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Comprehensive review of Deccan Spice by Village Voice
A decade ago, Jersey City’s Little India stretch of Newark Avenue that descends rather alarmingly toward the Meadowlands swamps was really Little Gujarat. This bustling district teemed with immigrants from that far-western Indian state who patronized its temples, groceries, sari stores, restaurants, gold-dowry jewelers, and sweet shops. But gradually, their numbers dwindled. Now a fresh group of Indian immigrants, many from the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, have replaced them, and a whole slew of new restaurants has materialized almost overnight. These places offer fascinating regional cuisines rarely glimpsed before in the New York area…..
Best Indian Restaurant in NYC Metro Area in 2012
Southern Indian cooking has finally come into its own in the New York area, not just a dish or two on a mainly Mughal menu, or a shop that sells dosas, utthapams, and idlies, but little else. Newark Avenue in Jersey City has become a powerhouse of regional southern Indian cooking, one of its most ardent proponents being Deccan Spice. Encompassing both flesh and vegetable matter, the menu roughly represents the food you might………………….
100 Dishes to eat now: Natu Kodi Biryani
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our “Best of 2012” issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
The biryani comes with two sauces, and there are two big pieces of chicken in the serving. The ellipse in the foreground of the biryani is an egg……………
5 Amazing Dishes from Deccan Spice
5. Corn Fritters (above) — Maize is certainly not the first vegetable you’re likely to think of when it comes to Indian food, apart from an appearance or two in Gujarati cuisine. At Deccan spice, it appears as corn fritter shaped like falafel, crunchy, chewy, and studded with corn kernels. The dipping sauce? Read the full review to find out what it is…….