The legendary tunde ke kebab as served at Chote Nawab -- it strives to be the tenderest kebab on earth (green and red sauces in background).
It sounds like a Twin Peaks episode: 100 years ago a one-armed chef, to please a toothless old royal family member, invented the tunde ke kebab. It seems the ... More >>
These jackfruits are the largest specimens seen recently; they're considerably larger than the full-size watermelons on the right.
Usually, they're about the size of footballs - that is, if you can find them. Jackfruit is a tropical fruit much more often experienced in canned form than fresh. In t ... More >>
Coconuts are big business in the Indian state of Kerala, but since the decline of the caste system, which once dictated people's professions, professional coconut-pickers have become hard to find. Young men from the region would rather go off to find white-collar jobs than shimmy up coconut palms al ... More >>
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 >>
Floral Park, Queens is my new favorite neighborhood. It's on the eastern edge of the borough, bordering Nassau County, and it's home to a large and growing Indian population. There are well-stocked South Asian grocery stores, like Patel Brothers and Subzi Mandi, sweets and snacks shops, and many re ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, Sarah DiGregorio visits Mumbai Xpress and New Kerala Kitchen, while Robert Sietsema goes to La Superior. Here's what critics elsewhere are reviewing this week:Steve Cuozzo reviews Corton, and deems his recent visits to the restaurant "among the most enjoyable dining e ... More >>
Vada Pav from Mumbai XpressThe neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It also happens to be hom ... More >>