spicy Kathi rolls
Spicy and flavourful
Kathi rolls are a Bengali street food now popular across a large part of South Asia. They pack well and make for a great lunch or mid-day snack. This version is made with seasoned tofu, masala onions, and a spicy chutney. Pro tip: most frozen paranthas at the grocery store are accidentally plant-based, just make sure to check the ingredients. The parantha can also be substituted for a plain tortilla.
This recipe is:
- Great lunch
- Meal prep
- Street food
If you love these kathi rolls, try our Roasted Vegetable Pesto Sandwich next.
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- 1/2 block tofu, cut into small cubes
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp chaat masala, divided (optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp neutral oil, divided
- red cabbage, thinly sliced
- frozen parantha or tortilla
- 1 cup cilantro
- juice of 1 lime, divided
- 1 jalapeno, deseeded
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- To the tofu, add 1 tsp oil, cornstarch, black pepper, turmeric, paprika, 1 tsp chaat masala if using, and ¼ tsp salt.
- Mix well and transfer to a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 mins, flipping halfway through.
- While the tofu bakes, make the chutney by combining cilantro, juice of half a lime, jalapeño, maple syrup, and water.
- Blend to a thin sauce, set aside.
- To a nonstick pan, add 1 tsp oil and onions.
- When the onions begin to sweat, add the chaat masala (if using) followed by the juice of half a lime.
- Once the lime juice has evaporated, remove the onions from the heat and set aside.
- Using the same skillet, heat the parantha (or tortilla) until lightly browned.
- To assemble, layer the spiced tofu, sauteed onions, cilantro chutney, and cabbage in the center of the parantha and wrap it up.
- The components can all be kept separately in the fridge for up to 4 days and assembled up to one night ahead of time, making kathi rolls a great lunch prep option.
Recipe Cost Breakdown
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