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Cuisine of India
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  • Indian
  • 53 W 72nd St, NEW YORK NY10023 40.777308 -73.978457
  • (At Columbus Ave)
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  • (212) 579-8888
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Vegetable Samosa mildly spiced potatoes, peas, cashew nuts & raisins stuffed in a light pastry   5.95
Chicken Samosa crispy turnovers stuffed with seasoned minced chicken, diced potatoes & herbs   5.95
Lasooni Gobhee stir fried florets of cauliflower sauteed with garlic, ginger & tamarind sauce   5.95
Vegetable Pakoras fritters of mixed vegetables dipped in a batter of bengal gram flour, carom (ajwain), and spices then deep-fried   5.95
Onion Bhajias crisp fritters of onion juliennes with mild spices   5.95
Aloo Tikki a patty of spiced mashed potatoes served with mint & tamarind chutney   5.95
Paneer Tinkay cottage cheese cubes & bell peppers marinated in olive oil, pomegranate seeds, ginger & garlic, skewered & grilled   7.95
Amritsari Fish filet of fish marinated with spices, carom (ajwai) & grilled   7.95
Cochin Crab Cakes crab patties with cochin peppercorns, onion, tomato, spices & herbs   9.95
Garlic Shrimps a delicacy of goa prepared with garlic, vinegar & spices   9.95
Reshmi Kabab succulent rolls of ground chicken blended with aromatic herbs & spices, skewered & grilled in an earthen oven   9.95
Seekh Kabab juicy rolls minced lamb blended with fresh coriander, spices, ginger and garlic. cooked in clay oven   9.95
Lamb Skewers silvers of lamb marinated in olive oil, ginger, garlic, black peppers; skewered & grilled   9.95

Soups, Salads & Side Dishes

Kuchumber Salad juliennes of tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots tossed in balsamic vinegar & tamarind dressing.   5.95
Mulligatawny Soup pureed lentils flavored with fresh herbs, delicate spices & garnished with mushrooms.   5.95
Tomato & Fennel Soup home made tomato puree with fennel, spices & cilantro   5.95
Chicken Shorba (Soup) a delicately spiced clear chicken soup with herbs & black pepper   5.95
Raita homemade yogurt whipped with grated cucumbers, roasted cumin seeds, freshly chopped cilantro & mint   3.95
Papa-Dums (Papadums) crisp roasted paper thin lentil (bengal gram) wafers flavored with cumin seeds, garlic & spices.   2.95
Mango Chutney a delicious tangy accompaniment to well spiced indian cuisine. fresh mangoes slow cooked with spices & toddy vinegar.   2.95

Tandoori Delicacies

Tandoor Is An Oval Shaped 'Earthen Oven' Made With Special Clay & Heated With Burning Charcoal. The Wrap Around Heat Allows The Food To Cook Evenly While Retaining All The Flavors. Tandoori Cooking Does Not Require Any Oil Except When Used For Occasional Basting

Tandoori Seafood Selection

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Tandoori Prawns tiger prawns marinated with lemon juice, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste & spices.   21.95
Salmon Tikka filets of salmon marinated with ground spices, strained yogurt   20.95
Malai Halibut filet of halibut marinated with home made sour cream, garlic, ginger, roasted cumin & fenugreek   20.95
Monk Fish Tikka filet of monk fish marinated in mint, cilantro, spices & strained yogurt   20.95

Tandoori Poultry $16.95

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Saffron Chicken Tikka (White Meat) cubes of boneless chicken marinated in yogurt, tandoori spices & flavored with saffron   
Basil Chicken Tikka (White Meat) cubes of chicken marinated in fresh basil, coriander & spices   
Hazari Chicken Tikka (White Meat) tender pieces of boneless chicken marinated with cream cheese, ground pepper, lemon juice & spices.   
Tandoori Chicken chicken on the bone marinated with ginger, garlic, yogurt, spices & kashmiri red chilli paste.   

