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  • 232 E 58th St, New York NY10022 40.760159 -73.965823
  • (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
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Lunch Buffet

Mon-Fri: $13.95 / Sat-Sun $14.95

Soups

Savitri Amma's Rasam a chennai specialty with tomatoes, lentils and curry leaves.   6.00
Mulligatawny Soup yellow lentil soup   6.00
Chicken Pepper Rasam a famous soup from chettinad   7.00

Starters

Pakora onion and potato fritters   7.00
Samosa crisp turnovers with spiced potatoes and cauliflower.   8.00
Imli Eggplant eggplant with tamarind   9.00
Kurkuri Bindi okra tossed with red onions, lime and chat masala.   9.00
Lasoni Gobi a tangy cauliflower with ginger.   9.00
Sham Savera cheese spinach rounds in a nutty sauce.   9.00
Pudina Paneer Tikka skewered paneer cheese in a green masala.   10.00
Chili Paneer paneer cheese tossed with onions and green chilies   10.00
Chicken 65 tossed with onions, green chilies and curry leaves, soy sauce and ginger.   10.00
Pahadi Murgh Kabob skewered chicken tenders in a spicy red masala marinade.   10.00
Nimbu Murgh tandoor grilled lime chicken   10.00
Baghari Jhinga shrimp cooked with creamy tomatoes and curry leaves.   12.00
Era Varuval shrimp tossed with southern spices   12.00
Chapli Lamb Kabab minced lamb with roasted coriander and chilies   12.00
Fish Poriyal flaked fish sautéed with mustard seeds and curry leaves   12.00
Cochin Lamp Chops kababs from our tandoor   15.00
Chola Meat Basket tamarind flavored   15.00

Dakshin Trolly

Served With Sambhar (Lentils) And Coconut And Tomato Chutney.

Idli steamed rice cakes.   6.00
Medhu Vada fried lentils donuts.   6.00
Onion Chili Uttapam smothered with green chilies and onions   11.00
Dosa paper thin rice crepe   11.00
Masala Dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions   12.00
Mysore Masala Dosa layered with red spicy chutney   12.00
Madurai Chili Dosa green chili laced spiced potatoes   12.00

Got Lunch To Go? $10

Served With Naan, Dal And Rice. Take Out Only

Chicken Tikka tandoor fired chicken tenders and northern spices.   
Chicken Malai Kabob skewered mild chicken tenders and creamy marinade.   
Chicken Tikka Masala roasted chicken tikka and creamy tomato sauce.   
Chicken Chutneywalla curried mango chicken, mint and ginger.   
Chicken Korma roasted chicken, raisins, bayleaf and cashew sauce.   
Lamb Saag spiced lamb, fenugreek, ginger and mild spinach sauce.   
Lamb Vindaloo spicy goan specialty, potatoes, ginger and dry red chilies.   
Lamb Madras lamb, mustard seeds and coconut-onion sauce.   
Shrimp Balti shrimp, mushrooms, eggplant and fennel-infused onion sauce.   
Konju Pappas shrimp, tamarind and coconut tomato sauce.   
Bhindi Masala sauteed okra, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and ginger.   
Aloo Gobi spiced potatoes, cauliflower, cumin, ginger and fresh coriander.   
Mattar Paneer paneer cheese, green peas, cumin and creamy tomato sauce.   
Saag Paneer paneer cheese and mild spinach sauce.   

Thelewala Chaats

Ragara Patties potato patties and chickpeas with yogurt and chutnies   8.00
Bhel Puri Cold savory morsels tossed with chutnies   7.00
Batata Sev Puri Cold puri bread smothered with yogurt and chutnies   7.00
Pani Puri Cold stuffed puri served with tamarind water   7.00

Tandoor

Vegetable Tandoori hand picked vegetables skewered to perfection   16.00
Chicken Tandoori (Prep Time 25 Min) hormone free skewered chicken on the bone   18.00
Chicken Tikka skewered red chicken tenders   18.00
Martha Stewart’s Favorite Malai Kabab skewered creamy chicken tenders   18.00
Seekh Kabab skewered lamb rolls   18.00
Jhinga Mast Mast skewered shrimp laced with green chilies   23.00
Jhinga Malai Kabab skewered creamy shrimp grilled to order   23.00
Adrak Ke Panje skewered lamb chops in green masala and ginger   25.00
Tand Mix Grill a mélange of our favorite kababs   25.00

