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Indian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    What's Happening This Weekend

    While today might be reserved for love, we suggest carrying the good vibes into the weekend. These popular events might help.

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    December 3, 2013

    Drunken Munkey Channels the Anglo-Indian Experience in Cocktails and Food

    Arun Mirchandani built a long career in the restaurant industry that brought him from India to NYC, where he worked in his uncle's Bar & Books establishments, at a 42nd Street hotel, and with the Fatty Crew when Zack Pelaccio was still in the mix. But a few years back, he decided it was time to open ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Sir Robert Cafe, Old School Brooklyn and Maharaja Palace Now Open

    Another day, another spate of restaurant openings in New York City. Check out our round-up of hours-old joints that are the latest to make entrance into this town's dining scene plus a bonus coming attraction.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Malai Marke's New Snack Kitchen Now Serving Kati Rolls, Chaat, and More Indian Street Food

    I love making a quick lunch of hot masala chai and pav bhaji, one of India's finest junk foods. The bread rolls should be generously buttered and deeply browned, ideally served with a super-spicy curried mash that's full of flavor and devoid of nutritional value. Shiva Natarajan's sparse and shiny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    I Just Became Vegetarian By Accident!

    For one meal only, but still, it was alluring and educational. See, I dropped by some Indian dive in the West 20s for a quickie lunch the other day and ordered the $6.99 special, which involved three roti, two vegetables, soup, rice, and condiments. For some reason, I thought roti were balls of ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    The Egg-centric South Indian Menu of Chennai Flavors, in Jersey City

    At Chennai Flavors, Chennai egg masala features hard-boiled eggs as its principal ingredient. This week Counter Culture scrambles into Chennai Flavors, a new restaurant just north of Jersey City's Journal Square that features the regional fare of the former city of Madras in South India. It is one ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012

    INDIAN LULLABY

    Stay up late with Chhandayan

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court; Lauren Shockey at Battersby

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema travels to New Jersey's Taste of India and Thali (Food) Court, where he finds that the Newport Centre Mall's options do not disappoint even the most refined palates: "Vegetable commonplaces such as chana masala (chickpeas bobbing in mellow gravy), palak paneer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    The Indian Spice Girls Rocked Fire Island

    Colin Shanley​The big scene at the Pines earlier today was a Bollywood-themed bash that drew hundreds of tucked and plucked "gals" in saris (though love means never having to say you're wearing a sari.) Above are a gang calling themselves the Indian Spice Girls and consisting of Curry, Marsal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Indian Creperie Coming Soon to Bleecker Street

    Lauren ShockeyComing soon!​Perhaps capitalizing off the success of Thiru Kumar, a/k/a "the Dosa Man," who peddles his vegan, South Indian rice-and-lentil crepes on the south side of Washington Square Park, a new spot called Indian Creperie is set to open in the upcoming weeks at 190 Bleecker S ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

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    February 3, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Chicken Liver Poori at Gandhi in Flatbush

    ​Chicken liver poori: Be careful! When you tear the bread open, scalding steam squirts out. Lately, Indian restaurants are becoming a substitute for neighborhood Chinese. On Bedford Avenue (yes, the same one that runs through Williamsburg, but miles to the south in Flatbush), Gandhi is the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Otarian's Bleecker Street Location Is Closed 'Due to Water Problems'

    Otarian's Tandoori paneer and accompanying propaganda.​Can it be that only eight months after its inception, the Bleecker Street outpost of Otarian, the fast-food restaurant peddling vegetarian cuisine and guilt, is closed?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2010

    Gourmet Sweets and Restaurant Spreads Its Treats to Queens

    Unlike the Midwood original, a full-fledged restaurant for Jackson Heights

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Hemant Mathur's Tulsi Set to Open in October

    DeviHemant Mathur​In early June, word surfaced that Devi co-chef-and-owner Hemant Mathur would be leaving to open his own place, called Tulsi. At the time, the restaurant -- whose name means "basil" in Hindi -- was shooting for a September opening. As is so often the case, that prediction prov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Tulsi, Mehtaphor, Junoon, and East India Tea Co: Four Fall Openings From Indian Chefs

