November 7, 2014

Desi food at Desi Galli

I am a big foodie, and Indian cuisine definitely bags the favorite spot. Always on a hunt to explore great Indian food I was delighted when PriaVanda Chouhan extended an invitation to come try the food at her restaurant Desi Galli (love the name)

A cozy little restaurant in NYC, it is thoughtfully designed reflecting elements of Indian decor. 
Their menu has so much to offer and when I was lost deciding between options of kathi rolls, chaats , biryanis and their sliders, Pria came to the rescue and helped me make a decision.

While we waited for food to arrive Pria filled me in with how she has carefully created her own recipes to make healthier, lighter and gluten-free versions of the Indian food. Healthy Indian food in a restaurant sounds too good to be true? I wondered the same until I took a bite into my meal. 

The pleasant surprise was that the healthier version was actually so flavorful and true to the desi taste!  This place definitely scores brownie points for breaking the notion that Indian food can't be enjoyed the healthy way. While we chatted away and I finished my meal, I knew I wasn't done yet...This is one of those restaurants where I'd want to try every single item on their menu and I am surly coming back for more!

Thank you Pria once again for inviting me over, your warm hospitality and the tasteful food. Next time when you peeps are craving for healthy yet yummy Indian street food, I hope you know where to make the pit stop! I sure do:))

The hidden jewel at the corner of Lexington and 27th.
 Indian decor against the NYC street view.. love the combo!
Palak patte ki chaat and aloo paneer tikki slider..yummm!

With PriaVanda @ Desi Galli after the lovely chat n yummy chaat.


  1. Can't take the love for Indian food out of an Indian. :-) I know I crave for homemade roti subzi after weeks of travelling in another country and eating *their* local food.

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  3. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll

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