Kathi Rolls were originated in Kolkata in the early 1930s in Nizam’s restaurants, where it was essentially meat cooked on skewers wrapped in a parantha with onions, some veggies, chutneys and sauces. There are many stories about its origins. It is said that it was developed for the English men and memsahibs who did not want to dirty their hands with the kebabs, so they got it wrapped in a parantha and rolled in a newspaper on one end. Others say Kathi Roll was developed to cut down on the spices and make it milder for the English men and women.
But, whatever might be the real story, the fact is that Kathi Rolls were first served in Nizam’s restaurants and it was the only place one could get it for a long time before the popular roll started appearing at many places in Kolkata. Now, it is available in most of the cities and also in the US. One can get mutton, chicken, egg, paneer and vegetable rolls which are wrapped either in a Lachha Parantha or a Roomali Roti at many restaurants in Ahmedabad. We bring you the best place for this popular snack which is both tasty and very filling.
List of restaurants serving Kathi Rolls in Ahmedabad
This is a newly opened up place on Prahladnagar Road. It serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and the cuisines served here are North Indian, Bengali, Chinese and Continental. This place is run by a Bengali woman who has recently shifted to Ahmedabad. They serve 10 different types of rolls including Egg Roll, Chicken Kathi Roll and Veg Tawa Roll.
Price for 2: Rs 700
Silver Leaf Bistro is located on the ground floor of Acropolis Mall near Thaltej. It serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian, Continental and Mughlai food. Here you will get Paneer Kathi Roll and Chicken Kathi Roll.
Price for 2: Rs 1000
This is a restaurant in Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton. It is located in Bopal area and it is open from 06.30 am to 11:00 pm. Here you can get North Indian, South Indian, Chinese cuisines and Fast Food. It is serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Here you can get Paneer Kurchan Kathi Roll and Chicken Tikka Kathi Roll.
Price for 2: Rs 2000
This is a small restaurant close to the NFD Lion circle. It serves Bengali food as the name suggests. It is open from 12 noon to 11.30 pm and serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. It serves Bengali, North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. A nice quaint place to go to.
Price for 2: Rs 800
This place is located on IIM Road close to Panjrapole Cross Roads. This restaurant is open from 08.30 am to 11:00 pm. It serves North Indian cuisine and Café food. It has 15 different types of Kathi Rolls on its menu from Chicken Kathi Rolls, Mutton Kathi Roll, Boiled Egg Kathi Roll, Paneer Kathi Roll, Mushroom and Paneer Kathi Roll and other several such varieties.
Price for 2: Rs 700
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.
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