FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Posadas

Get a Quick Taste of India at Kati Roll

by Akhil Kalepu

Feb 21, 2015

Kati Roll, Greenwich Village, New York City © Fred Hsu | Flickr

Restaurant
Achari Paneer at Kati Roll © Arvind Grover | Flickr

Achari Paneer at Kati Roll © Arvind Grover | Flickr

Nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village lies Kati Roll, the acclaimed eatery dedicated to Kolkata street food. This establishment was founded in 2002 by Payal Saha, who wanted to introduce his favorite hometown meal to a new audience, despite having no experience in the restaurant industry. Today, Kati Roll has earned numerous praises for its simple but flavorful wraps, and launched new locations in Midtown and London.

 

This Kolkata dish is said to originate from Nizam Restaurant, a popular place in the 1930s for kabobs and Mughlai cuisine. Kati refers to the skewers on which marinated meats and vegetables are roasted and stuffed into an Indian flat bread called a paratha. Nizam is said to have invented the roll to satisfy busy commuters and British officials who eschewed eating without silverware. Nizam’s invention spread throughout Kolkata before arriving in New York City at the turn of the millennium.

 

The Matrix, Bollywood Style © Steven Tom | Flickr

The Matrix, Bollywood Style © Steven Tom | Flickr

As we approached the Greenwich Village location, the familiar orange awning and sign greeted us, standing brightly against the New York City landscape. The interior is minimalistic, but cozy with orange and brick walls, an open kitchen and vintage Bollywood posters lining the walls — a nice touch for a restaurant specializing in Indian street fare.

 

A number of fillings are available for your freshly baked paratha, priced between $3 and $6, ranging from the popular Chicken Tikka to the fiery Aloo Masala (spiced potatoes). My personal favorite is the Shami Kabob, which is marinated lamb with lentil croquette. Be warned the food here can get spicy, but there are options like the various Unda (eggs) Rolls that don’t pack too much heat. Guests have the choice of substituting their paratha for a lighter flatbread called a roti, which is made of whole wheat. There is also an organic salad, as well as masala chai (tea) and beer.

 

Learn more at TheKatiRollCompany.com.

 

Kati Roll: Greenwich Village

99 MacDougal St.

New York, NY 10012

tel 212 420 6517

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Tips / Travel
Jan 27, 2020

Tips For Backpacking Through Europe

Pick the Season Wisely

Unique Places to Stay on the Island of Ireland

Whether it’s a friendly B&B, a luxurious castle or a cliff-top lighthouse, accommodation on the island of Ireland is like no other. With a warm welcome guaranteed, enjoy the very best of Irish hospitality.

Tips / Other
Jan 27, 2020

Grab These Essentials for a Perfect Snow Day

For some reason when everyone hears snow is coming, they runs to the store for milk and bread. They are definitely not the first things I run to the store for. Instead of milk and bread, make sure you have these things stocked up to have the best snow day yet.

Products / Clothing
Jan 27, 2020

Compression Socks for Travel: Why, Where to Buy and More

Blood circulation is an ever-present concern, especially for people who sit for long periods of time for work or travel. If you’re preparing for a long trip, make sure to pick up some compression socks to keep blood flowing.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.