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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paneer Kathi Rolls

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

For Filling
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
Water (warm)
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.


  1. I love kathi rolls, and this one looks mouthwatering, wish i could have them now...

  2. Deepa, tomar kathi roll dekhe khete icche korche. aamar roll favorite snack and I make them often.
    Lovely clicks...very attractive...

  3. @Sush: You make some fantastic rolls dear....

    @Gouridi: thanks for liking the pictures...

  4. I love kathi roll..especially the paneer stuffed ones...looks absolutely fab and good to know the story behind kathi roll

  5. The rolls are very lovely! It's fabulous!

  6. hey deeps ... really mouthwatering rolls da ... love it ...

  7. Very delicious paneer rolls, beautiful presentation too.

  8. SLurppp!!!makes me drool, fabulous looking rolls..

  9. rolls looks irresistible and beautiful presentation too.

  10. Deepa
    Paneer kathi rolls looks delicious. I love the way you presented though.

  11. verybtempting rolls.. luks delicious.... nicely presented

  12. Thanks friends for your support and feedback

  13. inviting presentation.. loved these paneer rolls..

  14. wow...Deepa,

    Very innovative and beautiful recipe...loved d awesome clicks...This one's a keeper.
    Thanks for sending this healthy dish for my event...:)
    Best Wishes,

  15. Paneer tikka roll looks all time fav..
    I just made paneer tikka kathi roll yesterday ..nice coincidence..I was going to post it tonight but guess I will wait for a few days since you already posted it:)

  16. Rolls look very cute and delicious dear. Perfect for the events too.

  17. Unique recipe..sounds so good,paneer stuffed rolls..lovely tempting clicks dear.

  18. Nice click, looks healthy and yummy, love the stuffing dear..

  19. very healthy and elegant wrap! Ready for the Ball!

  20. Beautiful rolls..Nice write up about the origin of this rolls :-)

  21. favourite to have them anytime....i love the way u presented...clove and that green....yummy....i searched for your mail id...but could not find it...r u there in facebook? now i know this really a small world...i stay in 4th cross...."fingers crossed".

  22. Colorful and inviting Roll. Look soo yummy and Delicious!!!

  23. wonderful rolls..looks very inviting,sounds like another interesting recipe for me to try :-)

  24. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Lovely and thanks for this :)

  25. these rolls looks awesome ...beautiful presentation dear ...very inviting rolls


  26. Tumi amar khub bhalo o mishti bondhu tai ami bujhte perechhi je tomar gajorer halwa khub pochhondo. Amio du tin din fridge e rekhe bread diye khai.
    Paneer kathi roll ta darun baniyechho. Paneer er je kono preparation amar priyo. Dekhei mone hochhe ekta roll kheyeni.

  27. love kathi/paneer rolls and loved the idea of tieing them..looking very cute and thanx dear for following my blog :)

  28. The paneer stuffing is fantastic :D

  29. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......... gr8 innovation..... Regards Amrita

  30. Fatafati roll to...too inviting..loved the preasentation...

  31. wow , bhook laga gayi hai ji


    आपसे निवेदन है की आप मेरी नयी कविता " मोरे सजनवा" जरुर पढ़े और अपनी अमूल्य राय देवे...

  32. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll


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