Kolkata Egg Roll | Cheat Version



This week, for the Blogging Marathon #90, I chose the theme “Wraps and Rolls”. Most of the time, the themes I choose are easy, but are too easy that I get confused what to make and at the end skittle through my posts! πŸ˜€ Having too many ideas is also not a good thing, isn’t it? πŸ™‚


The first one I chose to make were the Kolkatta Egg Rolls. The egg rolls are a famous street food in the lanes of Kolkatta, or formerly called as Calcutta. Freshly made parathas, smothered with an omelette, filled with some vegetables, sometimes even having a sprinkling of shredded chicken. Kolkatta folks literally go gaga over these rolls, as to how delicious they can be and I wanted to test out if they were actually delicious. So I used HD as my guinea pig and got making one roll, albiet a cheat version!


Who has the time to make parathas from scratch? I resorted to making them using frozen parathas, which is a staple in my fridge. (Remember these Chilli Chicken Parathas? Another lazy recipe… πŸ˜‰ ) It is so easy to make. Cook the paratha, pour the beaten egg on top, flip and cook till done, and serve with a generous stuffing of cabbage, cucumber and carrots. You can even drizzle in some ketchup or chilli sauce but that’s purely optional. Off to the recipe…





5 from 3 votes

Kolkata Egg Roll | Cheat Version

Kolkatta style street food, made in a cheat way!
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 frozen paratha
  • 1 egg beaten with salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp sliced cabbage
  • 2 tbsp sliced cucumber
  • 2 tbsp sliced carrot
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • Ketchup or chilli sauce as required optional


  • Mix the cabbage, cucumber and carrot in a bowl. Combine the vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and toss it up well. Set aside.
  • Heat the tawa. Put one side of the paratha down and cook till it is half done. You may flip to check once, but make sure to flip it back.
  • Pour the beaten egg over the half cooked paratha and cook on low flame till the egg looks done.
  • Flip and cook for a couple of minutes and switch off.
  • Take onto the serving plate, sprinkle in the prepared salad. Drizzle ketchup or chilli sauce if using and roll. Serve immediately.


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  1. This looks healthy and easy enough to prepare. I love the fact that it’s loaded with veggies.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  2. Ah even the cheat version sounds exciting and if kids like it then no complains!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Srivalli…

  3. super easy and quick ! will come very handy for me…… i make my husband sandwiches/wraps for lunch everyday! πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Farah…

  4. love this, ivide all love the roll version of chapathis and stuffed parathas.. very simple for us to ryt? No fuss of thinking what to make sides with chapathis…I too have this in my drafts ..will post soon πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes exactly! Makes life easy… thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  5. Recreating recipes that are challenging is always fun. Glad the family liked it too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Varada…

  6. this cheat’s verison sounds darn good…looks really yumm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  7. It might be a cheat version , but practical . Would love to create a eggless version of this wrap . Super cheat roll . Loved it !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Vaishali…

  8. Cheat version rocks, i dont mind finishing this egg roll rite now without any guilt. Such a filling dish. Excellent street food, love it to the core.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  9. that is a super neat idea for egg lovers. Good one.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Harini…

  10. 5 stars
    Egg rolls makes a a nice and filling protein packed meal for egg lovers. An interesting recipe from Kolkata.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sapana…

  11. code2cook says:

    Really a fast forward recipe when you dont wanna cook. Looking delicious must say.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bhavana…

  12. This looks like a short-cut to egg-roll ! Will save it for future.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shweta…

  13. 5 stars
    I use leftover parathas or chapatis to make these rolls and kids just love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ritu…

  14. 5 stars
    I also always have some frozen parathas in my freezer – makes putting together delicious recipes like this one super easy!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mir…

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