I can never stay away from Nawab for too long, and my obsession has gotten so bad that the people who work there know me now. Each time I eat there, I go back and forth between ordering my favorite dish and trying something new. On my most recent pilgrimage to Nawab, I decided to mix it up and try something different.
I never order any of the lamb dishes there, so I figured that would be a good place to start. I stumbled upon the lamb do piaza, and was intrigued when I saw it labeled as a gourmet specialty. The menu said it was selected cubes of lamb cooked with onion slices, tomatoes and green peppers in a rich sauce with a touch of herbs and spices. I figured that sounded scrumptious so I decided to try it and order it spicy.
The lamb was cooked well and cut so easily that it was like butter. The sauce tasted rich and is what I can only think to describe as an Indian style of gravy. The dish definitely had a lot of nice flavors, but it wasn’t good enough to make me order it again. I would recommend it for sure, but I have too many other favorite dishes at Nawab that this one couldn’t compete.
I went with my friend Lindsay who loves Nawab as much as I do, and she decided to order the nav ratten korma. It consisted of mixed vegetables cooked with a rich almond sauce and garnished with nuts. I tasted of her meal and it was amazing. It had a very nice sweet element to it, and tasted so good it could be dessert. She said she was very happy with it, and we both said we would order that again.
Lindsay and I left Nawab with very happy stomachs, and a happy mindset. As always, the service was great and very attentive. The food is reasonably priced, and the portions are big enough that you can take half of it home as leftovers. Every time I go back to Nawab, I’m always reminded of how much I love it.
Nawab Indian Restaurant
13 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tues-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00 – 10:00pm; Sat 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun 11:30am-9:30pm