I've been watching the progress of Calcutta Curry House for some weeks now. It opened recently and I stopped in yesterday for a light lunch. I would have eaten in, but the AC had just gone out. Bad luck for this family owned spot. (Nice space, though , and gracious, eager-to-please people.)
From 12- to 3 p.m. they offer the "Lunch Box To Go". I got the meat box with lamb keema curry. The container was almost overflowing with super-tender chunks of lamb in sauce, rice pilaf, "vegetable of the day" (carrots) small green salad, a little container of onion chutney, and two triangles of nan. I asked for some mango chutney, which is extra $ on the menu, but they didn't charge me. Everything was very flavorful. This is a smallish meal, but plenty for me. $6.95, except weekends when it's a dollar more.
There are 4 kinds of lunch boxes: meat, vegetable, tandoori and seafood. There's an extensive menu for this title place, they serve beer and more lassi flavors than I've ever encountered.
I can't speak to "authenticity", but I know what I like . I'll definitely go back and also recommend it around town. The location isn't ideal for visibility and they don't have a website. Next time some kind of vindaloo!
This site shows their menu: https://www.grubhub.com/nyc/calcutta-...
1 Huguenot St.