Let’s just drop an idea on you before you tuck into that greasy burger. January and February are smack in the middle of cold and flu season. Put down those fries…what you need is something to keep the catarrh at bay. Chef Navjot Arora’s saffron-colored puli rasam is the delicious choice, where creamy, proteinous yellow lentils are cut with sour tamarind and acid tomatoes. It’s an Ayurvedic Rx to help keep those cooties away.
Chutney Masala 4 W. Main Street, Irvington (914)591-5500; chutneymasalabistro.com