Chicken

Dhaba Murgh chicken curry on the bone   14.00
Murgh Kadai chicken tossed with onions and bell peppers   15.00
Melugu Chettinad pepper chicken from the house of chettiyars   17.00
Aunt Murli’s Mirapakaya Kodi chicken with fresh coconut, chilies and ginger   17.00
Lata Shetty’s Coondapur Chicken coconut chicken curry tempered with curry leaves   18.00
Lata Shetty’s Kori Gassi a red coconut chicken curry from mangalore   18.00
Chicken Chutneywala chicken curry cooked with mangoes and green masala   18.00
Chicken Saag Tikka chicken cooked with spinach   18.00
Chicken Kali Mirch chicken in a creamy peppercorn sauce   18.00
Andhra Chicken Curry (Has Nuts) a home style andhra curry with cashew nuts, onions and tomatoes   18.00
Kozhi Pepper Varuval chicken sauteed with peppercorns and fried onions   18.00
Malwani Chicken Hara Masala chicken cooked in green masala and coconut   18.00
Chicken Korma chicken malai tikka in a creamy nut sauce   19.00
Malai Marke Butter Murgh tandoori strips in a creamy tomato sauce with bell peppers   19.00
Chicken Tikka Masala skewered chicken in a fenugreek creamy tomato sauce   19.00

Lamb

Keema Do Pyaza minced lamb with onions and bell peppers   19.00
Lamb Pepper Fry lamb sautéed with peppercorn, coconut and red chilies   20.00
Lamb Madras lamb cooked with coconut and house blend spices   20.00
Kashmiri Rogan Josh red lamb curry with ginger   20.00
Lamb Bhuna Mirchwala a dry lamb preparation with onions and bell peppers   20.00
Lamb Dhansak a parsi favorite with lentils, spinach and tamarind   20.00
Lamb Saag lamb cooked with spinach   20.00
Lamb Korma lamb in a creamy nut sauce   20.00
Goat Sukka Masala goat cooked with peppercorns , fried onions and curry leaves   24.00

Goat $24

On The Bone

Dhaba Goat Curry a homestyle punjabi goat curry   
Goat Kadai goat tossed with onions and bell peppers   
Gongura Mamsam goat preparation with sorrel leaves   
Aunt Sheila’s Chennai Goat Curry goat tempered with curry leaves and dry red chilies   

Seafood $24

Goa Fish Curry a preparation with tamarind and coconut   24.00
Aunt Murli’s Fish Moilee a keralite dish prepared with coconut milk and curry leaves   24.00
Red Fish Curry fish cooked with kokum, tomatoes and garlic   24.00
Aunt Murli’s Chingri Malai a bengali favorite with coconut, garam masala and bay leaf   24.00
Konju Pappas shrimp in a coconut tomato sauce with kokum   24.00
Lata Shetty’s Shrimp Ajadina a manglorean speciality with roasted coconut   24.00
Shrimp Curry a punjabi style curry with onions and tomatoes   24.00

Spicy Club

Caveat Emptor. Veg / Paneer $15 / Chicken $18 / Lamb $20 / Shrimp $24

Vindaloo a goan dish with red chilies and vinegar   
Phall a british indian curry with habanero and green chilies   

Vegetarian $15

Malai Kofta (Has Nuts) vegetable balls in a creamy nut sauce   
Mattar Paneer creamy green peas and paneer cheese with cumin   
Malai Marke Paneer paneer cheese in a tomato sauce with butter   
Paneer Kali Mirch paneer cheese in a creamy tomato sauce   
Paneer Khurchan grated paneer cheese with onions and bell peppers   
Navratan Korma creamy vegetables and paneer cheese   
Saag Paneer spinach and paneer cheese   
Sabji Saag Malai spinach and vegetables   
Baigan Bharta tandoor smoked eggplant with garden herbs   

