Authentic Indian Flavors in Modern New York Plates
Manhattan has no shortage of Indian restaurants but for long, my favorite go-to Indian restaurant has been Vikas Khanna’s Michellin starred restaurant – Junoon. Till recently there wasn’t an Indian restaurant that was in competition. Cue in Indian Accent. There was a lot of excitement around the opening, getting a reservation is a challenge and it has to be an occasion to visit this restaurant.
The post has some menu items from Junoon’s tasting menu and my 2 Indian Accent visits.
My first visit was an absolute taste-buds delight. The plating of the food is exquisite and the flavors are authentic. From what I heard, even the butter they use comes from India. (I did not confirm this, but so I hear.)
Potato sphere chaat
Sweet potato (shakarkandi) with crispy okra
Blue cheese stuffed naan with spicy pumpkin soup
Pulled jackfruit phulka (essentially a taco)
Tofu kofta, quinoa pulao, bottle gourd curry
Soy Keema with lime leaf butter pao
Makhan Malai (Saffron milk, rose petals, jaggery brittle and almonds)
This looks like a heavy meal in itself but was a sweet soft foam that melts in your mouth.
Besan Ladoo Cheesecake (Never thought that that’d be a combination!)