Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

Vegetarian Dishes Abound at Aladin, Indian Bistro (Try this Fried Okra!)

contributed by Katy Morris

Celebrated Chef Kausik Roy, a culinary expert who has mastered the intricacies of authentic Indian cuisine and has been successfully satisfying the palates of East Village and CT diners for years, has opened the doors of his newest eatery in Fairfield County, Aladin Indian Bistro. When crafting the menu, the Chef deliberately incorporated plenty of locally sourced vegetarian and gluten-free options in an effort to cater to more health-conscious clientele.

Sag Paneer, photo: Chuck Dorris
Sag Paneer, photo: Chuck Dorris

Each dish exudes a profusion of rich Indian spices, savory flavors, and aromatic herbs, including chili, cilantro, curry, onion, bell pepper, mint, and more. Here is a taste of some of the flavor-packed, vegetarian and/or gluten-free options available: Vegetable Mulligatwani Soup, Dal Makhni (black lentils infused with garam masala), Karari Bhindi (picture & recipe provided below – delicious crispy okra with red onion, cilantro, and green chili), and Diwarni Handi (spicy eggplant, carrot, green bean & pea stew with peanuts, yogurt, fenugreek and onions).

The terra cotta floored, artistically decorated space of Aladin is located on the bustling Westport Avenue in Norwalk, directly adjacent to Stew Leonard’s.  They are conveniently open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner, and are also available for take-out, catering, and local deliveries.

Enjoy one of Chef Kaushik’s distinctive dishes right in the comfort of your home. This Indian take on crispy okra (a vegetable powerhouse that is loaded with fiber, vitamin C and folate) is great as a snack or accompaniment to a delish vegetarian meal.

Check out their online “Gluten-free”, lunch, and dinner menus for more mouthwatering alternatives.

NOTE: Kosher Like Me was invited to a tasting at Aladin Bistro. The opinions expressed here are our own.


  1. I drive by this place at least once a week, so I’m really happy to get some intel on the offerings. It sounds like it would be worth my while to actually stop in next time. I’m all over any okra dish, and far too lazy to fry it myself. Problem solved!

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