Vegan

Jeera Aloo potatoes tossed with cumin and fresh coriander   12.00
Chennai Aloo potatoes tossed with mustard seeds and curry leaves   12.00
Chole Punjabi chickpeas cooked with onions and garden herbs   14.00
Vatha Kozhambu okra cooked in a tamarind based gravy   14.00
Keerai Masiyal fresh spinach and lentils cooked with fresh coconut   14.00
Eggplant Kothimeera eggplant cooked in green masala and tamarind   14.00
Aloo Gobi Ghar Ki potatoes and cauliflower with ginger   15.00
Martha Stewart's Bindi okra cooked with garden herbs   15.00
Bhuni Gobi Mattar cauliflower and green peas with ginger   15.00

Daals $12

Langarwali Daal a five daal preparation with ginger   
Daal Tadka yellow daal with cumin and garden herbs   
Maa Ki Daal black lentils cooked with ghee   
Daal Makhni slow cooked creamy black lentils   

Dhabe Ka Chawal

Biryani a basmati rice preparation with mint leaves, bay leaf, garam masala and brown onions   
chicken boneless   17.00
lamb   18.00
chicken bone   15.00
veg/paneer   14.00
Keema Pulav basmati rice cooked with keema lamb   16.00

Rice Specialities

Peas Pulav basmati rice with green peas   5.00
Jeera Ghee Rice basmati rice and peas with whole masalas   8.00
Lemon Rice rice with mustard seeds and curry leaves   8.00
Coconut Rice rice with spiced coconut, curry leaves and papad   8.00
Bisibela Bhath rice with yellow lentils and vegetables   8.00
Thair Shadam rice with yogurt, curry leaves and fresh coriander   8.00
Tomato Rice rice with lentils, fresh tomatoes and curry leaves   8.00

Dhabawali Rotiyan

Naan white flour bread cooked in tandoor   4.00
Martha Stewart's Onion Naan    5.00
Garlic Naan    5.00
Chili onion naan   5.00
Cheese Nut Naan    6.00
Paneer Cheese    6.00
Tand Roti whole wheat tandoori cooked bread.   4.00
Poori deep fried.   4.00
Paratha pan grilled   5.00
Aloo (Potato) Paratha    6.00

Sides

Lemon Pickle spicy pickle   2.00
Appalam thin lentil wafer   2.00
Roasted Papad first order complimentary   2.00
Mango Chutney sweet relish   3.00
Savitri Amma's Thair PAchadi yogurt tossed with carrots, okra and coconut   5.00
Raita yogurt with cumin and fresh coriander   5.00

Desserts

Gulab Jamun cardamom milk balls in sugar syrup   5.00
Kheer rice pudding with raisins   5.00
Rasmalai cheese balls in reduced sweet milk, pistachios   6.00
Malai Kulfi (No Nuts) homemade ice cream   6.00

Drinks

Lassi    
Mango sweet   5.00
Voss Water   sm 4.00
Sodas    2.00

Delivery & Take Out

Lunch Specials $10

Available Monday-Friday Until 3pm. Served With Naan, Dal, And Rice. (1) Per Delivery.

1. Chicken Tikka Lunch Special tandoor-fired chicken tenders and northern spices.   
2. Chicken Malai Kabab Lunch Special skewered mild chicken tenders and creamy marinade.   
3. Chicken Tikka Masala Lunch Special roasted chicken tikka and creamy tomato sauce.   
4. Chicken Chutneywalla Lunch Special curried mango chicken, mint and ginger.   
5. Chicken Korma Lunch Special roasted chicken, raisins, bayleaf and cashew sauce.   
6. Lamb Saag Lunch Special spiced lamb, fenugreek, ginger and mild spinach sauce.   
7. Lamb Vindaloo Lunch Special ** spicy goan specialty, potatoes, ginger and dry red chilies.   
8. Lamb Madras Lunch Special * lamb, mustard seeds and coconut-onion sauce.   
9. Shrimp Balti Lunch Special shrimp, mushrooms, eggplant and fennel-infused onion sauce.   
10. Konju Pappas Lunch Special shrimp, tamarind and coconut-tomato sauce.   
11. Bhindi Masala Lunch Special sautéed okra, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and ginger.   
12. Aloo Gobi Lunch Special spiced potatoes, cauliflower, cumin, ginger and fresh coriander.   
13. Mattar Paneer Lunch Special paneer cheese, green peas, cumin and creamy tomato sauce.   
14. Saag Paneer Lunch Special paneer cheese and mild spinach sauce.   

