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Sri Lankan Fish Rolls

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Sri Lankan Fish Rolls are a superb main dish, side dish and snack all in one. They are similar to fish cakes but have the tuna inside a pancake inside breadcrumbs. Both filling and helps prevent them from falling apart.

Sri Lanken Fish Rolls Recipe - TheRecipe.Website

Sri Lanken Fish Rolls

Superb Sri LAnkan version of a fish cake. Love these big time.
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Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Keyword: Bread, Chili, Deep Fry, Fry, Seafood, Tuna, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 18 Rolls
Calories: 98kcal


The Filling

The Batter



  • Place a frying pan over a medium high heat and add a little oil.
  • Add the onion and garlic and fry until softened. You want then to cook without going brown.
  • When ready, add the carrots and cook until they are tender.
  • Add a small pinch of salt, the mashed potatoes, chili flakes and the tuna to the pan.
  • Mix everything thoroughly.
  • When combined, add the leek and black pepper and mix gently this time. Cook for about another few minutes.
  • Taste to check if seasoned correctly.
  • Remove the mixture from the pan and allow to cool. Its a lot easier to handle when cold.
  • In a glass bowl, add the milk, flour, salt and water together and whisk to create a smooth batter. (No lumps)
  • I use a small non stick frying pan for this next bit.
  • Place the pan over a medium heat and when hot add a ladle of the batter mixture.
  • Swirl the pan around to achieve a level even coating pancake. Don’t forget, the pancakes need to be thin so dont use too much batter each go.
  • Cook each pancake until its cooked (about a minute or so).
  • Place the pancakes onto a warmed plate whilst preparing the rest.
  • When the pancakes are ready, place a single one onto a flat surface.
  • Place about 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons of the mixture into the centre.
  • Fold the bottom flap (nearest you) to the centre, the the two side edges together and finally the top to create a spring roll look.
  • Repeat with the remaining pancakes and mixture until all used storing the rolls on a plate.
  • Turn on your fryer and heat the oil.
  • Using two shallow dishes, pour the batter into one and your homemade breadcrumbs into the other.
  • Carefully dip a roll into the batter mixture and then into the breadcrumb mixture making sure they are evenly coated.
  • Carefully add to the hot oil and cook until golden brown.
  • I do three rolls at a time so they are cooking while I prepare the next three.
  • Keep the rolls warm and serve immediately with dips for a superb meal.


Sodium: 122mg | Calcium: 22mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin A: 762IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 177mg | Cholesterol: 6mg | Calories: 98kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 16g | Iron: 1mg

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