The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

One time we were working late, one of my colleagues who is originally from India, ordered some food from The Kati Roll Company. I mean that was a revelation and each bite was so divine that I could hear angels singing on my shoulders. I love that place: the food is not only good, but cheap and, if I could, I would go there on a daily basis! Kati rolls are street food wraps that originated from Kolkata in India. There are many variants, but, at The Kati Roll Company, they are made by wrapping warm paratha, a type of Indian flat bread, around a variety of meats, vegetables and cheese.

 Waiting online to order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Waiting online to order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Waiting online to order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Waiting online to order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

But beware: this place can turn to a madhouse, packed with hungry patrons avid to get a wonderful bite. In fact, we went at different times and, as you can see, it goes from quiet to crazy. The best time to go is before 6pm for sure...I love the decor with its yellowish walls that seem rundown, with Bollywood (the Indian Cinema Mecca) posters all over. 

 Dining room at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Dining room at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Dining room at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Dining room at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Bollywood posters at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Bollywood posters at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Bollywood posters at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Bollywood posters at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Here is what we ate:

 Order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Order at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Jodi always went for the chana masala, a vegetarian dish made with chickpeas that they enhanced with lime, cilantro, chutney and pickled onions. Very good, but make sure you ask for not spicy.

 Chana nasal Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Chana nasal Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Chana masala Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Chana masala Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

The shami kebab that is minced lamb kabab blended with chickpeas and eggs. Pretty good: I love the taste of lamb, so I was in heaven. A bit spicy though...

 Shami kebab Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Shami kebab Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Shami kebab Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Shami kebab Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

And then their best seller: the chicken Tikka Kati roll. Very good and tasty.

 Chicken tikka Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Chicken tikka Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

 Chicken Tikka Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Chicken Tikka Kati roll at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

With my meal, I went for a mango lassi, one of my favorite Indian drinks, that was delicious and perfect to soothe my mouth as the spiciness built up.

 Mango lassi at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

Mango lassi at The Kati Roll Company in NYC, NY

I am a big fan of The Kati Roll Company: their rolls are amazing, the bread being delicious and slightly crispy, and the filling very tasty. This is definitely a place I recommend for cheap eats. The only negative is that they do not serve dessert...yet!

Enjoy (I did)!

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