p Box o' Spices: Aloo Kathi Roll

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Aloo Kathi Roll

There are times when you want to open the fridge and whip out a decent meal in a minute. Until recently I would always have a stock of frozen dishes either store bought or home made, veggie burgers, an array of sauces and dressings, cheese slices, chicken sausages, etc. And we would come up with different sandwiches, rolls, paninis in ever possible combination. Whenever we had a lot of people staying over, I would make this aloo stuffing in advance. We would make sanwiches in the sandwich maker with buttered bread or bread and a slice of cheese and the aloo stuffing. This also tastes good as a kathi roll or frankie stuffing. You can also make it a bit watery and serve as a side with pooris. Or even in a dosa and you have your favorite (special) masala dosa.

Large potatoes: 2
Cauliflower, chopped to 1/2 inch pieces: 2 cups
Peas: 1/2 cup
Onions: 2 large
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
Garam masala: 1/4 tsp
Sambar powder: 1 tsp
Red chili powder: 1 tsp
Curry and coriander leaves. chopped.
Some cloves and cinnamon
Jeera: 1 tsp

Boil the aloo and mash roughly.
Sprinkle some water on the cauliflower and peas and microwave for about 5 minutes or until cooked.
Heat some oil and add the jeera. Then add the cloves and cinnamon. If you dont like chewing on the spices by accident, skip this and increase the garam masala to 1/2 tsp. Then add the ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and chopped onions and fry well till brown. Now add the vegetables, salt, sambar powder, red chili powder, garam masala 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add chopped coriander leaves.

To assemble the kathi rolls:
Take a roti or chapati, spread some spicy sauce, add some chopped onions and spread the potato masala in a line down the middle. Roll and serve with more sauce of your choice.

This is my entry to Vaishali's JFI - Potato

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At 12:28 PM, Blogger Asha said...

Oooh! I love Kathi rolls!! Look what Sailu has today,Bhindi Kathi roll!! That's what I commented on her's that it's called Kathi rolls and here you are with it. Yummy!!
It's like Indian Burgers or fast food.Very creative and looks delicious.Thanks SL!:))

At 8:57 AM, Blogger jacob said...

wow, nice and simple, almost like a masala dosa. now why didn't i think of this?

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Mallika said...

Mmmm lovely. I love kathi rolls. I'm having one of those moments right now, where there is nothing in the fridge and I need to eat. I would love some of these right now...

At 12:12 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

Asha: Always look fwd to your comments. I just saw Sailu's bhindi ones too. We have a place here called "Roll Call" and they have the best kathi rolls.

Jacob: Yes a masala dosa that you can hold in your hand and doesnt fall apart.

Mallika: Thanks. I know... thankfully now in India we have a few options where we can get decent takeaway in minutes.

At 12:40 AM, Blogger jacob said...

looking forward to your posts on kerala!

At 7:46 AM, Blogger sailu said...

Very versatile and I liked the idea of using sambar podi.


At 8:41 PM, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

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At 3:22 PM, Blogger KK said...

I am feeling hungry now :)

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Pritya said...

Asha, Kathi Rolls are my favourite and your suggestion that we keep many sauces and other dishes frozen is good for use in emergencies or otherwise also. A winner recipe for Kathi Roll. The vegetables and wheat makes this a nutritious dish.

At 4:00 AM, Blogger Sony Kumari said...

Good information on Indian recipe. its quite different from other posts,,,,Thanks.. it looks amazing Aloo kathi roll recipe


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