Indian Food and Cooking

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    April 21, 2014

    Have a Vegetarian Taste of a South Indian Staple at Hampton Chutney Co.

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Hampton Chutney Co. (68 Prince Street; 212-226-9996) Neighborhood: Soho, Manhattan Cuisine: Dosa and uttapam

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    March 27, 2014

    Savoury Brings Health-Conscious Indian Food to the UWS

    Lala Sharma turned out his upscale, healthy take on Indian cuisine at Surya in the West Village for more than a decade before he expanded to the Upper West Side with his son, Abishek, and opened Swagat, a more traditional Indian restaurant, in 2011. Surya has since shuttered, but last night, the fat ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Holiday Weekend: Cafe Cortadito, Aperitivo, Bakehouse, Chola

    Over did it over the past couple of days? Keep the party going (or recuperate) with these brunch options.

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    August 26, 2013

    Minar Brings Dosa to Your Door

    In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. One of the numerous pitfalls of loading the Wikipedia homepage is discovering holidays of such obscurity that not even natives of the locale celebrating the occasions are aware of their existence. Such was the case ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Fast Casual Indian Joint Paradise Biryani Pointe Expands Into Manhattan

    Should you find yourself in Murray Hill craving Indian food, there's not exactly a shortage of spots to sate your desire--the neighborhood didn't earn the nickname "Curry Hill" for nothing. But that didn't stop Paradise Biryani Pointe, the nation's largest chain of Indian restaurants, from planting ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Hampton Chutney Co. Throws Classic Dosa Fillings Out the Window

    In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. Hampton Chutney Co. is an Indian snack shop that sells a variety of chutneys. There is delicious iced chai, cardamom coffee, and a mango lassi on the menu, and a daily curry special, too. The joint also sells more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Delectable Masala Dosas From a Cart at Washington Square

    Eat with your fingers for maximum enjoyment! Carnivores: Vegetarian and even vegan food won't bite you! And it's often just as good or even better than meat-bearing fare. A case in point is the masala dosa available from the vendor called NY Dosas, usually parked at lunchtime near the intersection ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 16, 2013

    Heaven for Eggheads at Chennai Flavors

    Your dinner gets laid in Jersey City

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    January 4, 2013

    All Hail the Punjabi Hero at Tastee Curritos!

    The chicken achari sub at Tastee Curritos. Don't you just love fusion? You fall asleep for a moment, and it leaps up and bites you on the ass. Such was the case with the chicken achari hero at MacDougal Street newcomer Tastee Curritos.

  • Dining

    November 28, 2012

    It's Bollywood for Your Tongue at Chote Nawab

    Curry Hill gets a great Indian newcomer

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    September 21, 2012

    A New Spot for Breakfast Dosas in Tribeca

    Dish #26 is a cheese-laden breakfast dosa Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Tabata Ramen Gets New Noodle Broth | 3 Pastries from Du Jour ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2012

    Deccan Spice: They Got Your Goat

    Eggs, too, in Jersey City's version of Hyderabad

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    July 31, 2012

    Introducing the Pizza Dosa: Should It Be Banned?

    Bam! The pizza dosa at Jersey City newcomer Chennai Flavors The dosa in its many variant forms is one of the world's greatest culinary inventions: a crepe made from a naturally fermented batter of ground rice and lentils, usually wrapped around a filling of potatoes, nuts, and chiles. For those wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    What To Look for in the Farmers' Markets This Weekend

    Thick meaty rhubarb is available in abundance. Several products have recently debuted for the season in the Union Square Greenmarket, and will be generally available this weekend and in the coming week. Bright red and much thicker than the specimens seen last week, rhubarb is a welcome harbinger o ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2012

    Benares: Howdy, Squishy Goat Foot!

    Plus spuds and spices at a new upscale Indian spot

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    January 11, 2012

    Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court Jersey City

    There's hope for your tongue at Newport Centre Mall

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    January 11, 2012

    Thali and Taste of India in Jersey City's Newport Centre Mall: 5 Delicious Dishes

    The lush interior of the Mysore Masala Dosa at Thali This week Counter Culture bumbles into the Newport Centre Mall to find a vast food court on the third floor, like some undiscovered Incan ruin. Two counters in particular sell Indian fare far above average in quality. One, Thali, specializes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants

    When you think of hot neighborhoods for dining, the Upper East Side probably isn't the first to come to mind. In fact, it's probably toward the bottom of your mental list. But a crop of new eateries over the past couple of years has resulted in some new -- not to mention exciting -- culinary blood. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2011

    The Indian Clove Plays Its Drums of Heaven

    South Asian fare from many regions wows Staten Island

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    September 6, 2011

    Indian Creperie Now Selling Dosas, Uttapams, and Other Carbolicious South Indian Snacks

