Quick Lunch: Vegetable Pattis Roll-up

Vegetable Roll-Up

When I work mornings from home, I’ll make a quick lunch before rushing off to work; usually a sandwich or a roll-up.

For a leisurely dinner, I may roast vegetables on the grill for a roll-up, but for lunch my favorite is using Vegetable Masala burgers from Trader Joes. Mumbaikars will recognize these as the pattis of a ragda-pattis! We horde 5-6 boxes of these in our freezer. For weekday dinners, M may crisp these on a tavaa (flat pan) and top with freshly made ‘ussal.’ Top with some yogurt, minced onions and chaat masala; yumm! Roll-ups with masala burgers take less than 15 minutes to make and are delicious.

Vegetable Roll-Up
Ingredients, and How I make it?

  • As the frozen pattis crisps on the tavaa, I mince a slice of red onion and a small tomato.
  • Rinse any greens that I have; usually baby spinach.
  • Along with the pattis, I’ll throw on the tavaa a few cloves of pre-roasted garlic.
  • When the pattis is done on both sides, I cut it in 3-4 strips.
  • Turn off the gas and on the tavaa, warm a tortilla (basil tomato).
  • Flip tortilla once and melt a slice of cheese cut in strips.
  • Throw on baby spinach, pattis strips, garlic, minced tomatoes, onions, some sauce (usually green chilli sauce from a bottle).
  • Roll tightly. I’m finicky and can’t stand any ‘dripping.’
  • Eat slowly, completely chewing the food!

I usually accompany with water or vegetable juice. This was my lucky day; I made mango lassi! Yoo Hoo!

Tasty, healthy and takes less than 15 minutes! With the wife on a different continent, the best I can do! You can make this with innumerable variations!


  1. Looks yummy… easy to make and easy to assemble though easier to eat! I have used such pattis for sandwiches and burgers.. will try next time with tortilla’s. How is little M doing? We are planning an India trip in june.. excited about it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Ujwal, nice to hear of your upcoming india trip. You MUST be thrilled and planning intensely!
      Lil M is fab as usually, though she is an attention hog! Needs to be doing something constantly.
      … and certainly try the pattis in a roti-roll!

  2. Here I am out of the blue…
    Chew and eat! Man, how can one resist gobbling these up! Sorry, if I had that now, chewing is totally out of question… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks amazing. Lot of posts to catch up I see… I will.

    • Exactly the point Anu!
      By the time I put this together, I am ravished and ready to dig in and gobble the whole thing.
      It takes patience to (a) put on the music; (b) Grab a glass of water (or lassi) and then (c) thoughtfully chew and eat slowly. Yeah!

      Sorry, I haven’t been visiting lately! Travel to India puts a damper on my surfing!

  3. kahliyalogue says:

    These are great! Can I have one?please?.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    great idea! Any chance I can find the recipe for these patties?

  4. Poornima Prabhu says:

    Looks tasty.. will surely try this some time.

  5. I love the masala burgers from TJs.. yumm!! I have never tried it with rotis .. sounds like a great idea! We normally use it on a sandwich with lots of veggies and cheese..yummy!! Thanks for this idea, Arun!


    • Good to hear from you Anu!
      Yes, Sandwiches is where these first landed; from there it was only a short flip to the roti!
      and what a flip!

      In a roll-up I have a lot of creative leeway to add just about whatever I want and unlike a sandwich, I can mince things, cut strips, or whatever and it all works fine!

      Enjoy your trip to TJs!

  6. i should try these out for my dinner. may be will help in controlling my pot belly… unlike the rice and dal i cook!

  7. Wow, looks really appetizing…. I guess these are great for one person meals…

  8. Lakshmi says:

    Sounds delicious… as always! Although, I’d suggest that you keep the water for later since it’d hinder digestion.

  9. That must have been be a very satisfying lunch Arun especially with mango lassi. My new found passion is running (thanks to my husband Raja) and I feel drained the past few weeks to cook elaborately. I can use your quick lunch ideas (for dinner too I guess).

    • Yaaaay! Great you are enjoying Running! A mango lassis is particularly refreshing after a long run! but can kill your appetite! on a summers day, you don’t want anything else!

      Roll-ups are perfect for lunch or dinner! For dinner, we’ll usually have a variety of roasted vegetables; can be very filling and healthy! Give it a go!

      Thank you!

  10. Great looking lunch to have, yum. Love your header btw!:)

    • Thank you Asha! Yes, very quick and great tasting too!

      Thanks for appreciating the header! Its from our trip to Montreal! Yaaay!

      Hope you and family are doing well.
      Sorry, I need to visit more often!

  11. Arun, my mouth is watering…I wanna this right now…please pass me one!

  12. That looks very appetising..Yet to try those patties..

  13. A quick & healthy meal too. What kind of cheese do you normally use for this?

    • Thank you Shankari!
      I use the Deli-style Swiss Cheese; just use one slice, but tear it in three strips to spread along the tortilla!

      It is a bit heavier slice, but the cool blandness compliments the rest of the spice!



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