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Benares

  • $$$
  • Indian, Vegetarian
  • 240 W 56th St, New York 10107 40.765643 -73.982882
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
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  • (646) 434-4658
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Beverages

Canned Soda     3.00
Iced Tea     4.00
Lemonade     3.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water     5.00
Lassi     5.00
Saratoga Sparkling Water One pint.    7.00
Saratoga Still Water 12 oz.    7.00

Lunch Platter Specials

1. Vegetarian Lunch Platter Two vegetables of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.    9.95
2. Chicken Tikka Masala Lunch Platter Chicken tikka masala, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.    10.95
3. Tandoori Chicken Lunch Platter Tandoori chicken, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.    10.95
4. Lamb Curry Lunch Platter Lamb curry, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.    11.95

Appetizers

Angoori Jhinga Shrimps marinated in ajwain, ginger, garlic, green chilies, grilled in tandoori served with grape relish.    12.00
Karwari Jhinga Shrimps spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds, pan seared served with coconut pineapple salsa.    12.00
Crab Milagu Lump crab seasoned with spiced peppers, roasted tomatoes and garlic sauce.    15.00
Fish Amritsari 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 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 Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili, infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.    12.00
Barrah Kebab Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt and nutmeg.    12.00

Vegetarian Appetizers

Mathura Se Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with cranberry sauce.    8.00
Aloo Papri Chaat Wheat crisps, chickpeas, potatoes, topped with yogurt and spices, mint and tamarind sauce.    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 Potato seasoned with cumin, coriander, ginger, mango powder in triangle turnovers.    8.00
Shakahari Kebab Corn, yam, spinach and chickpea kebab skewered and cooked in 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, onions and spinach fritters.    8.00
Lahsooni Gobi Chinese-Indian style cauliflower marinated in tomato garlic and green chili sauce.    9.00

Soup and Salad

Mulligatawny Soup Made with red lentils, vegetables and green apple chicken. Vegetarian option available.    8.00
Kozhi Rasam Soup Chicken soup flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut and tomatoes.    7.00
Kashmiri Soup Roasted turnip, beetroot, pigeon peas flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger and garlic.    8.00
Harabhara Salad Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes and guacamole with chef's special dressing.    7.00

Breads

Naan Plain or for an additional charge choice of garlic, onion, khandari, keema or cheese.    3.00
Paratha Plain, mint or laccha.    4.00
Roti     3.00
Poori White flour fluffy deep fried bread.    4.00
Bread Basket Our exclusive assortment.    13.00
Filled Kulcha     5.00
Chicken Tikka and Cheese Kulcha     6.00

Prix Fixe Menu

Prix Fixe Special Choice of one appetizer and one entree. Served with basmati rice, naan bread, cucumber, raita yogurt and mango chutney.    16.95

Tandoori Main Courses

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
Traditional Tandoori Chicken Half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, cooked in tandoor.    18.00
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
Lamb Chops Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven.    21.00
Masaledar Lamb Chops Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated in nutmeg and cinnamon powder and aromatic Indian herbs.    25.00
Mixed Grill     24.00
Chicken Tikka Entree Chicken, marinated in tandoori masala cooked in tandoor.    22.00

Chicken Entree

Chicken Tikka Masala Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.    16.00
Murgh Pateeli Saag Spiced chicken pieces, sauteed with fresh spinach, enhanced with spices.    16.00
Chicken Shahi Korma Spiced chicken in rich cashew nut and almond sauce.    16.00
Chicken Vindaloo Famous chicken prepared from goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.    16.00
Chicken Curry Home Style Home style chicken preparation slow cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and spices.    16.00
Kozhi Varutha Curry South Indian specialty chicken, cooked with roasted chili, spices, ginger and garlic in coconut sauce.    16.00
Tharavu Curry Duck meat simmered in onion, ginger, garlic, coconut sauce with chilies and spices.    20.00
Chicken Dansak Tender breasted chicken cooked with lentils and vegetable curry sauce.    16.00
Chili Chicken Indian Style Chicken sauteed with bell pepper and crushed chili tomato sauce.    16.00

Goat and Lamb Entree

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 in 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 sauteed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices.    17.00
Safed Gosht A Rajasthani specialty, marinated lamb in ginger, garlic, yogurt and 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 Entree

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 Shrimp 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, curry leaves and kokum.    22.00
Goldhar Dhingri Sauteed lobsters 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 noodle.    25.00
Salmon Curry Onion and tomato sauce. Medium spice.    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

Vegetarian Entree

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, 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, tomato 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 Entree

Saag Only Homestyle spinach cooked with spices.    13.00
Mixed Vegetables Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce.    13.00
Bhindi Fresh okra cooked with spices.    13.00
Yellow Daal Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire, finished with tempered herbs and spices.    13.00
Peshawari Choley Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce.    13.00
Aloo Baingan Eggplant curry with potatoes.    13.00
Jeera Aloo Potatoes spiced with cumin.    13.00

Biryanis

Chicken Biryani Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.    15.00
Vegetable Biryani Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.    14.00
Lamb Biryani Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.    18.00
Shrimp Biryani Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.    19.00
Goat Biryani Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.    18.00

Rice

Peas Pulao Saffron rice with peas.    3.00
Kashimiri Pulao Saffron rice with fruits.    7.00
Jeera Rice Basmati rice tempered with cumin.    7.00
Banarsi Rice Lemon flavored rice.    7.00

Sides

Tomato Chutney     4.00
Eggplant and 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 16 oz.    7.00
Tikka Masala Sauce 16 oz.    7.00
Vindaloo Sauce 16 oz.    7.00

Desserts

Shahi Dawat Carrot pudding on a saffron crisp bread, topped with raspberry and rabri.    6.00
Mango Kulfi Traditional mango flavored homemade ice cream.    6.00
Narangi Kheer Orange flavored rice pudding.    5.00
Rasmalai Cottage cheese dumpling.    5.00
Galub Jamun Honey dumpling.    5.00
Pista Kulfi Pistachio flavored Indian ice cream.    5.00

 

Benares
240 W 56th St
Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
(646) 434-4658
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