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Benares (Financial District)
Delivery/Takeout Menu
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Lunch Specials
Monday to Friday only
Vegetable Platter
Includes two veggies of the day, dhal, rice, naan & salad
$9.95
Tikka Masala Platter
Chicken tikka masala, veggie of the day, dhal, rice, naan & salad.
$10.95
Tandoori Chicken Platter
Tandoori chicken, veggie of the day, dhal, rice, naan & salad
$10.95
Lamb Curry Platter
Lamb curry, veggie of the day, dhal, rice, naan & salad
$11.95


Prix Fixe Menu
Prix Fixe
Choice of one appetizer & one entree. Served with basmati rice, naan bread, raita (yogurt) & mango chutney.
$16.95


Appetizers
Konkani Shrimp
Shrimp tossed in a spicy tomato sauce, flavored with cumin, cinnamon & black pepper.
$13
Karwari Jhinga
Shrimp spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds, pan seared served with coconut pineapple salsa.
$13
Tawa Scallops
Pan cooked scallops with cilantro, green chili, ginger, mango & tomato relish.
$14
Machali Ke Gole
Fish croquette on a bed of garlic, ginger & lemon grass sauce.
$13
Crab Chettinadu
Lump crab meat seasoned with garlic, ginger, roasted coconut & spices.
$15
Fish Amritsari (Fish Pakora)
Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt & coated with gram flour.
$12
Koli Erachi
Chicken breast marinated with ginger, garlic in a star anise peppery sauce.
$13
Kandhari Murgh (Malai Kebab)
Chicken breast marinated in spices & served with pomegranate, date, gooseberry dip.
$12
Chicken Tikka
Tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yougurt & spices.
$12
Makkai Ka Soweta
Lamb shoulder marinated in yogurt, tumeric, chili, ginger & garlic, stewed with corn.
$12
Kakori Kebab (Seekh Kebab)
Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili, infused with poppy seed & nutmeg.
$12
Barrah Kebab
Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt & nutmeg.
$12


Vegetarian Appetizers
Mathura Se (Aloo Tikki)
Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with mint & cranberry sauce.
$8
Kashmiri Tikki
Beet, veggie cakes seasoned with ginger, fennel, spices, grilled and served with mint relish & crispy lotus.
$8
Aloo Papri Chaat
Wheat crisps, chick peas, potatoes topped with yogurt, roasted cumin, mint & tamarind sauce.
$8
Banarsi Kachori
Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes & chutney.
$8
Paneer Tikka
Cottage cheese marinated in yogurt, tumeric, pomegranate, skewered & cooked in clay oven.
$10
Adraki Samosa
Triangular turnovers filled with potatoes & green peas, hint of mango powder, flavored with ginger & cumin. Served with mint & tamarind chutney.
$8
Kolhapuri Misal (Spicy)
Sprouted beans in chili, coconut, herbs & spiced crisps served with toasted pav.
$10
Bhel Puri
Puffed rice crisps with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado & corn kernels, tossed with chutneys.
$8
Mixed Pakoras
An array of eggplant, yam, spinach, plantain & stuffed chili fritters.
$8
Khasta Gobhi
Lightly battered crisp cauliflower with garlic & crushed pepper in a tangy sauce.
$8


Soup & Salad
Kashmiri Soup
Roasted turnip, beet root, pigeon peas flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger & garlic.
$8
Kozhi Rasam
Chicken soup flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut & tomatoes.
$7
Thukpa
Spicy Tibetan noodle soup with cauliflower, French beans, tomato & chili, served with lamb.
$8
Harabhara Salad
Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes & guacamole with chef's special dressing.
$7