    Amol MhatreToasting chiles in Mumbai​ I've often wondered why there aren't more successful high-end Indian restaurants in New York--legit Indian or Indian-influenced places that are not better than the best down-home spots, but which show subcontinental cooking from a different perspective. (N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Sapthagiri in Jersey City, NJ

    ​The coconut uttapam at Sapthagiri (click to enlarge). This week's Where Am I Eating was a bit of a toughie, requiring the answers to five questions. Mos got four questions right (The restaurant is Sapthagiri; the dish is coconut uttapam; the plate is a banana leaf; and one of the sauces is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Our 10 Best Vegetarian (and Mainly Vegan) Dishes in NYC

    ​The kanchipuram idly at Sapthagiri is served with tamarind sauce and homemade coconut chutney. In case you haven't noticed, vegetable matter is the new meat - easy to cook and digest, jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, environmentally friendly, and, most important, good tasting. We've ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Taj Mahal Closed for Renovations

    ​Though it's not particularly distinguished from its Curry Row neighbors, Taj Mahal is a reliable enough place for Mulligatawny soup and shrimp tandoori masala and, according to one Yelper, has a "killer sitar player." According to this sign on its gate, it's closed for renovations but will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The Early Word: Otarian

    Otarian invites you to judge its food by its cover.​ If you've ever stopped to wonder what a restaurant created in a joint effort between some Simpsons writers, a bored McDonald's mid-level executive, and a rogue band of profit-minded Hare Krishnas might look like, then Otarian might be for y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    New Delhi's Varq Coming to New York?

    Agoda.comVarq's New Delhi dining room​Last week, we got Tabla chef Floyd Cardoz's thoughts on why there aren't more fine dining Indian restaurants in the United States. This week, Food and Wine's Mouthing Off blog brings word of just such an establishment.

  • Dining

    March 24, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    Double Happiness at Merit Kabob and Dumpling Palace

    Jackson Heights serves up a South Asian two-for-one

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    The Early Word: Cafe Barakah

    A grand opening at Cafe Barakah​ A talented Pakistani-Punjabi shopkeeper who was whipping up dishes like channa masala and selling them at her Brooklyn health food shop has expanded. Cafe Barakah, on Fourth Avenue at 21st Street, opened about two months ago, and offers homemade aloo ghobi (pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Gobi Manchurian in Floral Park, Queens

    Left: Gobi Manchurian from Mumbai Xpress; Right: Masala 2 Wok's version. This week's battle of the dishes pits two different renditions of the Indo-Chinese classic gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian against each other. The restaurants, Mumbai Xpress and Masala 2 Wok, are right next to each other. I ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009

    GREET THE DAWN

    Stay up all night for this South Asian tradition

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Get a Jamaican Fix at Gordon's Bakery

    Poking around the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn today, I came across Gordon's Bakery and Restaurant. At first glace, I thought the place focused mainly on baked goods, but a second look revealed a long breakfast/lunch menu: Cow's foot soup, oxtail, curry goat, chicken and shrim ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2008

    Double Crown: Culinary Empire Building

    Eating fluke while Rome burns

  • Columns

    October 15, 2008

    The Best Places To Find '80s Prices!

    Great deals on illicit sex, waffles

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    August 25, 2008
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    May 13, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
  • Dining

    September 18, 2007

    Blonde on Blonde

    Bangladeshi restaurant in Queens smothers us in mustard oil

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    August 30, 2007
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    May 31, 2005

    And Don't Forget . . .

    Ten champions from previous lists that retain their culinary glory

  • Dining

    March 30, 2004

    Khan Edison

    Poles scream as chiles explode in the wilds of New Jersey

  • Dining

    July 15, 2003

    Clusters

    Pelham Parkway's Profusion

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    September 24, 2002
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    September 17, 2002
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    August 13, 2002
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    August 6, 2002
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    July 16, 2002
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    July 2, 2002
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    May 21, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
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    January 8, 2002
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