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Dawat Haute Indian Cuisine

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All lunch specials served with choice of soup or house salad & dessert of the day. Served from 12pm-2:30pm. Soup or salad options soup, house salad.
Tandoori Lunch Special
Includes tandoori chicken, reshmi kebab, lamb boti kebab, paneer tikka (cottage cheese), tandoori roti (whole wheat), and tomato raita
Chef's Recommended Lunch Special
Includes chicken tikka masala or lamb rogan josh, saag paneer, zeera aloo, vegetable pulao, and naan bread
Chef's recommended special: chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh.
Madhur Jaffrey's Vegetarian Lunch Special
Includes tandoori grilled vegetable, paneer makhani, sautéed aloo gobhi, vegetable pulao, yellow dal, cucumberraita, w/ nan, roti or paratha naan, roti or paratha option: naan, roti, paratha.
Seafood Lunch Special
Includes tandoori shrimp or fish, scallop caldin, tadka dal, lemon rice, naan bread and boondiraita
Seafood special options: tandoori shrimp, tandoori fish.
Homestyle Lunch Special
Inlcludes chicken‏ makhani, farasvibhaji, yellow dal, steamed basmati rice, and tandoori paratha
Aloo Tikkyas with Red Peshawari Chutney
The best curry leaf-flavored potato cakes you will ever eat, served with a special red pepper chutney with almonds and mint. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipies and unique to dawat
Keema Samosa
Spicy seasoned mince lamb wrapped in light pastry
Paneer Kulcha
Tandoori bread stuffed with seasoned homemade cheese
Onion Fritters Aka Onion
Pakora crisp‏ light, chickpea flour batter dipped onion fritters
Vegetable Samosa
Spicy seasoned potatoes and peas wrapped in light pastry
Succulent shrimp, flavored with garlic. Mustard seeds and curry leaves. From madhurjaffrey's personal recipies and unique to dawat
Hyderabadi 'Lamb Pathar' Kebab
Spicy seasoned thin slices of lamb browned on a very hot griddle. An excellent starter. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipies and unique to dawat
Vegetable 'Harrabhara' Kebab
Delicious green vegetables, potatoes &indian cottage cheese patties delicately spiced. Served w/pear chutney
Madhur's Snack Cart
Bhel Poori
A melange‏ of assorted crisps and noodles, smothered in sweet, sour, and spicy chutneys.
Ginger Cauliflower Soup
A silken pureed spicy ginger flavored soup
Dawat Kachumber Salad
Mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, salad topped w/ sliced almonds & raisins along w/ chef's special dressing
Mulligatawny Soup
A spicy favorite of anglo-india, made with split peas, vegetables and chicken
Lamb Seekh Kebab
Minced lamb with aromatic herbs, wrapped around a skewer
Chicken 'Silken' Kebab
Mildly spiced skewered minced chicken rolls
Muradabadi Boti Kebab
Skewered boneless cubes of lamb marinated in yogurt, garlic and ginger
Chicken 'Malai' Kebab
Succulent cubes of boneless chicken marinated in yogurt & ginger toasted in clay-oven tandoor
Dishes do not come with rice.
Paneer Makhani
Fresh homemade cheese, folded into creamy tomato sauce
Mattar Paneer
Fresh homemade cheese cubes cooked with green peas
Bhindi Masala
Okra blended with browned onion and dried mango
Maharashtrian-Style Farasvibhaji
Green beans cooked with freshly grated coconut. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Malai Kofta
Mixed vegetable croquette in a savory sauce
Vegetable Jal Frazie
Mixed vegetables with cottage cheese, mildly spiced
Zeera Aloo
Spicy potatoes flavored with whole and ground cumin seeds. An all-time favorite of our staff and friends
Smoked Eggplant Bharta
Roasted puréed eggplant, ginger, onions, tomatoes & fresh coriander. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms
We flavor our mushrooms with fresh curry leaves and green coriander
Bhuni Gobi
Cauliflower stir-fried with ginger and cumin seeds
Channa Masala
A spicy chick pea preparation which can be prepared as mild or as hot as you like it
Spice levels: mild, medium, spicy.
Bhindi Masala
Okra blended with browned onion and dried mango
Dishes do not come with rice.
Chicken Saag
Chicken pieces‏ smothered in a spicy spinach puree
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chunks of chicken, roasted in a clay oven and then folded into a mildly spiced tomato sauce
Chicken Jai Frazie
Entrée marinated chicken, sauteed with fresh vegetables
Chicken Makhani
White meat chicken pieces roasted in a clay over and then folded into a creamy tomato sauce
Kashmiri-Style Dhaniwal Korma
Chicken pieces cooked in a mild sauce of yogurt and fresh green coriander. From madhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Cornish Hen with Green Chilies
A very hot specialty of kerala'sbaghdadijews. This dish is flavored with spicy green chilies and sour tamarind. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Dishes do not come with rice.
Kashmiri Rogan Josh
Succulent pieces of baby goat (with bone), in a cardamom flavored sauce. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Kofta Masala
Delicately spiced mince lamb roundal, spiced with ginger and garlic, folder in a gravy of onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Boti Kebab Masala
Cubes of lamb roasted in a clay oven then folded in a spiced sauce
Lamb Vindaloo
Lamb in a hot, tangy sauce
Saag Gosht
Cubes of lamb delicately blended in spinach puree
Dishes do not come with rice (unless otherwise specified below).
Scallops Caldin
Crusty scallops with a green coriander chilli sauce-a goan specialty. We suggest you eat it with our lemon rice. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Kerala-Style Konju Pappaas
Shrimp in a coconut sauce, flavored with aromatic curry leaves and smoked tamarind. Frommadhurjaffrey's personal recipes and unique to dawat
Fish in a Mustard Sauce
Chunks of‏ seasonal fish in a spicy sauce of crushed mustard seeds and mustard oil
Shrimp Bhuna
Shrimp cooked in herbs and spices with a touch of garlic and ginger
Shrimp Curry W/ Roasted
Spices a delicious shrimp cury which is both rich & aromatic. Recommended w/lemon basmati rice
Lamb Curry
A classic dish from northern india& amongst the most popular of curries
Home-Style Chicken Curry
All time favorite chicken, fresh ginger, onion & tomato gravy
Goan Fish Curry
A traditional fish curry from goa (south -western part of india) like most of the goan food, this dish is red hot & delicious. Specially for spice lovers
Mughlai Chicken Curry
Chicken cooked w/ lots of indian spices & condiments in a rich gravy. A traditional recipe of the rich mughuls of india
Vegetable Curry
Mixed vegetable‏ mildly spiced
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming here since 1992, but hadn't been here in several years. It's still as delicious as ever. Standouts were the chicken tikka nan, vindaloo, chicken biryani and shrimp curry. The tandoori vegetables were also a nice surprise. Mulligatawny was good, but not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KCS728
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I have been going to Dawat since the '90s. Since I move out of the city and into Westchester I don't get to go often but just had dinner there and it is as awesome as it has always been. Indian is my favorite cuisine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Not your typical Indian restaurant Very nice room and very good services but pricey but good for when you want to treat yourself

