Thursday, September 8, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:30:00 AM 18 comments
As I am enjoying with my daughter's family in the US, I thought of posting some special signature dishes of my daughter. And also some great outdoor pictures by my grandson. Many more to follow...........
These rolls have superb flavors, but the ingredients used are so simple, just 4 or 5 things, but it is simply unbelievable, they turn out to be so tasty!
'Kati' in hindi  means, something like an Indian burrito, and it is a very famous  Mumbai  Street food.  In its original true form, it used to be a skewer roasted Kabab, wrapped up tightly in a paratha or roti, and over generations, under this generic name, it has taken various forms, and now a "kathi roll" means, a roti, with any kind of filling, vegetables ,cottage cheese or tofu, whatever it may be, tightly rolled, and roasted in desi ghee. It is also called frankie roll, and is easily available in southern parts of India too.

Rotis(semi cooked) - 12
Paneer - 2 packets, chopped fine
Boiled and crumbled potato - 3(helps to keep the rolls moist)
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsps
Chat masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsps
Pav bhaji masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomato ketchup as needed
Green chutney as needed
Onions - 2, finely chopped
Mozarella cheese to sprinkle over the rolls

To Season
Cooking oil - 2 tsps
Jeera 1 tsp  

Ghee as required to roast the rolls

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Snacks/ lunch/dinner
Prep time: 20 mts; Cooking time: 30 mts

Yields 12 Kathi rolls

Rotis being cooked partially on both sides on her special electric non stick tava

Oil heated up in a pan, jeera seasoned, paneer - aloo filling  added, all the spice powders above mentioned added, and finally salt added
Keep a roti on a plate, spread 1 tsp of green chutney on it, then keep 2 tsps of paneer filling on it
Now add some chopped onions, tomato ketchup and finally grated mozarella cheese

Fold the rolls as shown below
and now like this.....

Picture below shows the roties filled, and then roasted with a dash of ghee to golden color

rolls being roasted

Serve the tasty paneer rolls with tomato ketchup

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* Pictures above show huge quantities, since she made for 16 people yesterday.,,,,,,,,approximately 40 rolls,,,,,,,,,, But I have given measurements for slightly  smaller quantity.
*Tofu can very well be used instead of paneer.
*Gluten free tortillas are available for people with gluten allergy here. Some rolls were made like that too.
* There is no specific masalas for this paneer filling. Channa masala, Shahi paneer masala etc ...any one can be used, where I have used pav bhaji masala.
*Green chutney can be made according to our taste, with or without garlic. You can make this chutney with coriander, mint, green chillies, ginger and salt too. Adding chat masala is also optional.

* Please refer my glossary for any unknown Indian terms


  1. Presentation of your Paneer Kathi rolls, with the breath taking picture has bowled me over!!! I am gonna try your recipe next week and I will let you know the outcome. Thanks

  2. The recipe you brought out is very tempting and it tickles my taste buds!!!! I have already book marked it!!

  3. Can I try this with any vegetable of my choice?

  4. Excellent recipe! Reminds me of my childhood in Mumbai!

  5. Yes, Malar, paneer can be replaced by any vegetables of your choice.

  6. Hi Vandana, Gowri, Malar and Veena, thank you all for your lovely comments.

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  8. A very rich presentation,tongue tickling and aromatic kathi rolls makes my head swoon as I can,t wait to have a bite of it.looks so inviting!

  9. Was browsing for a spicy Indian recipe and came upon your website. Perfect recipe to try for tonight's dinner.

  10. Thank you Cathy for visiting my blog and also trying out this recipe

  11. what a great blog!!!!! and what amazing pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes, that too, step wise with us. I am a total vegetarian, and I have book marked each and every recipe of yours!!! Well done!!!!

  12. Your pictures are very nice! What a great recipe! Good job!

  13. Dear Vidya, Julia, Margo and Maya, thank you all for your encouraging words!!

  14. Wow,really mouth watering.ofcourse,children will enjoy it and very healthy dish too.i will buy those two books and write to u.happy cooking.

    1. Thanks Chithra. Always your words mean a lot to me.

  15. Dear Malaji,
    I made these Kathi Rolls for lunch yesterday, and it came out superbly. Thank you for the step by step recipes. Im not too fond of cooking, but I surely have been inspired by some o your great recipes !


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