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Chicken Paratha Roll

Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword boti roll, paratha roll, chicken roll
Author Sarah - Flour & Spice

Ingredients

  • 6 Store-bought parathas cooked per package instructions (4 if you like very stuffed rolls)

Marinade for Chicken

  • 1 lb Chicken
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice (half a lemon)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Green Chili Paste (or 2-3 minced green chilies)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 piece of coal for smoking (optional)
  • Oil for cooking and/or soaked wooden skewers if barbecuing

Chutney

  • 1 cup Yoghurt
  • ½ tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½-3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbso Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 4-5 Mint leaves
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala

Onions

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 tbsp Mint chopped

Instructions

Chicken

  1. Cut the chicken into one inch pieces and add in all the marinade ingredients and leave for a minimum of 2 hours and up to overnight. Tip: if you have less time to marinade then make your chicken pieces smaller.

  2. Heat a saute pan and add 2-3 tbsp of oil, cook the chicken sauteeing occasionally until cooked through. If grilling the chicken then simply thread it onto presoaked wooden skewers and grill for a few minutes on each side until cooked through.

  3. Heat a piece of coal until you can see hot red spots. Then place the coal on a piece of oil (or an onion skin) inside your sauté pan, drizzle with a little oil and immediately cover the dish with an airtight lid until the smoke dissipates.

Chutney

  1. Combine ½ the yoghurt (½ a cup) and all the chutney ingredients in a mini blender and puree. Stir in the remaining yoghurt - this prevent your chutney from getting too watery. Adjust seasoning to taste - this chutney should be spicy.

Onion Mix

  1. Thinly slice your onion and soak in cold water for 30 minutes to get rid of any bitterness

  2. Drain then mix in the mint.

Assembly

  1. Place your paratha on a clean surface, create a line of chicken pieces, layer on the onion mix, and then the chutney. Roll up the paratha and wrap in foil/paper and serve with extra chutney on the side. Fries and Garlic Mayo (recipe in post) are always welcome!

  2. You can reheat a wrapped paratha roll in the oven to really yummy effect!

Recipe Notes

Servings: I usually comfortably get 6 rolls from this recipe - if you want thicker rolls then you can certainly add more chicken to your roll, but be careful when rolling. 

Paratha: The best store-bought parathas for these rolls are the white flaky kind, not the darker homestyle parathas.