Chicken Kathi Roll – Indian Chicken Roll – Chicken Kathi roll

Chicken Kathi rolls are absolutely tempting Indian street food snack loved by one and all. Freshly made Chicken Kathi rolls are so irresistible and gets over within no time! The classic Chicken Kati roll consists of soft Parathas layered with egg, spicy chicken mix and Onions mixed with lime and rolled in a foil. This is a grab and go meal, a great take away for lunch or a quick snack like my healthy chicken roll.

These Chicken Kathi rolls has its origin in Kolkata and now a days, you can find these Chicken Kathi roll/ Chicken Frankies eateries in most Indian streets. It is quite simple to prepare at home like Chicken Momos or Chicken Burger patties and you can use any filling like Chicken, meat, Paneer, Kheema or vegetables of your choice. Chicken Kathi roll or Kati roll is also known as Chicken Frankies or Kebab roll. There is even Chilli Chicken Kati roll, which is also very appealing. Will post that recipe soon. Fresh from pan – Chicken Kathi rolls are visually pleasing and will tantalise your senses in every delicious way.

You can make the wraps with ordinary rotis or Parathas. If you have left over Kebabs/ Chicken Tikka or Butter Chicken Masala, you can use it as well for making Chicken Kathi roll. Do check my Chicken Kebab, Tandoori chicken, Chicken Tikka pizza if you like kebabs. Usually, the street food vendors use a lot of oil while making the Parathas or Kati roll, making it unhealthy for regular consumption. I have used oil sparingly and have used nonstick Tawa to make Chappathis/ rotis, and recommend you to do the same, to avoid health issues.

This a great lunch box option for kids and adults alike. Check my Chicken Noodles, Tomato Pulao, Chicken Burger, Paneer Pulao, Sausage rolls, Crescent rolls, Chicken Pasta in white sauce, Tomato rice with coconut milk, grilled veg. sandwich, Fried rice, Honey chicken, chilli fish, Szechuan chilli chicken etc. for more lunch box options. It is certainly heartwarming to see those empty tiffin boxes and happy smiles!

Here is the special Chicken Kathi roll recipe, which I couldn’t resist sharing with you all. With the special month of Ramazan going on, this is a great Iftaar idea too. My philosophy is that, “one cannot think well, love well, act well, pray well or sleep well if one has not eaten well”. God bless! Enjoy!

Ingredients for wrap:

Wheat flour: 1 ½ cup
Plain Flour/ Maida: ½ cup
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt: as required
Water: as required

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka/ marination:

Boneless Chicken Breast:400 gms
Kashmiri Chilli Powder: 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
Pepper Powder: ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder: ½ tsp
Cumin / Jeera Powder: ¼ tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
Lime: juice of half lemon
Thick Curd: 1 tbsp
Salt: as required
Corn Flour: 2 tbsp
Oil: 1 tbsp

Ingredients for Masala/ Chicken Kathi roll

Onion: 2 nos. (big)
Ginger Garlic paste: 1 ½ tsp
Tomato: 1 big
Coriander powder: 1 ½ tsp – 2 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli powder: 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder: ½ tsp
Garam Masala: ½ tsp
Cumin /Jeera powder: ½ tsp
Coriander leaves: little
Eggs: 4 nos.
Onion: 1 big (for topping)
Lime: half lime
Oil: 1 tbsp


Step by step recipe for chicken roll :

  1. Clean and cut the chicken breast into bite size pieces.
  2. Marinate with chilli powder, turmeric, pepper, garam masala, jeera powder, salt, curd and lime for half hour.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dough for rotis/ Paratha. Mix the wheat flour, Maida (half cup), salt with enough water to make a smooth and soft dough. You can avoid Maida and make the dough with wheat flour alone as well. Add 1 tbsp oil, knead well and keep aside for half hour.
  4. Now, add 2 tbsp corn flour to the chicken mix and combine well.
  5. Heat a nonstick pan, add 1 tbsp. oil and slightly roast the chicken pieces for two minutes, on medium flame, stirring continuously.
  6. When it is slightly browned, and water starts oozing out, keep aside.

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  1. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil and fry finely chopped onions. Add Ginger garlic paste and fry till transparent.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan; sprinkle little salt and fry well.
  3. Next, add coriander, Chilli, turmeric, Garam Masala and cumin/ Jeera powder and fry well.
  4. Mix in the roasted chicken pieces and combine well. Reduce the flame and cook covered for three – five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Lastly, add the chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire.

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  1. Slice one onion and mix with a small pinch of salt and lime.
  2. Beat the eggs well with little salt and keep ready.
  3. Roll the dough and make thin Rotis. Use a nonstick Tawa to avoid using excess oil.
  4. Place the roti on hot Tawa and wait till tiny bubbles form on the surface. Flip the roti and cook the other side for another 15 seconds.
  5. Now, flip again and add two to three tbsp Egg  and spread on the roti. This time, flip slowly and let it cook for 20 seconds.
  6. You can sprinkle little oil if required and take off the pan. Prepare all rotis this way.
  7. For making Chicken Kati rolls, take one roti and place chicken stuffing on one side.
  8. Top with lime pickled onions and wrap / roll it.

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Alternately, you can use little garlic sauce (Curd + Toum) to drizzle over the filling to make it extra delicious. Cover the wraps in Aluminium Foil or butter paper. If you are packing for tiffins, avoid onions. There- your Chicken Kathi roll is ready! Enjoy!


  • You can use whole wheat flour alone for making Rotis or use parathas.
  • Roasting the chicken makes it firm yet soft.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • When you cook the chicken, add 1 tbsp water if required; usually water oozes out from chicken and is sufficient for Kati rolls.
  • Check the link – How to make Garam Masala.
  • Some people add chat Masala, Mint chutney, Tomato sauce, Garlic Sauce etc. for toppings. Try till you get your perfect combination.
  • These are perfect for tiffin, lunch packs or even quick snacks.
  • Avoid adding pickled onions if packing for later use.

You are going to love making these Chicken Tikka Kathi rolls! Let me know if you and your kids love it and also share with your friends using the share buttons below. As I always say, your feedback is what motivates me and drive me to do more. Thanks and God Bless!!

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