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    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Indian, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 240 W 56th St, New York NY10107 40.7656434 -73.9828817
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 397-0707
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Soup And Salad

Mulligatawny Soup made with red lentils, vegetables and green apple chicken. vegetarian or chicken.   8.00
Kashmiri Soup roasted turnip, beetroot, pigeon peas, flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger and garlic.   8.00
Kozhi Rasam Soup chicken soup. flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut and tomatoes.   7.00
Harabhara Salad lettuce, diced cucumber, radish, carrots cherry tomatoes and guacamole, with chef`s special dressing.   7.00

Lunch Specials

Monday-Friday: Open-2:30pm.

1. Vegetarian Platter no substitutions. two vegetables of the day, lentils, rice, naan and salad.   9.95
2. Chicken Tikka Masala no substitutions. chicken tikka masala, vegetable of the day, lentils, rice, naan and salad.   10.95
3. Chicken Tandoori Platter no substitutions. chicken tandoori, vegetable of the day, lentils, rice, naan and salad.   10.95
4. Lamb Curry Platter no substitutions. lamb curry of the day, vegetable of the day, lentils, rice, naan and salad.   11.95

Vegetarian Appetizers

Mathura Se (Aloo Tikiya) potato patties, stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with cranberry sauce.   8.00
Aloo Papri Chaat wheat crisps, chicken peas and potatoes topped with yogurt, roasted cumin, mint and tamarind sauces.   8.00
Banarsi Kachori crispy flour puffs, served with tomato salsa, potatoes and chutneys.   8.00
Gulka Paneer Tikka slices of cottage cheese stuffed in coriander and mint pickle, coated and marinated in yogurt saffron and ground rose petals.   10.00
Classic Samosa potatoes, seasoned with cumin, coriander, ginger and mango powder, in a triangle turnovers.   8.00
Shakahari Kebab (Veg Kebab) corn, yam, spinach and chickpea kebab, skewered and cooked in a clay oven.   10.00
Bhel Puri puffed rice crisps, with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado and corn kernels, tossed with chutneys.   8.00
Mix Pakora lotus, cabbage, onion and spinach fritters.   8.00
Lahsooni Gobi chinese-indian style cauliflower marinated in tomato garlic and green chili sauce.   9.00

Non-Vegetarian Appetizers

Angoori Jhinga shrimps, marinated in ajwain, ginger, garlic and green chilies, grilled in tandoor, served with grape relish.   12.00
Karwari Jhinga shrimp, spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds, pan seared and served coconut pineapple salsa.   12.00
Crab Milagu lump crab, seasoned with spiced peppers, roasted tomato and garlic sauce.   15.00
Fish Amritsari (Fish Pakora) fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt and coated with gram flour.    12.00
Parsee Salmon Tikka salmon spiced with green pepper and parsee-style pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip.   13.00
Kandhari Murgh (Malai Kebab) chicken breast, marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip.   12.00
Chicken Tikka tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices.   12.00
Crab Cake    12.00
Kakori Kebab (Seekh Kebab) ground lamb, rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili and infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.   12.00
Barrah Kebab juicy pieces of lamb, marinated in yogurt and nutmeg.   12.00

Chicken $16

Chicken Tikka Masala grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.   
Murgh Pateeli Saag (Chicken Saag) spiced chicken pieces, sautéed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices.   
Chicken Shahi Korma spiced chicken, in rich cashew nut and almond sauce.   
Chicken Vindaloo famous chicken preparation, from goa, cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.   
Chicken Curry Home Style home style chicken preparation, slow cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and spices.   
Kozhi Varutha Curry south indian specialty chicken, cooked with roasted chili, spices, ginger and garlic in coconut sauce.   
Tharavu Curry duck meat, simmered in onion, ginger, garlic and coconut sauce with spices.   20.00
Chicken Dansak tender breasted chicken cooked with lentils and vegetable curry sauce.   
Chili Chicken Indian Style chicken sauteed with bell pepper and crushed chili tomato sauce.   

Goat And Lamb

Rezala Goat slow cooked goat meat, cooked in onion, yogurt, saffron and cardamom.   18.00
Lamb Rogan Josh a signature dish from kashmir consists of succulent pieces of lamb and cardamom, aniseed and paprika, savored sauce.   17.00
Lamb Vindaloo goa style lamb, cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.   17.00
Lamb Saagwala tender pieces of lamb, sautéed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices.   17.00
Safed Gosht a rajasthani specialty, marinated lamb, in ginger, garlic, yogurt, simmered in cardamom and almond sauce.   17.00
Balti Tamarind Lamb Curry a tamarind-based balti sauce with a touch of coconut sweet and sour sauce.   18.00

Seafood

Malwani Fish Curry bronzini, simmered in coconut, chilies and spiced sauce.   21.00
Mandeli Fish Curry halibut marinated in ginger, garlic and garam masala, oven-baked with coconut sauce.   24.00
Iggaru Royya shrimps, simmered in star anise, chilies, coconut poppy seeds and tamarind water.   21.00
Kekada Kari traditional nadan kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard.   22.00
Goldhar Dhingri sautéed lobster and wild mushrooms in a garlic flavored sauce.   30.00
Sevai Tomato Kurma mussels, scallops, rock shrimp, fish and crab claws, tossed in garlic tomato sauce, over indian style rice noodles.   25.00
Salmon Curry salmon in onion based medium spicy sauce.   19.00
Shrimp Curry onion and tomato sauce. medium spice.   20.00
Goan Salmon Curry fresh salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce.   19.00
Goan Shrimp Curry shrimp cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spiced and fresh coconut milk.   20.00

Tandoori Main Courses

All Main Courses Are Served With Basmati Saffron With Pea Rice. These Items Are Not In A Sauce.

