1635 Hillside Ave. New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Southern Spice Chettinad Indian Cuisine description Chettinad is a region in the very south of India, and it is apparently renowned ... More »
The wheel of fortune landed locally when Sridhar Rathinam relocated his Southern Indian restaurant from Flushing to New Hyde Park. Rathinam's regional Chettinad cookery, as fiery as it is nuanced, can spark even the most sophisticated palate.
I feel myself glowing after a bowl of Rathinam's white-hot tamarind peppercorn soup; an appetizer of lamb chops detonates a slow, delectable burn. Next,...