Chef Navjot Arora offers an under-$10 small-plates menu (crispy okra slivers, onion fritters, lamb kebab) at this modern Indian bi-level bistro, named "Best New Indian Restaurant 2009" by this magazine. Popular dinner entrées: tandoori shrimp in a pomegranate-and-yogurt marinade, baby eggplant in a sweet/sour sesame-peanut sauce, and lamb curry. A two-course lunch prix fixe ($14.95) is offered Mon to Fri. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested.
Chef Navjot Arora’s Hudson-side ode to his Punjab roots brings the lavish regional richness of nut purées, cream, yogurt, and ghee to a cuisine often thought limited to wan tikka masala. Housed in a historic brick building—a remnant of Irvington’s industrial past—Chutney Masala has won our hearts for its faithful takes on luxurious Punjab and Mughal traditions.