Vegans, pescatarians and carnivores alike will delight in the options available at this Union Square-area cafe, whose name means “conversation.” You'll have a lot to talk about as you discover their most exclusive versions of Bombay-inspired flavors, such as crispy okra and guacamole or Gupshup fried chicken, and more traditional offerings, such as curried chickpeas and black dahl. Oh, and the buttered naan is absolutely divine. Buy a mango lassi and a nizam roll at this Indian street food store. Choose between a menu to combine with bread (roti, paratha, Mumbai's fluffy bread pav) and fillings (chicken tikka, slow-cooked lamb bhuna, slow-cooked lamb bhuna, paneer with tomatoes and green chilies).
Since the pandemic, the 22-seat venue covered with colorful wall tapestries and cashmere prints has also been offering meal kits. However, there's Tangra Masala, the grandfather of Chinese-Indian restaurants in New York based in Elmhurst, and a popular destination for that particular brand of Chinese food adapted to the Indian palate by generations of ethnic Chinese Indians. This addition to the gastronomic empire of Shiva Natarajan (Chola) serves Indian dishes late at night. The restaurateur turned to Chintan Pandya, Junoon's student, to reinterpret regional Indian food with local ingredients from New York.
This simple but highly regarded restaurant is located in Jackson Heights, home to arguably the best Indian food in all of New York. This low-key North Indian restaurant serves great versions of classics, such as saag paneer and chicken tikka masala, and vegetarian Malai Kofta is well worth trying. This meeting and dining venue for New York's Indian expatriate community offers more culinary attractions than a standard restaurant. Experienced restaurateur Avtar Walia is a leader in New York's Indian dining scene and has had great success since he created the Tamarind brand 20 years ago.
Mathur, the first Michelin star Indian chef in the United States, made a name for himself at several other Indian restaurants in New York, including Devi. Although London has long been famous for its Indian cuisine, worthy of a destination, lately, New York has been offering it a lot of competition. The owner, Anju Sharma, a New Yorker based in Old Delhi, wanted to share something Indian and at the same time new in New York City. Executive chef Gurpreet Singh honed his chef skills at Indian Accent in New Delhi, and his menu is a mix of classics like chicken tikka and saag paneer and the unexpected: think maitake mushrooms with Turkish Aleppo chili and asparagus a la tava or lamb legs with donkey juice and rogan Josh.
Just as there aren't many Chinese-American restaurants in Calcutta, there isn't an excess of Chinese-Indian restaurants in New York.