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Kathi, Shawarma Or Ismaili: Roll In The Deep With The Best Rolls In Town

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If a quick, pocket-friendly and satisfying meal option is what you have in mind, we suggest you look no further than rolls. Luckily for us, the city has quite a few places that offer these rolled up delights, with enough fillings to choose from. So, go ahead and roll it up, we say!

Kitchen Of Joy

Kolkata-style kathi rolls enjoy pride of place on the menu here. Made out of flour (never wholewheat) with a bit of sweet thrown in, the crisp flaky paratha is fried with or without an egg on a sizzling tawa, and post which it is stuffed with a spicy chicken, mutton or vegetarian (paneer or aloo) filling, garnished with crunchy onions and a dash of lime. 

Price: INR 60 upwards

Khan Saheb Grills and Rolls

These guys showed Bangaloreans what eating a really good roll feels like. The Chicken Tikkas, Kalimirch Tikkas, Malai Tikka and Sheek Kababs hot off the grill, stuffed inside maida or wholewheat parathas are the real deal. Available in regular and double sizes, with or without eggs, Khan Saheb’s signature taste notes include smoky flavours and spicy taste notes. We just wish they would bring back their immensely good Tawa Prawn Roll.

Price: INR 55 upwards

Empire

Their Chicken Shawarma rolls here are filling, full of garlicky mayonnaise, cabbage and are done with Indianised versions of a pita bread. We prefer the spicy version to the non-spicy one.

Price: INR 67 upwards

Tayabbs

The Chicken Ismaili roll (regular + jumbo options available) here comes with kababs, marinated with a finger-licking achari masala, and tucked into a maida paratha (whole wheat options available too).

Price: INR 400 for two

Pathaan Sir

Pepper Chicken, Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Garlic Kebab and Chicken Tikka all get rolled up into flaky parathas here. We also like their Mutton Kheema and Seekh Kebab rolls. Vegetarian options include aloo, cheese, paneer and mushroom versions. If you're busy walking by Koramangala, these are good rolls on the go. 

Price:  INR 50 upwards

Chakum Chukum Calcutta On A Roll

This tiny joint offers a whopping number of vegetarian and non vegetarian rolls on its menu. Kolkata-style kathi rolls come with options such as Mutton Liver or Kidneys, or the Mutton Shammi roll. They also have options galore for vegetarians: Palak Paneer or Babycorn Palak roll, anyone?

Price: INR 55 upwards

Fanoos

The pioneers of rolls in town perhaps, these guys have been around since 1975. Their beef shawarma is a must-have as is their chicken chop ones. Loaded with meat, onion and wrapped in thin roomali rotis, you can pick from Jumbo, Mumbo, Rambo and Sambo sizes. Yes, Jumbo is small!

Prize: INR 50 upwards

Rolls on Wheels

Settle for Rolls on Wheel’s Chicken Tikka version or the Kathi Kebab one. There is also Egg and Cheese, Chicken Garlic Kebab or Pepper Chicken to be had. Vegetarians cans opt for the Tawa Paneer or the Aloo Tikiya rolls.

Price: INR 89 upwards

Al Amanah Cafe

We guarantee satisfaction with one of their jumbo rolls – you can either have the chicken or the mutton version. The sauces do the trick and there seems to be something truly satisfying with the meat and fries wrapped within the bread. These rolls are filling and debatably a meal in themselves. 

Price: INR 100 upwards