Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spicy Tuna Rolls

It's been a while since I posted anything , frankly was not in the mood for it . The end of the year and the beginning was an emotional roller coaster ride , so many things were happening all around that I was completely lost but now I am back and have to be back because making food and blogging about it is really therapeutic for me .
These rolls are really soft and pillowy to the touch , I got this recipe from Elisabeth from the blog food & thrifts , I make them all the time and decided to give it another twist to it . The basic roll recipe is quite easy and the rolls come out perfect , sweet and soft , so I decided to go with a spicy filling , which seems to work well . It is super easy to make so here goes..................


for the rolls 

3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
olive oil 2-3 tbsp

for the filling 

2 tins canned tuna fish drained
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp oil
3-4 tbsp or more tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 cup mozzarella
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or goats cheese

1 egg and 3 tbsp water beaten
Melted butter (optional)


Mix all the ingredients for the dough and leave it to rise for an hour and a half .
Meanwhile make the filling , in a pan heat the oil and add the tuna and the spices and fry it till the raw smell of the spice disappears .
Add the onions to it and cook it till done . Season it with salt .
After the dough has doubled in size , roll it into a large rectangle .
Spread the ketchup on top and then add sprinkle with the dried spices .
Now add the fried tuna and spread it evenly .
Add the mozzarella and sprinkle the crumbled feta or goats cheese .
Roll it from the longer end like you would roll a swiss roll .
Now cut them into 12 equal pieces .
Arrange them in a baking dish filling side up and leave it to rise for about half hour .
Brush the rolls with the egg wash or butter .
Bake them in a preheated oven for about 25-30 min.
Serve them hot and enjoy .


  1. Shabs--it is nice to see you back with another recipe. These savory rolls sound so good!

  2. Oh my, this looks so mouthwatering. Perfect recipe for 2012. Happy New Year to you.

  3. So good to see you posting!! And any recipe from Elisabeth must be wonderful :)

  4. Hi Shabs-so nice to see you'r posting again...what a huge surprise~OMG! You made my rolls, and filled it with a yummy tuna, and cheese filling! So clever, and absolutely amazing!
    This would be a full meal for me, just to have one roll, and a side of fresh green salad!
    Thank you for the mention, as well!
    Hope you are all well, and are healing emotionally:DDD

  5. YAY! So happy that you're posting again :) I was missing your posts and lovely recipes! Hope you are feeling much better now ~

    The rolls sound and look amazing! Would love some right now :)

    Take care and looking forward to more post from you!

  6. These really look delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Thank you everyone and Mary thank you , I am glad you found my blog :D .

  8. Wow, that looks awesome! It makes me hungry :)