    Lauren ShockeyVada, a/k/a fried rice doughnuts with curry leaves and chiles, at Indian Creperie​Inexpensive Indian eats are relatively plentiful at the intersection of Bleecker and MacDougal Streets, with the Kati Roll Company, Thelewala, and Masala Times offering rolls, chaats, and curries. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Battle of the Paneer Kati Rolls: Kati Roll Co. v. Thelewala

    Rebecca MarxKati rolls: so very, very beige.​ Over the past few years, the kati roll has gained quite a bit of traction in Manhattan. A street food that originated in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, the roll has evolved over the years from a paratha wrapped around a k ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Sami Dosa Cart's Mysore Masala Dosa

    Rebecca Marx​ The dish pictured above is one of very few good reasons we can think of to go outside in February.

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    January 4, 2011

    Sapid Indian Food Delivers Subcontinental Standards to Prospect Heights

    Let pakoras chase away the post-holiday blues.​As Floyd Cardoz of the now-defunct Tabla told us last week, Indian food in New York City is changing. But for a neighborhood like Prospect Heights, which doesn't have much in the way of fare from the subcontinent, a good old-fashioned curry joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Floyd Cardoz Discusses Tabla's Closing and Why He'll Be in Times Square on New Year's Eve

    Mychal Watts/Wireimage.comFloyd Cardoz Prepares for the Last Supper​ After being in business for 12 years, Tabla, Danny Meyer's upscale Indian restaurant, will serve its final meal this evening. We called executive chef and partner Floyd Cardoz to get the last word on the landmark restaurant ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Jackson Diner: Next Stop Greenwich Village

    ​The so-called kachori chat at the new Jackson Diner -- no kachori in sight, but good nonetheless. Long ago and far away (well, Jackson Heights, Queens), there was once a tiny cafĂ© called Jackson Diner. The proprietors had taken over a Greek diner near the corner of 74th Street and 35th Aven ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2010

    Sohna Punjab Shares the Fare of Five Rivers

    A Floral Park restaurant refines an Indian cuisine

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    September 30, 2010

    Tabla Will Close on Dec. 30

    Photo courtesy of Tabla.​Well, this is sad but not entirely surprising: Tabla is closing.

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    July 23, 2010

    Famous Dal Cart vs. Desi Food Truck: Chicken Tikka Masala Smackdown

    Famous Dal Cart's CTM​Oh, chicken tikka masala: most Anglo of curries, disdained by seekers of the authentic, world-wide starter Indian dish. No one can agree on exactly where CTM--as it is nicknamed--was invented. The preparation of grilled chicken chunks in a spiced tomato gravy may be desce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Curry Kitchen, New on 8th Street

    If you should happen to get denied at the door of Rabbit in the Moon, the new bizarre "gastropub" with a bouncer, you could go right across the street to check out a new Indian restaurant called Curry Kitchen, which has been open for three weeks.

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    June 9, 2010

    Hemant Mathur on his Working Relationship With Suvir Saran, Plans for Tulsi, and Good NYC Indian

    ​Yesterday, in the first half of this interview with Hemant Mathur, the chef talked about how he feels to be leaving Devi, where he is co-chef-and-owner with Suvir Saran. Today, we get details on Tulsi, the new restaurant he is opening with his wife, pastry chef Surbhi Sahni; talk about how h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Hemant Mathur on Leaving Devi, the Art of the Tandoor, and Rajasthani Food

    ​Chef Hemant Mathur announced last week that he's leaving Devi, where he has been co-executive chef for all of the six years the restaurant has been open, and co-owner since 2007. Mathur and his wife, Devi pastry chef Surbhi Sahni, are heading up to Midtown, where they will launch Tulsi in Sep ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Curry Point: Solid Pakistani Food in Sunnyside

    Keema naan​A thread on Chowhound suggested that a newish Pakistani restaurant called Curry Point might be better than your average chicken-tikka-masala-slinger. At lunch today, a handful of fellow eaters were checking out the menu, which offers the usual Northern Indian stuff like saag paneer, ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 1, 2010

    Tamarind Tribeca Upscales the Tandoor

    Tabla and Devi get a little company

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Tabla's Floyd Cardoz on Misconceptions About Indian Food, and the State of Indian Restaurants in America

    ​Earlier today, we brought you an interview with Tabla's executive chef Floyd Cardoz on Goan food and the trials of starting out as a young chef in Bombay. Here, in the second part of the interview, Cardoz talks about why there aren't more fine-dining Indian restaurants, misconceptions about ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 13, 2010

