Kathi Roll Recipe - Indian Paratha Recipes

Kathi roll also known as kati roll. However you spell it, they are irresistible. It is popular street food from Kolkata. The first time I tried kathi roll was in New york city. You might know ‘Kati roll company’. yes they make the best kati roll and famous around here.

After that I tried to make it at home. It is not similar to that. But the way it turned out, I am very satisfied. It is spicy and delicious, the way I and hubby like it. There are few different elements in making but very easy to make at home. Try this aloo kathi roll once, I am sure you will also like it.

Traditional kathi roll is made with chunk of mutton or chicken. They are marinated in spices, arranged them on skewers and cooked (process is similar to Punjabi Paneer tikka). These cooked meat is wrapped or rolled into paratha along with sliced onions and sauce. In bengali language skewers are called as ‘kati’. Hence the name is kati roll.   

But now a days, there are many variations, adaptations and innovations are taken. In vegetarian category, there are different varieties like paneer kathi roll, chana kathi roll, mixed veg kathi roll, aloo kathi roll.


  • Whole wheat chapattis 4
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Onion 1 medium
  • Green capsicum 1 medium
  • Tomatoes chopped2 medium
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2- tablespoons
  • Tomato puree 2-3 tablespoons
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander and mint chutney 2 tablespoons
  • Yogurt 1/4 cup
  • Fresh mint leave to serve
  • Onion rings to serve
  • Chaat masala to serve

Step 1
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Slice onion and add. Chop green capsicum.
Step 2
Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste to the pan. Mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato puree. Mix well and cook on high heat for a minute. 
Step 3
Add capsicum, cottage cheese, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well and cook till done. Place a chapatti on a 
Step 4
Mix mint-coriander chutney and yogurt and spread a spoonful of yogurt-chutney evenly on it. Place a spoonful of the vegetable filling on one side of the chapatti. 
Step 5
Sprinkle a few fresh mint leaves, onion rings and chaat masala on top. Roll the chapatti tightly. 
Step 6
Make other kathi rolls similarly. Cut into halves and serve immediately. 

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