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  • starters

    • £3.95

      marinated in a special blend of tandoori spices, barbecued in the clay oven, served with salad and sauce

    • £3.95

    • £2.95

      quarter spring chicken cooked on the bone, marinated in selected spices, barbecued in the tandoori oven

    • £4.95

      tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, lamb tikka and seekh kebab

    • £5.75

      chicken tikka, lamb tikka, seekh kebab, meat samosa and onion bhaji

    • £3.95

      chicken in spicy gravy, served on a pancake

    • £3.95

      prawn in spicy gravy, served on a pancake

    • £4.95

    • £2.95

    • £2.95

      vegetable stuffed with fresh aromatic spices in batter, deep fried

    • £3.95

    • £2.95

      paneer cheese

    • £3.95

      a combination of chicken, cheese and vegetable pakora

    • £3.50

      rolled minced lamb spiced and barbecued in the clay oven, served with salad and special sauce

    • £3.50

      spiced minced lamb, grilled over a flame, served with salad and special sauce

    • £3.50

      spiced minced lamb, grilled over a flame, wrapped with omelette, served with salad and special sauce

    • £3.95

      a combination of seekh and shami kebab

    • £2.95

      deep fried spicy onion ball

    • £4.50

      whole king prawn delicately spiced in breadcrumbs, fried until golden

    • £3.50

    • £3.95

      round minced meat wrapped with indian bread

    • £2.50

      slices of potato cooked with cucumber in special chaat masala spices

    • £3.25

      shrimp covered with rose marie sauce, served on a bed of fresh lettuce

    • samosa

      savoury triangular pastries

      £2.50

      £2.50

      £2.50

    • chaat

      cooked with cucumber in special chaat masala spices

      £3.50

      £3.50

    • chaat puri

      chicken or lamb chaat, served with pancake

      £3.95

      £3.95

  • tandoori dishes

    • £5.95

      marinated spring chicken barbecued in the clay oven

    • £6.50

      diced chicken marinated, barbecued in the clay oven

    • £6.50

    • £7.50

      diced duck marinated in exotic recipe and barbecued in clay oven

    • £9.95

      tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, lamb tikka and seekh kebab, served with indian naan bread

    • £10.95

      marinated tiger king prawn, barbecued in the clay oven

    • £12.95

      barbecued tiger king prawn with red onion, red pepper, green pepper, yellow pepper, tomato and coriander

    • £7.95

      pieces of chicken marinated and barbecued in the clay oven with tomato, onion and capsicum

    • £7.95

    • £7.95

      a blend of diced chicken, green peppers, tomatoes, onions and coriander

    • £7.95

    • £8.95

      marinated and barbecued chicken, lamb and seekh kebab with green peppers, tomatoes, onions and coriander to house recipe

    • £11.95

      barbecued tiger king prawn, green peppers, tomatoes, onions and coriander

  • balti and biryani dishes

    all balti dishes are cooked with special aromatic balti sauce, onion, tomatoes and garlic - can be prepared mild, medium or hot

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    • all biryani dishes are cooked with basmati rice, served with vegetable curry - lightly spiced

    • £7.95

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      meat, chicken and prawn with house special ingredients

  • house specials

    • £7.50

      sliced chicken cooked in fresh cultured yoghurt, mixed with ground almond - mild

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      pieces of spring chicken cooked in a variety of fresh green chillies and lemon juice - sharp and hot

    • £7.50

    • £10.95

      barbecued king prawn cooked with fresh green chillies, chopped onions, tomatoes, sliced ginger and fresh herbs

    • £7.50

      diced chicken tikka cooked in the tandoori, prepared in a special butter sauce and house spices

    • £7.50

      sliced chicken tikka cooked with chopped onions, sliced ginger, capsicum, tomatoes and fresh herbs

    • £7.50

      lamb tikka

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn cooked with chopped onions, sliced ginger, capsicum, tomatoes and fresh herbs

    • the following masala dishes are marinated, char grilled, then cooked in a special mild tandoori sauce with fresh cream, topped with almonds and sultanas

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      marinated and barbecued chicken, lamb and seekh kebab cooked in house special tandoori sauce - mild

    • £10.95

  • chefs meat specials

    • £7.50

      marinated and barbecued sliced chicken, cooked with house special aromatic sauce, garlic, green pepper and peeled tomatoes - sweet and medium

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and barbecued diced chicken, cooked with crushed mango and a specially prepared sauce - sweet and medium

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and char grilled, cooked with homemade rice and spicy sauce, fried mushroom, fresh garlic, ginger and coriander - medium

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      barbecued sliced chicken cooked with specially made tandoori sauce and minced lamb - mild to medium

    • £7.50

      marinated and barbecued chicken, cooked with barbecued onion, tomatoes and green peppers in sauce - medium

    • £7.50

    • £8.50

      marinated and grilled, cooked with onion, garlic, green peppers and spices - medium hot

    • £8.50

    • £8.50

      marinated and barbecued chicken, cooked with tandoori sauce, spices and spinach - medium

    • £8.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and char grilled chicken cooked with special sauce, mild spices, yoghurt and mint - sweet and minty

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and barbecued chicken, cooked with chefs spices, mint and yoghurt in a sweet and sour sauce, topped with fried onion - fairly hot

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and barbecued sliced chicken, cooked with a homemade rich and mild sauce

    • £7.50

    • £7.50

      marinated and char grilled chicken, cooked with chefs spices and green chillies - creamy and medium hot

    • £7.50

    • £8.20

      marinated and barbecued, cooked with chefs special aromatic sauce, mixed paste and garlic

    • £8.20

    • £7.50

      lamb cooked with homemade spicy sauce, garlic, onion, ginger, clove, cardamom and garam masala - medium hot

