in Chinese style.

Making dough for rolls

Making the dough for roti. If you already know how to make soft rotis then you can skip this part.

1. Add 1 heaped cup of atta to a mixing bowl along with salt. You can skip salt it does not affect the texture.

add atta

2. Add little less than 1/3 cup water along with 1 tsp oil if you prefer. I do not use either salt or oil most times and they still come out good if you knead well. You can also use thin buttermilk to knead the dough.

add water

3. Mix it and make a dough sprinkling more water if needed. Knead it well till it looks soft and pliable. Cover this with a moist cloth or a lid and set aside until we make the filling.

Mix it

Make stuffing

4. Heat oil in a wide heavy bottom pan or wok. Saute garlic and chilli until a nice aroma comes out. If making for kids, just skip the green chili.

Heat oil

5. Set the flame to the highest and add all the veggies.

add all the veggies

6. Continue to saute on a high flame for 2 to 3 mins until the veggies are partially done and remain crunchy.


7. Add pepper and salt.

Add pepper

8. Toss for another 1 to 2 mins. At this stage you can also use half tsp vinegar and 1 tsp naturally brewed soya sauce. Set this aside to cool completely.


How to make veg rolls

9. Just give a quick knead once more. Divide the dough to 4 to 5 equal parts.


10. Dust little flour/ atta on the rolling area or board. Place a ball and sprinkle some atta over it too and flatten it.

Dust little flour

11. Roll the dough to a even roti without applying too much pressure. You may sprinkle flour as needed but do not over do as it makes the roti hard.

Roll the dough

12. Heat a tawa / griddle well. When it is hot enough, Put on the flame to medium high. Then transfer the roti carefully.

Heat a tawa

13. Bubbles will begin to appear very soon. Flip it and press down gently with a spatula. This helps the roti to puff well.

Flip it

14. Cook on both the sides until golden spots appear. You can drizzle some ghee, oil or even butter. Stack these in a plate lined with a clean cloth or kitchen tissue. Repeat making all steps to make more roti.

Cook on both the sides

15. Place the roti on a plate. Grease thinly using olive oil.

roti on a plate

16. Smear sauce evenly and lightly including on the edges. Place the veggies to one side.

Smear sauce evenly

17. Fold on one side to close the roll. Repeat it on the other side as well if you plan to cut it to 2 pieces.

Fold on one side

18. Begin to roll it tightly and stick up the edge. Halve them and roll in butter paper.

Begin to roll

Since these have sauce in it, they are not very firm so it is good to cut them to 2 and roll in butter paper.

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To pack them in school box, skip the sauce or chutney and pack it separately.

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veg roll

Veg roll recipe (chapati roll)

Veg rolls made with whole wheat flour and mixed veggies, makes for a great meal for kids and grownups alike.
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4 to 5 rolls

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

For making rolls or wraps

  • 1 cup atta heaped, / whole wheat flour
  • salt as needed (optional)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/3 water warm

For the filling

  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 cups cabbage shredded (drained completely)
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup bell peppers
  • 1 chili slit ( skip if making for kids)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper coarsely crushed
  • salt as needed
  • 0.5 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp soya sauce (organic or naturally brewed, skip for kids)
  • salt very little


  • Garlic sauce or tomato sauce as needed


Making roti – skip if you know

  • Add flour, oil and salt to a mixing bowl. Make a soft dough using water as needed. Knead it very well until soft and pliable. Set this aside until the stuffing is ready.
  • Once the stuffing is done, set aside to cool and begin to make the rotis.
  • Divide the sough to 4 to 5 equal parts.
  • Dust the rolling area with some atta. Place a ball of dough. sprinkle some flour on it as well and flatten it.
  • Roll the dough evenly to make a round roti, sprinkling more flour if needed.
  • Heat a griddle or tawa until hot enough on a medium high heat. Transfer the roti to the griddle and begin to toast it.
  • When you see bubbles over the roti, flip it to the other side and press gently with a spatula which helps the roti to puff up well.
  • Cook on both the sides until golden to brown spots appear. Stack these in a plate lined with cloth or kitchen tissues. Cool these. Then proceed further to make the rolls.

Making the filling

  • Heat oil in a pan, saute garlic and chill until aromatic.
  • Add the veggies and saute on a very high flame until they are partially cooked.
  • Add pepper , sauce and vinegar. Sprinkle salt.
  • Mix and saute until the sauce evaporates. Cool this completely

Making veg rolls

  • Smear olive oil thinly all over the roti. Then spread your favorite sauce over the roti including the edges.
  • Place the fried veggies to one edge and fold both the edges to seal.
  • Begin to roll tightly to make a roll.
  • Halve veg rolls and roll in butter paper.

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
Veg roll recipe (chapati roll)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 6655IU133%
Vitamin C 78.6mg95%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Veg roll recipe (roti rolls)

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Good and simple

Good …easy recipes
Thanks a lot

5 stars
Thankyou for sharing

4 stars
I like swaties is easy process with pictures.any one understand easily.thank u swaty

5 stars
Good and easy to make recipes…

Best recipes . All your recipes are very much liked by everyone . Thank you so much .

Thank you a lot.I love your recipes.

5 stars
Hi Swathi, this is Shalini. I made veg frankies for lunch box today and my kids just lovvvved them. I kept capsicum crunchy while cooking as u mentioned & to my surprise, all capsicum were into their tummies this time instead of their plates. Loads of thanks to u for this wonderful recipe. I have cooked many other dishes following your recipes and all came out good but this is the best till date. My kids were like “Maa I want one for short break too and after school too”? Once again thank u so much and have a good day.

Hi Swathi. I am always struggling to cook recipes which my kids like & hence I made veg frankies for lunch box today & my kids just lovvvvvvvvved them. My kids hate capsicum & I left them crunchy while cooking as u told, & to my surprise, all capsicum were into their tummies this time instead of their plate. They were like “Maa put one for short break too & after coming from school too we’ll have Frankie’s itself. Loads of Thanx to u. I made many dishes following your recipes and all came out good but this is the best till date. I wish I could give 100 on 5 stars but I couldn’t ?. Once again thank u so much. Have a good day.

So easy to make and I’m not a very veggie person but these taste good.

5 stars
Kathi roll
Good n easy recipe
Thank you

4 stars
Very easy and tasty recipe. I love it and my child too.

5 stars
Great recipe but unless you’re Asian you won’t know how to make the roti which is completely missed out in the method although the recipe to make the dough is there.

5 stars
Good & easy to make recipis

5 stars
So easy to make it at home. Thanks for the recipe.

5 stars
Thanks for the recipe.It is highly advisable for the fast food.

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So easy to make at home for kids. Thanks for sharing it.