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Chote Nawab

(212) 679-4713

115 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10016

Chote Nawab serves Hyderabadi-style biryani with mirchi ka salan (peanut curry) and we recommend you order it with lamb on a day when you need something more reliable than your internet service provider to believe in. It’s creamy, dense, and one of the many reasons why we like this Murray Hill spot. The dish should come with a warning label that reads “do not operate heavy machinery after consuming,” but that’s just part of why it’s great.

Owned by the same people as Dhaba, Chote Nawab (for some reason) tends to be far less crowded. Chote Nawab focuses on meat dishes from around India, including a ton of chicken and lamb dishes, all served in a modern, friendly environment.

Once you accept that the tofu scramble you’ve been eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is contributing to your depression, order some dal or baingan bharta from Chote Nawab. All of the vegetable curries and kebabs here taste like they came straight from the Garden of Eden, before Adam and Eve ruined everything over a piece of fruit. Order a few online and be sure to get some extra naan too because you can never have too much naan.

Chote Nawab and Dhaba are run by the same team, they’re located in the same neighborhood, and their menus are fairly similar. One distinction is that Chote Nawab makes a special Hyderabadi-style biryani with a peanut curry (mirchi ka salan). So when you order Chote Nawab online or by calling 212-679-4603, make sure to try some.

Chote Nawab is owned by the same people as Dhaba and focuses slightly more on meat dishes like some excellent chicken and lamb. You can place your order online or by calling 212-679-4603.

Indian meat and vegetarian options available for delivery and takeout - call or order online.

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