Rolling in Flavor: Unveiling the Perfect Kathi Roll Recipe

Rolling in Flavor: Unveiling the Perfect Kathi Roll Recipe

Kathi rolls are a popular street food from Kolkata, India. They consist of a flavorful filling wrapped in a paratha or roti. Here's a simple recipe for making delicious kathi rolls:


For the Paratha/Roti:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed
  • Oil or ghee, for cooking

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups boneless chicken (or any other protein/vegetable of your choice), thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (capsicum)
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Mint chutney or yogurt, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Paratha/Roti:

    • In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt.
    • Gradually add water and knead to form a soft dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
    • Divide the dough into equal-sized portions and roll them into thin circles (parathas/rotis) using a rolling pin.
    • Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat and cook each paratha/roti on both sides, brushing with oil or ghee, until golden brown spots appear. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Filling:

    • In a bowl, marinate the thinly sliced chicken (or your choice of protein/vegetable) with ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, lemon juice, and salt. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken and cook until it is cooked through and slightly browned. If using vegetables, sauté them until tender.
    • Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the pan and cook for a few minutes until they are slightly softened. Stir in fresh coriander leaves.
    • Remove from heat and set the filling aside.
  3. Assemble the Kathi Rolls:

    • Take a prepared paratha/roti and place a portion of the filling in the center.
    • Drizzle some mint chutney or yogurt over the filling for added flavor.
    • Roll the paratha/roti
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