I love Kati Rolls, a sort of wrap made with paratha bread, typical street food, that originated in Kolkata, India. So I was excited to go to Desi Grub, a place we found walking on 40th, on our way to Port Authority. It is a small place, with just few seats and an open kitchen from where they will cook your rolls to order.
Here are the rolls we tried:
Egg roll (the simplest on the menu):
Chicken Tikka Roll:
Chana roll ordered not spicy (it is normally a Spicy Chana roll):
Shami kebab roll (made with minced lamb):
Spicy shrimp roll (not that spicy I have to say):
My favorite roll is the shami kebab that is very flavorful (I love lamb so it is an easy sell) and my least favorite is the spicy shrimp as I thought the shrimp were way overcooked. I love their bread that is delightfully greasy. One roll is fine if I want to be reasonable, but I do not mind a second one as they are of a decent size.
As a beverage, each time we went, we got their mango lassi that is very good, and perfect if your mouth is on fire.
I like Desi Grub: it is not at the level of The Kati Roll Company that is few blocks away, but I find their Kati rolls pretty good and reasonably priced.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Desi Grub - 200 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018