Tandoori Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
Aamiya Jhinga
Jumbo prawns marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar, ginger, molasses, cooked in tandoor.
$22
Tandoori Chicken
Chicken marinated is yogurt, spices & lemon juice, cooked in tandoor.
$18
Tandoori Hen
Whole cornish hen marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala & cooked in tandoor.
$21
Lucknowi Murgh
Chicken breast marinated in yogurt with saffron & cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven.
$18
Salmon Tikka
Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala, cooked in tandoor.
$21
Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection cooked in clay oven.
$24
Mixed Grill Entree
Assorted tandoori special.
$22


Chicken Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
Chicken Tikka Masala
Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
$16
Murgh Seyal
Marinated grilled chicken breast over spinach, broccoli rabe, dill, enhanced with spices.
$16
Murgh Khubani
Grilled chicken tikka (white meat) served on top of spiced apricot sauce.
$16
Andhra Chicken Curry
Chicken pieces slow cooked in coconut, ginger & garlic sauce.
$16
Chicken Shahi Korma
Chicken grilled in rich cashew nut & almond cream sauce.
$16
Chicken Vindaloo
Famous chicken preparation for Goa, cooked with vinegar, hot chilies & spices.
$16
Chili Chicken
Indo-Chinese inspired chicken fried to perfection and tossed with bell peppers, onions, chilies, ginger & garlic.
$16
Chicken Saag
Chicken sauteed with fresh spinach, enhanced with spices.
$16
Chicken Jalfrazie
Chicken & fresh assorted vegetables in a special sauce.
$16


Goat & Lamb Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
Rogan Josh
A signature dish from Kashmir consists of succulent pieces of lamb in cardamom, aniseed & paprika savored sauce.
$17
Lamb Vindaloo
Lamb preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies & spices.
$17
Raan e Akbari
Leg of lamb immersed in rum flavor sauce, served oven roasted on a bed of vegetables.
$24
Laal Maans
Cubes of lamb cooked in slow fire with yogurt, chili, tumeric, onion, ginger garlic & cardamom.
$19
Keema Mutter
Minced lamb & green peas cooked with fresh ground spices.
$17
Lamb Korma
Tender pieces of lamb cooked in rich cashew nut & almond cream sauce.
$17
Lamb Saag
Tender pieces of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach enhanced with spices.
$17
Punjabi Goat Curry
North Indian goat delicacy with onion & tomato gravy.
$17
Kadhai Goat
Succulent pieces of goat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic garnished with fresh cilantro & ginger.
$18
Barrah Masaledar
Lamb chops grilled & infused in a sauce of onion & tomato with garam masala.
$25


Seafood Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
Cheema Thenga
Marinated jumbo prawns grilled & simmered in coconut milk curry.
$22
Kalonji Maach
Onion seed flavored tile fish curry with eggplant, okra & potatoes.
$22
Til Wali Machhi
Ahi tuna rubbed with ground spices, sesame seeds & wild rice.
$22
Bhari Machli
Whole pompano stuffed with pickled gren masala, grilled, served on a bed of tomato sauce.
$22
Kekada Kari
Traditional nadan kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves & kokum.
$22
Salmon Curry
Onion & tomato sauce, medium.
$19
Shrimp Curry
Onion & tomato sauce, medium.
$20
Goan Salmon Curry
Fresh salmon cooked in coconut & cream sauce.
$19
Goan Shrimp Curry
Shrimps cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spices & fresh coconut milk.
$20


