Posts tagged Indian

It is ALL SWEETS right now at Maharaja in Jackson Heights for Diwali

Long green peppers, Apna Bazaar, Jackson Heights.

Long green peppers, Apna Bazaar, Jackson Heights.

Always something interesting here. It’s a handmade notebook - great stitching - found at butala emporium in the heart if Little India

Always something interesting here. It’s a handmade notebook - great stitching - found at butala emporium in the heart if Little India

I couldn’t believe it. On the way to Queens Kickshaw’s 2nd anniversary party (Congratulations, btw!), my foodie senses drew me to this cart. There I realized it was 2 old friends - One was a partner from the original Himalayan Hut in Jackson Heights, and the other was one half of Tawa on 72nd street (his sister recently opened up in the JH Food Court).

Yuvaraaj, the owner, introduced himself to me last year at Viva la Comida, where he said he was opening up a street food establishment… I never thought it would turn up like this. He’s doing homestyle Indian food, with momos too, and selling Lassi from his friend’s business in Jamaica, Queens.

The cart is dedicated to his son, who always wanted to own a pushcart. Quality food, and the freedom of owning their own business - his passion makes me proud to be an American.

Mysttik Masaala, Steinway and Broadway (SE corner), Astoria

Hopefully we’ll see them selling at the next Viva!

Inside and out of the Tokri Chaat at Mumbai Xpress, 25605 Hillside Ave, Floral Park.

I love these whole spice mixtures. So much more visual than spice powders. Here, for the garam masala, you’d grind it up before you make your dish - keeps it fresh.
Found at Apna Bazaar in Jackson Heights

I love these whole spice mixtures. So much more visual than spice powders. Here, for the garam masala, you’d grind it up before you make your dish - keeps it fresh.

Found at Apna Bazaar in Jackson Heights

While at dinner at Seva in Astoria the other night, I noticed these lights and was totally smitten by them. I love their shape and colors, and they are a lively design element in the room. Seva makes solid Indian food for American tastes and is, in my opinion, the best spot in Astoria for that style of Indian food. 

While at dinner at Seva in Astoria the other night, I noticed these lights and was totally smitten by them. I love their shape and colors, and they are a lively design element in the room. Seva makes solid Indian food for American tastes and is, in my opinion, the best spot in Astoria for that style of Indian food. 

View to a tandoor
at Kababish, 70-64 Broadway, Jackson Heights

View to a tandoor

at Kababish, 70-64 Broadway, Jackson Heights

When it comes to school supplies this Indian grocery on Main Street in Flushing knows just what every little kid needs: a whole goat or lamb.  Sounds more like a back to culinary school sale!

When it comes to school supplies this Indian grocery on Main Street in Flushing knows just what every little kid needs: a whole goat or lamb. Sounds more like a back to culinary school sale!

Produce spread in Little India, Jackson Heights on the eve of EID - this guy was peddling various gourds, chilies, tomatoes, and some squash blossoms too.

Produce spread in Little India, Jackson Heights on the eve of EID - this guy was peddling various gourds, chilies, tomatoes, and some squash blossoms too.

Just in time for Ramadan! Kabab King gets a new codpiece. Further solidifying its place as the King of Jackson Heights. (ya’ll can’t deny it.)
Ramadan 2012, July 19 - August 18
Kabab King, 7301 37th Road, Jackson Heights,

Just in time for Ramadan! Kabab King gets a new codpiece. Further solidifying its place as the King of Jackson Heights. (ya’ll can’t deny it.)

Ramadan 2012, July 19 - August 18

Kabab King, 7301 37th Road, Jackson Heights,

Jackson Heights goes Hollywood. Here’s German actor Moritz Bleibtreu (famous for being in Run Lola Run) getting his turban adjusted in front of Jackson Diner while filming My Friend Vijay. 
Jackson Diner, 37-47 74th St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Jackson Heights goes Hollywood. Here’s German actor Moritz Bleibtreu (famous for being in Run Lola Run) getting his turban adjusted in front of Jackson Diner while filming My Friend Vijay

Jackson Diner, 37-47 74th St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Oh No!! Lali Guras is gone?! And replaced by another stupid Indian buffet?!

Nope, they’re just in costume for the filming of a movie, "My Friend Vijay"

Hopefully they’ll return remodeled…

Here’s a kit to make your own jalebi at home! Just add water to the dry mix, deposit the solution into the complementary Jilebi maker, and squeeze a pretzel shape into hot oil. Remove, dry, and soak in syrup.
Found at Patel Bros, 3727 74th St, Jackson Heights

Here’s a kit to make your own jalebi at home! Just add water to the dry mix, deposit the solution into the complementary Jilebi maker, and squeeze a pretzel shape into hot oil. Remove, dry, and soak in syrup.

Found at Patel Bros, 3727 74th St, Jackson Heights

A rather impressive Indian lunch buffet is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $11.95 at Namaste, which opened a few weeks ago on 30th ave near the N/Q station.  Selections include vegetable samosas, paneer, pakoras, chicken tikka masala, biryani, tandoori chicken, and this fantastic lobster curry, with claw, knuckle, and tail meat stewed with mustard seeds, peppercorn, fresh red chilies, and coconut milk.  Naan is baked to order for the table.  Traditional desserts (not included) are delicious, like these Gulab Jamun, fried cheese spheres served warm in rosewater syrup. Namaste, 31-15 30th Ave., Astoria; (718) 626-2783