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Aamchi Pao Carbo-loads the Indian Way in W. Village

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    Bleecker Street’s Indian Bread Co. is no more, but fans of bread-based Indian fast food needn’t mourn. On May 22, the space reopens as Aamchi Pao, a freshly renovated 12-seat shop stocked with Indian newspapers and gossip rags. It’s the carb-centric concept of moonlighting Dévi pastry chef Surbhi Sahni, who has shifted the focus from Indian Bread’s “naanini” and “naanwiches” to pao (or pav) bhaji, a Mumbai specialty traditionally made with mashed spiced potatoes and vegetables.

    Served on a griddled bun, the varieties here range from pulled goat to crispy fish of the day ($6 to $8). Other attractions: wine (and a $5 BYO corkage fee), straight-from-Dévi mini-desserts (and a side or two, like the tangy Manchurian cauliflower), and a late-night menu served Friday and Saturday until 5 a.m.

    Aamchi Pao, 194 Bleecker St., nr. Macdougal St.; 212-228-1909

    Aamchi Pao

    choose Pao or Paratha with any filling

    Vegetarian $6, Non Vegetarian: $8

    Vegetarian

    Vada
    Garlic chutney, chickpea flour, potato

    Bhaji
    Mix vegetables, bhaji masala, crispy onions, green chillies

    Spinach lentil Tikki
    Tomato mustard chutney, ginger & turmeric pickle

    Tandoori Tofu takatak
    Onion, bell peppers, roasted cumin, lemon juice

    Poultry, fish and meat

    Tandoori Chicken Takatak
    Onion, bell peppers, roasted cumin, lemon juice

    Crispy fish of the day
    Kasundi mustard aioli, cole slaw

    Beef Keema
    Peas

    Lamb Shammi Kebab
    Eggplant chutney

    Tandoori Pulled goat leg
    Onion, tomatoes, chillies, cilantro, crema agria

    Shrimp
    Goda masala, carrot & cauliflower relish

    Sides: $4

    Chat of the day
    Soup of the day
    Spiced Fries
    Homemade Yam or Potato Chips

    Sweet ending $4

    Pineapple Trifle
    Mango cheese cake
    Pao bread Pudding

    Beverages:

    Lemonades $2.50 and lassi 3.50

    Nimbu Pani: sweet lemonade, rock salt, fresh mint
    Mango Lassi: mango, yogurt
    Salty Chaach : thin salty buttermilk, roasted cumin, crushed ice
    Lassi of the day (Elachi Lassi: green cardamom, raw sugar, yogurt)

    Sodas
    Cans 1.25 (Coke, Diet coke, Sprite, Fanta, Seltzer, Iced tea)

    Indian Bottle Drinks 2.00
    Thumbs up, Limca, Fanta
    Mango Juice

    BYOB corkage fee $5

    WINES $6
    2 white
    2 red

    LATE NIGHT MENU
    12 am – 5am

    All Entrees $7

    Maggi Noodles
    Peas, carrots, cauliflower

    Vada Pao

    Spiced Omelet
    Maggi sweet n chilli ketchup

    Tandoori Chicken Takatak

    Beef Keema

    Sides: $4
    Spiced Fries
    Homemade Yam or Potato Chips

     

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