If you're in the mood for a filling Indian lunch, hit Midtown East's Chola.
I chose the Chicken Chutneywalla. Normally, I would resist a mango dish because it is too sweet, but this had just a hint of mango flavor in a curry sauce with mint and ginger. You also get Dal (Vegetarian Soup), basmati rice and naan.
For $10, you can't go wrong for lunch and the quality is pretty great (unlike Baluchi's);
but for the price of dinner, head down the block to Dawat.
232 East 58th Street b/t 2nd & 3rd Avenues