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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Haldi

102 Lexington Ave. (E. 27th St.) Send to Phone
212-213-9615
Upscale Indian in the midst of “Curry Hill.”

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Haldi, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Haldi Restaurant Review

: Indian chef Hemant Mathur moved his expertise at Devi and Tulsi to this outpost in the heart of Murray Hill. One of the several regional-specialty restaurants overseen by Mathur, Haldi is as unassuming in its location and décor as it is decisive and exciting in its food’s flavor combinations. The menu differs from others in the neighborhood with recipes from Kolkata in northeastern India and the region’s Jewish, Bengali and Marwari immigrant heritage. Tangy and often spicy, selections labeled as “bites” and entrées encourage exploration among the three cooking styles. Marwari grilled pumpkin in a pickle marinade will satisfy vegetarians when followed by tomato eggs served on pita, a Jewish-Indian specialty. Bamai kuhta, a rich lamb and okra stew laced with cumin, another Jewish contribution, sits in happy combination with chingri shorsay narkol, a Bengali shrimp dish in a coconut-mustard gravy. The chef’s wife, Surbhi Sahni, is the master pastry chef. Don’t miss her rum balls laced with chocolate and figs and adorned with chocolate roasted cashews. Cocktails with Indian inflection as well as wines, with some from India, are offered.
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