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
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.
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.
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