An East Village institution! Indian food for $5 in a hole in the wall.Often overlooked for Katz's right across the street, Punjabi Deli is an East Village institution in its own right. Its frequented for cabbies for good reason: its quick, inexpensive, and delicious. Get the chana masala and anything that looks good. Served over a bed of rice in a styrofoam plate, some things should never ever change.