dinner at tamarind, 424 amsterdam (80/81sts), 712-1900 last night. NOTE: this place is *unrelated* to the tamarind (another indian restaurant) at 41-43 East 22 st recently reviewed in NYT. This i'm sure is going to cause confusion, and looks like the two places are unaware of each other's existence.
anyway, the food at the former (not tried the latter) is pretty disappointing. samosa ok, and chick pakora good. nan filled the veg good. mains were, frankly, awful. worst i've had in ages. Chicken makhni was goopy--like tom paste. i could only stomach 3 bites. Chick vindaloo completely flat.
the tiny place is cute. service on the over-attentive, obsequious side.
Conclusion: not recommended.