Streetfood Alert! The Infamous Kathi Roll!

Evening all, so do I have a treat in store for you. This is an absolute cracker! It is also really easy as I have incorporated a little cheat. Never the less there is no compromise when it comes to taste, this will blow your mind!

A traditional street food which you will find on every street corner in Kolkata, I make it my ultimate ritual once I land in the city to hit my favourite kathi roll vendor. A humble establishment situated on the corner of Park Street, Kolkata; Golden Spoon is the focal point when seeking my holy grail in kathi Rolls. My order, chicken egg roll, the price (last time I checked) 54 Rupees….Delightfulness at its pinnacle.

This eggy, crispy, spicy wrap of loveliness is an ensemble of paratha flash fried in dalda with a fried egg until crispy. Slapped on the side and doused in masala spiced chicken, salt, pepper, chilli sauce, onions and lime juice; it gets all wrapped up in a grease proof paper and served steaming hot! And it is amazing! So here my homage to the humble Kathi Roll. You Beauty!

Cheat: Visit the freezer department of your local Asian Supermarket and purchase a packet of frozen, plain paratha’s.

Ingredients   – Serves 4 (4 x Rolls):

Cooking Time…around 30mins.

  • 3 x Chicken Breasts
  • 2 x Limes
  • 1 x  Red onion thinly slices
  • 4 x Eggs
  • 4 x Frozen paratha’s
  • Hot Chili Sauce ( I use Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce – Available in Sainsbury’s)
  • 2 x tbsp. Chat Masala mix
  • 1 x tbsp. veg oil per roll
  • 1 tsp. Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Chilli powder
  • 1 x tbsp. ginger paste
  • 1 x tbsp. garlic paste
  • salt and pepper


Step 1:

Take you chicken and slice into small pieces around 1 -2  cm. Place in a bowl and add the ginger and garlic pastes and all the spices. Leave to marinade for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Take the marinated chicken and flash fry in a little oil in a hot pan for 6 – 10 minutes then place to one side for later.

Step 3:

Add 1 tbsp. of oil to a hot pan. Take your frozen paratha (still frozen not defrosted) and place in the pan and allow to cook and crisp up on one side. Once golden, flip like a pancake and cook for a further couple of minutes. Meanwhile, crack an egg onto the upside facing paratha and break the yoke allow to cook for 20 seconds. Then pick up the paratha, allowing the eggy mixture to sizzle in the pan and then place the flipped paratha over the top of the egg, a bit like “French toast”. Continue cooking until the egg is cooked and the paratha crispy.

Step 4:

Once cooked, place on the side, add a handful of sliced red onion, followed by a handful of spiced chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and a swig of chilli sauce then finally; squeeze a wedge of lime over the top and wrap! Done!

Enjoy and please do let me know how it goes, you Guys really need to try this. It amazing! (Have I said this already?) Anyway give it a go!

Until next time……….:)






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