Hot address: Indian Accent, New York City
A pastrami stuffed kulcha in New York? Can do!
Delhi-favourite restaurant Indian Accent opened its first international outpost in the Big Apple this month. It’s founded by restaurateur Rohit Khattar (of Old World Hospitality) and helmed by chef Manish Mehrotra, who also recently released The Indian Accent Restaurant Cookbook.
The sleek new restaurant is situated right next to luxury hotel Le Parker Meridien, and is a short walk from MoMa. It joins the league of upscale Indian eateries like Junoon and Tamarind, that are making the cuisine accessible using Indian cooking methods and global ingredients – think paper dosas with black truffles.
The NYC outpost offers bestsellers from Delhi, like the sweet pickle ribs with sun dried mango and tackles New York classics like pastrami, with their pastrami and mustard butter stuffed kulcha. Start with small plates, crunchy potato sphere chaat or the buttery pepper garlic paneer. For the main course, try the baby squid with crispy rice (their housemade ‘everything chutney’ is to die for) or indulge in the unconventional pork belly vindaloo. For a sweet finish, reach for the makhan malai with saffron milk and jaggery brittle or doda barfi treacle tart. Also, no will judge you for getting multiple rounds of papads – a tasting platter in fact – with wild boar pickle and prawn balchao. Bon appétit!
123 West 56th Street, New York. Tel: 212 842 8070. Indianaccent.com/nyc