Tandoori Lamb

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Lamb Cheshma tender boneless pieces of lamb marinated in ginger, garlic, yogurt, and spices and delicately flavored with star aniseed.   23.95
Lamb Chops Masaledar juicy lamb chops marinated in strained yogurt, garlic, ginger, cilantro & spices.   24.95

Tandoori Vegetarian

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Tandoori Fasal florets of cauliflower, broccoli, bell pepper, zucchini, and mushroom dressed in a marinade of ground pepper, herbs & sour cream   13.95
Hara Kabab a delicately spiced mash of spinach, cottage cheese, potatoes, apricot, spices & sesame seeds   13.95
Paneer Dilbar hearts of cottage cheese stuffed with mint-cilantro chutney & marinated in a pepper & sour cream dressing   14.95


Classic Curries Of India

A Curry In India Means Any Vegetable Or Meat Cooked With Spices, Herbs, Thickening Or Souring Agents. The Distinctive Flavor Of The Curry Is Derived By Adding Various Spices, Herbs, Condiments, The Sequence & Quantity Of The Spices, Length & Temperature Of Cooking.

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Seafood Curry Selection

Fish Masala a specialty of the konkan region of india, cubes of seasonal fresh fish simmered in a tangy sauce of kokum (a fruit pulp native to india, used as a souring agent & in medicinal preparations) coconut, ginger & red chillies.   18.95
Haryali Halibut fillet of halibut simmered in a sauce of mint, cilantro, raw mango, ginger, garlic & coconut milk   19.95
Shrimp Curry succulent shrimps simmered in a sauce of tamarind, coconut milk & spices   19.95
Kadai Shrimps shrimps tossed with tomato onion sauce flavored with whole spices, tempered with mustard seeds & curry leaves.   19.95
Shrimp Saag shrimps cooked with puree of baby spinach & spices   19.95
Shrimp Vindaloo shrimps simmered in a spicy goan sauce of garlic, vinegar, cumin seeds, red chillies, cloves & peppercorns (very spicy)   19.95

Poultry Curry Selection $16.95

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Chicken Curry (White Meat) cubes of boneless chicken simmered in a gravy of roasted spices, curry leaves and coconut. a specialty of coastal karnataka.   
Chicken Tikka Masala (White Meat) marinated cubes of boneless chicken smoked in an earthen oven and finished in a light tomato fenugreek sauce.   
Methi Murg (White Meat) cubes of chicken cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves (a medicinal herb widely used in cooking valued for its high protein, high fiber & calcium) & spices.   
Chicken Zafrani (White Meat) marinated cubes of chicken grilled in tandoor & simmered in a sauce of cashew nuts & spanish saffron.   
Chicken Chettinad (White Meat) a hot favorite from the chettinad district in tamil nadu. cubes of chicken cooked in a curry of exotic spices & black peppercorns and tempered with curry leaves.   
Chicken Saag (White Meat) breast of chicken cubes cooked with puree of baby spinach & spices   
Chicken Vindaloo (White Meat) (Very Spicy) boneless chicken cubes cooked in a fiery goan sauce of garlic, vinegar, cumin seeds, red chillies, cloves & peppercorns   

Lamb Curry Choices $17.95

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Kashmiri Lamb Roganjosh a favorite lamb preparation of kashmir prepared with onion, tomato, yogurt, spices & flavored with aniseed.   
Lamb Vindaloo vindaloo is a portuguese influence on indian cuisine. vin & alho, vinegar and garlic in portuguese. a delicacy of goa, it is prepared with cumin seeds, red chilli, cloves, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, star anise & vinegar (very spicy)   
Palak Ghosth cubes of lamb and baby spinach simmered in a delicate sauce of herbs & spices   
Kadai Ghosth boneless lamb cubes cooked with whole spices, herbs, tomato, garlic, topped with julienne of ginger & garnished with fresh coriander   
Lamb Korma tender lamb cubes cooked with a puree of cashew nut, saffron & spices   

Vegetarian Curries

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Malai Kofta dumplings of cottage cheese & potatoes stuffed with dry fruits & fresh cream and finished in a sauce of cashew nuts and spanish saffron.   13.95
Bhendy Anardana green okra prepared with onions, tomatoes and spices and finished with crushed pomegranate seeds.   13.95
Baingan Bhartha eggplants smoked in an earthen oven, pulped & sauteed with scallions, garlic, ginger, onion & cumin seeds   13.95
Aloo Gobhi Adrak Masala florets of cauliflower & potatoes tossed in a sauce of cumin, tomatoes & ginger   13.95
Nav-Rattan Korma garden fresh vegetables simmered in a cashew nut & dry fruit sauce, and flavored with saffron.   13.95
Palak Paneer fresh baby spinach & cubes of cottage cheese simmered with onions, ginger & garlic   13.95
Chana Pindy chickpeas prepared with pindi masala (a blend of pomegranate seeds, dry mango, carom & black pepper) and tempered with ginger & green chilli julienne.   13.95
Chana Saag garbanzo beans or chickpeas cooked with puree of baby spinach & spices   13.95
Dal Durga whole black lentils slow cooked overnight on an earthen oven & tempered with ginger, garlic & spices. a favorite of master chef durga prasad.   12.95
Dal Tadka yellow lentils cooked with tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic, turmeric, red chillies, and cilantro, tempered with asafetida & cumin seeds.   12.95


