A Sandwich a Day »

A new sandwich every day.

Indian 'Sliders' Are Another Reason to Love Desi Galli

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.

20131101-desi-galli-pav-1.jpg

Aloo and paneer tiki sandwich. [Photographs: Max Falkowitz]

The kati rolls at Desi Galli have earned the tiny Murray Hill lunch spot a loyal following, not least because of the chewy flatbreads that wrap them up. But don't stop there if you're in search of a good sandwich: these little sliders are another solid choice and better sized for snacking, boasting the same flavorful fillings inside a downy new bun.

The sliders are a spin on pav bhaji, an Indian street food of buttery pav bread alongside potato curry. Here, though, the spicy stuff is inside the pav and compact, not saucy, making for a portable treat. The sandwiches are small enough that you can try two or three with different fillings.

20131101-desi-galli-pav-2.jpg

Aloo piyaaz chaat sandwich..

The Aloo Piyaaz Chaat ($3.49) is a loose patty of spiced chickpeas and fluffy potatoes, which get their deep, subtle heat from cumin and a sprightliness thanks to fresh cilantro and coriander seeds. Aloo and Paneer Tiki ($3.49) is more rich, the same potatoes enriched by chunks of soft, fresh, assertively spiced paneer.

Both sandwiches are garnished with red onions, whose sautéed sweetness rounds everything out, and a bright, spicy mint-cilantro chutney that's worth hoarding. The bread itself is also a treat: pillowy and toasted on the griddle, reminiscent of a potato roll, but with a firmer texture.

About the author: Rémy Robert is an editorial intern at Serious Eats and recent graduate of Brown University. She's a diehard New Orleanian and makes a point to start each day with a bite of chocolate.

Comments

Add a comment

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: