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Roll Trail | The Classics, The Newbies, & the Downright Delicious!

Editors posted on 17 September

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

Click here to download the LBBD Roll Trail map!

Here’s how we roll, Delhi!

The LBBD Hot-List |


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

Where |

  • H 5 & 6, Plaza Building, Connaught Place
  • C 25, Commercial Complex, Near Moolchand Flyover, Defence Colony



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

Where |

  • 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
  • A22, Main Road, Green Park
  • 168/2, Jha House Basti, Nizamuddin West
  • 17, Pusa Road, Karol Bagh



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

Where |

  • D 3, Connaught Place
  • 50, Opposite Big Chill, Middle Lane, Khan Market
  • G 3, Next to KFC, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket



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

Where | 

  • 8, Narmada Shopping Complex, Alaknanda
  • E 27, South Extension 2



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

Where |

  • 2, 8/24, Near Birbal Park, Jungpura Extension
  • D 1, Lower Ground Floor, Super Mart Commercial Complex II, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
  • G 30, Baani Square, Sector 50, Gurgaon



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

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



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

Where | Panchsheel Enclave Market, Panchsheel Park



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

Where | 

  • 93, Satyaniketan
  • C 28, Amar Colony Market, Lajpat Nagar 4



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

Where | 

  • AB 15, Kamal Cinema Market, Safdarjung Enclave
  • Corner of Kautilya Marg, Near Orissa Bhawan, Chanakyapuri



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

Where |

  • 1, C Block, DDA Market, SDA



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

Where | Market No. 1, CR Park



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

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



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!

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}