Bhojan, a Curry Hill staple that Robert Sietsema awarded three stars back in May for its top notch vegetarian Gujarati food, shuttered quietly sometime this summer, but the space wasn't vacant for long. The restaurant's owner, who also runs six other Indian restaurants, opened Haldi three weeks ago. The new menu offers food from Calcutta, including a few dishes like an aloo beet cutlet and minced chicken balls in an almond cashew gravy with raisin, which the menu says have "Calcutta Jewish Influence." There are also several Bengali-Chinese options on the menu, including chili paneer and hot & sour soup. The space, at least, looks like it has stayed largely the same — those upside down copper bowls still line the ceiling. 102 Lexington Avenue, Curry Hill.
Curry Hill Vegetarian Hit Bhojan Gets Swapped Out for Jewish-Begali-Chinese Restaurant Haldi
Haldi's influences are from all over the region.
by Devra Ferst