It is nothing but tongue tickling spicy paneer tikka wrapped in chapati or paratha. It is not only a different way of enjoying paneer tikkas with routine paratha or chapati but also a healthy, stomach filling food that can simply liven up your taste buds. Making paneer kathi rolls at home involves three steps, 1) make spicy tikka for filling, 2) make chapati for wrap and 3) combine both into stuffed wrap.
Ingredients For Stuffing:
1 cup Paneer cubes
1/2 cup Green Capsicum (bell pepper), cut into 1-inch chunks
1/3 cup Tomato, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 medium Onion, cut into 1-inch chunks (approx. 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup Thick Curd
1/2 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/4 teaspoon Corn Flour (or Gram Flour)
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/8 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
1/2 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/4 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
1 tablespoon Oil
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Coriander Mint Chutney (for serving)
1 Onion, thinly sliced (for serving)
Ingredients For Chapati Wrap:
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Maida
2 teaspoons + for shallow frying Oil
Milk or Water
Procedure for Paneer Tikka Stuffing:
Take thick curd, corn flour, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi, coriander powder, chaat masala powder and salt in a large bowl.
Mix all ingredients to prepare a marinade.
Add paneer cubes, capsicum, tomato and onion.
Mix gently to coat them with marinade. Cover them with a plastic wrap or a lid and place in the refrigerator for around 25-30 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Sauté marinated capsicum, paneer, onion and tomato for 5 to 7 minutes over medium flame.
Turn off the flame, add lemon juice and mix well. Paneer tikka, which will be used as stuffing, is ready. Divide it into 4-5 portions and proceed to make chapati which will be used as a wrap for the rolls.
Procedure for Chapati Wrap:
Take whole-wheat flour, maida, 2 teaspoons oil and salt in a bowl. Add milk or water as needed and knead smooth dough similar to chapati or paratha dough. Cover it with clean muslin cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
Divide dough into 4-5 equal portions and give them a shape of ball. Coat each ball with dry flour and roll out on roti making board (using rolling pin) into thin circular chapati.
Spread 1/2 teaspoon oil evenly on each side and flip and roast both sides of chapati on tava until light brown spots appear. (See detail direction for how to cook chapati (simple paratha)). Transfer it to a plate or a roti container and cover with the lid to prevent it from drying.
Procedure for Paneer Kathi Roll:
Prepare the mint coriander chutney by following the recipe. Cut onion into thin slices and sprinkle a little bit of chaat masala powder over it.
Take one chapati and spread 1-2 teaspoons green mint chutney evenly over it. If chapati is not hot, re-heat on tava for few seconds before making the roll.
Put one portion of filling in the center and spread it lengthwise.
Add some sliced onion.
Wrap the filling tightly with chapati and make a roll.
Wrap the roll halfway with aluminum foil and serve with mint chutney and vegetable salad.
Tips and Variations:
– If you want to prepare chapati in advance then stack them on one another, place them in roti casserole and cover with a lid to keep them soft.
Taste: Mild Spicy
Serving Ideas: Serve it as an afternoon snack or as light food in evening dinner.