Chicken Kathi (Kati) Rolls

Chicken Kati Rolls


  These chicken kathi rolls make for a great snack or party food. Kathi roll also known as Kati Roll is a street-food originating from Kolkata, India. Its original form was a kati kabab enclosed in a paratha, but over the years many variants have evolved all of which now go under the generic name of Kati Roll. Today, pretty much any filling rolled up in any kind of Indian flatbread is called a kati roll. The innovations tend to be in two areas – the fillings or the wrap. Common variants on the filling are egg, potato, paneer, mixed vegetables and curried chicken or mutton. More exotic versions can have combinations of ingredients, or fancy curries such as Thai or Schezwan. (Source – Wikipedia). Try these easy and super-yummy kathi rolls.

Ingredients ( Makes 8 – 10 Rotis )

For dough

  1. Plain flour / maida – 1.5 – 2 cups
  2. Wheat flour  (atta) – 1/2 – 1 cup 
  3. Potato – 1 small, boiled and grated
  4. Oil – 1 tbsp
  5. Salt – 1 tsp or to taste

  For the filling

  1. Boneless chicken – 500 gm, cut to small cubes ( I used 2 chicken breasts)
  2. Onion – 1 large, ground to a paste (Chop the onions roughly to large chunks and grind in a mixer to a paste)
  3. Ginger – garlic paste – 2 tsp 
  4. Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  5. Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Salt – To taste
  8. Eggs – 3 , beaten
  9. Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  10. Sliced onion – 1/2 cup
  11. Green chutney – 1/4 – 1/2 cup (See the recipe below)
  12. Oil – 1 tbsp


1. To prepare the dough – In a large bowl mix maida and whole wheat flour. Add grated potato, oil and salt. Mix well. Knead into a firm dough of rolling consistency with some warm water. ( I kneaded the dough in a food processor). Keep aside covered.

2. To prepare the filling, heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Add onion paste, little salt and cook till light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they get mashed up. Add chilli powder and pepper powder. Mix well.

3. Add the chicken pieces and enough salt. Cover and cook on medium-low flame till chicken turns tender and cooked. Open the lid and stir-fry until they get somewhat dry. Switch off the flame. Check for salt and squeeze lemon juice to taste.

alt Chicken Filling

To prepare the rolls

1. Beat 2 eggs lightly with a pinch of pepper powder and salt. Divide the dough to equal sized balls. Flatten them with a rolling pin. Cook the chapathis on both sides (applying little oil or ghee on both sides, if you like) on a tawa. Pour 2 tbsp of beaten egg on the chapathi and flip it to cook the egg ( do not overcook). Remove from tawa, keeping the egg-coated side up.


2. Arrange chicken filling on the chapathi, add a little green chutney, some sliced onions, sprinkle little lemon/lime juice and kebab/chaat masala, if you like. Roll the chapathi tightly to form the kathi roll. To serve, wrap the lower part of the rolls in a paper napkin, butter paper or aluminium foil.

alt Chicken Kaathi Rolls

For the Green chutney

Grind a handful each of cilantro and mint, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 inch ginger, 1 seeded green chilly, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp yoghurt and enough salt. Grind to a fine paste.

Chicken Kathi Rolls


1. You can prepare these rolls well in advance. At serving time heat in a microwave for a few seconds along with the paper napkin.

2. You can substitute chicken with mutton, beef or pork. Prepare them in a pressure cooker to make them tender.

4. You could also try this recipe with paneer filling and other veggies like bell pepper, tomato, cucumber or even cooked spinach.

5. I have used only about 1-2 tbsp of egg / roti. You can use 1 egg per roti if you wish.

6. You can cook the rotis in advance and keep them covered in an aluminum foil or in a casserole. At serving time, reheat them, pour beaten egg on one side, flip over and cook the egg, arrange chicken filling and roll up. You can even use store-bought chapathis or tortilla breads if you wish.

7. You could also try chicken tikka kati rolls. Click here for chicken tikka recipe.


  1. Amazing pics and the kati rolls looks super ..Extremely tempting Maya…

  2. Adipoli Kati rolls. Ithu nammude wrap pole undallo.

  3. Ive been looking for a green chutney recipe…the rolls look appetising ..

  4. delicious and perfect kati!!

  5. Hi,

    Beautiful kathi rolls…:)


  6. Perfect on the go rolls, looks super yum

  7. very very tempting rolls…

  8. Looks gorgeously delicious !! Mai all time fav :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  9. mouthwatering

  10. kidu aayittundu ktto…..photosum adipoli

  11. very very tempting rools n my fav.

  12. Very inviting and droolworthy kathi rolls, feel like grabbing..

  13. adipoli ayittundallo sure ayum try cheyyam

  14. look delicious..will try it some day…

  15. My Fav..i have one to post too :)…
    Nice clicks..loved it

  16. Wonderful rolls…I don’t mind having them as main course ;-) Lovely clicks ketto..

  17. mmmmmmmmmmmm yummy and the rolls are really making me drool and i am so much tempted.

  18. lovely chicken kathi rolls:)

  19. Simply Tempting…..Drooling here

  20. Yummy looking chicken rolls…can’t help drooling..first time here..u have a lovely space with beautiful pics and amazing recipes.

  21. Yummy chicken tempting,makes me drool.

  22. Delicious are stunning!

    US Masala

  23. Beautiful pic & yummy kati rolls..Feel like grabbing them..:)

  24. wow great looking kathi a vegetarian but can definitely add paneer to this stuffing. will surely try first time on your blog and you have a lovely space.
    Am your follower now

  25. it was fantastic,i made the rolls,no words 2 explain its taste,i liked it very much.

  26. @ Raj,

    Thanks a lot for trying it out and glad to hear that you liked it :)

  27. very tempting and easy to make rolls. :).

  28. I made kati rolls and it came out very well.We just loved it.Thanx to yummmy team.

  29. Priya,
    Thanks a lot for trying it out..Glad to know that you loved it :)

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