Cigar Roll

Cigar roll is crispy fried roll stuffed with paneer. First I saw this recipe on one of the cooking competition show on television. This weekend I prepared this recipe for HI TEA, Earlier I was very hesitant to prepare it as I was not sure whether my guests will like it or not but it was loved. So from now onward this is going to be one of the appetizers for my party menu.


Cooking Time: 25-30 mins
Preparation Time: 20-25 mins


For the wrapper
  • All purpose flour/ maida: 1 cups 
  • Oil: 1 tbsp 
  • Salt to taste
For the Stuffing
  • Paneer:1/2 cup(crumbled )
  • Onion: 1 small( finely chopped)
  • Green chilli: 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato: 1 small( finely chopped)
  • Turmeric pwd: pinch of
  • Chilli pwd: 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin pwd: 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: few string( finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste 

  • Combine the all purpose flour/maida, salt and oil, mix well.
  • Make a soft  and smooth dough. Add little water at a time while making dough. Knead well until smooth. Keep aside. 

  • For stuffing, heat 1 tbsp oil in kadai/pan and add chopped onion and green chilli, Saute until golden in color.  
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are soft then add chopped coriander, turmeric pwd, cumin pwd and chilli pwd and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 mins. 
  • Remove from heat and cool the filling to room temperature.

  • To make wrapper, take a lemon size boll of dough and roll into thin sheet using roller pin.
  • Cut the sides( as shown in pic) to give a square shape.The thickness should be medium
  • Take a sheet and place a portion of filling at one end of sheet and roll tightly, folding the sides in while you roll( shown in pic) and seal the end.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai/pan and deep-fry 2-3  rolls at a time on medium heat till crisp and golden brown.
  • Drain and place on an absorbent paper. 
  • Cut rolls diagonally and serve hot with tomato ketchup.


  • Can use ready made store bought spring roll wrappers instead of making your own. 
  • Thickness should be medium, not too thin nor too thick as too thin will break after u fill it up with stuffing and if too thick, it will not be crunchy but will be more soft.

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