GAL APPROVED Weekend: Hot New NYC Indian Restaurant, Clearest Skin, Yummy Yogurt!

By   |   August 24, 2012   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

EAT. Chote Nawab is a new edition to New York City’s four-block area in Murray Hill known fondly as Little India. Restaurateur Shiva Natarajan‘s latest culinary addition’s name quite literally translates to “Little Prince.” What sets this charming restaurant apart is their soon-to-be famous kabobs. We loved the tasteful decor, friendly service and scrumptious food. It’s the perfect marriage of contemporary decor and classic Indian touches that play homage to Bollywood and the ambiance of being somewhere deliciously exotic. A common favorite among our fellow diners where mason jars filled with delicious and refreshing mango lasse. We started our meal with the kabobs that included chicken, lamb and assorted platter that included chicken, beef, and a ground lamb. Our meal included a stir-fried cauliflower dish, “Goba Taka Tin,” which is guaranteed to turn cauliflower haters into enthusiasts. We also enjoyed the Jhinga Tawa Haryali, a shrimp dish with onions and green masala. Our main course included a chicken curry (Kori Gassi), Shrimp Vindaloo, a coconut fish curry (Kotayam Moilee), an okra dish (Bindi Sasuralwali) prepared lightly sauteed and free of the sticky texture┬á that we associate with okra dishes. Everything we ordered led us to the conclusion that we have to go back real soon and order everything we hadn’t tried … even though we were ridiculously full!

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INDULGE. We all have read the benefits of Greek yogurt, but here is the skinny on the original. Olympus Greek Yogurt are a delicious healthy snack packed with vitamins and minerals. Its all natural, non-GMO and so rich you’d swear its fattening but believe us, our bootys definitely don’t mind it one bit! Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence!

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