Guide to New York City Indian Food

Comedian and Indian food aficionado Aasif Mandvi and culinary legend Madhur Jaffrey share their secrets to New York City's best Indian food.

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Meet Your Tour Guides

Indian food aficionado Aasif Mandvi and culinary legend Madhur Jaffrey open the doors to some of New York City's best Indian Food.

Lahore Deli

This Soho establishment serves heavenly sweet chai, freshly made potato samosas and delicious curried goat.

Masala for Madhur

Madhur recommends a sip of Lahore's famous chai masala tea.

Saravanaas Restaurant

Located in New York City's infamous Curry Hill, Saravanaas specializes in Southern Indian cuisine, including dahl, dosas and other vegetarian fare.

Dosa Breakfast

Aasif and Madhur like sharing one of Saravanaas' massive dosa breakfasts. Dosas, Indian-style crepes made from fermented rice and lentil flour, are traditional even filled with sambar, spiced potatoes, onions, raisins and/or nuts.

Jackson Diner

A New York City mainstay, Jackson Diner serves some of the city's best curries and tandooris.

Legendary Tandoori Chicken

Served whole, atop of bed of bright, fresh vegetables, Jackson Diner's tandoori chicken is a must-order dish.

Rajbhog Sweets and Snacks

Serving savory and sweet Indian delicacies since the 1970s, Rajbhog is central to New York City's Indian food landscape.

Jalebis

Fried and coated in sweet crystalized sugar, Jalebis are known as the Celebration Sweet of India — and they're served on most national holidays. Rajbhog happens to make some of the city's best.

Patel Brothers Supermarket

Patel Brothers is the largest Indian grocery mart in the country.

Indian Spice and Everything Nice

On its shelves, find everything from dahls and spices to Indian snacks, juices and more.

Thakali Kitchen

Located in Himalayan cuisine heaven, Jackson Heights, Thakali serves some of the most flavorful (and affordable) North Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine in the city.

It Takes Two to Thali

Aasif and Madhur can't help but lust over their respective Thalis, traditional Indian meals comprised of small dishes ranging from rice and dhal to curries, vegetables and chutneys.

Tangra Fusion Restaurant

Originally no more than a miniature storefront, this Long Island City became so popular that Tangra had to tack on an ornate 120-seat banquet hall to accommodate all of its dedicated patrons.

Tangra Masala Prawns

Don't miss the spicy and sweet Masala prawns.

Taste of India

Now follow Aasif and Madhur's lead and dig in!

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