Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls

Kathi rolls form deliciously significant meal as snacks or it can be consumed as main course meal in lunch or dinner too. They are proved perfect for tiffins too. So all moms, wives and working bees out there, get ready to make a note of really appetizing, low cholesterol, ready to make dish which is just “the thing” for your tiffins. It has cottage cheese (Paneer) and processed cheese loved by everyone especially much more by children. If you want to go for giving a more healthy option in tiffins, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Serving nutrition of two rotis combined with flavorsome filling of cheese, paneer and other veggies in a single roll would really appeal your children to gobble it up vigorously.

Originally Paneer kathi roll is only made with paneer but for giving it diverse flavor of both cheese and paneer, I have used both. In this, I have used capsicum, tomatoes and onions. You can opt for any other combination of veggies like mashed boiled potatoes are also used. But I found combination of these vegetables with cottage cheese and processed cheese is best as far as Kathi rolls are concerned. I personally also like very much to have it as snacks. My sis, Pooh and I, both go for making these, when Hunger hits hard and something quick is required to be prepared. This time I made only two and thought it would suffice two of us’ appetite but it got vanished in moments (you know, it’s foodie style 🙂 ) and rolls was so yummy that she was gazing in dish up for more. But, whoa…. They were no more…sad 😦 . Anyways I convinced to make more later in evening. Later in the eve, I lit-up her face with smile serving her favorite Pizza in her front to get over the monotony of kathi rolls in evening too. Hhhmmm, these are small things that happen but lot significant things can happen over food. Okay, let’s move ahead to the recipe-

Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls
Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls


Time Taken- 15 min

Servings/Yield- 2 full rolls (later divided into 4)

Category- Appetizers


For Filling-

Paneer (cottage cheese)-75g (cubed small)

Processed cheese- 50g/2cubes (1 cube grated& 1 cubed small)

Onions-2 medium (finely chopped)

Capsicum-1(finely chopped)

Tomatoes-2 medium (finely chopped)

Coriander Powder- ½ tsp

Red chilly powder- ¾ tsp

Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp

Blend spice (garam masala) – 1/8 tsp

Ginger paste- 1 tsp

Tomato ketchup- 1 tbsp

Olive oil- 1 tbsp

Salt-to taste

For Covering/ Chapatti rounds-

All purpose flour/Refined flour-2 cups

Cooking soda/Baking soda- ½ tsp

Butter- 2 tsp

Nigella seeds/onion seeds- 1-2 pinch

Salt- ½ tsp

Water- as needed

Aluminium foil- to wrap for serving

Steps to follow-

  1. First of all, knead smooth dough: Mix butter to all purpose flour to form a crumbling mixture of flour, then mix salt, cooking soda & nigella seeds and knead it to smooth dough adding water as needed. Keep it aside covered with wet muslin cloth.

Let’s go for making filling first:

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan; add chopped onions and sauté until they start browning (no need to make them golden brown).
  2. The moment onions start browning, add tomatoes and capsicum.
  3. Mix coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric, garam masala, ginger paste and salt. Cook veggie mixture stirring occasionally.

(Due to addition of salt, veggies like capsicum and tomatoes will leave their water. Keep them cooking in their water until capsicums become soft yet crunchy. If needed sprinkle little water and cook)

  1. When capsicums getting soft, add tomato ketchup and grated cheese. Give a stir and let the cheese melt.
  1. Add cubed paneer & cubed cheese and mix. Cook for half a minute. Take out in a bowl.

Now we’ll make chapattis rounds.

  1. Take out a big ball of dough and roll it out in a big circle like structure.
  2. Heat a flat pan. Grease it a bit with butter and cook this round from both sides to give it a light brown color from both sides. Like this make two rounds first.
  3. We are about to make our rolls. Take one chapatti round and spread the prepared filling on whole round leaving periphery.Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls
  4. Cover it with second round (ensure both are of same size). Keep it on an equally sized aluminium foil. Start rolling these two sandwiched rounds along with aluminium foil.
  5. Cut this resulting aluminium foiled Paneer-cheese Kathi Roll diagonally.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls
Paneer- Cheese Kathi Rolls

You can also serve just like spreading mixture only on one round, roll it and serve(for this you can keep your cheese and paneer cubes a bit larger in size).

Try out and enjoy !!

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