This counter-service vegetarian eatery located across from the Metro-North station serves home-cooked regional Indian dishes. Menu items include spicy potato dumplings, crispy lentil patties, and dosas. Look for the $8 daily specials (among them: vegetable biryani, paneer makhani, chana poori). Try the date milkshake. With a few desserts the exceptions, everything is made in-house. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Best Indian Restaurant (2012)
Chicken tikka masala—not. At this Hartsdale eatery, owner Bela Mehta, prides herself on serving the authentic goods you’d find at street carts, tiny take-out places, and cafés all over Mumbai. After all, she was born and raised in that vibrant, chaotic, and culinarily-advanced city. On the menu you’ll find the rightfully popular Masala Kraft sandwich (a homemade veggie cutlet, perfectly grilled focaccia bread, and a smattering of cilantro chutney) and samosa chaat (a heavenly concoction of crushed potatoes and peas garnished with yogurt, sweet date chutney, cilantro chutney, and dal moth), among other street grub. And what’s more, it’s all vegetarian, kosher, and prepared fresh with no preservatives.