Mint Masala, a fresh Indian option on MacDougal
BY GABE HERMAN
Mint Masala is among the growing number of
halal restaurants in Greenwich Village, and
its delicious food is great for any and all who
happen to love good Indian food.
Located at 95 MacDougal St., between Bleecker
and W. Third Sts., it opened in summer 2014 as
Mirch Masala, and recently changed its name to Mint
All of the food is freshly prepared in house, and
the extensive menu includes a section of dosa, which
is a type of pancake; appetizers that include several
varieties of samosas; and many tandoori dishes, curry
dishes and naan breads.
Entrees range from about $11 to $25. There are
also lunch specials offered every day, including the
poultry option (which is chicken tikka masala), a vegetable
side and basmati rice for $10.95. Not only is it
delicious but it’s enough food for two meals.
In keeping with the “mint” in the restaurant’s
PHOTO COURTESY MINT MASALA
Saffron chicken tikka masala at Mint Masala.
name, a fresh mint leaf as a garnish is included with
“Hoping that the goodness of the mint will be benefi
cial to your health!” the restaurant’s Web site says.
Mint Masala is generally a hit with online reviewers,
with one recent Yelp poster saying, “Dosa masala
was amazing along with the dips. Small restaurant.
Great service. We went late and it was quiet. Perfect
place for conversation and time to savor each bite.”
Mint Masala only has fi ve tables, which are set up
in a row in its narrow space. It can get full during
lunch and dinner times but often there is at least some
seating available. Delivery is available through several
sites, including Seamless and DoorDash. More information
can be found at www.masalamac.com.
22 February 21, 2019 TVG Schneps Media