Malaika Arora Enjoys Desi Meal At New York’s Famous Indian Restaurant
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Actress, model and TV Show host Malaika Arora is currently in New York where she seems to be having a gala time watching musicals, walking the streets and dining and famous restaurants. Malaika may be one of the fittest B’Town celebrities but she is also one big foodie at heart, and she is unstoppable in NYC. A few days ago, the actress was at Eataly, NYC, where she had a Margherita Pizza and a burrata with toasted breads. Then on another day, like a true New Yorker, she had a couple of sliders along with a slice of chocolate cake at Locanda Verde, and on Friday, she appeased her ‘desi’ cravings at Junoon, NYC. The award-winning fine dining restaurant was started by Rajesh Bhardwaj. The restaurant is now one of the most sought-after dining destinations in New York City. Renowned Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Vikas Khanna was also once associated with the Manhattan Restaurant.  

At Junoon, Malaika had quite a toothsome spread. In an Instagram story shared by the 48-year-old, we see a table full of desi delicacies like chicken biryani, chicken curry, dal makhani and another Indian stew. “Awesome food @junoonnyc … Thank you”, wrote Malaika in her caption.  

Indian food has emerged to be one of the most beloved cuisines across the globe. Even actress Priyanka Chopra opened an Indian restaurant Sona, in New York last year, which became quite a sensation upon its launch itself.

Now, not all of us can take a trip to New York to try out these amazing Indian restaurants, but surely, we can try making the ultimate Indian feast at home. A few classic recipes that never go wrong. This weekend, treat yourself to the ‘ultimate Indian menu’.

Chicken Biryani: 

Meat, spices and long-grained aromatic rice layered together in a pot, cooked on ‘dum’. This spicy, wholesome and flavourful dish has all our hearts.

Dal Makhani: 

One of the most legendary Dal preparations of India. Black urad dal cooked with heaps of butter, garlic, tomatoes and cream. Dal Makhani is best paired with naan or rice.


Kadhai Paneer:

 If ‘Shahi Paneer’ is a bit too mild for your liking, you must try the Kadhai Paneer. The word ‘kadhai’ means a wok. Here, the paneer is fried with a bunch of onions, capsicum and spices, until it is thick, spicy and saucy.

Chicken Chettinad: 

One of the spiciest South Indian chicken preparations hailing from Tamil Nadu. Here, chicken is cooked with special ‘Chettinad Masala’, which is a combination of various spices such as star anise, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, methi seeds, cloves etc.  

Doi Maach:  

The Bengali fish preparation is a treasure of flavours. The word ‘Doi’ in Bengali refers to curd. The addition of curd makes the gravy dish extra tangy and eclectic too.