A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Kati Roll at Delhi Heights in Jackson Heights
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
It's not often you have a sit-down kati roll; it's really a street snack. But I'll take the unusual plating at Delhi Heights because their kati roll is just so good. The Chicken Kati Roll ($8.95) looks a little different from the lamb version Joe DiStefano wrote about a few years ago: it's sliced up for sharing, lighter on the onions, and throws in some sautéed peppers for sweetness and color. But the filling's really about the chicken, which is tender, nicely spiced (hey there black pepper!), and pleasantly ropey.
The real winner in this sandwich is the paratha wrapper, the flakiest and most buttery I've encountered all through Indian Week. Sharp mint chutney and tamarind sauce are welcome contrasts to its almost pastry-like intensity.