By W. A. Muller
The trendy neighborhood of Greenwich Village in Manhattan recently welcomed their newest neighbor, Indian restaurant Mirch Masala.
Mirch, which means chillies, and masala, meaning mixed spices are combined to serve a flavorsome ‘Mirch Masala’. The restaurant specializes in serving popular Indian food as well as a large array of traditional and regional Indian dishes.
Executive Chef Gopal Singh mastered the art of Indian cuisine before moving to the U.S. in 1990. After working in some of the best restaurants in the New York City area with over 30 years of varied experience, Gopal is an acclaimed chef and specializes in traditional Indian food. Known for his meticulous roasts and grinds, Gopal makes all the spice mixtures (masalas) in-house, taking the food at Mirch Masala to another level of authenticity.
Some of Mirch Masala’s most popular dishes include ‘Paratha Rolls’ – whole wheat flat bread rolled with a choice of filling topped with red onion, cilantro, mint chutney; an on the go wholesome snack; Dal Makhni – black lentils slow cooked with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, spices and tempered with cumin seeds; Bombay Fish Masala – fillets of seasonal fresh fish, simmered in a tangy sauce of coconut, ginger, garlic and spices and Tandoori Chicken – an all-time favorite Tandoori preparation; chicken on the bone in a marinade of ginger and garlic, strained yogurt, Kashmiri red chilies and Tellicherry peppercorns.
With impeccable customer service and perfectly flavored dishes, guests have already begun to frequent the new Indian restaurant, unique for the fresh ingredients and authenticity in traditional Indian dishes.
“I think we’ve got something really special here,” said Shekhar Gowda, Consultant & Manager of Mirch Masala “I’ve seen so many familiar faces; it’s gratifying to know that we already have such a loyal base of customers.” •
95 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10012