Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A night out in “Curry Hill”

Winter is officially arrived in New York and cold weather, among other things, means comfort food. Martin and I are huge fans of Indian cuisine: this amazing mix of rich flavors and fire that goes perfectly with the month of January. As cooking Indian meals requires numerous “exotic” ingredients, and as temporary housing doesn’t usually go with a well stocked pantry, we haven’t had the chance to cook with cumin, coriander and fenugreek these past months. This has given us a major curry craving!

When one of my English teachers told me about “Curry Hill” – what a creative name– the little India of Murray Hill in Manhattan, I was kind of relieved to confirm that there is a place in New York where we can access great Indian restaurants and grocery stores for reasonable prices - because you can get almost anything you want in the City but you can easily shell out. 

A few weeks ago, we decided to give ourselves a treat: We tried Dhaba, a restaurant situated on Lexington Avenue that seemed well rated.