Remember those days when Frankies were a big thing? Streets and shopping Malls were flooded with shops & stalls that sold atleast 6 creative kinds of Frankies. Speaking of Frankies and Wraps, did you know Kathi Rolls – in its original form, was a skewer-roasted kebab wrapped in a paratha bread? But over the years this street-food dish originating from Kolkata has known to become the generic name given for any and all kinds of wraps containing a filling enfolded in an Indian flatbread. Frankie, wraps & Kathi Rolls – there’s so much difference between them that you can count. This page is dedicated to Kathi roll, fillings stuffed in Plain Roti stuffed with assorted veggies, cheese or Paneer and a melange of spices, packed in Paper.
This week is dedicated to quick and easy lunchbox recipes. You know how this Blog works, every dish comes with multiple variations! Enjoy!!
My Recipe Corner
Quick fuss-free snack that is filling and tasty -is a perfect lunchbox item for kids and family. Just be sure to prepare Yogurt and green chutney to spread on chapattis, and top it with a sautéed cottage cheese, onion tomato and capsicum masala then roll & serve wrapped in paper.
- Chop 1 medium green capsicum and keep aside. Cut 1/2 cup Paneer in cubes and keep it in warm water for it to become soft
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Slice 1 medium onion, add and sautee until it turns golden brown.
- Add 2 medium tomatoes, turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste to the pan- mix well and sauté till the raw smell of tomatoes and paste goes.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of tomato puree. Mix well and cook on high heat for a minute.
- Now add capsicum, Paneer cubes, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder- Mix them well and cook till they’re done. We don’t want capsicum to become soft
- Okay- now time to prepare the roll – get your chapathi/roti on the station. Mix mint-coriander chutney with yogurt and spread a spoonful of yogurt-chutney evenly on it.
- Place a large spoonful of veggie-paneer filling on one halfside side of the chapathi.
- Sprinkle a few freshly chopped mint leaves, chopped onions and chaat masala on top. Roll the chapatti tightly and stick a toothpick through the center to hold it tight (if needed).
- Wrap them with paper and cut them into halves and serve immediately.
My Top Recipe Recommendations
- Veggie Kathi Roll
- Paneer Kathi Roll
- Aloo Kathi Roll/Potato Kathi Roll
- Kolkata Egg Kathi roll
- Palak Kathi Roll
- Chili Paneer Kathi Roll
- Street Style Veg Paneer Kathi Roll
- Veg Manchurian Kathi Roll
- Schezwan Kathi Roll
- Chickpeas Veggie Kathi Roll
- Meditteranean Veggie Roll
- Healthy Kathi Roll
- Rajma Kathi Roll
My Improv & Notes
- Use hung curd if possible, to make hung curd, simply tie the curd in a muslin cloth and let it hang for 3-4 hours. The curd will then get rid of all excess water and what you have is the hung curd. It tastes better – try it if you can plan in advance
- Adjust spices and chill powder according to taste
- Firstly, do not over-stuff the Kathi Roll with stuffing, as it will be difficult to roll and eat. You don’t want stuff falling out when taking a bite!
- Furthermore, add vegetables of your choice to make frankie or kathi roll more healthy. You can add freshly chopped Cabbage to make it crunchy and colorful bell peppers too!
- Additionally, leftover chapathi/roti work great to prepare kathi roll
- Finally, grate some cheese to prepare cheesy kathi roll
- Oh- you can add proteins to your Kathi roll – Eggs or Tofu to replace Paneer would also be an alternative!
- You can also use a spread like Guacamole, mayonnaise or green chutney and follow the rest of the recipe
- You can prepare the Roti and filling in advance and prepare the Rolls when ready to serve
- You can also use thin tortilla instead of roti for this recipe, uncooked tortilla work well