I can never go too long without making the pilgrimage to Nawab. I’m completely obsessed with the food and I’ve never had a bad experience there. Last time I went, I decided to deviate from my usual order and branch out. I ordered the tofu bhurji (pictured above).
The tofu bhurji is scrambled pieces of tofu cooked with onion, bell peppers, peas and Indian spices, and instead of tofu, you can also get it with egg or paneer. I loved this dish because the scrambled tofu allows for it to stand by itself so you don’t have to eat a bunch of rice with it. It was very filling, although not as flavorful as other Indian dishes. I ordered it spicy of course, and it was the perfect spice level – I could still enjoy it but if it were any spicier it wouldn’t have been pleasant.
Lindsay ordered the nav ratten korma. It is mixed vegetables cooked with a rich almond sauce with garnished with nuts. Even though it’s vegetables, this dish had a wonderful sweet taste to it. I secretly liked this dish more than mine because there was more flavor in it than, even though her’s was a sweet flavor. This dish is a saucier one though, so you do have to eat it with rice to give it substance. I personally try not to have to fill up on rice, so if this dish were less sauce based I would maybe consider switching this to my usual order. Regardless, my meal was good…but Lindsay’s was better though.
As always, the service was great. The prices are reasonable and the portions are big so you can get two meals out of it (college students love leftovers). I think I’m due for another Nawab trip soon though, because I can’t stay away for too long.
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