Take two steps down into a bright, elegant space and enjoy a refined version of bhel puri, a sweet-spicy mix of rice puffs, chickpea-flour noodles, chopped red onion and cilantro blended with tamarind sauce. It’s just one of the many chat, or street snacks, that begin a meal of carefully prepared, sophisticated classics (no wonder the crowd here is a cosmopolitan group of U.N. professionals). Malai kofta, lightly fried cheese dumplings bathed in a gently seasoned tomato-cream sauce, is a delicious complement to a plate of lemon, tomato and tamarind rices flavored with crisp curry leaves, cloves and almonds.
Indigo Indian Bistro
|Venue name:||Indigo Indian Bistro||Contact:|
357 E 50th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–3pm, 5:30–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, MC, V|