What to Eat at Curry Hill’s Latest Vegetarian-Indian Offering, Bhojan

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Photo: Courtesy of Bhojan

The room in Curry Hill that at one point housed Saravana Bhavan Dosa Hut and Tamilnadu Bhavan has undergone yet another change, but is staying vegetarian. This week, Dhaba chef-owner Shiva Natarajan (also behind midtown east’s well regarded Chola and Tadka, as well as restaurants in Connecticut and Massachusetts) opened Bhojan, focusing on India’s Gujarat and Punjab regions. Like another Curry Hill newcomer, Bhatti Indian Grill, it offers Thalis (appetizer, entrée, condiments, bread, rice, and dessert) and more. The menu is below, but you should really get your hands on a hard copy, with its fascinating trivia about Indian marriage ceremonies (“the 13th of the 16 ceremonies in an Indian life”), and the country’s Jewish population (“hard to estimate since each Jewish community is distinct with different origins”).

LUNCH THALIS 8
(Freshly prepared daily)
Salad
Papad (lentil wafers)
Entrees (two chefs special)
Daal
Kadhi
Basmati rice / Chapatti / Pori
Chutnies / Achar
Dessert

THALIS
We have Jain friendly thalis.
Freshly prepared vegetables everyday and all day on Weekends.
Served only for Dinner during the Week

ASHRAM THALI (Light and Healthy) 16
(No onions or garlic)
Salad
Starter
Kichdi
2 Entrees
Corn chat or beans
Raita / Papad / Chutney / Achar / Breads / Rice / Dessert

GUJARATI THALI 16
Salad
Starter
2 Entrees
Gujrati Kadhi Daal
Raita / Papad / Chutney /AcharBreads / Rice / Dessert

THELE WALA CHAAT
(Snacks from the street carts)

PHUCHKA 6
Puffed mini puris, potato and chickpea filling, tangy water

SEV PURI 6
Mini puris, yogurt, tamarind and green chutney

RAGARA PATTIES 6
Potato patties, yellow peas, cumin

KACHORI CHAAT 7
Crispy flour puffs stuffed with moong, yogurt, two chutnies

SAMOSA CHOLE CHAAT 7
Yellow peas, yogurt, two chutnies

CORN CHAAT 5
Kernel corn, red onions, cucumber, lime, chat masala

DHOKLA BHEL PORI 5
Puffed rice, sev, potatoes, tamarind
and coriander chutney

FRUIT CHAAT 6
Hand picked daily

ROTIYAAN
(Freshly prepared breads)

CHAPATI (2 pieces) 3
Whole wheat bread cooked on an open fire

PARATHA (1 piece) 3
Pan grilled multi layered bread

PURI (1 piece) 3
Puffed fried whole wheat bread

BATURA (1 piece) 3
Deep fried white flour bread

SMALL PLATES
MIRCHI BAJI Spicy 4
Batter fried green chillies

METHI GOTA 4
Batter fried fresh fenugreek leaves

PATRA 5
Steamed rolls made from colocasia (arbi) leaves and gram flour

VADA PAV 6
Potato balls, garlic chutney, pau bread

KHAMAN 5
Steamed lentil cakes, green chilies, mustard seeds

KHANDVI 6
Gram flour rolls, fresh coriander leaves

SAMOSA 5
Pastries stuffed with potatoes, peas

KICHIDI (soup) 6
A lentil and rice mash, peppercorns, cumin

CHILI CHEESE TOAST 5
Green chilies, fresh coriander, white bread

DESI CHEESE SANDWICH 5
Green chutney, cucumber, cheese, white bread

PUDINA CHEESE SANDWICH 5
Green chutney, cheese, butter, white bread

CHOLE BATURE 8
Spiced chickpeas, batura bread

PAU BHAJI 7
Spiced vegetable mash, pau bread

ALOO GOBI PARATHA 5
Stuffed potatoes and cauliflower bread with dahi

PANEER CHILI PARATHA 5
Stuffed paneer cheese and green chillies with dahi

METHI THEPLA 6
Fresh methi leaves, wheat flour bread with marwadi aloo

ROTLA (BAJRA ROTI) 5
Millet flour bread, ghee and garlic chutney

HARE MATTAR PURI (2 pieces) 7
Green peas stuffed fried bread with marwadi aloo

DABELI 7
Spiced potato patties, peanuts, red onions
in pau bread

DAHI BALLE 6
Lentil flour dumplings, yogurt, cilantro and two chutnies

MALAI KOFTA 8
Vegetable cheese balls, creamy tomato sauce

SIDES
BROWN RICE
Steamed 2

BASMATI RICE
Steamed white rice 2

RAITA
A refreshing yogurt with dates 3

CHUTNEY
Mango or tomato 2

Bhojan Vegetarian Restaurant, 102 Lexington Ave., nr. 27th St.; 212-213-9615