Never a fan of the flavor of curry, I find that the best Indian restaurants—such as Chutney Masala in Irvington—don’t need to overspice. The chutneys are all homemade, the spices are blended in-house, and the meat is free-range (with a focus on supporting local farms).
I keep hearing about New Rochelle’s Coromandel, which has quite a reputation for extremely attentive service. Owner and chef Joji explains that the menu is unique because it has items “from both the north and south of India, which is rare to find.” Joji adds, “Our decor is much more modernized, but yet still filled with all the bright and vibrant colors of India.”
Ultimately, I choose Taj Palace in White Plains, because, for me, it has the best of everything. The ambience is authentically Indian, and the Garlic Naan and Mughlai Botti Kebab (roasted lamb cooked in a special clay oven and marinated in yogurt, garlic, ginger, and other blends of spices) is so full of flavor that I can’t wait to come back for more.