Easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wrap Recipe

grilled chicken wrapped in paratha along with cilantro, mango chutney, and raita.

Make your own favourite Bengali street food with leftover Tandoori Chicken, cucumber raita, and mango chutney in this mouthwatering Chicken Wrap Recipe.

It All Begins with Tandoori Chicken

So many great recipes feature grilled Tandoori Chicken, including the most famous of all: Butter Chicken. When you have leftover Tandoori Chicken, the sky is the limit! Use it for a quick lunch on a fresh salad, scatter it on your favourite pizza, use in a casserole or bake it into a pasta dish. Today, I’m sharing with you my favourite use of leftover Tandoori Chicken.  This is a simple chicken wrap recipe for delicious Kati Rolls. 

a white platter containing grilled chicken, paratha bread, and fresh cilantro.

What is a Kathi Roll?

Kathi Rolls are a delicious quick snack from the streets of West Bengali. There, vendors fill the streets with the tantalizing aromas of all sorts of grilled kebabs and hungry customers line up thoughout the day. Like many street foods, there are a few stories behind the creation of Kathi Rolls. The most likely is that the vendors needed a way to give the hot grilled kebabs to hurried customers on their way to work. They wrapped them in a warm paratha and Kathi Rolls were created!

close up of grilled chicken wrapped in paratha along with cilantro, mango chutney, and raita.

What is in a Kathi Roll?

Kati Rolls are unlike any plain old chicken wrap. Originally, they consisted of a grilled beef kebab surrounded by delicious paratha bread.  Now, there are many variations on the original but the one constant that remains is the use of paratha. A Paratha is a shallow fried unleavened bread made by repeatedly folding the dough layers together with oil or ghee. Sometimes these layered flat breads are stuffed with potatoes, paneer, onions, or peppers. Once the kebab has been grilled, it is taken off the skewers and tossed with onions, chillies and sauces. Then, it goes on the reheated paratha (often topped with egg) and finished with more sauces, vinegar, julienned carrots, or some chaat masala. 

grilled chicken recipe which makes delicious tandoori chicken wrapped in paratha along with cilantro, mango chutney, and raita.

Kathi Roll Variations

These days there are many variations on the original Kathi Roll, both in the filling and the wrap itself.  Egg, potato, paneer, mixed vegetables and curried chicken or mutton make great Kathi Roll fillings. The humble Kathi Roll has crossed culinary boundaries as Thai or Szechuan curry rolls and as the ‘Kathitto’ a Mexican-inspired burrito. 

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Yield: 4 Kathi Rolls

Easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wrap Recipe

Easy Grilled Tandoori Chicken Wrap Recipe

 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups reheated leftover strips of Tandoori Chicken
  • 4 Paratha; reheated in a pan
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mango chutney (use as desired)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber raita (use as desired)

FOR THE SIMPLE CUCUMBER RAITA

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated cucumber
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Salt to season

Instructions

FOR THE RAITA

  1. Combine yogurt, cucumber, and seasonings in a small bowl. If you are using right away no need to dry the cucumber but if you are making this ahead of time, grate 1/2 cup cucumber and let it sit in a bit of salt for an hour. Place it in a paper towel then squeeze out the excess moisture.

FOR THE KATHI ROLLS

1. Place the warmed chicken on top of the paratha.

2. Add mango chutney, raita, and cilantro.

3. Roll up the ingredients in the paratha and wrap in a square of parchment paper.

13 comments

  1. Jessica Burgess

    Oh my heavens… absolutely a new favorite!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Thanks for stopping by Jessica!

      Reply

  2. Denay DeGuzman

    What a delicious chicken wrap! I need this in my tummy right now! I look forward to making this for tomorrow’s lunch.

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Awesome, I hope you do! Gotta start that marinade today though…make a double batch because it’s delish!

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  3. Meg

    Wow I love this twist on the classic meal. Looks amazing Bernice!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you Meg! So easy and delicious once you have the leftover chicken.

      Reply

  4. Julia

    I think Indian is my favourite cuisine!!! And these Tandoori wraps are so creative and, I bet, delicious!!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      They’re pretty amazing. So many ways to use up leftover tandoori chicken!

      Reply

  5. Jaclyn

    Great way to enjoy leftover tandoori chicken!

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  6. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

    I’ve never had tandoori chicken, but it looks perfectly seared and flavourful! And the chicken wraps look like they would make a delicious and filling meal for lunch or dinner!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      They sure are…we love them and have so much fun customizing them to our liking.

      Reply

  7. Marieke

    These look delicious – and the photos are stunning! I’m definitely going to try this — but will sub some fake chicken to make it veg!

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    1. Bernice Hill

      Ah, great idea!! Even tandoori tofu would do the trick!

      Reply

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