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Indian Sausage Rolls

Spiced pork wrapped in pastry

  • Heat Mild
  • Serves 4
  • Dietary Info LOW-FAT
  • Prep 1 hr
  • Cook 35 mins
Indian Sausage Rolls

Warming spiced minced pork sausage rolls

Hari says

Sausage rolls are a British party staple and I love them. Recently I bought some from a supermarket for my sons lunchbox and I was so disappointed! The pastry was tasteless and dry, the filling simply flavourless - they were like cardboard so I decided to get the kids to make some at home.  

As with everything I make myself I can't help but to jazz it up a bit so I added a few spices to give a warming flavour to the minced pork filling and they came out so moist and delicious that I will never buy them again. In terms of the pastry I have given you my recipe below which is fairly simple to make if you have the time but the stuff you can buy is just as good. 

I would love to hear what you think of these so please let me know in the comments below and post pictures of any that you make in my app - enjoy!

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 800g minced pork
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, very finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • large pinch fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala


  • Bought puff pastry 500g or
  • 175g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 350g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3–4 tbsp iced water

Egg wash glaze 

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • splash of milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • Kalonji seeds


To make the spiced pork filling:

  1. Sauté cumin seeds then add the diced onion, grated ginger grated, garlic, 1 chopped chilli. When soft leave to cool.
  2. Mix the onion mixture with the minced pork, salt, chilli powder, chopped coriander leaves and garam masala and set to one side.

To make the pastry:

  1. Combine the butter cubes in a bowl with the flour and salt, then add just enough water to bring together and make a firm dough.
  2. Dust your surface with flour and roll out the dough away from you to make a rectangle about 1cm thick. Fold the two short ends into the middle so they overlap. Turn the pastry by 45 degrees and repeat process four or five more times.
  3. Wrap the pastry in cling film and let it rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to an rectangle that is about 5mm thick (45 x 15cm).

To make the sausage rolls:

  1. Squash the pork mixture together and shape like a sausage. Lay it along the long side of the pastry, about 3cm in from the edge. Brush the edge of the pastry with the egg wash and fold the pastry over the top of the filling to enclose it. Crimp the edges using a fork to seal the filling inside. Slash the top of the pastry diagonally.
  2. Using a brush, lightly brush the pastry with the turmeric, egg and milk wash, then scatter over the kalongi seeds.
  3. Place the sausage roll in the fridge for 10 minutes or so to firm up.

To cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Cut the sausage roll into desired lengths (best with a serrated knife) and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake in the oven for 35–45 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  4. Remove the sausage rolls from the oven and place them onto a wire rack to cool (they are delicius hot). These can be kept in a air tight tub in the fridge for a 3-4 days.

Served with

These are wonderful served with my spiced tomato chutney and a salad or as a snack, they make the perfect lunch box item too.

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Comments (10)

  • Emma


    15 August 2019 at 08:29 |
    Kalonji seed,can i use nigella instead?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      07 September 2019 at 12:40 |
      Hi Emma yes they are the same! YOu can also use sesame, mustard seeds too. Did you make them? I want to see pictures - post them on my app https://hari.is/2P5rXbk


  • Stevie T

    Stevie T

    04 June 2019 at 11:33 |
    Hi, the start of method mentions satue cumin seeds. Unless I'm reading this wrong I didn't see cumin seeds listed in ingredients. How much cumin seeds are required?
    Thank you


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      04 June 2019 at 11:35 |
      Sorry - I have amended that - 1 tsp Stevie I hope you like them!!


  • Chan Alectrum

    Chan Alectrum

    30 May 2019 at 14:15 |
    OMG!!!! This is this is the first of your recipes I have tried and it wont be the last! Baked some of these today using a 80:20 ratio of pork mince to beef mince and they were absolutely delicious! The only reason I added beef mince was because I used pork loin which can end up a bit dry as it is so lean. Never again will I buy a supermarket sausage roll when these are so easy to make and so yummy.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      30 May 2019 at 14:20 |
      Hi Chan So pleased that you will be trying more recipes. I would love to see a picture of your sausage rolls - please take a picture and share it with the community on my app - its free and here is the link https://hari.is/2P5rXbk Hope you see more of your dishes soon. Thanks Hari


  • Shariffa


    27 January 2019 at 12:36 |
    absolutely delicious


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      28 January 2019 at 08:52 |
      Hi Shariffa Good to hear you think this is a delicious one. Thanks so much for using the website and recipes Hari


  • Victoria Darragh

    Victoria Darragh

    15 January 2019 at 20:28 |
    Absolutely superb and delicious recipe! You won’t want to eat a ‘normal’ sausage roll again. Easy to make and a real hit with all who I’ve made these for. Thanks so much Hari!


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      16 January 2019 at 09:04 |
      Sorry it took so long to get the recipe up - really happy to hear that it's one you really enjoy. Thanks so much for trying it! Hari


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