Kati Roll recipe – Street food of Kolkata
A Kati Roll is a street food dish beginning from Kolkata, West Bengal. In its original structure, it is a skewer-roasted kebab covered in paratha bread. Across the years, many variants have unfolded which now go following the general name of Kati roll. Now regular cover including, a filling wrapped in an Indian flatbread (roti) is called a Kati roll.
- Plain yogurt
- Kashmiri red chili powder
- Garam masala
- Kasoori methi or coriander leaves
- Lime juice
- Red bell pepper
- Green bell pepper
- Maida (for dough or use paratha frozen)
- Green chutney
- Salt as required.
Method to prepare:
For making paratha:
- Take maida 1 cup and add salt 1 tsp and little oil. Knead well with water till it is soft.
- Rest them for 30 min.
- After resting, then heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, and cook the paratha circles.
For marinating chicken:
- In a large mixing bowl, add the marinade ingredients and mix well. Add chicken and stir well in the marinade. Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes. Toss thinly sliced onions with salt, red chili, and lime juice, and set aside for following.
For making the stuffing:
- On a medium-high flame, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a deep skillet or pan. Add sliced onions and peppers and saute for 3 minutes till they start to soften a bit.
- Combine marinated chicken and stir well. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Raise the lid and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, mixing at regular pauses, until the chicken cooks through. Then turn off the flame.
- Put the cooked paratha on the pan. Pour 1 tablespoon of the egg batter on the cooked side of the paratha, flip and cook. You can also add ghee before frying paratha.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of green chutney or as you like on the cooked wrap. Fill about ½ cup of the chicken mixture in the middle of the paratha. Top with tossed onions and coriander leaves.
- Starting from the side similarity to the filling, roll the paratha. Wrap in butter paper or aluminum foil partially and fold them at the end.
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