Paneer Kathi Roll

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.

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Ingredients:

For the Roti:

  • Maida or all purpose flour – 1.5 cups
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

For Stuffing:

  • 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.

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