    • £8.50

      cooked in a medium thick sauce with tomatoes and onions

    • £8.50

    • £8.50

      cooked in a medium thick sauce with methi, garlic, tomatoes, green pepper and red pepper, topped with red onion

    • £8.50

  • chefs seafood/ veg specials

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with house special aromatic sauce, garlic, green pepper and peeled tomatoes - sweet and medium

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with crushed mango and a specially prepared sauce - sweet and medium

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and char grilled, cooked with homemade rice and spicy sauce, fried mushroom, fresh garlic, ginger and coriander - medium

    • £6.45

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      marinated in special sauce, char grilled in the clay oven, cooked with pineapple, lychee and homemade melted cheese - sweet and mild

    • £6.45

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      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with barbecued onion, tomatoes and green peppers in sauce - medium

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and grilled, cooked with onion, garlic, green peppers and spices - medium hot

    • £7.70

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with tandoori sauce, spices and spinach - medium

    • £7.70

    • £10.95

      marinated and char grilled king prawn cooked with special sauce, mild spices, yoghurt and mint - sweet and minty

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with chefs spices, mint and yoghurt in a sweet and sour sauce, topped with fried onion - fairly hot

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued king prawn, cooked with a homemade rich and mild sauce

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      spiced whole king prawn, grilled, cooked with aromatic spices, garlic, ginger, homemade special sauce, green pepper and onion - medium

    • £8.95

      marinated and char grilled king prawn, cooked with chefs spices and green chillies - creamy and medium hot

    • £6.45

    • £10.95

      marinated and barbecued, cooked with chefs special aromatic sauce, mixed paste and garlic

    • £7.70

    • £10.95

      cooked in a medium thick sauce with tomatoes and onions

    • £7.70

    • £10.95

      cooked in a medium thick sauce with methi, garlic, tomatoes, green pepper and red pepper, topped with red onion

    • £7.70

  • meat curries

    • £6.95

      cooked with cream, ground coconut and almond - mild

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      hot

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      with pineapple, fruit juice, coconut and cream - mild

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      mild

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      medium

      £6.95

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      cooked with chopped onion in a thick and spicy sauce - medium

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      cooked in a medium thick sauce with tomatoes and onions - medium

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      cooked with chopped tomatoes and green peppers in a thick and spicy sauce - medium

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      cooked with fairly hot spices

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      cooked with very hot spices

      £6.95

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      cooked with coconut powder - fairly hot

      £6.95

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      cooked with tomatoes in a thick sauce - slightly hot, sweet and sour

      £6.95

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      cooked with lentils and fenugreek - hot, sweet and sour

      £6.95

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      medium

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      cooked with cream, ground coconut and almond - mild

      £6.95

      £6.95

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      £5.95

  • seafood curries

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      cooked with cream, ground coconut and almond - mild

      £8.95

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      cooked with chopped onion in a thick and spicy sauce - medium

      £8.95

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      medium

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      medium

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      cooked in a medium thick sauce with tomatoes and onions - medium

      £8.95

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      cooked with chopped tomatoes and green peppers in a thick and spicy sauce - medium

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      cooked with fairly hot spices

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      cooked with very hot spices

      £8.95

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      cooked with tomatoes in a thick sauce - slightly hot, sweet and sour

      £6.95

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      cooked with lentils and fenugreek - hot, sweet and sour

      £8.95

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      cooked with coconut powder - fairly hot

      £7.95

  • english dishes

    • £5.95

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    • £4.75

    • £5.40

    • £5.40

  • vegetable side dishes

    • £2.95

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      aubergine

    • £2.95

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      spinach

    • £2.95

      potatoes

    • £2.95

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  • rice, bread and sundries

    • £1.95

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    • £2.50

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    • £2.10

    • £2.30

      stuffed with minced meat

    • £2.30

      stuffed with onion and coriander

    • £2.30

      naan stuffed with onion

    • £2.30

      stuffed with coconut powder and sultana - sweet

    • £2.30

      stuffed with garlic

    • £2.30

      with vegetables

    • £1.10

      thin and soft bread

    • £1.95

      thinner version of naan bread made in the clay oven

    • £1.10

      fried pancake

    • £2.10

      fried flaky round bread, cooked in ghee

    • £2.50

      stuffed with vegetables

    • £1.60

    • £1.95

    • £1.05

      plain yoghurt

    • popadom

      £0.50

      £0.50

    • raita

      £1.50

      £1.50

    • relish

      £0.50

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  • drinks

    • bottle of soft drink

      1.5ltr

      £2.95

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  • set meals

    • £24.95

      mild

      • popadoms

      • chicken puri

      • lamb puri

      • chicken shahjani

      • lamb pasanda

      • niramish

      • bombay aloo

      • pilau rice

      • naan

    • £27.50

      medium

      • popadoms

      • seekh kebab

      • chicken tikka (starter)

      • chicken tikka masala

      • lamb korai

      • mushroom bhaji

      • bombay aloo

      • pilau rice

      • naan

    • £33.95

      mild

      • popadoms

      • king prawn butterfly

      • tandoori king prawn

      • tandoori king prawn masala

      • chingri jhot

      • onion bhaji

      • bombay aloo

      • pilau rice

      • naan

    • £26.95

      • popadoms

      • seekh kebab

      • shami kebab

      • garlic chicken balti

      • garlic lamb balti

      • bombay aloo

      • saag bhaji

      • pilau rice

      • naan

    • £22.95

      mild

      • popadoms

      • vegetable samosa

      • aloo cutlets

      • vegetable nimora

      • vegetable masala

      • daal samber

      • beans bhaji

      • pilau rice

      • naan

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