Paneer Kathi Roll also known as Paneer Frankie is a delicious Indian wrap filled with curried paneer. Frankie Roll is a popular Indian street food in which different types of curries such as paneeer, aloo, gobi, meat are stuffed and rolled in a flat bread or roti made from all purpose flour or wheat flour.
A popular chain of fast food known as Tibb’s Frankie is a place where we used to get these delicious wraps. Even now when I go to India I don’t forget to stop at Tibb’s. You can make these wraps and pack it for lunch by wrapping it in an aluminum foil. These are also perfect for picnics.
For the Roti:
- Maida or all purpose flour – 1.5 cups
- Wheat flour – 1 cup
- Salt to taste
- Oil – 3 tsp
- Shredded paneer – 2 cups
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Finely chopped ginger – 1 tbsp
- Finely chopped garlic – 1 tbsp
- Chopped green chili – 2
- Few curry leaves
- One big onion
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Chili powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander powder – 2 tsp
- Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Chopped cilantro – 2 tbsp
- Green chutney and Hot sauce for spreading.
Making the Roti or Flat Bread
Mix all purpose flour, wheat flour and salt. Add 2 tsp of oil and knead it to a smooth and soft dough. Knead it for about 8 to 10 minutes. Grease a bowl with the remaining oil and place the dough. Cover and let it rest for 2 hours.
Make big lime size balls from the dough. Dust with flour and roll it into thin round shape like roti. Heat a griddle and add the rolled rotis one by one and cook both the sides. Brown spots will appear on both the sides. Place it in a hot pack or wrap it with a foil.
Preparation of Paneer Stuffing:
Grate paneer. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When it splutters add ginger, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute and add onions. Saute until it becomes translucent.
Reduce heat, add turmeric powder, chili and coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes or until the raw smell is gone.
Add grated paneer, mix well and cook for 5 minutes and turn off the stove. Add chopped cilantro.
Preparation of Wraps:
Spread green chutney and hot sauce on the rotis. Add a couple of tablespoons of Paneer stuffing. Sprinkle a pinch chaat masala if required. Fold the bottom portion and roll it.
You can wrap it in foil and pack it for lunch or for picnics.