Aamiya Jhinga jumbo prawns, marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar and ginger, cooked in tandoor.   22.00
Tandoori Hen whole cornish hen, marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala and cooked in tandoor.   20.00
Lucknowi Murgh chicken breast, marinated in yogurt, with saffron and cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven.   18.00
Fish Tikka Entree salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala and crushed peppers, cooked in tandoor.   21.00
Traditional Tandoori Chicken half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and indian spices, cooked in tandoor.   18.00
Lamb Chops  juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven.   21.00
Mixed Grill    24.00
Masaledar Lamb Chops juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated in nutmeg and cinnamon powder and aromatic indian herbs.   25.00

Vegetarian Main Courses

All Main Courses Are Served With Basmati Saffron With Pea Rice.

Banarsi Dum Aloo scooped potatoes, stuffed with seasoned veggies, in onion tomato sauce.   13.00
Achari Bhindi fresh okra, cooked with pickled, flavored spices.   13.00
Gobhi Jaipuri potato and cauliflower, cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander and chili flakes.   13.00
Baingan Mirch Ka Salan baby eggplant, simmered in coconut, peanut sauce, curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers.   13.00
Kadhai Paneer juliennes of paneer cooked with onion, capiscum and flavored with red chili.   13.00
Nawabi Subji fresh vegetables, simmered in `charmagaz` gravy, with cardamom flavor.   13.00
Saag Paneer fresh spinach, cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger and garlic.   14.00
Malai Kofta vegetable and cheese dumplings, cooked in a cashew and tomato gravy.   14.00
Lauki Ka Kofta green squash dumplings served with makhani sauce.   14.00
Dal Makhani black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with butter and tomato gravy.   13.00
Banarsi Dal blend of malka masoor, chana and arhar tempered with onion, ginger and tomatoes, finished with desi ghee.   13.00
Paneer Makhani fresh cottage cheese cooked in creamy tomato sauce.   13.00
Mutter Paneer cottage cheese and peas cooked in light yellow sauce.   13.00
Baingan Bharta eggplant roasted on fire, cooked with onion and peas.   13.00
Chana Saag assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts and fruits.   13.00
Paneer Bhurji shredded paneer cooked with tomatoes, onion and pepper.   13.00

Vegan Main Courses $13

Saag Only homestyle spinach cooked with spices.   
Mixed Vegetables fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce.   
Bhindi fresh okra cooked with spices.   
Yellow Daal yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire, finished with tempered herbs and spices.   
Peshawari Choley chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce.   
Aloo Baingan eggplant curry with potatoes.   
Jeera Aloo potatoes spiced with cumin.   

Breads

Plain Naan    3.00
Roti    3.00
Paratha plain, mint or laccha.   4.00
Poori    4.00
Naan garlic, rosemary or peshawari.   4.00
Filled Kulcha onion, potato or paneer.   5.00
Chicken Tikka & Cheese Kulcha    6.00
Bread Basket our exclusive assortment.   13.00

Biryanis

Layered Basmati Rice Casserole, Flavored With Spices, Saffron And Rose Water.

Vegetable Biryani    14.00
Chicken Biryani    15.00
Lamb Biryani    18.00
Goat Biryani    18.00
Shrimp Biryani    19.00

Rice

Peas Pulao  saffron rice with peas.   3.00
Kashmiri Pulao saffron rice with fruits and nuts   7.00
Jeera Rice basmati rice, tempered with cumin.   7.00
Banarsi Rice lemon flavored rice.   7.00

Prix Fixe Special $16.95

Served With Basmati Rice, Naan Bread, Cucumber, Raita Yogurt And Mango Chutney, With Your Order. No Substitutions Will Be Honored.

Appetizer choose one appetizer: chicken kandhari kebab, chicken tikka, barrah kebab, kakori kebab, fish amritsari, aloo tikki, classic samosa, banarsi kachori, aloo papri chaat, kashmiri soup, or kozhi rasam soup.   
Entree choose one entree: chicken tikka masala, chicken shahi korma, kozhi varutha curry, lamb vindaloo, rogan josh, lamb saagwala, malwani fish, jaipuri gobhi, baingan bartha, nawabi subji, peshawari choley, saag paneer, malai kofta, banarsi dum aloo, paneer bhurje, dal makhani or paneer tikka masala.   

Sides

Tomato Chutney    4.00
Eggplant & Garlic Chutney    4.00
Mango Chutney    4.00
Mango Pickle    4.00
Onion Tomato Raita    4.00
Boondi Raita    4.00
Cucumber Raita    4.00
Papadum    3.00
Curry Sauce   (16oz) 7.00
Tikka Masala Sauce   (16oz) 7.00
Vindaloo Sauce   (16oz) 7.00

Desserts

Shahi Dawat carrot pudding on saffron crisp bread, topped with raspberry and rabri.   6.00
Mango Kulfi mango flavored indian ice cream.   6.00
Narangi Kheer orange flavored rice pudding.   5.00
Rasmalai  cottage cheese dumpling   5.00
Gulab Jamun honey dumpling.   5.00
Pista Kulfi pistachio flavored indian ice cream.   5.00

Beverages

Soda flavors: coke, diet coke, sprite or ginger ale.  can 3.00
Lemonade    3.00
Ice Tea    4.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water    5.00
Lassi yogurt drink. flavors: mango, sweet, salted or rose.   5.00
Saratoga Sparkling Water   pt 7.00
Saratoga Still Water   (12oz) 7.00
Benares
240 W 56th St
Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
(212) 397-0707
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