Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prince Indian Grill - One-Stop Shop for Quick Indian Food

A few months ago, I shared news about a new Indian fast food joint that was replacing the old Haddad's space on 31st Street near Ditmars Blvd. Well it's officially open for business, so I walked in, grabbed a menu and took in their surroundings.

Although I can't say much in terms of ambiance - it's a no-frills fast-food joint - however the food offering seems promising.  Here's a sampling of the menu in case you're thinking it over and feel inclined to try it:

Veggie samosa (2 pieces) - Crispy triangle pastry filled with assorted veggies...$2.95
Paneer Pakora (4 pieces) - Homemade cheese stuffed with fresh mint sauce and deep fried...$4.95
Bhelpoori - Mixture of crisps with potatoes, onions, tomatoes and tamarind sauce...$3.95
Prince Non-Veg Platter - Chicken tikka, lamb tikka, chicken leg and chicken pakora...$8.95

Tandoor Specialties:
Tandoori Chicken - Marinated in yogurt and light spices cooked in a clay oven...$6.95 (half), $11.95 (full)
Lamb Kabab - Ground lamb cooked with light spices, bell peppers and onions...$5
Prince Tandoori Grill - Grill with tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, lamb kabab, sheekh kabab and shrimp...$13.95

Veggie Specialties: ($4.95 - half, $7.95 - full)
Chana Saag - Chick peas cooked with spinach and corriander
Dal Makhani - Lentil delicacy tossed with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic cream
Navrattan Curry - Chopped assorted veggies prepared in a rich gravy
Paneer Bhurji - Cheese cooked in punjabi tadka style

Non-Veggie Specialities:
Chicken Curry - A homestyle aromatic herb chicken curry...$5.95 (half), $9.95 (full)
Chicken Makhani - Chicken tikka in a garlic tomato sauce...
$5.95 (half), $9.95 (full)
Lamb Saag - Lamb cooked with spinach, mint and coriander
...$5.95 (half), $10.95 (full)
Lamb Bhuna - Marinated lamb, slow cooked with fresh whole herbs...$5.95 (half), $10.95 (full)
Goat Vindaloo - Goat and potato cooked in onion, gravy and a touch of ginger...$6.95 (half), $11.95 (full)

Bread Specialties:
Garlic Naan - Stuffed with seasoned garlic...$2.95
Peshwari Naan - With raisins and nuts...$2.95
Paratha - Whole wheat multi-layered bread...$2.95
Gobi Paratha - Seasoned cauliflower...$2.95
Onion Kulcha - Soft bread with spiced onions...$2.95

Gulab Jamun (2 pieces) - Golden fried balls soaked in honey syrup...$1.95
Ras Malai (2 pieces) -  Ricotta cheese bathed in sugared milk...$1.95

Prince Indian Grill - 22-49 31st Street, Astoria NY 11105
N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd


  1. This place is quite awful. Inexperienced staff and disorganized. They don't serve the rush hour crowd off the subway at all. Very little food is ready to take out during prime rush hour evening hours. I think they'll be gone very soon.

  2. I got takeout one night and it was good. In the interest of time I got what was already prepared behind the counter and ended up with Chicken Tikka Masala & A Vegetable Curry with raita & pickles on the side. I also ordered Naan, which they prepared on the spot in their Tandoori oven.

  3. Both takes are interesting - I'm going to have to try it for myself and report back.

  4. My husband has gotten food from here twice... while I thought the flavors were good, I found the food really greasy/heavy.

    Kind of a bummer, especially since I miss Haddad's. :(

  5. P.S. By the way, I love this site... keep up the great work! Wishing you lots of culinary goodness in 2011. :)

  6. Thanks for your nice words Nicole, I appreciate it!



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