Chote Nawab Welcomes Indian Food Enthusiasts
Shiva Natarajan’s sixth NYC restaurant Chote Nawab recently opened its doors to welcome Indian food enthusiasts to experience a vast variety of Indian dishes from both the north and the south. Chote Nawab, which translates to “Little Prince,” is the newest hidden jewel of Murray Hill, providing a semi-casual dining experience – so you can feel comfortable in denim and your favorite pair of heels.
The eclectic selection of cocktails ranging from martinis to spritzes and fizzes were impressive, making for a wonderfully difficult time narrowing down the choices for our dinner cocktails. We were particularly seduced by the Sharabi Lassi, a spiked version of the mango lassi and mixed with vodka and champagne. We also tried the the Ginger Lime Fizz – you can’t go wrong with ginger and lime!
Our dinner began with the Jhinga Tawa Haryali, a spicy dish of shrimp in green masala. That wonderful and zesty green masala followed us to the main course, the Kabab Peshkash, an assortment of favorite kababs. The Chicken Haryali, which contained that wonderful green sauce, was amazing with every bite.
“I do not even eat lamb, but the food was so good I decided to have a bite. It was fantastic,” said one patron.
The décor was warm and welcoming, featuring mural photos of Indian women carrying full baskets on their heads and walking through quaint Indian villages. Plates in coral, sea green, and soft yellow hung brightly on the back walls.
We ended dinner with light sips of salty lassi. Who would have thought that a salty yogurt based drink would taste so refreshing? It was the perfect end to a warm summer day and a satisfying Indian dinner.
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