Checking Out The Chana Masala Roll at Kati Roll (And an Angelo Sosa Reminder!)
Don’t forget… today Kati Roll Co. is debuting Angelo Sosa’s new Shrimp Masala Roll, and the Top Chef will be there himself from Noon to 2pm. I happened to be by Kati Roll earlier this week for lunch with Blondie and had a chance to sample their Chana Masala roll for the first time.
The roll was actually a late addition to my lunch. I had already ordered their Achari Paneer roll (Indian cheese marinated in spicy sauce), but after I sat down I glanced up and happened to notice the poster on the wall advertising this new (?) special roll.
I don’t think the chana masala roll is related to the shrimp masala roll that is debuting today. I didn’t taste any coconut milk or any of the other spices that were in the shrimp roll description. Instead the dominant flavors were chickpeas, red onions and plenty of cilantro sauce. It wasn’t particularly spicy and the chickpeas made this a little more filling than the average kati roll at Kati Roll, (though you’ll still probably want to order 2 rolls to make a meal.)
I’ve been getting my kati rolls mainly from carts these days, so perhaps a Kati Roll regular could tell me if this has been available for a long time or if it’s a relatively new addition to the menu.
Kati Roll, 49 W. 39th St. (btw. 5+6th) 212-730-4280