Mausam Curry n Bites Bringing More Curry Options to Midtown
Last week we started getting tips about, Mausam Curry N Bites, a new curry truck parking around midtown. With some solid recommendations trickling in from Lunchers in the field we had to check it out.
First lets hear from Lunch’r ladyeatalot
I know we have a few good Indian carts/shops popping up in our nabe but I have to say this one is pretty darn good.
I had a combo of chick masala and palak paneer over rice– chicken was super moist and palak paneer had in depth flavor and spices – really deelish. I asked for a bit of their hot sauce and the dish is a bit spicy but I thought it was the right amount of heat. the meal came with a side salad too (dressed with some spices and then a light dressing). bc I get so excited when a truck comes to this desolate truck area I ordered a lot of food. I got two samosas as well – veggie (potato, carrots, peas, & onions) and I think chicken (but I swear it looks like beef) great flavor – the meat one was a teeny bit dry on the inside but they give you two sauces and that was all it needed. I have no idea if it comes with but I also asked for a nan and they gave it to me. Nan was a little heavy but still good.
the whole meal was 12 but it was side the samosas but me over the $10 limit. I am stuffed to the gills and (I’m not a delicate eater).
The menu is interesting. They have a design your own option where you pick your curry and then pick your style. Or you can get the curry rush, a pre-selected lunch option. Rounding out the menu are some chaats and kati rolls.
I went for the design my own option but the longer I stared at the menu the less I knew what I wanted–chicken? Chick peas? Paneer? Baby corn? Ahhh. I wished that they had little descriptions for each of the options to help you pick. In the end, I decided to let them pick for me and ended up with a mixed curry box with saag (spinach), chick peas, chicken, and paneer. I told them I was up for spicy and they delivered. The box came with a chapati on the side and at $9 was a solid value.
Being a huge kati roll fan naturally I had to try out the goods here. Just like the Biryani Cart they do 2 Kati Rolls for $6 and you can choose between chicken and paneer (cheese with veggies). The rolls come with a tamarind sauce and a spicy cilantro sauce. The fillings were decent. Both were a little be on the spicy side–hot enough to leave your mouth a little tingly. Rather than being big chunks of chicken and cheese there were smaller chunks inside ensuring a better distribution. But the roll itself? Tasted like a tortilla to me. Oh no. This is midtown. We are kati connoisseurs. You can’t pass a tortilla off here as a kati wrapper.
Fortunately my curry meal came with a side of chapati. I did a little kati transplant, shifting my leftover kati innards to the chapati and rolling it up myself. Much, much better.
The chapati was buttery and just a touch sweet. I would say it was slightly more floury tasting that Biryani Cart, but a more than decent chapati and a much better kati wrapper.
While the kati roll itself is a miss (unless they change up the wrapper) overall I’d say this truck is a welcome addition to the midtown lunch scene. Have you caught up with the Mausam Curry N Bites truck? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
To find the Mausam Curry N Bites’ location check their twitter: @mausamnyc.