photo credit: Brant Cox
Being a new Indian restaurant in Artesia’s Little India can be a tough gig, but Bhookhe makes it look easy. This colorful spot on Pioneer Ave. specializes in Rajasthani cuisine with a massive menu of over 80 dishes, including gravy-like makhana curry, lentil stews, and a dozen-plus desserts. There’s a lot to parse, which is why we suggest getting the $23 maharaja thali. The hubcap-sized platter arrives with over 21 different bites on it, from dal and three chutneys to dry and curried sabji. Three buttery rotis (wheat, millet, and corn) for dipping, plus a glass of buttermilk, come on the side. The menu categorizes the meal as “something for super empty stomach” and it’s not a lie. Plan for leftovers.