West Bengal: Kati Roll

Restaurant: Curry Up Now
City: Palo Alto, CA

Curry Up Now started as the first Indian food truck in the SF Bay Area, then started a brick and motar restaurant in San Mateo in 2011. They now have two other locations, in Palo Alto and San Francisco.

kati roll

Egg washed pan fried flat bread, pickled onions & chutneys rolled up with chicken, beef, lamb, pork belly, paneer, aloo, tofu, or aloo gobi. Curry Up Now named this as “kathi roll”, whereas it’s more globally spelled as “kati roll”.

Kati roll is street-food originating from Kolkata, India. Its original form was a kati kabab enclosed in a paratha, but over the years many variants have evolved all of which now go under the generic name of kati roll. Traditionally, a kati roll is a kati kabab wrapped in a layered paratha. The paratha is typically dough that is kneaded into a rope, then coiled into a round patty. This is then flattened with a rolling pin and partly fried in oil on a tawa. These semi-cooked parathas are then kept aside till needed, at which time they’re put back on the tawa and cooked through. If an egg is to be added, it is usually cracked into the tawa and the paratha put on top of the egg; they both cook together and the paratha gets coated on one side with the egg. (Wikipedia)

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