Mina Azad, the only female chef on Sixth Street, built her cult following at Queens’ Mina Foods. Now she has a setting truly worthy of her talent: a pretty dining room decorated in muted spice colors and lit by gourd-shaped paper lanterns. The staff is attentive, gregarious and quick to apologize for the inevitably long waits between courses. Aloo tikka (deep-fried potato balls) are richly creamy, and samosa chat are covered in deliciously herby yogurt sauce. The sweet caramelized onions in the khichuri (a lentil-and-rice dish) are nicely balanced by the side of spicy chicken curry. But no meal is complete without an order of the spectacular dal fry, a house specialty of fried and baked lentils, complexly flavored with turmeric, onion, garlic, ginger and cilantro.
|Venue name:||Angon on the Sixth||Contact:|
320 E 6th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun noon– 3pm, 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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