Paneer Kathi roll

As per Wikipedia, a kathi roll is a street food dish originating from Kolkata, India. It is a skewer roasted kebab wrapped in a  paratha, although over the years, many variants have evolved all of which go under the generic name of kathi roll. Wholewheat Paneer Kathi roll is a great recipe which can be also be prepared with leftover chapatis. It makes a good after school snack for kids.


For Paneer Stuffing
2 cups Paneer (cubed)
1 cup Tomatoes, deseeded and diced (tamatar)
1 cup Capsicum, diced
1/2  cup Curds (dahi)
1 tsp Chilli pdr (laal mirch)
1/2 tsp Turmeric pdr (haldi)
1  tsp Cumin coriander powder (dhaniya jeera powder)
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste (adrak lehsun paste)
1/2 tsp gram flour (Besan )
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)
1 tsp Oil (tel)
Salt as per taste (namak)

For the outer roll
1 cup Wholewheat flour (gehu ka atta)
salt as per taste (namak)
1 tsp oil (tel)

Wholewheat Paneer Kathi roll


For the paneer stuffing

  • In a mixing bowl, take curds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, garam masala, ginger-garlic paste, besan, chaat masala, kasuri methi and salt and mix well. 
  • To this marinade, add the paneer, tomatoes, capsicum and mix.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. 
  • Add the above mixture and cook  covered on a low flame for 8 to 10 minutes.  
  • Remove the lid and cook on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Keep this aside.

For the Outer roll

  • In a mixing bowl, add wholewheat flour and salt.
  • Add water little at a time and knead.
  • Add 1 tsp oil and knead to a smooth dough.
  • Make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • Roll out rotis and cook them. 

How to proceed

  • Place a roti on a plate. 
  • Spread around 2 to 3 tbsp of the filling in the centre of each roti and roll up tightly.
  • Wholewheat paneer kathi rolls are ready to be served.


Love rolls and frankies? Do have a look at the Chicken frankie recipe.


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