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TAGMO Brings the Flavors of India to the Seaport with a Sweet Twist

September 23, 2021, 6:26.08 pm ET


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TAGMO, a new restaurant in Manhattan’s Seaport District, is highlighting home-style Indian cuisine and confections by award-winning chef Surbhi Sahni.

Set on the cobblestones of Front Street, TAGMO’s sun-drenched storefront displays delicate Indian sweets. Beyond the entrance is a cozy inner dining room offering regional fare from across India that is rarely found outside of home kitchens.

The vegetable-forward menu includes Sabudana Vada - crispy tapioca cakes with potatoes, roasted peanuts, curry leaves and green chilies with a peanut-yogurt chutney; Eral Chukka – ghee-roasted prawns with Kashmiri chilies, peppercorns, cumin seeds, tamarind and yogurt with Bengali Kitchri, a traditional rice dish; and Murgh Khatta Pyaz - tandoori oven-roasted chicken with tomatoes, cashew cream, pickled onions, ginger and garlic, served with paratha flatbread. For dessert, Sahni is offering a Mithai Flight featuring 6-pieces of house-made Indian sweets, such as Besan Ladoo, Pistachio Burfi and Chocolate Kaju Katli; plus, Firni, rice pudding with macerated berries and rose syrup.

 

From the bar comes cocktails like Tamarind Tiger with soju, fresh tamarind, ginger syrup, and lime; and Tamarind Mango Spritz with club soda, fresh tamarind, ginger syrup, mango juice, and lime.

Designed by Prutha Raithatha, the interior is adorned in vibrant jewel tones, gold accents and tropical plants. A life-size mural of a tigress greets guests at the entrance, leading to a velvet watercolor banquet that seats 20 guests. Persian black and white tiles lie underfoot and sea-blue glass light fixtures with gold tassels hang overhead.

Before opening as a restaurant, TAGMO (the Bhutanese word for tigress) started as a small-batch sweets company in 2019, later expanding to online meal deliveries.

TAGMO is located at 226 Front Street, New York, NY

For more information, visit tagmonyc.com