An overhead shot of bread rolls served with tamarind chutney and ketchup (served in white bowls) and a glass of tea

Air Fryer Indian Bread Roll Recipe

This crispy Air Fryer Indian Bread Roll stuffed with spicy potato filling is a delicious snack that you can savor any time of the day. Make it for school lunches or as an after-school snack, your kids will gobble it up in no time.
Course Accompaniment
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Air fryer recipes, Bread roll
Method Air fryer
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244kcal
Author Anushree Shetty



  • 4 medium-sized potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • water as needed

Spices for the stuffing


Boiling potatoes

  • Place the peeled and chopped potatoes in the steel insert of the Instant Pot.
  • Add water till the potatoes are submerged. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
  • Close the lid and set the vent to sealing position.
  • Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. When the cooking cycle is complete, release pressure by moving the vent to the venting position.
  • Drain the water and mash the potatoes and transfer it into another bowl.
  • Rinse the Instant Pot steel insert and wipe it clean.

Making the stuffing

  • Add oil in the steel insert of the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to ’Sauté’ mode and adjust to normal.
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle, add green chilies. Sauté them for about 10 seconds.
  • Add cumin and coriander powder along with salt, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well and then immediately add the potatoes along with lime juice and cilantro.
  • Mash using either the back of your spatula or a potato masher until no lumps remain.

Making the rolls [Takes a minute per roll]

  • Flatten the bread slices (one at a time) using a rolling pin.
  • Take about 1.5 tablespoons of the potato stuffing and spread it evenly over a flattened bread slice.
  • Roll the bread slices tightly into a long cylinder. Dab the edges of the bread with water to seal them.
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the bread slices.

Air frying the rolls

  • Set the air fryer at 400°F. Let it preheat for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the rolls inside the basket and let it cook for about 10 minutes at 400°F. Note - depending on the size of your air fryer, 3 to 6 rolls might fit in and you'll have to make it in batches.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.


  1. Some recipes call for trimming the edges - you don't have to. If they come off while rolling, trim it off with a knife.
  2. Don't have an air-fryer? Pan fry or deep fry these rolls till they turn golden brown. 
These bread rolls can be filled with a variety of stuffings. For example - 
  • Leftover pav bhaji - make sure it is not runny. Heat up the bhaji to thicken it if needed. 
  • Leftover mashed potatoes - After Thanksgiving, most of us have leftover mashed potatoes. Spice it up any way you want and use it as a filling for this bread roll. 
  • Replace the potato stuffing in this recipe with paneer (cottage cheese). If you have leftover fillings from making paneer paratha, use them in this recipe. 
  • You can also add peas in the stuffing. Use about 1/2 cup of peas and boil them with potatoes and mash them well. 


Serving: 2rolls | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 7mg