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Indigo Indian Bistro, the Dinner Destination Before a Lincoln Center Concert

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Indigo Indian Bistro
283 Columbus Ave at 73rd
New York, NY 10024
(212) 579-3900
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Serving 7 Days/Week!
Lunch: 12 PM - 3 PM
Dinner: 5 PM - 10:00 PM
Shrimp Coconut Curry!
Mixed Tandoori Grill!
Ask for Kano and Mention for a
Free Glass Wine or Beer!

Indigo Indian Bistro, the Dinner Destination Before a Lincoln Center Concert
283 Columbus Ave at 73rd
New York, NY 10024
(212) 579-3900
Ask for Kano and Mention for a
Free Glass of Wine!

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
March 24, 2016

I was joined tonight at Indigo Indian Bistro, on the Upper West Side, near Lincoln Center, by David LaMarche, a Conductor of American Ballet Theatre. We would soon be heading south, on Columbus Avenue, to a concert at Tully Hall, with Fabio Luisi conducting the Juilliard Orchestra. Indigo Indian Bistro is convenient to all Lincoln Center theaters and movie houses, The Juilliard School, and Central Park. David chose, from Indigo's expansive and tantalizing menu, the Kasta Kachori appetizer and the Chicken Korma entrée (photos and descriptions below). I chose the very generous Chicken Tikka appetizer, while we shared the Yellow Dal, bowls of Basmati Rice, and Paratha Bread stuffed with spinach. Needless to say, we each left with a takeout bag for a fantastic second dinner. The spices and aromas are so intriguing, that I plan to return to Indigo very soon for lunch.

Indigo, owned by the same family that owns Basera, in Hell's Kitchen, serves a streamlined lunch special for only $9.95, from 12 noon to 3:00 PM, including rice, Naan bread, and any chicken, lamb, or vegetable entrée from the menu! Indigo has dozens of delicious options, with appetizers like Seekh Kebab (minced lamb sausages), Murg Malai Kebab (creamy grilled chicken breast), and Chaat Papri (whole wheat crisps and spiced yogurt). Hot breads include Naan (plain or stuffed with onion or chicken), Paratha (with spinach, mint, potato), and Roti (whole wheat). Biryani options with rice include Shrimp, Saffron Chicken, and Vegetable.

Seafood Specialties include Fish Curry (with salmon cooked in pepper-tomato sauce), Shrimp Jalferezi (cooked with fresh vegetables), and Shrimp Saag (baby shrimps and spinach). For vegetarians and vegetable lovers, Indigo features an expansive array of dishes, such as Malai Kofta (Indian cheese dumplings), Paneer Makhani (cubes of Indian cheese in tomato sauce), and Yellow Dal (lentils). Chicken Specialties include Chicken Tikka Masala (with tomato fenugreek sauce) and Mango Chicken. Lamb and Beef Specialties have options like Lamb Korma (cooked in saffron almond sauce). Indigo prides itself on its grilled Tandoori Specialties, including a Mixed Grill.

For dessert you might like Gulab Jamun (Indian cheese balls in honey) or Kulfi (homemade pistachio almond ice cream). Indigo serves wine and beer by the glass, plus Lassi (a non-fat yogurt beverage). Stop by Indigo Indian Bistro, for dinner before or after a concert, ballet, or movie, and mention you saw them on for a complimentary glass of wine!

Kasta Kachori
with Broccoli, Potato, Chutney, and Chickpeas
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Chicken Tikka,
with Grilled Chicken Breast and Greens
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Yellow Dal with Yellow Lentils,
and Basmati Rice
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Chicken Korma,
with Fragrant Saffron Almond Sauce
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

David LaMarche, Holding a Basket
of Paratha Bread, Stuffed with Spinach
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

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