Lexington Avenue: (212) 683-2292Avenue B: (212) 475-3374

March 13, 2020 | PriaVanda Chouhan

Taking care of our Desi Galli Family.

A message from owner & executive chef PriaVanda about the importance of customer and employee safety.

Youtube Superstar Mike Greenfield First Beyond™ Kathi Roll

YouTube superstar Mike Greenfield "chaats" with Chef PriaVanda and tastes a few of our signature dishes including the new Beyond™ Kathi Roll. Follow Mike for tried and tested recipes

Video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B8sOGPIlxyN/?hl=en


November 22, 2018 | PriaVanda Chouhan

Desi Galli's Recipe for Turkey Biryani

In 2016 we had the pleasure of filming a recipe segment for FOX News. Our turkey biryani is a great alternate to any main dish at holiday party.

Desi Galli

March 23, 2018

Strike a pose we are in Vogue! Having a past career in fashion it was always a dream to be in Vogue magazine. It was owning Desi Galli that got me there.

"For poutine in a pinch, Desi Galli is the place to go–or better yet, order on Postmates or Seamless. Inspired by co-owner PriaVanda Chouhan’s childhood in Montreal, the Indian street food spot includes desi poutine, a South Asian twist on the French-Canadian staple. It’s pretty light (well, relatively speaking) and will leave you feeling a little less loaded than traditional takes."

-Rachel Waldman

Read about all the great places to have poutine in US including Desi Galli! https://www.vogue.com/article/the-best-restaurants-for-poutine-in-the-united-states

Desi Galli

March 19, 2018

Make it a Meatless Monday with Galli Omlet $3.99.

Indian burrito with 2 eggs cooked with bell peppers, onion an tomatoes. Served with our spicy mint cilantro chutney. One kathi roll is great for a snack but two are better for a meal.

Promotion starts Monday, March 19th at 12pm to Sunday, March 25th, 2018 closing. Can not be combined with other promotions. Not applicable on delivery or online. Come visit us!

Desi Galli

March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day!

This March I’m proud to team up with @grubhub to support my fellow women in the culinary field. Whether you are a chef, line cook, restauranteur or food service, let’s join forces with #restaurantHER .

    • Female chefs make 28.3% less than male chefs.
    • Only 6.3% of executive chef positions are female.
    • Less than 19% of chefs are women.
    • only 7% of restauranteurs are women.

Visit restaurantHER.com to find a female-run kitchen and support a women in the culinary arts

Thank you

PriaVanda Chouhan

Female Owner & Executive Chef Desi Galli

Desi Galli

November 22, 2017

Join Desi Galli, Uber and Meals on Wheels to drive out hunger

Today, join us in celebrating our pledge to donate to Meals on Wheels. Show your support and place an order today on UberEATS app. You can also find the list of other participating restaurants featured in the UberEATS app.

Open the App

Order a meal with a participating restaurant through the in-app featured list on 11/22/2017 and support a restaurant that is contributing to Meals on Wheels.

Desi Galli

July 13, 2017

Happy National French Fry Day!

We are celebrating with free Desipoutine with the purchase of any drink. Limit 1 per customer. Not applicable on delivery.

Honoring both her Canadian and Indian heritage, chef PriaVanda Chouhan brings Desi inspiration to the Quebecois staple of poutine. Scarf down a plate of free Desipoutine, covered in tikka masala gravy, shredded paneer and topped with a sprinkle of Indian spices. Door open at 12pm at both of our locations.

Desi Galli

November 29, 2016


Happy Giving Tuesday from the Desi Galli! We are so proud to be a part of this global philanthropic movement. This past week, we have all reflected on what we are grateful for in our lives...today is the day to spread our blessings to others.

Today, we are proud to donate 50% of our famous desipoutine sales to the Desai Foundation. Their mission is to empower women and children in India & the US through community programming to elevate health and livelihood in the communities we serve and beyond.

You can order your desipoutine in store or online at both of our locations:
Murray Hill: 101 Lexington, New York, New York, 10016
East Village: 172 Avenue B, New York, New York, 10009

Please visit www.thedesaifoundation.org to learn more.

Happy #givingtuesday!
Desi Galli

March 28, 2016 | PriaVanda Chouhan

PriaVanda Chouhan’s Desi Galli Takes a Delicious, Modern Approach to Indian Food. As Seen in India.com

"Our #WCW PriaVanda Chouhan of the fabulous @DesiGalli shares her story of finding her "hidden talent" of cooking and creating a successful restaurant business that has everyone talking!" - India.com

Read on to find out more about her take on delicious, modern Indian street food! www.india.com

Desi Galli

March 28, 2016 | PriaVanda Chouhan

Let us handle lunch. Save $10 with UberEats

Desi Galli has partnered with the new UberEATS app to bring you our delicious food anywhere below 100th street. Open the app and order from us with FREE delivery. ubr.to/tryeats

$10 off your first order with code: LETSEATNYC

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March 23, 2016 | PriaVanda Chouhan

Happy Holi!

Happy Holi from the Desi Galli Team!

Holi is one of Hinduism’s least religious holidays but also very entertaining. It celebrates the arrival of spring. Festival of Colors (common name for Holi) is celebrated by throwing, applying of colored water and powders on friends and family.

The festival of Holi is associated with many different stories. Our favorite is the love story between Lord Krishna and Radha, According to legend, the young Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about why Radha had a fair complexion and his was so dark. Yashoda advised him to apply color powder on Radha's face and see how her complexion would change.

Holi is celebrated world wide including here in New York City. Fellow female entrepreneur Megha Kalia of NYC Bhangra Dance Company & School organizes one of our favorite free Holi events, on Sunday, April 30th, 2016. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/476140212578691/

Let us know how you will be celebrating Holi this year in the comment.

March 21, 2016 | PriaVanda Chouhan

First look inside Desi Galli East Village.

Finding our second location for Desi Galli was a difficult task. It took us over a year and visited at least 24 rental spaces all over Manhattan before we found our hidden gem in East Village. Three main criteria for our new restaurant: open kitchen, dining area on the same floor and young professional demographic. We found all 3 in this space.

The approach for Desi Galli to steer away from what people would expect of an Indian restaurant. We as owners are energetic, stylish, and young, with an edgy flare and so is the new Desi Galli. The second location has a mix of high and low elements throughout the space using cement, marble, steel, crystals and pops of metallic as well as clean lines and contrast when it came to art choices and textures. There is a nod to India, but it will not be so literal.

Take a look inside the space before the renovations started.

Please share your thoughts in the comments. We want to know what you think of our second space.

Restaurant Hours

LocationLexington Avenue [101 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016] (Closed on Monday)

  • Tuesday 12:00 pm – 09:45 pm
  • Wednesday 12:00 pm – 09:45 pm
  • Thursday 12:00 pm – 09:45 pm
  • Friday 12:00 pm – 09:45 pm
  • Saturday 12:00 pm – 09:45 pm
  • Sunday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm


LocationAvenue B [172 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009] (Closed on Monday)

  • Tuesday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm
  • Wednesday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm
  • Thursday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm
  • Friday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm
  • Saturday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm
  • Sunday 11:30 am – 09:45 pm