Paneer Kathi Roll

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    Indian street food is so diverse, every state and every city has it’s own specialty and everything is so delicious that one can’t get bored of eating it, well at least I can’t!

    Kathi roll is an Indian street food where Indian flatbreads are filled with veggies, chicken, mutton etc etc. Since I’m a vegetarian my favorite is obviously the veggie kathi rolls, the popular ones are filled with paneer [Indian cottage cheese] and potatoes.

    This recipe is fairly simple and the good part is that it’s quite healthy. Traditionally the bread for kathi roll is made my mixing all purpose and whole wheat flour, but to make it healthier, you can use 100% whole wheat flour. You can get whole wheat tortillas from store or make it at home, it’s fairly simple especially if you are used to making roti’s [Indian whole wheat flour tortillas] almost everyday at home!

     

    Serves: 4 paneer kathi rolls

    Ingredients

    To marinate

    Paneer cubes: 1 cup

    Green pepper [Capsicum]: 1/2 cup

    Onions: 1/2 cup

    Yogurt: 3-4 tbsp (preferably use hung curd)

    Besan [chickpea flour]: 1 tbsp (optional)

    Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp

    Chat masala: 1/2 tsp

    Kasuri methi [dried fenugreek leaves]: 1/2 tsp

    Garam masala: 1/2 tsp

    Curry powder: 1/4 tsp

    Paprika powder: 1/4 tsp

    Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp or to taste

    Salt: to taste

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    For the roll/wrap

    Roti/ Flour tortillas: 4

    Green coriander chutney

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    To garnish

    Grated cheese

    Onions, sliced and mixed with lemon juice & chaat masala : 1 cup

    Tomato ketchup

    Chaat masala

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    Oil: 2 tsp

    Chopped coriander & mint leaves, optional

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    Method

    Making the filling

    1. Chop paneer [Indian cottage cheese], onions and green pepper [capsicum]. Set aside.

    2. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients listed under “to marinate”.

    3. Marinate the paneer, onions and green pepper and let it sit for around 30 minutes.

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    4. Slice onions, add chaat masala and lemon juice. Mix and set them aside.

    5. Heat oil in a pan and add marinated paneer mixture.

    6. Cook the paneer for 4-5 minutes till it’s lightly golden brown in color. Add chopped coriander & mint leaves and switch off the flame. Filling for the kathi rolls is now ready.

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    Making the kathi roll

    7. Take the roti/tortilla and put some green coriander chutney in the middle. Put the paneer mixture over the chutney.

    8. Put sliced onions then sprinkle grated cheese, chaat masala and ketchup on top.

    9. Fold the the roti/tortilla to make a roll. You can put a toothpick in the center to hold the roll together.

    Paneer-Kathi-Roll-Step-3-notitle-cwmHeat the kathi roll with little oil/butter before serving.

    If you want, cut the kathi roll into 2 and wrap each piece with aluminum foil [that’s what I did].

    Enjoy the paneer kathi roll with green chutney/ketchup or as it is!

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    * Cheese and besan [chickpea flour] in the recipe are optional.

    * Use hung curd if possible, I was in a hurry while making these rolls and hence used regular yogurt. 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.

    * Adjust spices and chill powder according to taste.

    Paneer Kathi Roll

    Indian flatbread filled with spiced Indian cottage cheese [paneer], onions & green pepper!
    Course Indian Street Food
    Cuisine Indian
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 321 kcal
    Author: Manali
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    Ingredients

    Marination

    • 1 cup paneer cubes
    • ½ cup chopped green pepper
    • ½ cup chopped onions
    • 3-4 tbsp yogurt, preferably use hung curd
    • 1 tbsp chickpea flour [besan]
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • ½ tsp chat masala
    • ½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed
    • ½ tsp garam masala
    • ¼ tsp curry powder
    • ¼ tsp paprika powder
    • ¼ tsp red chili powder, or to taste
    • salt, to taste

    Roll/Wrap

    • 4 flour tortillas, or use rotis
    • green coriander chutney

    Garnishing

    • grated cheese
    • 1 cup onions, sliced and mixed with lemon juice & chaat masala
    • tomato ketchup
    • chaat masala

    Others

    • 2 tsp oil
    • chopped cilantro leaves, to garnish
    • mint leaves, to garnish

    Instructions

    1. Make the filling
    2. Chop paneer [Indian cottage cheese], onions and green pepper [capsicum]. Set aside.
    3. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients listed under "to marinate".
    4. Marinate the paneer, onions and green pepper and let it sit for around 30 minutes.
    5. Slice onions, add chaat masala and lemon juice. Mix and set them aside.
    6. Heat oil in a pan and add marinated paneer mixture.
    7. Cook the paneer for 4-5 minutes till it's lightly golden brown in color. Add chopped coriander & mint leaves and switch off the flame. Filling for the kathi rolls is now ready.
    8. Make the kathi roll
    9. Take the roti/tortilla and put some green coriander chutney in the middle. Put the paneer mixture over the chutney.
    10. Put sliced onions then sprinkle grated cheese, chaat masala and ketchup on top.
    11. Fold the the roti/tortilla to make a roll.
    12. Heat the kathi roll with little oil/butter before serving.
    Nutrition Facts
    Paneer Kathi Roll
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 321 Calories from Fat 171
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 19g 29%
    Saturated Fat 9g 45%
    Cholesterol 39mg 13%
    Sodium 234mg 10%
    Potassium 205mg 6%
    Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 12g 24%
    Vitamin A 4.1%
    Vitamin C 23.5%
    Calcium 33.4%
    Iron 6.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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