Monday, April 25, 2011

Kathi Roll (Paneer Tikka and Alu)

When we used to live in NJ, we would often take train  to NYC. And such trips were never considered complete without Kathi Rolls. Nowadays, quite many Indian Restaurants offer Kathi Rolls in appetizer but none of them can be compared to what we get in NYC. These rolls are nothing but whole wheat wraps stuffed with marinated and grilled paneer or boiled potatoes. Simple may it sound, but when you try same thing at home, you would never get the exact taste. But recently when I made them it came out so delicious that we no more miss NYC for that matter :) We literally hogged them as soon as they were ready so I do not have pictures.

Ideally, kathi rolls require whole wheat parathas but I used flour tortillas instead. I prepared both versions with paneer and potatoes. Both kinds of rolls require coriander-mint chutney.

Green Chutney

Yields 1 cup
Preparation Time: 10 Minute
Cooking Time: NIL

Ingredients
2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 green chillies
1/2" ginger
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp yogurt
Salt

Procedure
1. Mix all ingredients and make a fine paste with little water

Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll

Makes 4-5 rolls
Preparation Time: 10 Minute + time to make paneer + marination time
Cooking Time: 10 Minute

Ingredients
1 cup paneer cubes
1/2 cup dice green pepper
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/4 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp gram flour
1/2 tsp chat masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp oil
Salt

Procedure
1. Beat the yogurt and mix all spices
2. Mix paneer, diced peppers and tomatoes in yogurt mixture
3. Toss them lightly in marinade and keep aside for about 15-20 minute
4. Now heat oil in skillet and add marinated paneer and veggies
5. Cook it uncovered on medium-high flame for 4-5 minute, stirring occasionally

Paneer tikka stuff is ready

Alu Kathi Roll

Makes 6 rolls
Preparation Time: 10 Minute
Cooking Time: 20 Minute

Ingredients
2 cup boiled and diced potatoes
1 cup diced onions
1 tso green chili paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp chat masala
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp green chutney (recipe as given above)
1 tsp oil
2 tsp coriander leaves
Salt

Procedure
1. Heat oil in skillet and add diced onions
2. When onions turn translucent, add chili-ginger paste and potatoes, mix well
3. Add remaining spices and chutney and cook it uncovered for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
4. Turn off the heat and add coriander leaves

Alu stuff is ready

Prepare Kathi Rolls

Ingredients
10" flour tortillas
Butter spread
Green Chutney

Procedure
1. Take a tortilla, apply butter on both sides and cook it slightly on griddle on low flame
2. Spread generous amount of chutney, stuff it, roll it and cook on griddle for 2-3 minute, changing the sides frequently
3. Serve hot

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