What about indian or pakistani food around NYU? There is a place in my hometown that I am loading up on right now because I am going to miss it when I move
The stuff on "curry row" (like 6th between 1st and 2nd) is pretty dire. Brick Lane Curry House isn't bad, but it's pretty much the only one of those I'd eat at, and they have a decent liquor selection so that's something. A better option is the guy who makes dosas in Washington Square park, they're quite good -- there's also a spot called Hampton Chutney on Prince that does fusion-y dosas. There's a couple of places that do snack stuff right by the law school, the best of which is probably Kati Roll on Macdougal.
As to North Indian food (which is what I feel you're asking for?) there's a place I go for cab driver food (literally it's usually me and 10 burly Punjabi cabbies) that's in an alley off Houston between Broadway and Lafayette that is delicious but definitely not for the faint of heart.
Other than that you'd have to go up to Murray Hill (or Curry Hill) for a wider selection.