Paneer Kathi Rolls

I do try to be a bit regular with my participation in challenges, but then, have to look at lot of matters before I take it up. Time is definitely one factor, and another one being whether the folks at home would eat it. Most of the time, I do not face much of a problem, but still I get jitters when I think of trying. When this month’s South North Challenge was declared for the Southern team, it was something I was sure would be accepted by the family. This month’s challenge is hosted by Minnie, who gave us the sumptious Paneer Kathi Rolls to make. The last challenge that she had given sometime back, which was the Kulfi Falooda bought in a lot of nostalgia and memories. Since paneer is my B’s favorite, I just went ahead and made it for dinner one night. Everybody loved it, even Rasha, who is normally not very paneer friendly – she calls it “tastillatha saadanam”, because of its blank taste!
I did make some adjustments to the recipe to fit into our taste buds and spice levels, so do check out the notes below for more hints… The recipe may look a bit exhaustive, but if you space it out, it is comfortable to make. Off to the way I made it…Pin




Paneer Kathi Rolls

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 200 gm paneer - I used half home made and half store bought
  • 1/2 tsp gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup whisked yogurt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch cardamom powder
  • A pinch cinnamon powder
  • 1 medium onion thickly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour aatta
  • 250 ml warm water or whey, leftover water from making paneer
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves


  • Combine  all the ingredients under "for marination" and leave it in the fridge for around an hour.
  • Heat oil in a fry pan. Splutter cumin. Add the cardamom and cinnamon powder.
  • Immediately add the marinated paneer and allow it to fry for around five minutes.
  • Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan. Add the kasoori methi, onion and tomato.
  • Cook till the onions become translucent and the tomatoes soften. Check for salt. Reserve.
  • Make the salad by chopping the cucumber and carrot into small bits. Mix them well with vinegar. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the aatta and salt. Add the water slowly and knead to a soft but stiff dough. Finally knead with oil. Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal balls. Flatten one ball into a small disc. Place some coriander leaves in the center. Wrap it and press into a round shape.
  • Roll into a large chapathi shape using some oil. Cook on a hot tawa, flipping both the sides till done and puffed up. Repeat till completed.
  • To assemble, keep on roti on a large plate.
  • Divide the paneer masala and salad into six equal portions.
  • Sprinkle on portion horizontally in the centre.
  • Roll tightly into a sandwich and fasten with a butter paper or aluminium foil.
  • Serve warm with ketchup or chilli sauce.


The masala was not at all spicy, taking into account my kid's level of spice (even ours is very less!) Add in some chilli flakes while cooking the masala.
You can add a small capsicum, chopped into the masala while cooking.
For the salad, you can use many more vegetables other than cucumber and carrot, like onion, corn, etc. and add more flavoring elements, like pepper, chaat masala, amchur powder, etc.
You can roll out and use plain chapathis for the wrap.

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  1. looks gr8… am yet to try this..

    1. Thank you so much Laxmi… u've to try, it's really good…

  2. Can you pass me the plate pls 🙂 Looks delish!

    1. Thank you so much Priya… 🙂

  3. That's a healthy roll dear

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  4. wow this is so yum….

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  5. Pics are tempting me.

    1. Thank you so much Rashida…

  6. Looks very tempting, no way some one can resist this

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  7. Looks simply fabulous. I love the flavors; in fact everything is so perfect for our palates.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  8. Wow lovely kati rolls…must be yummy

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  9. one of my favorite roll.

    1. Thank you so much Aparna…

  10. looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  11. The kathi roll looks very inviting.. Loved the flavors..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  12. Being a veggie.. . This is a fantastic treat!
    New in your space…. , I have soo much to explore…..

    1. Thank you so much Sandhya for coming by…

  13. Hi Rafeeda, interesting recipe.It sure look delicious and healthy.

    Best regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  14. I have always loved Paneer Kathi Rolls.. On the street of Delhi and Noida, these were my saviours for mid day cravings..

    1. Thank you so much Nupur…

  15. Healthy roll. love it

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  16. yup m yet to post mine too to snc.. delicious looking kathi rolls

    1. Thank you so much Kalpana…

  17. looks healthy and very yummy…

    1. Thank you so much Bhawna…

  18. sounds very interesting with all those spices and paneer

    1. Thank you so much Rida dear… finally a comment from you…

  19. So lovely rolls……a great delicious and yummy meal…….I wud like to have this at any time… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Remya… 🙂

  20. This is rich in taste also in calories 😉

    1. Once in a while that calories are OK, na? Hehe… thanks a lot Usha… 🙂

  21. Love to take the rolls ,So tempting .. its been sometime since i made it 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sathya… 🙂

  22. This looks so delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  23. Those paneer cubes are surely inviting me and wanting to grab those rolls off the screen… 🙂 Delicious Rafee

    1. I felt as though they were so dominant, staring at the face!!! 🙂 Thanks a lot Rekha…

  24. Mmm..the paneer and the rolls are calling out my name..Rafeeda…very tempting

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  25. feel like grabbing those yummy rolls right nw.. Can i ???

    1. Oh yes, please do! Thanks a lot Smitha…

  26. mouth watering rolls……..

    1. Thank you so much Shrav…

  27. Perfect paneer rolls dear it

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  28. Nicely made paneer kathi rolls.. looks yum..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  29. tempting kathi roll

    1. Thank you so much Jaleelaakka…

  30. Lovely looking kathi rolls 🙂 shared.

    1. Thank you so much Minnie… 🙂

  31. I don't think that I ever had these rolls before. But they look delicious and kids would love it. It looks like Burrito.

    1. Thank you so much Shibi…

  32. It looks yummy…Thanks for sharing…..
    order online food delhi

    1. Thank you…

  33. That paneer dish looks so amazing. Perfect dish to make on the grill. Will try some time.
    restaurants in south delhi

    1. Thank you so much Selena…

  34. 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

    1. Thank you so much… 🙂

  35. I totally agree with Rasha on paneer. It is bland in taste unless you flavor it with right amount of spices. Loved the way you treated the paneer and made into rolls. A best way to use up some left over rotis too 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shibi… 🙂

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