A REVIEW OF MOTI MAHAL DELUXE AND DAD’S BIRTHDAY
Moti Mahal is located on 1149 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065 and is one of my parent’s favorite Indian restaurant.
I must agree that as far as Indian restaurants in New York city go, it is quite a lovely place and the food is exceptional.
The menu is small and we have probably eaten everything on the menu.
The scallops are cooked perfectly and come with a scallion and celery compote - I don’t taste the celery and so find it to be pretty good :)
There is the paneer tikka with generous sized paneer which is my favorite.
The seekh kebab is moist and flavorful.
The lamb chops are succulent and very well cooked.
The biryani is cooked in a pot with dough on top to keep the rice moist and is redolent with just the right spices.
One of the things that I appreciate about the food at Moti Mahal is that while it is very flavorful - there are no threatening spices that have the tendency to repeat on you hours after you have eaten.
The daal makhani and chicken makhani (not pictured here) are their signature dishes are truly delicious.
I told the manager that the food that night we visited was more delicious than the several times we ate there before. He said that was because I was extra hungry.
I told him that I was always hungry :)
He said that Amul butter which is from India was banned by the FDA and recently is allowed here again - they have resumed the use of that butter and that could be it.
If that’s it then that’s it - I’m buying Amul butter the next time I am in an Indian store.
Their breads - naans, parathas and roti are always served hot and cooked very well.
So, a good time was had by all especially my dad who’s day it was and I recommend this restaurant highly the next time you are in the mood for Indian food.
I hope you try it and tell me about it.
Until I eat again!