Our classic desi food is essentially meat and roti, right? Or Sabzi and roti. But you know what I love about our cuisine? How we just combine two things and make something delicious. Such is the case with paratha rolls. It’s essentially your classic roti/paratha with meat, salad and chutneys all rolled in one, but the act of rolling everything together just elevates the flavors and allows them to truly combine, creating a memorable experience, which is why I make paratha rolls so often.
Here’s what you’ll need for 8-10 Paratha rolls:
10 flour parathas (I use dawn parathas)
1 lb boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
1/4 tsp turmeric/haldi
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp yogurt
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
For the chutney:
4 Tblspn yogurt
1 Tblspn imlee chutney (tamarind chutney)
1 Tblspn mint chutney
For the onions:
1 red onion, thinly sliced
4 Tblspn water
4 Tblspn white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
Start off by pickling the onions. The longer they sit, the better they taste. In a small bowl add the onions, water, vinegar and salt. Over and refrigerate till you’re ready to assemble the paratha rolls. You can even put them in a jar and keep the in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Then marinate the chicken. In a medium bowl add the chicken, spices, yogurt and the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Then just cover and let it marinate for at least an hour. You can even marinate the chicken overnight if you want to prep ahead of time. For cooking the chicken, just sauce it in 2 T oil in a pan till the chicken is cooked through.
While the chicken is marinating mix the yogurt, mint chutney and imlee chutney and refrigerate till you’re ready to assemble.
To assemble. Prepare the parathas according to the instructions on the back. Spread some chutney on one half. Do the same with the chicken and onions. Then roll tightly and secure with some foil squares. This keeps them warm and they don’t unroll.
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