Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Carrot Raisin Rolls

The summer is just beginning but its already squeezing the juices off everyone.I really had to drag myself to the kitchen and i was bursting with this idea ever since i had the somas/gujjias on Easter day from a local shop.Thanks to Magic Mingle i made these rolls and it was super good.You must try it out to believe me!!

What will your first thought be if you hear carrots and raisins-yes gajjar ka halwa(carrot halwa) but I didn't want to make it nor did I want to make muffins or cookies.This month's magic ingredients are carrots and raisins.Some of my other blogger friends have posted some superb recipes too.

This filling in itself was yummy I was hoping i get some left over after the stuffing to finish off :) i have only made this shape to suit my fancy you can make them like traditional gujjias -semicircle shaped or even stuff them and roll them out into sweet puris.

To make these rolls you need
For the outer covering:
Maida/All purpose flour 1 cup
Pinch of baking soda
Water enough to make a soft dough
Salt optional to taste
Ghee 1 tsp

Oil to deep fry the rolls

For the stuffing:
Carrot 1 cup grated
Coconut scrapped 1 cup
Cardamoms 3nos
Raisins handful
Sugar 2 tsp
Ghee 2tsp

  • Mix the ingredients for the outer cover and leave it for atleast 2 hours so its becomes soft and pliable.
  • Heat ghee(1tsp) in a pan,add the carrots and fry until soft. 
  • Grind the coconut and cardamoms into a course powder.Now add this to the carrots too and fry until the aroma rises.
  • Add some more (1tsp) ghee and fry the raisins until they swell up.Mix this with the carrot coconut mix and once you turn off the heat add the sugar and mix well and leave to cool.
  • To make the rolls, pinch a ball of dough and roll into a small puri put a tsp of the filling toward one end of the circle and roll the sides to make a roll and seal the ends with a little water.

  • Repeat the above for all the dough and filling.The filling maybe a little excess you can relish it just as it is :) 
  • Deep fry the rolls until the outer shell is crispy.Mine only turned golden brown and so they were softer.

  • Enjoy the yummy rolls hot or cold.

 Sending this to Magic Mingle #4@Sizzling tastebuds, Coconut Event@Indian food chronicles, Only series started by pari@Foodelicious and hosted by Raji @ vegetarian tastebuds




  1. Nice idea, looks so delicious..

  2. Never thought of making this kind of sweet rolls ,excellent and brilliant idea..

    1. Thanks Priya :) the idea just came when i saw the magic ingredients :)

  3. lovely!....great idea!the covering looks so nice n crispy and the filling yum!

  4. Princy , luvd ur pairing, carrot and raisins in the filling....super yummy crispy rolls....

  5. Super crispy rolls!!!!Will try soon.....

  6. Thats a very innovative recipe... Yummy crispy rolls

  7. lovely recipe. very interesting

  8. Very interesting recipe.. Looks so delicious..
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    1. tHANKS for coming by Divya :) will send some entries to Showcase event.

  9. This is a brilliant recipe..kids will love this too. Thanks for sending this to my event, I would request you to update your post with mine and pari's event links and also post the logo, these rules are mandatory for the giveaway. Thanks.

  10. I am in love with these rolls.. soo yummy and inviting these are :)

  11. these look so yummy...thanks for contributing to my event

  12. The rolls look so nice. Must have tasted great...

  13. A healthy way to snack. Carrots and raisins make a yummy combo.

  14. Awesome recipe...the filling looks very delicious

  15. Rolls look delicious with a lovely filling

  16. That's an interesting filling for a dessert roll.

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