We often underestimate the ‘evening cravings’ and the power it can have over us to rethink and reconsider our dinners. While there are no rules to ‘evening snacks’, it can range from anything from samosas, bhujias to kebabs and vadas. However, if you are looking for something particularly filling, you must try giving Kathi Rolls a chance. Kathi rolls that are so easily available across the streets of India now traces its history to the 20th century Calcutta. Somewhere in 1930’s, the Nizam restaurant in Kolkata started wrapping their Kathi Kababs inside parathas so that the British could enjoy them too. The British, who were rather wary of using their hands to grab the kababs, found these Kathi rolls to be a practical option. Soon the rolls became a sensation across Calcutta, and now Kathi Rolls are found across the country, in many avatars. From chicken Kathi roll to Mushroom or Paneer.  

Also Read: Top 3 Places In Kolkata To Grab An Authentic Bite Of Kathi Roll

Kathi rolls are excellent for gatherings too, both small and big. Just cut the rolls in half and serve them on a tray with chutney and salad. The best thing about Kathi rolls is that it barely requires any cooking. All you need is a nice, crisp paratha, and you can practically stuff it with almost anything saucy and delish you have in your fridge  

Slurrp community member and homechef Sonia Sarpal showed us how you can use some chicken seekh kababs to make ridiculously easy and delicious chicken kathi rolls at home. Have a look at the reel below.

Ingredients

For stuffing

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mint chutney
  • 2 tbsp Schezwan stir fry sauce
  • 2 chicken seekh

For Paratha

  • 1-2 Rumali Roti / Paratha for Kathi roll
  • 1 egg

 Method:

  1. Heat oil, add chicken seekh kababs. Sautee till golden brown on medium flame.  
  2. Transfer the kebabs onto another plate.
  3. In the same pan, add onions. Add salt, sautee onions.
  4. Add ketchup, followed by mint chutney, schezwan sauce and stir fry.  
  5. Add the kebabs back into the pan and cook with the masala. Ensure that they are coated properly.
  6. Take the masala with kebabs out on another plate.
  7. Take the paratha roast it with a little bit of oil.
  8. Break an egg and coat the paratha with the eggs.  
  9. Take the paratha out on a plate for assembling the roll.
  10. Take the kebabs and place it right in the centre of the roll in one straight line. Add fresh, colourful bell peppers, some mayonnaise and roll the paratha tightly.  
  11. Serve hot with onion, mint chutney and hot & sweet ketchup.
  12. Try making these kathi rolls and let us know how you liked them. Do not forget to share the pictures with us too.