Deep-fried lust

The craving for a deep-fried repast hits. But don't bother with french fries. Far more interesting is aloo tikki, a comforting rainbow of savory flavor, at Kathmandu Kitchen (1728 Broadway,
). The appetizer ($3.75) consists of two generously sized potato croquettes served with tamarind and mint chutney (the latter contains dairy, but a mango chutney substitute is also available). Of course, Kathmandu's kitchen has been vegan friendly for years, with more than a dozen entrees and half-a-dozen appetizers that are animal-ingredient free, some of which will also fill a deep-fried lust, like the vegetable pakoras. Oh, yes, it will.