Dinner Specials $25

Comes With Nan, Rice And Dessert Per Order (Limited To 1 Desset Per Order).

Bindi Masala Dinner Special sautéed okra, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and ginger.   
Aloo Gobi Dinner Special potatoes, cauliflower, cumin and fenugreek.   
Mattar Paneer Dinner Special paneer cheese, green peas, cumin and creamy tomato sauce.   
Saag Paneer Dinner Special paneer cheese and mild spinach puree.   
Chicken Tikka Dinner Special tandoor fired chicken tenders.   
Chicken Tikka Masala Dinner Special roasted chicken tikka and creamy tomato sauce.   
Chicken Chutneywala Dinner Special curried mango chicken, mint and ginger.   
Chicken Vindaloo Dinner Special spicy chicken, potatoes, dried red chili paste and tomatoes.   
Lamb Madras Dinner Special lamb, mustard seeds and coconut-onion sauce.   
Lamb Saag Dinner Special spiced lamb and mild spinach puree.   
Shrimp Balti Dinner Special shrimp, mushrooms, eggplant and fennel.   
Konju Pappas Dinner Special shrimp, tamarind, coconut-tomato sauce.   
Shrimp Kabob Masala Dinner Special tandoor fired shrimp and creamy tomato sauce.   

Starters

Pakora crisp onion and potato fritters.   7.00
Samosa pastries stuffed with potatoes and cauliflower.   8.00
Imli Eggplant eggplant with tamarind.   9.00
Kurkuri Bhindi okra tossed with red onions, lime and chaat masala.   9.00
Lasoni Gobi tangy cauliflower with ginger.   9.00
Sham Savera cheese spinach rounds in a nut sauce.   9.00
Pudina Paneer Tikka skewered paneer cheese in green masala.   10.00
Chili Paneer * paneer cheese tossed with onions and green chilies.   10.00
Chicken 65 * chicken tossed with curry leaves and red onions.   10.00
Pahadi Murgh Kabob * a must try! skewered chicken in red masala.   10.00
Nimbu Murgh lime chicken.   10.00
Baghari Jhinga shrimp in a tangy creamy sauce with curry leaves.   12.00
Era Varuval shrimp tossed with southern spices.   12.00
Chapli Lamb Kabob * a must try! minced lamb with roasted coriander and chilies.   12.00
Fish Poriyal flaked fish sautéed with mustard seeds and curry leaves.   12.00
Cochin Lamb Chops tamarind flavored.   15.00
Chola Meat Basket kabobs from our tandoor.   15.00

Soups

Savitri Amma's Rasam tomato lentil soup with curry leaves.   6.00
Mulligatawny Soup lentil soup with coconut and peppercorns.   6.00
Chicken Pepper Rasam * a must try! a famous soup from chettinad.   7.00

Dakshin Trolly

Served With Sambhar (Lentils), Coconut And Tomato Chutney.

Idli steamed rice cakes.   6.00
Medhu Vada fried lentil donuts.   6.00
Onion Chili Uttapam * smothered with green chilies and onions.   11.00
Dosa paper thin rice crêpe.   11.00
Masala Dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions.   12.00
Mysore Masala Dosa * layered with red spicy chutney.   12.00
Madurai Chili Dosa * green chili laced spiced potatoes.   12.00

Tandoor

Prep Time 20 Minutes.

