Kathi roll is a very popular snack which originated as Kolkata's (Calcutta) street food. It was introduced by Nizam's, a very popular eatery founded in 1932. Though they started it with their trademark style by using heavy iron skewers. Later they shifted to light weight bamboo skewers and eventually kathi roll became synonymous with any kind of paratha rolled with various stuffings. Kathi roll's popularity is on the rise. So much that it has crossed boundaries and also reached till New York. In Kolkata the roll is half covered in napkin or thin layered paper. Hope you like this taste of this roll as much as I have.
Serves: 5-6 rolls, Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
1 cup Paneer
1 Tomato, deseeded and diced
1 small Green bell pepper (cubes)
1 small Red bell pepper (cubes)
1 Onion (sliced in long stripes)
1/2 cup Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
2 Green chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 Chaat masala
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
2 drops of Orange color (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 Lettuce leaves
For kathi roll:
1 cup all purpose Flour
Salt to taste
Ghee for frying
Prepare a dough with flour, water and salt. Knead well and if the dough is not soft enough, then rub in little butter and make it soft. Cover and keep aside for later use.
In a large bowl add paneer cubes with chopped green chillies, garam masala, cumin powder, kasoori methi, salt, pepper and orange color. Marinate this for 20-25 minutes.
In a non-stick pan heat oil, saute onions and bell peppers on medium high flame for 3-4 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes and saute. Add in the marinated paneer mixture and saute for 4-5 minutes on high flame. Remove from heat, add chaat masala, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Filling is ready and set aside.
Heat a flat bottom grill. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll out each portion into thin chapatti and cook lightly on both sides over medium heat. Brush chapatti with little ghee on both sides while frying. Divide the paneer filling into six equal portions. Arrange lettuce leaf over each chapatti. Stuff each chapatti with paneer filling and roll up tightly. Serve hot with your favorite chutney or sauce.
Sending this kathi roll to following events:
Jay's Letz Relishh -Paneer event.
And Pari's Kid's Delight event.