Lamb Kofta, Rice wtih Scallions and Peas, & Cucumber Yogurt

Kofta is a Middle Eastern or Indian meatball.  I was lucky enough to find lamb version with masala sauce in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s ($4.99!) that required no more than 8-10 minutes in a pan.  They are so flavorful – coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric – so many spices!  As long as they like…

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Dhaba

I was happy to realize I had a few friends living in the Murray Hill area – yay! it’s not all gel-haired 22 year olds!  Wendy happens to be one of those friends and after weeks of non-jiving schedules we found a window of opportunity and went to dinner last week.  Due to the large…

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Tamarind

I kicked off my birthday weekend (it’s a big birthday – I deserve a whole weekend) by crossing a restaurant off my list.  After hearing Susan talk/blog about Tamarind, the Indian restaurant was added to my ever lengthening list of must-trys. I don’t usually connect Indian fare with fine dining, but Tamarind takes Indian food…

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Saravana

Here’s a tip, fellow diners: if you walk into an ethnic restaurant and every patron is of that ethnicity and speaking a language other than English, you’ve likely hit the jackpot.  That was my experience this past Saturday night at Saravana.  Hearing only foreign sounds was music to my ears because I knew I was…

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