    At Bhojan, Indian Spring

    A new Curry Hill restaurant hits the veggie sweet spot

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Revisit: Bacon Naan and Other Delights at Tabla in Madison Square

    ​The richness and smokiness of the newfangled bacon naan is not to be underestimated. Seven years ago, when Tabla first opened, I respected the restaurant, but didn't love it. It was too fusion-ey for me. Nevertheless, I noted, "Despite his profound culinary departures from an authentic India ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    The New Generation of Indian Convenience Foods

    Lentil-stuffed snacks--just sizzle in oil and you're done​ In our meanderings through Indian grocery stores, we've noticed a relatively recent proliferation of convenience foods--and not just frozen samosas and tikka masala. Check out the freezer in a well-stocked Patel Brothers, and you'll fi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Balaka's Best Dish: Lamb Achari

    Indian pickle is spicy, bitter, and tart​ We finally had a chance to check out Balaka, the new Indian restaurant on Sixth Avenue in South Park Slope. Of three dishes, the papri chaat was good, the Bengali crab disappointing, the lamb achari excellent. But it's hard to evaluate a restaurant bas ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Balaka Opens in Indian-Food-Starved Park Slope

    Photo: Indianfoodforever.comKachoris are a popular snack all over India, and are offered at Balaka​ Balaka, a kind of Punjabi-Bengali hybrid, opened on December 22 in the space on 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, that recently held the short-lived train wreck called Park Slope Bistro Restaurant. There ar ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Curry Hill Gets a "Handcrafted Indian" Restaurant for "Post-Modernist" New Yorkers

    ​ Kalustyan's expansion isn't the change to Curry Hill's storefronts: a new restaurant called Cinnamon Grill is opening in the former Coconut Grove space at 106 Lexington Avenue.

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    August 21, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Indian Restaurants

    ​The glory of Indian food is its infinite variety. Think about it. An enormous region--we're including Pakistan and Bangladesh--with cultures that go back thousands of years, including influences from foreign invaders as diverse as the Mughals, the Portuguese and the English. Food from almost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    What Haggis? Scotland Now Claims Chicken Tikka Masala

    CTM in all its glory​ Forget haggis. Scottish MPs are now claiming that chicken tikka masala, that creamy, junky-good dish found in mediocre curry houses worldwide, was invented at a certain Glasglow restaurant in the 1970s. Not only that, but they are insisting that the European Union to rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Goat Spreads: Aamchi Pao's Pulled Goat Kati Roll

    ​ Our Man Sietsema is a well-known goat freak, and Fork in the Road has watched, drooling happily, as goat dishes spread into the mainstream. If a good goat gets you all excited too, head over to Aamchi Pao for the goat kati roll. In Mumbai, they call them frankies, but Kolkata claims the k ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Bread Pakora

    On Monday, we brought you Battle of the Dishes: Hole-in-the-Wall Samosa Smackdown. While Desi Deli Punjabi Dhaba's samosa did not reign supreme in that contest, we discovered a different, notable, diabolically delicious menu item at the tiny cabbie hangout: the bread pakora. We already know about ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes--Hole-in-the-Wall Samosa Smackdown

    Left: Desi Deli Punjabi Dhaba, Right: Punjabi Deli and Grocery Battle of the Dishes: In which we pit the same dish from two different places against each other to see which one will emerge victorious. Ah, the samosa--beloved gut-bomb, starter Indian food, and perennial cheap eat. There are plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Pix from Southern Spice

    Varuthameen deposits a kingfish steak--wearing a chile on its breast like a medal of valor--in a tart tamarind gravy Southern Spice is a new restaurant in southern Flushing that gives us a chance to sample several southern Indian cuisines, though the food mainly comes from Tamil Nadu and Andhra ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 14, 2009

    Red All Over: At Vermilion

    A crazy quilt of Indian and Latin flavors goes flop

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    January 7, 2009

    Pix from Krishna Cuisine

    In conjunction with our review of Jersey City's new vegetarian restaurant, Krishna Cuisine, and for people who would rather look at pictures of food than read about it, here are some photographs of the principal dishes. One of the remarkable appetizers presented, as far as we can time, for the first ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2009

    Hearty Krishna Cuisine in Jersey City

    New vegetarian restaurant hits Jersey City's Newark Avenue

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    December 29, 2008

    Regional Indian Home Cooking: Marathi Spiced Shrimp

    Spiced shrimp, Marathi-styleYou know how you find the same thick-gravied saag paneer and rogan josh at every neighborhood Indian restaurant? Aside from those standard Punjabi-style spots, we're lucky that we also have lots of south Indian restaurants in New York, some of them great, where we can gor ... More >>

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