Kolkata’s kathi rolls

I have never been to Kolkata. I heard it is called the “City of Joy”.  But what brings the joy to a true foodie like me? Of course the food! Kolkata is also known for its mouthwatering street food and lip smacking sweets. In today’s post I am going to tell you all about the famous kathi rolls which you get in Kolkata’s every nook and corner. It is available both in veg and non veg variety. I am using egg and vegetables but if you are non vegetarian then use chicken or any meat of your choice.

So let’s begin!

kolkata kathi roll

Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2 nos
  • Malabar Kerala Parotta 1 packet
  • Onion thinly sliced 1
  • Green chili 2 (optional)
  • Cucumber 1
  • Chat masala 1 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Vinegar 1 table spoon
  • Oil 2 table spoon
  • Ching’s Schezwan chutney 2 table spoon

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Method:

For rolls, I have used ready-made kerala parottas. If you want you can make fresh parathas and use them.

Slice the onion and dip the sliced onion in the vinegar.

Chop the cucumber and green chilies, and keep these vegetables aside.

In a bowl, make the batter of two eggs.

In a flat pan, put oil and fry the parotta from one side till it is nice and golden.

Before you flip the side, spread the egg batter on top of the parotta and now flip.

Fry the flipped side as well till it becomes golden. Similarly prepare other parottas based on your requirement.

Now to make the rolls, on the egg side of the parotta, sprinkle the chat masala.

Spread the vinegar dipped onions, cucumber, and green chilies.

Put the chings schezwan chutney on top and make the roll.

Kathi roll is ready!

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Tip: Similarly you can make chicken rolls. You can use the leftover chicken curry or chicken tikkas.

 

 

 

Egg Bhurji Pav – Mumbai style

When I was in Bombay (I know it is Mumbai now but I still like to call it Bombay ;)) Egg Bhruji was my favorite street food. Once in a week I would go to my regular eating joint to relish the spicy egg bhurji served with butter coated pav ( Indian buns or bread) with a golden glaze on top!

I tried to recreate the dish in my kitchen many times but I still could not get the same taste, I so relished in Bombay. Nevertheless, whenever I crave for egg bhurji, I make it and remember my good old days.

Sharing the recipe below.

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Ingredients:

  • Eggs 2 nos.
  • Pav or Indian buns 4
  • Green chilies 2
  • Turmeric powder 1 tea spoon
  • Red chili powder 1 tea spoon
  • Garam masala 1 tea spoon
  • Onion 1 medium size
  • Tomato 1 medium size
  • Capsicum 1 table spoon (Chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter 2 table spoon
  • Oil 1 table spoon
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

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Method:

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and keep it aside.

Chop onion, tomato, green chilies. Add the already chopped capsicum to the mix.

In a pan, heat oil and saute all the chopped vegetables.

Add salt (as per the taste), red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and mix all the vegetables till all the spices coat them well.

After the masala separating from the oil, add the whisked eggs into the pan.

Scramble the egg along with the mixture.

Before serving:

In a pan, heat butter and fry the pav on both sides.

Garnish the egg bhurji with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve the egg bhurji with the butter-fried pav and enjoy!