I love Nadiya Hussain (from the Bake Off and beyond) and I’ve been watching her show Nadiya’s Family Favourites on the BBC. Last night I loved the look of her spinach and paneer kati rolls so much, I had to have a go.
For the spinach and paneer:
3 tbsp olive oil
226g/8oz block paneer cheese, cut into 1cm/½oz cubes
150g/5½oz spinach leaves
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp red chilli flakes
½ tsp salt
For the kati rolls
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the paneer and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to colour the paneer as much as possible.
Put the spinach leaves and 150ml/5fl oz of water into a blender and whiz to a smooth paste – it should resemble a green shake. Add a splash more water if needed.
Take the paneer out of the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute, until the garlic is light brown.
Add the green mixture, along with the cumin seeds, chilli flakes and salt, and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until some the water from around the edge has reduced and the mixture has thickened.
Add the paneer to the pan and mix well, making sure all the cheese is covered in green. Pop a lid on the pan and leave on a low heat while you make the rolls.
For the kati rolls, put a small frying pan over a high heat and add a good glug of oil, enough to at least cover the base.
Put the eggs onto a plate with the salt and lightly whisk – the plate needs to be flat enough to be able to dunk the tortillas.
Dip a tortilla into the egg mixture, making sure to cover it all over. Get it straight into the frying pan. The oil should be hot enough to really create a sizzle. Cook for 30 seconds, then turn it over and cook on the other side.
Cook the other three tortillas the same way.
To serve, take a hot crispy tortilla, add the paneer mixture in the centre and roll up. Not like a burrito, but the way a kid would make a roll for the first time. If you don’t have cheese falling out the other end, you’re doing it wrong!
Hubby even made some tasty couscous to go with.
OMG you guys have to try this, it’s basically eggy-bread tortillas!!! Where have they been all my life?!? Thank you Nadiya, I feel hubby and I are going to be experimenting with these - A LOT!!
You can find this recipe and others at the BBC Iplayer
Image: wrap by Artem Kovyazin from the Noun Project.