Whenever I'm feeling like Indian food to take home, I tend to get a chat from Maharaja and some meaty items at Kababish (the take out store on Broadway), but this time, I just wanted some simple vegetarian items at Maharaja. I eat here every so often, and I'm usually pleased by the price/value/taste ratio, and I do think their palak paneer is pretty good (sometimes as good as Mina's, but not as good as the defunct Rajdani's). But this time, I tried what's called lemon rice. I've never seen that before on another menu, and it seemed interesting. Was it ever. It's kind of a cross between a biryani and a Persian polo rice dish, with a strong aroma from the lemon and other spices, but not overly spiced like some biryanis can be. It might fall into my regular repertoire of items, along with their chat, which I find very consistent. If you've never had their special nan with the dried cherries, that's another interesting surprise for your palate.
Maharaja Sweets and Snacks
7310 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372