Meat Rolls

Have you set your holiday menu yet? Do you have a process for it? How does it work?

Well, if you are anything like me, the menu will not be fixed even after the party is over and the guests are long gone ;)

That doesn’t mean, you are clueless right? You’ve got a vague idea about the whole thing. For me, I tend to fix on the dessert and the main somehow or the other. But when it comes to appetizers, I’m always on the fence. 

Maybe because it’s the first thing you serve and also it’s one of my fav food group ;) I like to have a good mix of appetizers… like some fried, some non-fried and some dips. How about you, do you have a preferred mix or anything goes?

Anyways, since it’s party season and also the busiest season, I don’t want you to spend too much time on one single thing. I’ve got you covered.

These Meat Rolls are super simple and easy and tasty. There are no complicated steps and you can make it in advance.

So, here you go with one of the simplest appetizers that I’ve ever made and I’ll be making it again n again n….

Though this is a nonveg recipe, you can use any veg filling of your choice and follow the rest of the recipe. 

Btw, have you soaked your fruits for the Christmas Cake? Just reminding…

Here is the recipe…

Meat Rolls
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Meat Rolls

A super easy and tasty party snack. Your choice of chicken or meat filling rolled in bread slices and deep-fried.
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Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • For the filling
  • 1 cup Cooked beef/chicken (refer notes)
  • 1 medium – big Onion, (chopped)
  • 1 tsp, each Crushed ginger & garlic
  • 1-1.5 tsp Chicken / Meat masala
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 12-14 slices Bread (You can use any sliced bread)
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mince the cooked meat and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. Cook till it becomes golden.
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  • Add crushed ginger and garlic, curry leaves. Cook for 2-3 mins or till the raw smell goes.
    Step 2 Meat Rolls
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  • Add chicken/meat masala. Cook for 2-3 mins.
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  • Add ketchup, mix well. Add 2 tbsp hot water to bring everything together.
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  • Add minced chicken/beef and mix everything well. Check for seasoning and remove from fire.
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  • Remove the crusts from bread slices. Roll each slice very thinly using a rolling pin. Sprinkle some water, if required.
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  • Apply water on all four sides of the bread. Place the filling in the middle. Roll the bread and seal the edges tightly. Repeat the process until the filling is used completely.
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  • Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. I usually heat the oil on medium-high, once it's hot enough (not smoking) I reduce it to low -medium. Fry the rolls in batches. Make sure you flip the rolls, to ensure even browning all over.
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I used beef. I cooked the beef with salt, pepper and turmeric powder. You can use any filling of your choice. 
You can make the rolls one day in advance and store in fridge. Fry them before serving. 
I served it with tomato ketchup and spicy mayo. 
Tried this recipe? Let others know by…mentioning @mariasmenu or tagging #mariasmenu

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