Sunday, April 7, 2013

Veg Frankie / Kati Roll

Frankie also commonly known as Kati Roll nowadays is a very popular street food which originated from Kolkata. Normally in the beginning a kati kebab was stuffed in a paratha and served but over the years there have been many variations in the preparation of the stuffing. Today, there are a variety of filling rolled up in any kind of Indian flatbread and is being called a kati roll. The recipe below provides a stuffing with Aloo (potato) and Paneer (Cottage Cheese).

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 20 min
Makes: 6 frankies

For Paratha:

Maida – 1 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Potato – 1 small, boiled, peeled and grated
Warm Water – 1 or 2 tbsp, as needed
Oil – enough to drizzle
Little Maida Flour for dusting

For Filling:

Paneer – 100 gms
Potatoes – 2 small, boiled, peeled and grated
Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder – 1/2 tbsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Amchoor Powder (Dry Mango Powder) – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Green Chillies – finely chopped, to taste
Cabbage and Capsicum– cut to thin strips, as needed
Cilantro – finely chopped, as needed
Lemon/Lime Juice – to taste

Method (for Paratha)

1. In a bowl, mix the Maida Flour and the Salt together.
2. Add 1 tbsp of oil and rub it into the Flour. It is important that the oil is completely mixed well with the flour.
3. Add in the Potatoes and again press and mix.
4. Add 1 tbsp of Warm Water and press to make the dough. This is a very important step in making perfect dough so do not add water in haste. Add them 1 spoon at a time and slowly mix until you get a stiff dough.
5. Drizzle and coat the dough ball with Oil, cover and allow it to rest for 15 min.
6. After 15 min., knead once more, and divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
7. Heat a Tawa/Skillet on medium heat till it is nice and hot.
8. Take one part of the dough and roll onto a smooth ball and press between your palms to form a disc.
9. Dip the disc in some additional maida flour and roll into a roti.
10. Make the roti a little thinner than a chapati as the Maida tends to shrink.
11. Once rolled out, place on the hot Tawa.
12. Move the roti just a bit to avoid sticking to the tawa.
13. Allow the color to change just a bit and some bubbles to appear.
14. Flip the Roti once that happens and allow it to cook on the other side for just a couple of minutes.
15. Increase the flame to the highest and using tongs, place the Roti on the flame.
16. Allow it to balloon up.
17. Take off the flame and keep in an insulated container till ready to make the rolls.

Method (for filling):

1. Crumble the Paneer and add in the Potatoes.
2. Mix but be gentle not to make a paste of the mixture.
3. Add in the spice – Salt, Coriander Powder, Amchur, Garam Masala & Red Chili Powder.
4. Mix again to ensure that the spices don’t clump up to one area and are well distributed.
5. Heat Oil in a non-stick pan or a kadhai.
6. Add in finely chopped Green Chillies and then the cabbage and capsicum and fry till golden brown. Add salt to taste based on the amount of cabbage and capsicum. Then add Potatoes and Paneer mixture.
7. Mix gently and allow the filling to get heated all the way through for just a couple of minutes.
8. Once hot, turn off the stove/flame and add in finely chopped Cilantro.
9. Squeeze Lemon or Lime juice to taste and give it one final mix.
10. Transfer to a bowl to allow the mixture to cool down to make cylindrical rolls to fill in the roti.


1. Place the Roti flat.
2. Place the Filling Roll on the chutney side and start rolling.
3. Roll on the clean side and secure with a toothpick.
4. Serve hot.


To make it for kids, add some cheese and serve with ketchup.


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    I like this food.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  4. mouth watering veg frankie....feeling like grabbing one :p :)

  5. Good information on Indian recipe. thank you for sharing.
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  6. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll

  7. Good information on Indian recipe. its quite different from other posts,,,,Thanks.. it looks amazing Aloo kathi roll recipe

  8. Hmm, really yummy and too much delicious please share its recipe with us i want to prepare it and we also serve it for my customers.chowringhee satya niketan menu


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