a very popular street snack or Lunch Box Dish
Paneer Kathi Roll, yummy and tasty Paneer Masala wrapped inside Roti. Its a perfect party main course or a dinner dish. Also a very wonderful dish for Kid’s Lunch Box. Kathi Roll is a very popular street snack especially in Bengal. Its a very tasty,healthy meal in itself. Generally we serve the Paneer Masala with roti as an accompaniment. Instead of serving separately, this roll would indeed be a perfect meal. Some kids, I have seen, doesn’t really eat all the accompaniment kept in their lunch box or in their plate. Especially for the kids, I always prefer wrap instead of serving Roti and Paneer separately. Especially when I plan for their lunch box. I make a 1 roll and cut into half and keep in their lunchbox. All they have to do is to take each small rolls and bite and eat. It is mess free and they have to finish the filling inside. This will ensure that veggies portions are eaten by the kids.
For making this yummy Paneer Wrap, first we need to make Roti’s as we usually make and keep it ready. Then we need to prepare the paneer masala. Once the roti and masala, both are ready, then we need to prepare the spread. Most of us have the coriander-mint chutney always ready in our refrigerator. For other who don’t have it handy, you can take a bunch of coriander leaves, bunch of mint leaves, wash thoroughly and grind it with green chili, ginger, salt and little sugar. You can refrigerate and use for a week or more. This paste will be good spread for roti and also for sandwich. I always keep it handy so that whenever I pack wrap or sandwich, I will use this spread. This spread is not mandatory. We can skip and apply ghee and add the stuffing also. Also If you like cream cheese, we can spread that also. My kids love Jalapeño cream cheese and sometimes, I will spread it on the roti if I don’t have a stock of Green Chutney.
Once the spread is ready, we need to take each roti, spread generously with spread and then in the middle add the stuffing and bring together the edges and secure with a tooth pick and serve the delicious Paneer Kathi Roll.
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Preparing Paneer Masala
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add onions and sauté the onions till translucent. Then tomato to the pan.
Add chopped capsicum to the pan. Then we need to add the coriander powder, red chili powder and garam masala along with salt and stir-fry in medium flame till tomatoes are mushy
Then add the cubed paneer and gently mix everything. Add kasoori methi and give a final mix. Keep in low flame for another 3-5 mins and switch off the flame. Paneer Masala is ready!
In a mixing bowl, add the curd and mint-coriander chutney and give a good mix and keep it aside. This will be used as a spread
Take each roti and apply generously the curd+chutney spread which we prepared. Then in the middle place the Paneer Masala filling
Bring together the left and right sides of the roti and cover the filling and seal the wrap with a tooth pick. Repeat the same for rest of the roti.
Serve the delicious Paneer Kathi Roll with Curd, Pickle or chutney and enjoy a healthy and complete meal!