When I saw the low prices at Desi Galli I decided to order. it. up. I felt like a baller ordering item after item. I figured the portions would be small based on the prices, but even my $5.99 chicken tikka kathi roll (basically an Indian wrap sandwich) was enough to satisfy me. It came with a mint cilantro chutney that I quite enjoyed. But satiated just won’t do when stuffed is attainable for cheap. What can I say; I’m a child of America – gluttony’s our thing. To my order I added a samosa chaat (chaats are always messes, and this was a good mess) and a lamb biryani. I was disappointed when I first saw the raita that came with the biryani because it looked a little thin, but the flavor was all there and it certainly did the trick of cooling down your tongue. The food was definitely on the spicy side so I recommend ordering some extra raita, especially if you like dipping your kathi roll in it like I do.
Desi Galli shows off another side of Indian cuisine – the street food. I had previously only dabbled in this area before, usually focusing on hearty curry meals. This snack food, however, packs all the flavors of a big meal into a tiny, portable package and is a great way to mix it up.