Vegetable Tandoori hand-picked vegetables skewered to perfection.   16.00
Chicken Tandoori 25 minute prep time. hormone-free skewered chicken on the bone.   18.00
Chicken Tikka skewered red chicken tenders.   18.00
Martha Stewart's Favorite Malai Kabob a must try. skewered creamy chicken tenders.   18.00
Seekh Kabob skewered lamb rolls.   18.00
Jhinga Mast Mast * skewered shrimp laced with green chilies.   23.00
Jhinga Malai Kabob skewered creamy shrimp grilled to order.   23.00
Adrak Ke Panje skewered lamb chops in green masala and ginger.   25.00
Tand Mix Grill a must try. a mêlange of our favorite kabobs.   25.00

Dhabe Ka Chawal

Biryani a must try! a basmati rice preparation with mint leaves, bay leaf, garam masala and brown onions.   14.00
biryani rice choice: vegetable & paneer   
biryani rice choice: chicken bone   1.00
biryani rice choice: chicken boneless   3.00
biryani rice choice: lamb   4.00
Keema Pulav basmati rice cooked with keema lamb.   16.00

Rice Specialties

Peas Pulav basmati rice with green peas.   5.00
Jeera Ghee Pulav basmati rice and peas with whole masalas.   8.00
Lemon Rice a must try! rice with mustard seeds and curry leaves.   8.00
Coconut Rice a must try! rice with spiced coconut, curry leaves and papad.   8.00
Bisi Bela Bhath rice with yellow lentils and vegetables.   8.00
Thair Sadam rice with yogurt, curry leaves and fresh coriander.   8.00
Tomato Rice rice with lentils, fresh tomatoes and curry leaves.   8.00

Vegetarian $15

Malai Kofta vegetable balls in a creamy nut sauce.   
Mattar Paneer creamy green peas and paneer cheese with cumin.   
Malai Marke Paneer a must try! paneer cheese in a tomato sauce with butter.   
Paneer Kali Mirch * paneer cheese in a creamy tomato sauce.   
Paneer Khurchan a must try! grated paneer cheese with onions and bell peppers.   
Navratan Korma creamy vegetables and paneer cheese.   
Saag Paneer spinach and paneer cheese.   
Sabji Saag Malai spinach and vegetables.   
Baigan Da Bharta a must try. tandoor smoked eggplant with garden herbs.   

Vegan

Jeera Aloo potatoes tossed with cumin and fresh coriander.   12.00
Chennai Aloo * potatoes tossed with mustard seeds and curry leaves.   12.00
Chole Punjabi chickpeas cooked with onions and garden herbs.   14.00
Vatha Kozhambu okra cooked in a tamarind based gravy.   14.00
Keerai Masiyal fresh spinach and lentils cooked with fresh coconut.   14.00
Eggplant Kothimeera eggplant cooked in green masala and tamarind.   14.00
Aloo Gobi Ghar Ki potatoes and cauliflower with ginger.   15.00
Martha Stewart's Favorite Bhindi a must try. okra cooked with garden herbs.   15.00
Bhuni Gobi Mattar cauliflower and green peas with ginger.   15.00

Daals $12

Langarwali Daal a must try! a five daal preparation with ginger.   
Daal Tadka yellow daal with cumin and garden herbs.   
Maa Ki Daal a must try. black lentils cooked with ghee.   
Daal Makhni slow cooked creamy black lentils.   

Chicken

Dhaba Murgh chicken curry on the bone.   14.00
Murgh Kadai chicken tossed with onions and bell peppers.   15.00
Melugu Chettinad * pepper chicken from the house of chettiyars.   17.00
Aunt Murli's Mirapakaya Kodi * chicken with fresh coconut, chilies and ginger.   17.00
Lata Shetty's Coondapur Chicken a must try! coconut chicken curry tempered with curry leaves.   18.00
Lata Shetty's Kori Gassi * a must try! a red coconut chicken curry from mangalore.   18.00
Chicken Chutneywala chicken curry cooked with mangos and green masala.   18.00
Chicken Saag Tikka chicken cooked with spinach.   18.00
Chicken Kali Mirch * chicken in a creamy peppercorn sauce.   18.00
Andhra Chicken Curry has nuts. a home-style andhra curry with cashew nuts, onions and tomatoes.   18.00
Kozhi Pepper Varuval * chicken sautéed with peppercorns and fried onions.   18.00
Malwani Chicken Hara Masala a must try! chicken cooked in green masala coconut.   18.00
Chicken Korma chicken malai tikka in a creamy nut sauce.   19.00
Malai Marke Butter Murgh * tandoori strips in a creamy tomato sauce with bell peppers.   19.00
Chicken Tikka Masala skewered chicken in a fenugreek creamy tomato sauce.   19.00

