Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paneer Kati Roll

I first tasted Kati roll a few years ago in India. After we came to US, I tried to make them at home simply because I could not find them in any restaurant here. One day, while searching for variations for the vegetable filling I normally made, I came across this recipe on Inhouse recipes. It was a great hit with the family and I have been making kati roll in this manner ever since. My Favorite chef Sanjeev Kapoor also has a nice variation if you want to try it. He uses paneer tikka in the kati roll, which tastes divine too. 

This is the way I like to make Kati Rolls (customized to suit my family's palette)
 
Filling: I used Nanak fried paneer pieces (8 0z), simply because I had them on hand that day. (You can use the normal block of paneer or home-made paneer). Then I marinated them in 1/2 cup beaten yogurt with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. My kids are not big fans of spicy food, so i left out the spice in the marination. You can add green chilly paste or red chilly powder if you want. 

Then in a separate pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1vertically sliced onion and 2 vertically sliced green peppers. I used the 3 pepper blend from the grocery store for convenience. Then add a pinch of black pepper, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chaat masala and 1 tsp garam masala. Fry everything till its semi soft and then add the marinated paneer pieces. Cook till it gives out a nice aroma and it loses almost all the moisture.  At the end, crush and sprinkle a pinch of kasoori methi. It enhances the taste and add an interesting flavor.

Now coming to the paratha part: Mix 2 cups wheat flour with salt and 1 tsp oil and knead it into a dough. Roll out the parathas and cook them on both sides. I make them a little thicker than usual so that it holds up to all the fillings.

Assembly: Keep the paratha on a plate. Spread some green chutney (grind together 1/2 bunch cilantro, 1/4 the bunch mint leaves, 3 green chillies, 1/4 the cup dry shredded coconut (optional), 1/2 tsp lemon juice and salt to taste). Put the cooked paneer mixture, add shredded cabbage/onion or any other raw veggies you like and roll it. Wrap one end in a parchment paper and an aluminum foil as it helps to keep the wrap in shape. Enjoy this versatile Indian street food!!! What is your favorite street food? Write back in your comments. Till my next post, take care everyone!
This recipe is going to US Masala's Bookmarked recipe Every Tuesday Event - Volume 34, originally started by Priya.

31 comments:

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow very inviting and delicious paneer kati roll !!

Now Serving said...

My nephew in Chennai LOVES these and makes them his dinner whenever possible - the salad poking out of the wrap and the roasted paneer look very inviting :)

Amritha Kalyani said...

i love these rolls.. looks delicious. esp with paneer yummmm....

swapna said...

Love these rolls....looks yummy!!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious

Pasta and Paratha said...

I have never had Kati roll before strange as it sounds, was always more into pani puri and pav bhaji and that kinda street food but your recipe makes me want to try, so i have added this link to my "to do" list !

Deeksha said...

looks yummy and inviting...

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content and images as well! Thanks for sharing this! Looks delicious...Daniel

Biny Anoop said...

wow love katti roll,....thx

Rumana Rawat said...

Beautiful roll:)

Priya said...

Roll makes me hungry,feel like grabbing and having rite now..

Harika's Kitchen said...

Very yummy roll. Nice snack.

Smitha said...

thats a good one!...easy and fulfilling snack!

Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Suja Sugathan said...

Love these rolls..looks beautiful.

Chitra said...

Nice recipe.like to have for breakfast. very filling)

R said...

Sravscuilinaryconcepts,now serving, amritha kalyani,swapna,torviewtotonto,pasta and paratha, deeksha,painting tips and tricks,biny anoop, rumana rawat,priya,harika's kitchen,smitha, suja sugathan,chitra: thank you all for your appreciation and words of encouragement, it made my day!!!

Krishnaveni said...

wow, that looks so good

Gulmohar said...

I love them too..and the paneer in it makes me crave for some right now :-)

aipi said...

Love this anytime- any day- looks so tempting!


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Smita said...

kati kabab looks delish.... I make it with vegetarian frankie roll and salad.

Khaugiri said...

wow lovely kati rolls:-)

Zareena said...

Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. You have a lovely space dear. Happy to follow you. Yummy kati roll.

Prathima Rao said...

Love these rolls!!!! Can have them for bf, lunch or dinner or eve or midnight snack!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

R said...

Krishnaveni, Gulmohar, Aipi, smita, khaugiri,prathima rao: thanks for appreciating!!
Zareena: thanks for ur comments and following!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks great Rupali. I have had it but never tried it at home. Sounds simple, so must try.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

First time here and love your blog. Nice recipes.

R said...

Priya YM: thnx, its really simple do try it.
sensible vegetarian: thanks, hope u visit often!

Sneha Benny said...

I like paneer in any form. I would love to eat these rolls any time of the day.

R said...

sneha benny: me too :) thanks!

Rajesh Kumar said...

That looks sooo good! Will have to give it a try.
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Sony Kumari said...

Good information on Indian recipe. its quite different from other posts,,,,Thanks.. it looks amazing Aloo kathi roll recipe