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.
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!
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.
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.