Category Archives: INDIAN

Indian Accent, Midtown East, NYC

Indian Accent, Midtown East, NYC

The very first time I ate at Indian Accent was in New Delhi several years ago and I was quite astounded by the meal. Chef Manish Mehrotra was a vanguard in creating an Indian fine dining experience based on contemporary techniques, which became an instant success.

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Brunch with Indian flavors at Pondicheri, Flatiron, NYC

Brunch with Indian flavors at Pondicheri, Flatiron, NYC

Brunch may not be the first word that pops into your mind when you think of Indian food. Pondicheri, however might just have you rethinking that.

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Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

There’s a new contender on the Indian dining scene on the Upper East Side. Imli Urban Indian Cuisine attempts to combine stylish digs with regional small plate offerings.

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Kurry Qulture, Astoria,NYC

Kurry Qulture, Astoria,NYC

Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens just might be one of the hippest Indian restaurants in New York City that you don’t know about.

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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Dosai, Midtown East, NYC

Dosai, Midtown East, NYC

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PUNJABI BY NATURE

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House of Dosas,Hicksville, Long Island

House of Dosas,Hicksville, Long Island

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆½  

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Rava Dosa

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The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Bisi Bele Bath, Dosas

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Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

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Haldi Indian Cuisine

 

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Savoury Indian Restaurant, UWS, NYC

Savoury Indian Restaurant, UWS, NYC

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Desi Galli, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

Desi Galli, Gramercy/Flatiron, NYC

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Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

Dhruv’s Kati Shack Factory, Fresh Meadows, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Jhal Muri, Chicken Kati Roll, Keema Kati Roll

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Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

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Thelewala, Greenwich Village, NYC

Thelewala, Greenwich Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Chicken Phall Roll

Thelewala, as its name suggests, has recreated the street food experience right here in New York City.

 Situated on MacDougal Street amongst numerous tiny eateries, Thelewala offers stiff competition to Kathi Roll Company that is situated diagonally across.

The concise menu here offers uncommon variations on kati rolls which they call “Famous Nizami Rolls”. There are several fillings one can choose from with both vegetarian and non- vegetarian options. My favorite was the spicy Chicken Phall Roll.

Thelewala also offers other street style food ubiquitous in Kolkata. Do try their Jaal Moori which is a riff on the more common bhelpuri. It is prepared with puffed rice, peanuts, red onions, potatoes, lime and oil (ask for mustard oil which is the authentic version vs. olive oil)

The owner Shiva Natarajan’s who also owns Chola, Dhaba, Bhojan and more, is a native of Kolkata – where street food reigns supreme. As I too am of similar origins, I can tell you that Thelewala is the real deal.

 Here is some of what we ate:

 

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* Restaurant Name
Thelewala
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
West Village / Thai
* Street Address
112 MacDougal St. (Between Minetta Ln. & Bleecker St.), New York, NY 10012
* Phone
(212) 614-9100
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The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Kakori Kabab, Dahi Puri, Lamb Biryani, Gobhi Manchurian

(This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

 

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Tamarind, Flatiron,NYC

Tamarind, Flatiron,NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Kaikra Chat, Lamb Kababs

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Mint, Midtown East, NYC

Mint, Midtown East, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Chicken Malai Kabab , Chilly Fish, Lamb Shahi Pasanda,  Garlic Naan 

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Junoon, Gramercy, NYC

Junoon, Gramercy, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Eggplant Chaat
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Mumbai Xpress, Floral Park, Queens

Mumbai Xpress, Floral Park, Queens


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Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Tokri Chaat, Samosa Chaat, Onion Rava Dosa

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Graffiti, East Village, NYC

Graffiti, East Village, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Braised Pork Buns

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Amma, Midtown East, New York City

Amma, Midtown East, New York City

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Chicken Tikka Masala, Lal Maas

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Indian Accent, New Delhi, INDIA

Indian Accent, New Delhi, INDIA

 

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆  1/2 

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must Try: warm doda burfi treacle tart, Andhra pickle chicken meatballs

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Dilli Haat – Food Plaza, New Delhi, India

Dilli Haat – Food Plaza, New Delhi, India

 

Dilli Haat is an Indian crafts and food bazaar located in the heart of the city. There are many stalls here that showcase the great variety of handicrafts from all over India.

The idea behind Dilli Haat is to promote the rural craftsmen and artisans and facilitate them selling their handicrafts directly to the buyers. A few of the stalls are permanent but many or there on a rotational basis changing every fifteen days or so. There are on going festivals and performing arts from all over the country that keep this place quite abuzz.

 

 

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NIZAM’S KATHI ROLLS, NEW DELHI, INDIA

NIZAM’S KATHI ROLLS, NEW DELHI, INDIA
 

 

The name Nizam’s is almost synonymous with kathi rolls in India. They were one of the first ones to popularize this food that has its historic origins in cuisine from the princely states of North Eastern India.

A kathi roll is a very popular fast food in India. The meats used in these rolls are traditionally cooked in a charcoal pit using wooden skewers, which are called “Kathi’s”; hence the name Kathi Kababs or Kathi rolls.

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Sammy’s Halal Food Cart, Jackson Heights, NYC

Sammy’s Halal Food Cart, Jackson Heights, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ 

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: n/a

Cost: $

Dishes not to miss: lamb over rice

 

From cabby to foodie! Sammy is immigrant from Pakistan who knew that he needed to be more than just another Pakistani cab driver in New York City. That has been the journey of Samiul Haque Noor of Sammy’s Halal who won the Vendy award for best street food cart in 2006.

 

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