Gujarati cuisine in New York City

The cuisine of Gujarat is unique. When I came across this reader comment in The New York Times, I craved again for spicy muthia!

August 30th, 2007
If you have taste buds that crave for not-so-spicy but zesty food,
you’'ve definitely tried Indian cuisine. But now do try some exotic
Gujarati savory - – khaman-dhokla, muthia, or mirchi bhajiya - all in a
three-course-dinner. Vegetarian Indian fare, but with a difference,
Vatan (translates as ‘homeland’) offers it as a fixed price meal for
just $25! The decor here has a close resemblance to an Indian Village
setting; you can dress casually or formally, suit yourself. Before you
head to 409 3rd Ave between 28th & 29th St. for dinner, ideally,
you may want to call 212.689.5666 just to ensure you have a
reservation; for a preview of the restaurant or menu, please visit
Perhaps I should head there for my own dinner, especially for that
delectable mango ice cream I enjoyed so much the last time I was in NYC!

Alas, they’ve been shut for renovations and their webpage suggests we make our reservations at “Gaam”, at least until Fall 2008, when they’re expected to re-open. If this place is anything like the one described above, it may well be worth the $25.95 for a Dinner Prix Fixe, and authentic Gujarati, at that!


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