Bhatti Indian Grill
New York, NY 10016
Village Voice's Description
Though we're lucky to have plenty of hole-in-the-wall cabbie joints serving Punjabi snacks and fast food, Manhattan generally lacks thoughtful, home-style Punjabi food, a gap that Bhatti fills. Skip the curries, which are totally ordinary, and choose the kabobs, which are not. The bhatti grill is not a piece of equipment, but an ultra-simple, ancient cooking method: an open fire, fueled with wood or charcoal--or, in this case, gas--over which kabobs and flatbreads are sizzled. To start, don't miss the pickled, grilled paneer. The squares of cheese look like slabs of campfire marshmallows, bright white with puffy, golden edges, and a tart, pickled bite that balances the paneer's mild, milky flavor. Anything with lamb dazzles: lamb chops offer crisp, fatty-edged meat and a good gnaw on the bone, while the gilauti kebab is composed of small, pale pucks of meat that go all silken in your mouth, like a marvelous, spiced pÃ¢té.
Tips from foursquare
The Village Voice voted this Best Kebab in our Best Of New York Poll!
Come here for a deal on Indian cuisine. Pick from a variety of mouthwatering chicken kebabs like Tandoori Murgh or Haryali Chooza for <$11.
Great kebabs here
The kebab lunch special at Bhatti Indian Grill is tasty--and a great deal.
amazing food a must go