Wednesday, November 5, 2008


"ROLL", a food that I grew up eating and relishing back in kolkatta (India). and recently tasted it first time here in the US, in New York city.......god did it bring back memories. memories of the streets of kolkatta where the whiff of eggs being cooked on a "tawa" would fill the air. Where the aroma of the paranthas would make the mouth water and each time the "roll" guy would add the final touches of the hot and spicy sauces you would just wait in anticipation, of biting into the oh so juicy "double chicken anda roll" (chicken egg rolls).
How I miss it so much.........I have never had kolkatta style kathi rolls anywhere even in India. I just don't know what it is. Maybe I grew up eating them and that makes me bi oust. But seriously for those in India, if ever you"ll happen to be in kolkatta, trying out the rolls are a must. its like going to New York and not visiting the Statue of liberty.

Coming back here, on our recent trip to the east coast I got a taste of these rolls at a small khati roll place on MC dougal street. It was really good. I would not say exactly like the ones you get in kolkatta (I am bioust.......) but pretty good. because I love rolls so much I often try making them at home. These ones I had made sometime back and I don't know why I did not post them up. Maybe I was destined to post them after eating in New York.....does that make sense??? whatever. Here is the recipe.

You will need
  • paneer masala (recipe below)- 2 cups
  • uncooked tortillas- 2
  • eggs-2
  • oil- 2-3 tbsp
  • green chutney- 2 tbsp
  • tomato sauce- 1 tbsp
  • onion (sliced)- 1 cup
  • lemon juice- 1 tbsp
for the paneer masala
  • paneer (sliced)- 1 cup
  • green bell peppers (sliced)- 1 cup
  • salt - to taste
  • tandoori masala- 1 tsp
  • garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • chat masala- 1/2 tsp
  • oil
You have to
  1. heat oil in a pan. add the sliced bell peppers. saute till soft.
  2. add the paneer pieces. add all the masala. cover and cook for five mins.
  3. mix everything up. and cook uncovered for another few minutes.
  4. once the paneer and bell peppers are coated with the masala (spices) and the oil begins to separate, turn off the heat.
  5. keep aside.

For the roll
  1. heat a tawa (griddle).
  2. cook the uncooked tortillas on both the side,using little oil. if using cooked tortillas heat it up nicely. keep aside.
  3. add little oil to the tawa. beat the eggs with salt.
  4. pour around half cup of the beaten egg onto the griddle.
  5. place the tortilla on top of the egg.

6. let the egg cook. now flip the egg over. the tortilla will be at the bottom. cook for a few minutes.

7. place this tortilla on a plate.

8. spoon some green chutney, some tomato sauce on top.

9. add a few sliced onions, and add the paneer masala mixture on top.

10. pour 1/4Th tsp of the lemon juice.
11. roll it up and enjoy.......

repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

note: this can be made with leftover chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, or paneer tikka, paneer bhurji.
We even sometimes add chopped green chillies and cilantro while beating the eggs.
You can make the parantha at home, but I find this a little easier.

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G.Pavani said...

it looks really yummy and tepmting me to have a bite...

deepu said...

Looks nice and wholesome. I guess the key to making frankies is the same as the tortillas u just made with egg. right ? Nice recipe

Uma said...

ooh, delicious roll!

anudivya said...

That was smart, flipping the tortilla over to expose the eggs... very nice.
Will try it the next time I make rolls.

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous! I have to try this. I love eggs and paneer. Thanks for sharing this.

Rajesh Kumar said...

Looks fabulous, I never tried this before, will try sometime Paneer Bhurji Kathi Rolls

Lucky Sign said...

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