Dawat owner Sushil Malhotra's recently launched affordable Indian place in the NYU environs. I'm going to check it out next week. Another one is slated to open up in Grand Central Terminal later this year....
Also has the high-profile "TABLA" opened up yet? Rumor has it it's going to be in the MetLife building and that Danny Meyer is a partner. With Danny involved it's GOT to be delish.
Indian fusion is growing and I am extremely happy. I'd put garam masala on my cheerios if I could :)
All the best,