In Mumbai, they call them frankies, but Kolkata claims the kati roll. The story goes that a street cart vendor named Nizam-Uddin came up with the snack one day, when orders for parathas and spiced beef kebabs came in so fast that there was no time to wash the plates. So he tucked the kebabs into the parathas, and the kati roll—sometimes called a "nizami roll" in his honor—was born. Now, the roll-up's popularity has spread, and you can get just about anything in your egg-washed paratha, from the traditional lamb or beef kebab, to chicken, spiced potatoes, or the fresh cheese called paneer. Run over to Aamchi Pao for a truly spectacular kati roll—pick the pulled, spiced goat, which is augmented with tomatoes, red onions, and piquant mint chutney. For extra heat, try the Hot and Sweet Maggi sauce at the table.

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