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Our Tip Casual but refined Indian that's an interesting spin from the usual north Indian menu, but with hits and misses.
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Behind the Scenes: Sevai Tomato Kurma at Benares

Behind the Scenes: Sevai Tomato Kurma at Benares

Benares is still rather new to the New York Indian food scene, but it's getting plenty of attention for the niche it fills. Chef Peter Beck—coming off of over six years as the executive cook at Tamarind—is focusing on vegetarian dishes from the North Indian city of Benares (also called Varanasi) as well as seafood dishes from Southern India. Click through the slideshow to see Chef Beck take us through the step-by-step making of Sevai Tomato Kurma, seafood curry on pan fried rice noodles.