Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vegetable Kati Roll/Frankie

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I simply love Indian street food,who does not,right???...One such food is the vegtable frankie/kati roll.The other day I was so excited to know they were selling these rolls in bay area and the same day I happened to taste this yummy paneer roll,thanks to my sweet husband:-)..who got it for me..It tasted awesome!!!That was last week's wish!! Again this week I wanted to have the same roll;))... I wanted to make the same by adding my own spices...Voila!! the result was really really tasty rolls,it was worth the effort..And as always,I wanted to share it with everyone..So,here goes the recipe..


I divided the kati roll making into four segments.Lets see the ingredients accordingly.

1st Segment ingredients: Green chutney

1)Coriander leaves roughly chopped - 3/4 cup
2)Green chillies - to taste
3)Ginger pieces - 2 small
4)Black salt - a pinch
5)Salt - to taste
6)Tamarind pulp - 1 1/4th tsp
7)Aaamchoor powder(dry mango) - 1/4th tsp
8)Sugar(optional) - a pinch

2nd segment ingredients: Marination

1)Thinly sliced(lenghtwise)onions - 1/2 cup
2)Thinly sliced(lenghtwise)bell pepper - 1/4th cup
3)Salt - to taste
4)Chat powder - 1/4th tsp
5)Hot sauce or pepper powder - 1/2tsp
6)Sugar(optional) - a pinch

3rd segment ingredients: Stuffing

1)Boiled and mashed potatoes - 1 cup
2)Paneer grated - 3/4th cup
3)Oil - 2tblsp
4)Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
5)Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
6)Dry mango powder - 1/2tsp
7)Kasoori methi(dry fenugreek leaves) crushed - 1/4th tsp
8)Coriander cumin powder - 1tsp
9)Anar dhana(pomegranate seeds)powder - 1/2tsp
10)Chat masala powder - 1/4th tsp
11)Tamarind pulp - 1/2tsp
12)Hing - little
13)Salt to taste
14)Coriander leaves chopped - 1/2 cup

4th segment - Dough making

1)Maida(all purpose flour) - little more than 1 cup
2)Atta(whole wheat flour) - 3/4th cup
3)Salt to taste
4)Oil - 1 1/2 tblsp
5) Water - to make the dough

I had very little homemade paneer,so had to add potatoes,you can as well make only paneer stuffing,with same above mentioned stuffing ingredients.One little tip,do not throw away the water which is left behind when you make panner,it will come in handy when you make dough for roti or will make them very soft.

First,make the dough and keep aside.It should be same as any roti or chapathi dough.

Next step,make a chutney with the above mentioned chutney ingredients.Do not add more water,it should in the form of spreadable paste.

Third step,keep the thinly sliced vegetables ready.Add,the above mentioned marinating ingredients and keep aside.Water will start to come out,drain it carefully.

Now comes the stuffing part,mix all the above mentioned stuffing ingredients(except oil) in a big bowl.Heat a pan,add oil.Add the potato mixture,saute for about 5 minutes till all the ingredients are mixed and cooked well.Switch off and allow it to cool down.

Next,start making the roti's.Just like our normal rotis,roll it and cook on a tava.Add,little oil and cook on both sides.Using a pulka stand,allow the rotis to puff up a bit,this will give some dark brown burnt marks and tastes really good.

Finally,comes the assembling part.Take a roti,apply green chutney in the middle.Over it,arrange the marinated vegetables.Take the potato mixture and try to make a cylindrical shape,it will be easy to roll when it is in this shape.Place it over the vegetables.You can sprinkle some lemon juice if needed.That's it,roll it from one end to the other,wrap with a foil.It is a fun and fancy way to serve it!!

Yummy kati roll is ready!!Serve it with some more green chutney..Enjoy

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