Wrap Update: The Kati Roll

Jul 1, 2011 11:31 am

Spicy Indian kati rolls just one-upped the burrito

Indian kati rolls
Photo: Josiah Lau Photography on Flickr
You could only imagine how beautiful the love child of burritos and naan could possibly be...until now.

The Kati Roll Company popularized this traditional Indian street food in New York, but even if you live outside a trendy masala metropolis, our bet is that most Indian places will roll you one if you ask nicely. What is a kati roll exactly? Spiced meats and vegetables of varying levels of heat wrapped in Indian flatbread, like naan or chapati. Some of our favorite things making appearances: Chicken tikka, crisp, tasty paneer (a firm, mild cheese similar to mozzarella), spicy mashed potatoes, tender cauliflower and tomato-spiked curried chickpeas. Just name a favorite Indian dish and your perfect kati roll is born. Don't have a favorite Indian dish? Try our super-easy tandoori lamb chops and watch your fledgling love of sub-continental cuisine blossom.

Portable and relatively cheap, kati rolls are a welcome respite from the predictability of deli wraps (oh look, it's leaking mustard) and has won a special place on the long list of what we crave for lunch.

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