Across from the Metro-North is this 50-seat Indian restaurant that serves chicken tikka masala, shrimp with coconut and ginger, bagain batata shaak (big slices of eggplant with a creamy tomato sauce and paneer), and murugh amwala (chicken in a spicy mango sauce). Open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
Phaal (no, not vindaloo) is the spiciest form of curry. So only the most fearless, hot-tongued foodie should attempt Spice Village’s lamb phaal, a dish of tender lamb chunks, onions, tomatoes, ginger, and—here comes the fire—dried green chile peppers. When you order this dish of pure fire magic, make sure a basket of roti and naan bread and a tall, cool mango lassi are within reach.