Indian Breads

Tandoori Roti baked whole-wheat flat bread   3.50
Nan leavened white flour bread   3.50
Garlic Nan leavened white flour garlic bread   4.50
Rosemary Nan leavened white flour bread seasoned with fresh rosemary.   4.50
Kashmiri Nan an earthen oven specialty bread filled with almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, coconut, dried apricots & cherries.   4.95
Onion Kulcha stuffed with mildly spiced onions & cilantro   4.50
Paneer Kulcha leavened white flour bread stuffed with spiced cottage cheese   4.50
Cheddar Cheese Kulcha leavened white flour bread stuffed with cheddar cheese, spices & herbs   4.50
Lachha Paratha flaky whole wheat layered bread   4.50
Alu Paratha whole wheat bread stuffed with delicately spiced potatoes   4.95
Mint Paratha whole wheat bread topped with mint   4.95
Kheema Nan stuffed with mildly spiced mince of lamb & herbs   5.25
Pooree fluffy golden brown whole-wheat deep-fried bread.   4.95

Rice & Biryani Selection

Vegetable Biryani    13.95
Shrimp Biryani    19.95
Chicken Biryani    16.95
Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani    17.95
Premium Basmati Rice    4.95


Sweet Lassi churned home made yogurt sprinkled with aromatic kewda water (essence of screwpine flowers)   4.50
Salted Lassi churned yogurt sprinkled with dry roasted & ground cumin   4.50
Mango Lassi delicious alfonso or kesar mango pulp churned with yogurt.   5.50
Spiced Ice Tea an invigorating spice tea made with cardamom, fresh ginger, bay leaves & cloves.   2.95
Soda    2.25
Spring Water    2.00
Perrier    3.00
Pellegrino    3.00

Lunch & Dinner Deal

A Complete Meal Comprising Your Choice Of An

1. An Entree smaller portion than the regular order   
2. Appetizer Of The Day Or A House Salad    
3. Black Lentil Or Lentil Of The Day    
4. Choice Of An Bread (Nan Or Roti)    
5. Basmati Rice    
6.Raita & Condiments    

Vegetarian Specials $12.95

Bhindi Do Pyaza baby okra's cooked with diced onions & tomatoes.   
Alu Gobhi a curry of cauliflower florets & potatoes.   
Paneer Makhni home made cottage cheese in a tomato based gravy.   
Chana Sag purée of fresh baby spinach & chick peas.   

Non-Vegetarian Specials $14.95

Chicken Curry cubes of chicken in a gravy of roasted spices.   
Chicken Tikka Masala clay oven cooked pieces of chicken simmered in a tomato based sauce.   
Lamb Roganjosh an aniseed flavored lamb curry of kashmir.   
Fish Masala seasonal fresh fish simmered in a tangy sauce.   

Tandoori Specials $15.95

Malai Chicken Tikka cubes of chicken marinated in homemade sour cream, spices & cooked in tandoor.   
Chicken Tikka tender chicken pieces marinated in saffron & spices.   
Seekh Kabab minced lamb skewered & cooked in the clay oven.   
Fish Tikka seasonal fresh fish marinated in delicate spices & grilled.   


Home Made Desserts $4.95

Kesari Rasmalai evaporated milk patties simmered in milk, flavored with cardamom, pistachio & spanish saffron   
Gulab Jamun soft roundels of milk solids simmered in honey syrup, rose water & cardamom   
Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) grated carrots simmered in milk with khoya (milk solids), cashew nuts, and raisins, delicately flavored with cardamom & saffron   
Vermicelli Kheer dry roasted vermicelli cooked in milk with saffron, cardamom, raisins & cashew nuts   
Dessert Of The Day    
Earthen Oven
53 W 72nd St
At Columbus Ave
(212) 579-8888
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