Friday, May 24th

Celebrate Indian Cuisine at Marigold

MarigolddinnerGood news for aficionados of Indian cuisine. Marigold has opened in Eastchester and is sending the mouthwatering aroma of curry, ginger and cilantro wafting around the block. Located directly across the street from Burrata, there’s ample parking in front of the Eastchester Library and on a recent Sunday we were happy to find there was no wait for a table.

The orange and yellow décor is festive and there’s ample space for diners and good acoustics for conversation. Though the restaurant is new, they have a full bar and serve cocktails, wine and beer along with non-alcoholic mango, salty or sweet lassi.

This is not the first roadshow for Chefs Chandru, Ravi and Hemant and their experience and expertise shine through in the menu and the dishes delivered to your table. The menu includes extensive offerings both vegetarian and non-vegetarian so there should be something for everyone in your group.

The menu features many new twists on classic Indian dishes, some melding the food of other cultures as well. For example, appetizers include a trio of samosas and chicken tikka but also beet arancini with parmesan and Apricot Chicken Seekh Kebab (seasoned ground chicken skewers and apricot chutney.) We started with Mango Coconut Shrimp which was spicy and delicious.

What’s a meal without warm bread? They offer plain, garlic or rosemary and garlic Naan, Kulcha or stuffed bread with a choice of paneer, parmesan and onion, lamb keema or crab, Paratha or Tandoori Roti.

Moving on there are some varieties of Biryani (aromatic rice) with your choice of vegetables, chicken, goat and even jackfruit.Marigoldrestaurant

It was hard to pick from the long list of chicken, meat and fish entrees. We went with the Butter Chicken with fenugreek and onion-tomato sauce but would like to try the coconut milk chicken current, the Tandoori chicken or the Chawla Chicken in cashew-saffron sauce. We also ordered lamb Rogan Josh, which is a dish from Kashmir. Also on the menu are Lamb Vindaloo a Goan-style curry, with tomato, whole red chili and vinegar and Chef Hemant’s lamb with masala potato and pineapple chutney.

Some of the dishes are hot, but if you request more mild preparations they are happy to oblige.

We didn’t have the chance to sample the vegetarian entrees like the summer squash dumplings and the Masala Eggplant but did enjoy our side of Saag Paneer (spinach and cheese.)

The food arrived quickly and the service was attentive. Portions were large and there was enough to enjoy a second meal of leftovers at home the following night.

Check out the menu here and give Marigold a try before word gets out and you can’t get a table.

Marigold
434 White Plains Road
Eastchester
914-202-9455
www.marigold.restaurant (Takeout available)

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday
11:30 am – 3 pm and 5 pm-9pm

Friday and Saturday
11:30 am to 3 pm and 4 pm – 10 pm

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