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Oct 2, 2006 04:19 PM

Good Indian food on the LES or in the East Village.

And by good I mean good, and by Indian I mean not Bangladeshi.

Any thoughts?

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  1. Haveli in the East Village is above average Indian, not the greatest ever, but decent.

    1. I used to be a Banjara fan, now made the switch to Brick Lane Curry for inexpensive, bright tasting Indian food with crisp service.

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      1. re: chow_gal

        No need to "switch," both are great. Banjara is slightly cheaper, but I have always liked the food at Bick Lane slightly better. Although, Brick Lane does not have those delicious pot pie things. Anyway, Indian food on the LES shouldn't be a problem...6th street is also known as curry hill. Try Panna II for the cheapest good Indian you can get.

        1. re: tikka

          You're right about the pot pie things at Banjara. They're called dumpakht and are worth going based on that alone.

      2. I hate it when pedantic posters do this, don't know why I am doing it now... BUT.... Curry Hill refers to that area of Murray Hill populated with indian restaurants. 6th Street is 'Little India'.

        1. Has anybody been to Angon on 6th lately? It was all the rage for a while, then the hype died down when the famous chef left. I continued to like it and go there, but haven't been for a few months now.

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          1. re: The Engineer

            Where did the chef from Angon go? I ate there after the hype and I really did not like it.

            1. re: I eat a lot

              She went to Spicy Mina's in Queens. I'm not sure if that is still the case. Do a search and you should find hours of reading! FWIW, I had a terrible meal there. I mean top three all-time most disgusting food experiences of my life terrible.

          2. Some of the restaurants listed so far - Brick Lane, for example - strike me as Bangladeshi in style (whether or not in ownership, I don't know). This may lead to disappointment.