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimrunred
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Our son lives in the City and whenever we have the chance to join him for dinner this is our family favorite! The food is tasty and not overpriced, the service is friendly, efficient and unobtrusive, and we are never disappointed! Hubby is a Punjabi...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We've thought of Dawat as our default choice when we want to go to an Indian restaurant as it's comfortable, not terribly far, the food and service are terrific and you don't have to go home and take a shower. as they've walled off the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank doug100worth
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Bland and under seasoned says it all. Charges the price of competent cooking but doesn’t deliver it. Even dishes marked as spicy were flavorless. Only those who know nothing about Indian food could approve the output of this kitchen. We’ve traveled extensively and often in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Deano50
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place , beautiful ambience, Nice people .. and very tasty food Authentic taste of Indian food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jtiwari0910
DAWATNY, Manager at Dawat Haute Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you for your review. We will make sure of the same quality in your next visit as well.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

We decided to visit here again after 13 years having had a fabulous meal in 2004.......what has gone wrong? We were met by an extremely rude man, the place was very quiet and the food was extremely disappointing, bland and tasteless, such a shame as...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Alison B
Reviewed March 26, 2018

As someone who grew up in London, England, I have known and enjoyed good Indian food all my life. This restaurant ranks among the worst I have visited, at the same time as being fairly expensive. Madhur would be ashamed of the food here! All...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Gordon B
Reviewed March 25, 2018

An excellent place for Indian Small Plates. The atmosphere is informal, but the service is highly attentive and professional - the cauliflower appetizer was some of the best I've ever had and the lamb skewers were cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TKScuba
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October 28, 2017|
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Response from Sassamatt | Reviewed this property |
likely not. i did not see a buffet table set up when i was there for lunch.
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from DAWATNY | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. This is an Indian Restaurant.
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