Showing posts with label indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label indian. Show all posts

Saturday, November 8, 2014

my (his) best friend's (indian) wedding

although i quite enjoyed saying these words, i think i said "bedazzled" and "bedazzles" more times last weekend than the rest of my life combined.  obviously i'm talking about an indian wedding! hung's best friend, to be exact.  nope, he's not indian, but his wife is, and they had the most beautiful wedding (with lots of bedazzles) 

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 i was told that indian weddings are long, which i assumed in my head to mean boring.  no so, my friend!  when you're given food (GOOD food), you can smear turmeric on the groom's face (and hands and feet and back), you get to watch a group of white guys try to learn bollywood dance moves, you get to spend time with familiar faces, you get to dress up in bedazzles, and you get to see two amazing people on the happiest days of their lives... you're pretty entertained (and exhausted, but that's ok).

i'll let the photos to the talking but we're so happy we could be a part of such a fun, exciting time in their lives :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

it's like chipotle, but indian

instead of cilantro-y rice, it has basmati or quinoa
instead of salsas, it has chutneys
instead of guac and sour cream, it has yogurt sauce
instead of fajita veggies for vegetarian, it has paneer
instead of giant flour tortilla wraps, it has giant spinach or wheat roti

....now, don't get me wrong, i love me some good chipotle (mexican food is my favorite type of food, whether it's very authentic or taco bell, i love it all and anything in between)

...but this place is just a nice change from your standard mexican fare.  it's cheap, its' quick, it's delicious, it's full of flavor (well, duh jenn, it's indian food), it's spicy, and best of all: it's healthy   (health-IER than other take-out/dine-out options)

greene chutney grill

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i was actually the only one of the 4 of us who ordered a "rice" bowl, though, because there are so many other great things on the menu.  in it i ordered quinoa, grilled chicken, ALL the veggies, spinach sauce, and tamarind sauce.  for $10, it was enough for 2 meals... except... we sat in the restaurant sipping on mango yogurt shakes and chai masala teas with friends afterwards, just enough time for me to keep picking at it so much there were just a few bites left.  oops!  normally the bowls are just $8, but because i wanted quinoa instead of basmati rice, they added $2, and i was ok with it, it says it on their menu.

greene chutney is located near the corner of greene st and montgomery st in the paulus hook neighborhood of jersey city.  if you're close, make this a staple take-out place.  if you're not so close, take advantage of it being SO close to exchange place and enjoy the views of manhattan's financial district on the water!  we surely did....

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look at those cuties...  wish them luck running the NYC Marathon a week from sunday! these two awesome people trained for over 2 years, due to hurricane sandy ruining their plans for running in the marathon last year :(

make greene chutney your next lazy day take-out, or turn it into a cheap date by taking a stroll by the water afterwards, either way, you're gonna love it.

cheers!
jenn