Last time I visited New Haven, Connecticut was 15 years ago. We visited Yale University and the surrounding area. During our visit to Connecticut this time we decided to revisit the area and eat there. Everything looked completely different and so many new restaurants has opened up in the area. Our friends who lives in Connecticut highly recommended to visit Sherkaan so we made lunch reservations at this restaurant as we heard they get completely booked.
Sherkaan is a fusion Indian restaurant that serves Indian street food with modern twist. The ambiance is just outstanding. There were bikes hanging off the ceiling and the wall décor gave it urban yet Indian feel. They have spacious outdoor seating available and we did not find this restaurant too crowded.
We started with lemonade that tasted super refreshing. We ordered Vada Pav sliders and Makhani Naan as appetizer. The Naan were filled with paneer and served with Makhani Sauce. I loved the idea of filling the paneer in the naan and serving the makhani on the side. The naan was super soft and paneer was fresh and not chewy. The makhani sauce had perfect flavors and was so creamy and the combination tasted so delicious. The Vada Pav sliders were medium in size and the potato filling had right amount of flavors. The bread and the chutneys combined with the vada tasted very close to India. We also got Okra fries that tasted brilliant, the okra were thinly sliced and the texture was so crunchy. They sprinkled it with chaat masala and lime juice and it was a perfect replacement of regular fries. We ordered the Dahi Puri that was filled with chickpeas, aloo and chutneys. It was so delicious as the chutneys and yogurt had a tangy, sweet and spicy flavor. We also got their Chaat Dog and this was the best Indian and western combo I have eaten. Seekh kabab was served on a hot dog bun with chutneys, yogurt and sev. The kebab was so flavorful and it was a perfect fusion dish. For main course we tried their Chole Bhature, Veg Biryani and Moong Masoor Dal. The Bhature was fluffy and soft but we found the chole to be very bland. It was not bad but we felt that it was missing flavors. The Veg Biriyani did not taste like Biriyani but a Pulav. Although the rice and veggies were cooked well, the flavors were mild. The last dish was Moong Masoor Dal and this was so creamy. The dal was so comforting and when combined with rice, it reminded me of home made food. We skipped the desserts and ordered masala chai and it was perfect way to end our meal.
The service was very good, the food arrived quickly.
Moon Masoor Dal with Rice
My Review Sherkaan
COST: $$ CUISINE: Indian Fusion FAVORITES: Chaat Dog, Vada Pav Sliders, ,Okra Fries, Makhani Naan, Moong Masoor Dal Taste: 3.5 Service: 4 Ambience: 4.5 Overall rating: 4