Lamb

Keema Do Pyaza * minced lamb with onions and bell peppers.   19.00
Lamb Pepper Fry lamb sautéed with peppercorn, coconut and red chilies.   20.00
Lamb Madras * a must try! lamb cooked with coconut and house blend spices.   20.00
Kashmiri Rogan Josh red lamb curry with ginger.   20.00
Lamb Bhuna Mirchwala * a dry lamb preparation with onions and bell peppers.   20.00
Lamb Dhansak a must try! a parsi favorite with lentils, spinach and tamarind.   20.00
Lamb Saag lamb cooked with spinach.   20.00
Lamb Korma lamb in a creamy nut sauce.   20.00

Goat $24

On The Bone.

Goat Sukka Masala * goat cooked with peppercorns, fried onions and curry leaves.   
Dhaba Goat Curry a home-style punjabi goat curry.   
Goat Kadai goat tossed with onions and bell peppers.   
Gongura Mamsam * a must try! goat preparation with sorrel leaves.   
Aunt Sheila's Chennai Goat Curry goat tempered with curry leaves and dry red chilies.   

Seafood $24

Goa Fish Curry a must try. a preparation with tamarind and coconut.   
Aunt Murli's Fish Moilee a must try! a keralite dish prepared with coconut milk and curry leaves.   
Red Fish Curry * a must try! fish cooked with kokum, tomatoes and garlic.   
Aunt Murli's Chingri Malai a must try! a bengali's favorite with coconut, garam masala and bay leaf.   
Konju Pappas a must try! shrimp in a coconut tomato sauce with kokum.   
Lata Shetty's Shrimp Ajadina * a must try! a manglorean specialty with roasted coconut.   
Shrimp Curry a punjabi-style curry with onions and tomatoes.   

Spicy Club $15

Caveat Emptor. Spicy Club Choice: Vegetables And Paneer, Chicken $3, Lamb $5, Shrimp $9.

Vindaloo ** a goan dish with red chilies and vinegar.   
Phall *** a british indian curry with habañero and green chilies.   

Thelewala Chaats

Ragara Patties potato patties and chickpeas with yogurt and chutneys.   8.00
Bhel Puri cold. savory morsels tossed with chutneys.   7.00
Batata Sev Puri cold. puri bread smothered with yogurt and chutnies.   7.00
Pani Puri cold. stuffed puri served with tamarind water.   7.00

Dhabawali Rotiyan

Naan white flour bread cooked in tandoor.   4.00
Martha Stewart's Onion Naan    5.00
Garlic Naan    5.00
Chili And Onion Naan *   5.00
Cheese Nut Naan    6.00
Paneer Cheese Naan    6.00
Tand Roti whole wheat tandoori cooked bread.   4.00
Poori deep-fried.   4.00
Paratha pan-grilled.   5.00
Aloo Paratha potato.   6.00

Sides

Lemon Pickle spicy pickle.   2.00
Appalam a must try! fried lentil wafers.   2.00
Roasted Papad first order complimentary.   2.00
Mango Chutney sweet relish.   3.00
Savitri Amma's Thair Pachadi a must try! yogurt tossed with carrots, okra and coconut.   5.00
Raita yogurt with cumin and fresh coriander.   5.00

Desserts

Gulab Jamun cardamom milk balls in sugar syrup.   5.00
Kheer rice pudding with raisins.   5.00
Rasmalai cheese balls in a milk reduction with nuts.   6.00
Malai Kulfi no nuts. homemade ice cream.   6.00

Beverages

Lassi lassi flavors: mango, sweet.   5.00
Voss Water   sm 4.00
Soda sodas: coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale.   2.00

 

Chola
232 E 58th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave
(212) 688-4619
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