One of the things I love most about New York City is the rich diversity of people and cultures. The immigrant communities make our city better, and also make the local restaurant scene more delicious and exciting. This summer I shared some pics from Aahar Indian Restaurant, a Tribeca eatery I designed, and today I wanted to highlight their delicious lunch special. They have an awesome $14 pre fixe lunch special in addition to a hot buffet or a la carte menu. The generous lunch special comes with naan, one appetizer, one entree, rice, raita, lassi and dessert! Aahar is a family-owned restaurant specializing in North Indian cuisine. Owners Prashant and Sonal aim to deliver carefully prepared, authentic Indian food made with savory spices and quality ingredients. I love a hearty Indian meal, especially during the chilly winter months to stay warm and cozy. Keep reading to see pics of what we ordered for lunch on a recent visit:
We started with a vegetable samosa, shami kebab (savory minced lamb patties), and palak chaat (crispy spinach topped with yogurt and chutney). The appetizer portions were a good size - not too big so you don't fill up before the main course.
Now for the main course. Of course we had to get my favorite, chicken tikka masala. This yummy, savory dish comes in a creamy, spicy sauce served with rice.
If you are looking for a vegetarian option, their dal tadka (lentils cooked with chilies, garlic and spices) was quite good as well.
Last but not least, we had mango firni for dessert. Mango firni is a creamy mango rice pudding that is a classic North Indian dessert. Everything we ordered was delicious, and the portions were just the right size. Between the naan, appetizer, entree, rice, and dessert, it was an all-out feast. I definitely recommend you check it out for yourself the next time you are in Tribeca. Stay toasty out there, friends!