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India #9: Rolls

Rolls are the joy of Calcutta. We find rolls in street markets, restaurants, online food ordering apps, and other places as well. Rolls are a common delight for the Bengal citizens, since it’s what they are famous for. We had rolls for a light snack earlier today, and they were great! The onions, chili flakes, green chilies, and tortilla wrap all mixed together to create what I would call “the Indian Burrito”. The Kolkata phenom is a great food, if I do say so myself. The roll is still a bit spicy


They taste like a burrito, which is how they got the name I made for them. The food is a big hit, and it is no matter of time before mac and cheese gets smashed to bits by rolls. I’ve found that most roll and phuchka, which is another traditional dish, are mostly in restaurants. This indicates that their dealers earn more money over other Indian foods.

Even though the street food in India adds some atmosphere into the roads, I, personally like the restaurant rolls better. There are less people, and you can get re-servings more. But, don’t think they will be fast, because, as they say, great food takes time!

Onion rolls


Now, you didn’t expect me to leave, did you? You thought, since it’s my birthday, I’d have less time to write a post. Admit it! Seriously, it’s okay. But, I am not leaving until after this moment of truth. THE TASTE OF A ROLL!!!!

Rolls taste spicy, the pinch of chili flakes operates that, the zing is a team effort from onions and green chili, and tasteless glory is from the tortilla wrap. Now, now, is the time to leave. Anyhow……tingle your taste buds later!

By Rudra Chakrabarti

I am a writer, illustrator and a reviewer of children's books. I have collaborated with my dad to write/illustrate books. We also run a YouTube channel together. :D

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