Hot kathi rolls are one of the most popular street foods in Delhi. In fact, you will find shops in every nook and corner of the city rolling them out. Traditional kebabs rolled in a parantha or roti make for a complete meal on the go. This quick snack is especially the best bet when you are out on a shopping spree or have to rush for a meeting. Topped with crisp onions and mint chutney, the rolls are filling, light on the pocket and easy to eat. We give you a list of places that serve the yummiest rolls in the city.
This joint is extremely popular with the college crowd for its double egg roll that is filled with onions, sauces and mayonnaise. It’s priced at Rs 25. The chicken tikka roll with chaat masala is available for Rs 120. The vegetarians can go for the chilli paneer roll or the mushroom roll for Rs 80. The casual seating is ideal for a quick bite.
Where: 71, Satya Niketan, opposite Sri Venkateswara College
Price: Rs 20 to Rs 250
Time: 11am to 11pm
This outlet in Khan Market has been rolling out roomali rolls since 1972. With more than 10 varieties on offer, the chicken tikka roll, mutton seekh roll or kakori rolls (Rs 130) are hot sellers here. Vegetarians can try the haryali roll made with spinach, cottage cheese and potato for Rs 120. There is ample seating space for you to sit and enjoy a kathi roll with friends. Since Khan Chacha is popular with Bollywood actors and directors, chances are that you might just bump into them here.
Where: Flat 50, middle lane, Khan Market;
Saket and Connaught Place
Price: Rs 120 to Rs 200
Time: 12 noon to 11pm
Qureshi’s Kabab Corner
If you want to grab a quick bite during your shopping spree, this small outlet in South Extension market is a good option. It has simple choices like the paneer, chicken tikka or mutton seekh roll available throughout the day. The chicken tikka roll, which is served with mint chutney for Rs 140 is the most sought after roll here. The paneer tikka roll is a huge hit with vegetarians and is also quite filling. Apart from rolls, this place is also known for its kebabs.
Where: E-27, South Extension - II
Price: Rs 110 to Rs 140
Time: 12pm to 11pm
Situated in the popular PVR complex in Saket, this takeaway outlet is ideal for a quick bite before a movie or an evening snack with friends. The single egg chicken roll served with mint chutney for Rs 80 is the most popular roll here. Vegetarians can sample the mashed paneer roll for Rs 65. This place usually gets crowded after the end of a movie, when people gather here for a quick bite.
Where: PVR Complex, Community Centre, Saket
Price: R65 to R100
Time: 11am to 11pm
The kebabs are cooked in traditional style on bamboo sticks at the Nizam’s outlet in Delhi since 1976. The Luqumi parantha, shallow fried and stuffed with your choice of filling, is a must try here. Apart from the traditional favourites, new creations include the fish tikka roll, soya and peas keema roll, and chicken seekh kebab roll. The spicy kali mirch chicken tikka roll is also a hot seller here.
Where: H-5, PVR Plaza Building, Connaught Place and Supermart I, DLF IV, Gurgaon
Price: R50 to R160;
Time: 11am to 11pm;
New GP Pastry Shop
Selling Kathi rolls since last 17 years, this take away outlet in Noida makes fresh mughlai paranthas stuffed with your choice of filling, be it chicken, mutton, paneer or mixed vegetables for Rs 25 to Rs 50. You can also convert it into an egg kathi roll by paying R5 extra. One kathi roll with double egg is sure to keep you full for the day.
Where: F-Block Market, Sector 21, Noida
Price: R25 to R50
Time: 11.30am to 10.30pm, Tuesdays after 4pm;
Saleems Mughlai Food
If hunger pangs strike you while driving on your way from office to home, grabbing a roomali roll at this Mughlai restaurant could be a good option. The kakori mutton roll (Rs 100) and malai chicken tikka roll (Rs 105), served with onions and mint chutney, are favourites with foodies here. There is space for 15-20 people to sit and enjoy the rolls with friends. However, the best thing about the joint is that it is open even beyond midnight. So, you can go there to satiate your midnight hunger pangs.
Where: 39, Defence Colony, Flyover Market
Price: Rs 85 to Rs 105
Time: 11am to 1am
Tel: 011-49422222; ext:472
You can enjoy the potato, soya chaap, chilli or shahi paneer rolls at Kathi Junction’s three outlets across the city. The specialities here include the jumbo rolls that are stuffed with either vegetarian or non-vegetarian options, and the Kuch Nahi roll, which has a filling of all the items on the menu for Rs 150. Predominantly take-away, the outlet has a couple of tables and chairs for those who want to sit as they grab a bite.
Where: Samachar Market, Mayur Vihar phase I; BA- 148A, Janakpuri, Jail Road; 193, Sector 21-C, Shopping Centre, Faridabad; Price: Rs 85 to Rs 105;
Time: 11am to 1am
34, Chowringhee Lane
This chain started with a small outlet in Satya Niketan eight years ago. It now has 14 outlets across the city. Apart from traditional varieties, the chain has added new innovations like lemon chicken roll, chilli chicken roll, schezwan mushroom roll and chilli paneer roll (Rs 65 to Rs 85). There is also a choice of different sauces like tandoori delight and mint mayonnaise.
Where: 93, Satya Niketan; TDI Mall, Rajouri Garden; Westend Mall, Janakpuri
Price: R25 to R115
Time: 11am to 11pm; Tel: 9810993948
Frequented by youngsters and college students, the Roll Club offers delights like the single egg roll for Rs 25 . The mix veg roll (Rs 30), tawa chicken or mutton tikka roll (Rs 100-Rs 120) are other options on the menu. The chicken or mutton keema roll for R70 is quite popular. The casual sitting gives you ample space to chill out.
Where: Shop No 6, B-41a, Main Road, Kalkaji Price: Rs 25 to Rs 120; Time: 11am to 11pm