Compiled by LBBD writers

Who knew that Delhi’s quintessential take-away and fast food had its humble beginnings in alleyways of good old Calcutta? Legend has it that Sheikh Hasan Reza, a clerk from Calcutta, decided that his career wasn’t getting him anywhere and he’d be better off selling the Brits some grub. In the early 1900’s, the Sheikh opened a tiny stall named Nizam’s, but soon realised the Britishers didn’t like getting their hands greasy. So, he innovated, and started wrapping the rotis around kababs, and voila! The kathi roll was born.

Over the decades, new forms of the traditional roll have emerged: apart from the kathi roll, we now have the roomali roll and the doner kebab. At LBBD, we’re all big fans of rolls, and so we decided to pool together our roll resources and curate a list of places we’ve thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend to any and every roll lover in town. We’ve created a map of sorts, and we’re including places our fathers’ fathers have eaten at, to more recent eateries and other hole in the wall finds.

Delhi roll map

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Here’s how we roll, Delhi!

The LBBD Hot-List |

NIZAM’S |

Our recommendation | Double chicken single egg kathi roll; Price | INR 400 for two {approx.};

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KARIM’S |

Our recommendation | Mutton seekh in roomali roti; Price | INR 400 for two {approx.}

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KHAN CHACHA |

Our recommendation | Mutton tikka roll; Price | INR 350 for two {approx.}

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QURESHI’S |

Our recommendation | Chicken tikka roll; Price | INR 250 for two {approx.}

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BELIRAM DEGCHIWALA |

Our recommendation | Paneer tikka and vegetarian seekh roll; Price | INR 400 for two {approx.} 

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GHALIB KABAB CORNER |

Our recommendation | Buff or mutton roll; Price | INR 200 for two {approx.}

Where | Shop 57, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Hazrat Nizamuddin

 

AALIS  |

Our recommendation | Single chicken single egg kathi roll; Price | INR 300 for two {approx.}

Where | Panchsheel Enclave Market, Panchsheel Park

 

34 CHOWRINGHEE LANE  |

Our recommendation | Chicken roll; Price | INR 200 for two {approx.}

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ALKAUSER |

Our recommendation | Kakori in varqi paratha; Price | INR 400 for two {approx.}; 

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AAP KI KHATIR |

Our recommendation | Mutton seekh roll; Price | INR 350 for two {approx.}

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CALCUTTA KATHI ROLLS |

Our recommendation | Chicken egg roll; Price | INR 150 for two {approx.}

Where | Market No. 1, CR Park

 

ROLLMAAL |

Our recommendation | Chettinad roll; Price | INR 450 for two {approx.}

Where |28 A, Below Cafe Mocha, Defence Colony Market

 

GANESH MACCHIWALA |

Our recommendation | Chicken seekh roll; Price | INR 350 for two {approx.}

Where | Shop No. 2298, Chowk Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh 

 

Do you have a roll recommendation? Drop a comment or write to us at editors@lbb.in!

Click HERE to download the LBBD Roll Guide.

*note: all branches haven’t been enlisted. We’re only mentioning those which we’ve tried & tested.

{Map created by Akansha Kohli for LBBD}