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Pakistani treats at Desi Bazar, Huntington Station

At Desi Bazar in Huntington Station, brown basmati

At Desi Bazar in Huntington Station, brown basmati rice is topped with spinach, stewed okra and chicken seekh kebab. (Oct. 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Finding places on that stretch of Jericho Turnpike between Route 110 in Huntington and Sunken Meadow Parkway in Commack has always been a challenge for me. Driving West to East, once I pass Forest Pork Store (or, more commonly, once I stop at Forest Pork Store), it’s just a repeating loop of strip malls and car dealerships.

So I was gratified this morning to recall the location of Desi Bazar, on the North side of Jericho between Porsche of Huntington and Habberstad BMW. This Pakistani grocery has a kitchen, grill and tandoori oven on the premises and is a terrific source for takeout.

From the dozen or so choices, I asked the gentleman behind the counter for braised okra with tomatoes and onions; spinach and potatoes; and a chicken seekh kebab (spiced, ground chicken), all served on top of a generous bed of brown basmati rice. Enough for two, this cost $9.50. When I was paying, I noticed two trays of freshly made samosas (fried dough pockets, $1 apiece). The gentleman told me I would not regret buying one. I bought two, both delicious, no regrets.

Desi Bazar is at 905 Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, 631-385-4740.
 

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