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Tag: Indian

Heart of India

Indian in The Village.

What We Had

My DH and I both had selections off the Prix Fixe $19.99 dinner menu.

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I had the crab samosa appetizer, followed by chicken tikka masala.
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My DH had the meat samosa followed by lamb rogan josh.

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Both meals came with naan and rice.

We also enjoyed a really good assortment of table chutneys (mint and tamarind) & pickled onions with crispy cracker.

All dishes were fantastically spiced and really well balanced. The samosas were perfectly fried and not greasy; the main dishes were deeply flavorful and wholly satisfying.

Decor

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A riot of rich colors and light Indian instrumental music. A good place for a relaxing meal.

Service

Out of the way and polite.

Overall Impressions

A really enjoyable meal for a great price.

Rating

4 out of 5 for fantastic food in a nice atmosphere.

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The Masala Wala

We stumbled upon this place by pure happenstance. We happened to be on the Lower East Side to see a movie; the sky happened to look like it was going to start spitting demons; and we happened to duck down a side street or two looking for something either really tasty or really healthy to eat. Right before the bottom fell out of the sky, amid leaf and street trash tornadoes, we spotted a sign proclaiming South Asian Roadside Food. We love Asian and we love road food, so we ducked in.

What We Had

We did a few light dishes rather than getting large entrees or one of their really good looking custom bowls.

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Chicken Tikka Roll with Egg – Richly spiced, succulent and delicious chicken wrapped in a roti burrito with fried egg layered in between the rolls. Yum. Really yum.

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Pani Puri – Fun, nicely spiced potato and chickpeas in a hollow cup of crispy fried dough with tamarind dipping sauce.

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Dal (black lentil) – Comforting velvety pool of dal with, again, rich deep spices. I could wrap myself into a bowl of this any day.

Fluffy and perfect basmati rice – This was the good stuff.

Decor

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Edison bulbs and dark cherry wood in a modern chocolate and cream decor scheme. New tech in place like waitresses ordering on iPads.

Service

The staff was supremely welcoming and the owner checked personally after the meal to assure it was up to standard.

Overall Impressions

I am really glad we rolled the dice on this place. Sometimes you roll the hard six and win.

Rating

4.5 out of 5 for crazy good food and really top notch service. Well worth a special trip to the area just for the food.