Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paneer Kati rolls

Kati rolls are nothing but Indian version of wraps.  Kati rolls can be stuffed with paneer, tofu, chicken, meat... and so on..... Here's my version of the "Paneer Kati rolls". These rolls can be served as an appetizer too, just cut the rolls into small bite size pieces.

Serves 8 or more rolls

Category - Lunch / Dinner

I - Ingredients for the rolls 
Wheat flour - 2 Cups
All purpose flour / maida - 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 4tsp
Water as needed.

In a big mixing bowl, combine all the above ingredients except for water. Mix throughly, add water slowly and start to knead by adding enough water. The dough should be little soft than chapathi dough.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes and keep it aside, covered.

After your stuffing and chutney is ready, take a small portion of this dough and roll into 1/4 inch thick discs. These discs can be rolled small or big depending on your preference. Roll all at once and fry them just like chapathis with oil.

II - Ingredients for the stuffing
Paneer - 500g or 1 big pack, small dices or bite size pieces
Onions - 2 Big ones, sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 2 medium ones, thinly diced
Green bell peppers / Capsicum - 1 medium, diced to bite size
Green chillies - 6 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste (G&G) - 2tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tsp,  Adjust to taste
Garam masala - 1tsp
dhaniya /  coriander powder - 2tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder - 1tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1tsp
Dry mint powder / fresh mint - 1tsp
Oil - 5tsp
Salt to taste

In a deep bottom thick pan heat the oil, add in the G&G paste, onions, green chillies and sauteƩ till the onions turn transparent. Next add in the tomatoes and cook these only for 3 minutes next add in all the dry powders including salt, mint & kasuri methi. Mix throughly and sauteƩ for 2 to 3 minutes. Next add in the Capsicum and paneer, put the flame on low and gently mix and cook for another 2 minutes. Make sure the paneer has been coated with all the masalas. Now the stuffing is ready.

III - Ingredients for Green chutney
coriander - 30g
Green chillies - 1 or 2 depending on your taste
Curd - 2tbsp

Blend all the above without adding any water. Transfer this chutney to a bowl and keep aside.

IV - Vinegar onions
Click on Vinegar onions link above to follow the recipe.

Now to make the "Kati rolls", place the wrap on a flat surface. Now start placing your stuffings horizontally and top it with some green chutney and vinegar onions add a pinch of chat masala too. From one end start rolling along the filling just like any other wrap. Serve immediately.

There are a tons of ways to make these wraps so feel free to play with the ingredients.

Simply replace the paneer with tofu to make a vegan friendly roll.
You can make the stuffing with chicken or meat or even eggs.
For the wraps you can use only wheat flour and omit All purpose flour, totally works fine.
You can replace the green chutney with green chilli sauce / ketchup and it can be kids friendly too.