The lower Lexington area, nicknamed Curry Hill for its cluster of Indian restaurants and markets, is fueled by sterno cans. Here they’ve ditched the lunch buffet in favor of a la carte dishes, but because they have some of the most authentic eats in town, they still get a crowd. No punches are pulled, spice-wise, and the food uses fresh vegetables and high- quality meats (not always a given on Curry Hill). Among the most popular dishes are the murgh chutneywala, (exceedingly moist boneless chicken served in a joyous mango cream curry) and kadai goat, flavored with mild fenugreek leaves, which is not to be missed, especially if preceded by the chaat (lentil fritters in a zingy tamarind and yogurt sauce).
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108 Lexington Ave (at 26th St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown East & Murray Hill Hours Mon–Thurs noon-midnight, Fri–Sat noon–1am, Sun noon–11am Transportation Subway: 6 to 28th St. Phone 212/679-1284 Prices Entrees $14–$24 Cuisine Type Indian Web site Dhaba
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