Vegetarian Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
Banarsi Dum Aloo
Potato whole simmered in flavorful "Hing" gravy.
$13
Achari Bhindi
Fresh okra cooked with pickled flavored spices.
$13
Gobhi Jaipuri
Potato & cauliflower cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander & chili flakes.
$13
Baingan Mirch Ka Salan
Baby eggplant simmered in coconut, peanut, curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers.
$13
Diwani Handi
Assorted vegetables, cheese, eggplant in spinach curry sauce.
$13
Nawabi Subji
Fresh vegetables simmered in charmagaz gravy with cardamom flavor.
$13
Saag Paneer
Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger & garlic.
$14
Malai Kofta
Vegetable & cheese dumplings cooked in cashew & tomato gravy.
$14
Peshawari Chole
Chick peas cooked in roasted herbs & spices with fresh tomato & onion sauce.
$13
Dal Makhani
Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with butter & tomato gravy.
$13
Banarsi Dal
Blend of malka masoor, chana & arhar tempered with onion, ginger, tomatoes, finished with desi ghee.
$13
Yellow Dal
Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire finished with tempered herbs & spices.
$13
Paneer Makhani
Fresh cottage cheese in creamy tomato sauce.
$14
Mutter Paneer
Cottage cheese & peas cooked in light yellow sauce.
$14
Baingan Bhartha
Eggplant roasted on a fire cooked with onions & peas.
$13
Navrattan Korma
Assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts & fruits.
$13
Chana Saag
Puree of spinach cooked with chickpeas.
$13
Paneer Bhurji
Shredded paneer cooked with tomato, onion & pepper.
$14
Shahi Paneer
Cottage cheese cooked in creamy gravy prepared with tomato, onions & cashew nuts.
$14
Soy Tikka Masala
Grilled soy simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
$14


Vegan Entrees
Served with basmati rice
Saag Only
Homestyle spinach cooked with spices.
$13
Mixed Vegetables
Fresh vegetables cooked in a tomato & onion sauce.
$13
Bhindi
Fresh okra cooked with spices.
$13
Aloo Gobi
Potato & cauliflower cooked with cumin & spices.
$13
Yellow Dal
Yellow lentils cooked in slow fire overnight finished with tempered herbs & spices
$13
Maah Ki Dal
Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight finished with tomato gravy
$13
Peshawari Choley
Chickpea cooked in roasted herbs & spices with fresh tomato & onion sauce.
$13
Aloo Baingan
Eggplant curry with potatoes.
$13
Jeera Aloo
Potato spiced with cumin.
$13


Rice & Biryanis
Biryanis
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron & rose water. Choice of vegetable ($14), chicken ($16), lamb ($18), goat ($18) or shrimp ($19).
$14
Peas Pulao
Saffron rice with peas.
$3
Kashmiri Pulao
Saffron rice with fruits & nuts.
$7
Jeera Rice
Basmati rice tempered with cumin.
$7
Banarsi Rice
Lemon flavored rice.
$7


Breads
Naan
Garlic, rosemary, peshwari for add'l $1.
$3
Roti $3
Paratha or Laccha or Mint Paratha $4
Aloo Paratha $4
Poori $4
Filled Kulcha
Onion, potato or paneer.
$5
Chicken Tikka & Cheese Kulcha $6
Bread Basket $13


Sides
Chutney
Tomato, mango, eggplant & garlic or pickle.
$4
Raita
Onion tomato, Boondi or cucumber.
$4
Papadum $3
Curry Sauce (16 oz.) $7
Tikka Masala Sauce (16 oz.) $7
Vindaloo Sauce (16 oz.) $7
Aloo Fried $4


Desserts
Ami Sheera
Mango flavored pudding over malpua and mango pulp.
$6
Pistachio Kulfi
Pistachio flavored Indian Ice cream with biscotti & berries.
$6
Atom Bomb
Chocolate lava served with rose petal ice cream.
$6
Karonji
Fresh coconut, poppy seeds & nuts in a pastry shell.
$6
Orange Panacotta
Orange flavored silky custard garnished with orange sections.
$6
Gulab Jamun
Condensed milk roundels, soaked in sugar syrup.
$6
Rasmalai
Cottage cheese dumpling.
$6
Kheer Anarkali
Pomegranate flavored rice pudding cooked on slow fire with milk, reduced.
$6


Beverages
Canned Soda
Choose from our selection.
$2
Lemonade $4
Poland Spring Water (16 oz.) $2
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water $5
Iced Tea $3
Sweet Lassi $5
Mango Lassi $5
Salted Lassi $5
Rose Lassi $5
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