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Monday , August 20 , 2012
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Time for yummy roll treats

Residents of the state capital have a treat at hand.

Maurya’s Bollywood Treats restaurant is hosting a food festival, Kathi Masti, to tickle everybody’s taste buds. Foodies are wasting no time and making a beeline for the tasty kathi rolls since the festival was inaugurated on Saturday.

The choices are aplenty with almost every cuisine across pan-Indian kitchens being tapped to introduce Patnaites to the rolls. Non-vegetarians can choose from chicken 65, mutton curry kathi, sarson fish tikka, chicken tikka and masala omelette. Veggies have achari paneer, paneer 65, soya curry, Mexican and street style kathi rolls to pick from.

Maurya chef B.K. Singh, who came up with the idea of the festival, said: “Patna residents are mostly used to egg rolls. Kathi rolls are an absolutely new experience for them. Maurya organises different food festivals from time to time to offer residents a variety of cuisines. This time, we are offering them kathi rolls that originated in Calcutta.”

Kankerbagh resident Snehal Roy said: “Whenever I visit Calcutta, I always make it a point to have kathi rolls. In Calcutta, several restaurants prepare good rolls but there are very few such joints in Patna. This festival is a treat for people like me who love rolls.”

Foodies like Snehal do not mind the pocket pinch. They are happily shelling out Rs 180-Rs 210 for the rolls. The food festival will continue till September 5.

Singh said: “Two months ago, we had organised a food festival of different pizzas and burgers. They were so popular that we added them to the menu. This time also we are thinking about adding the most popular kathi rolls to the menu,” he said.