Indian Tanpura Menu and Prices updated 2021


Indian Tanpura Menu

This is a small quiet restaurant with solid food that’s tasty and affordable. New York neighborhoods used to be filled with these places, but no more. The beef and lamb are best, not so the seafood. Vegetarian dishes are also wonderful. Come, relax, enjoy or order in. I have to say quite honestly that before this restaurant I was not a fan of Indian food. Then I ate at Indian Tanpura, and with the help of our lovely waiter (who may be the owner?) I ate a variety of terrific foods that ranged from very mild to a little bit spicy. I told him I was not a fan of spicy foods and he recommended two dishes: We had the Tandoori Chicken which has a marvelous flavor, with a generous portion of basmati rice. Then we had a combination dish that had approximately seven different dishes in it that I can’t even identify in total! There was a pull apart bread, rice, a dish that had chickpeas, a spicier sauce of some kind, and if you ask the waiters will be glad to tell you what you’re eating.

Indian Tanpura Menu and Prices

Cold Appetizers

Chana Chat $4.95
Chickpeas, onion, sweet chutney, mint chutney, tomato and cucumber.
Green Salad $4.95
Indian salad of cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce.
Chicken Chat $5.95
Pieces of chicken and cucumber tossed in tamarind sauce with herbs and spices.

Hot Appetizers

Papadum (4Pcs) $1.50
Thin bean wafers.
Vegetable Samosa (2 Pcs) $4.95
Crisp pastry turnover filled with vegetable.
Vegetable Pakoras (4 Pcs) $4.95
Patties of mildly spiced vegetables.
Meat Samosa (2 Pcs) $5.95
Crispy pastry turnover filled with minced meat.
Chana Poori $8.95
Indian deep-fried bread with spiced sauteed chickpeas.
Vegetable Platter $7.50
A tasty vegetarian platter consisting of vegetable samosa, vegetable pakoras and crispy lentil wafer served with a special tamarind chutney. For 2
Calcutta Kabab $9.95
Diced lamb sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, green pepper, onion and tomatoes served with fluffly poori bread.
Fresh Shrimp $9.95
Shrimp cooked in bengal style served with fully bread.
Crab Bombay $9.95
Crab meat sauteed with onions and tomatoes, flavored with spices and herbs served with light poori


Mulligatawny Soup $4.95
Traditional lentil soup.
Coconut Soup $4.50
Delicious coconut with coconut cream in hot milk.


Chapati $2.50
Unleavened, freshly baked bread
Roti $2.50
Whole wheat bread
Poori $2.50
White flour bread puffed up & deep fried
Nan $2.95
Leavened bread, fresh baked
Paratha $3.50
Multi layered, grilled white flour bread topped with melted butter
Garlic Nan $3.50
Nan seasoned with garlic butter
Aloo Paratha $4.50
Stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes
Onion Kuicha $3.50
Nan stuffed with spiced onion
Spinach Nan $4.50
Nan with spinach
Keema Nan $4.95
Nan bread stuffed with spiced flavored minced meat
Muglai Paratha $5.95
Stuffed with meat, egg, chopped onion & pepper


Chicken Curry $12.50
Chicken in a mild curry sauce
Chicken Shaag $12.95
Boneless chicken simmered in cream spinach and fresh ginger.
Chicken Vindaloo $12.95
Spiced chicken cooked in a sharp and pungent curry sauce
Chicken Kurma $13.95
Chicken cooked in a creamy coconut sauce
Chicken Makhni $13.95
Tandoori chicken simmered in mildly spiced tomato and butter sauce.
Chicken Tikka Masala $13.95
Pieces of boneless chicken from the tandoori oven cooked in fine spices.
Chicken Kashmiri $14.95
Chicken in a creamy sauce with pineapple, almond and raisins.

Lamb & Beef

Lamb Or Beef Curry $12.95
Lean or beef cooked in mild curry sauce.
Lamb Or Beef Bhuna $13.95
Lamb or beef cooked with tomato and onions spiced medium
Rogan Josh $13.95
Tender juicy lamb pieces cooked in spicy sauce, garnished with fried onion, tomato and green pepper.
Keema Mutter $13.95
Minced meat cooked with green peas and exotic spices.
Lamb Or Beef Moglai $13.95
Lamb of beef simmered in creamy curry sauce with almonds.
Lamb Or Beef Shaag $13.95
Lamb or beef cooked with spinach and blended with spices.

From the Sea

Shrimp Curry $13.50
Fresh shrimp in a mild curry sauce.
Shrimp Vindaloo $14.95
Fresh shrimp cooked in a very hot sauce, madras style.
Shrimp Shaag $14.95
Fresh shrimp cooked with spinach in a thick spice sauce.
Shrimp Patia $14.95
Fresh shrimp cooked with lentils and hot spices.
Shrimp Muglai $15.95
Fresh shrimp sauteed with ginger & garlic in a creamy cutty sauce with almont
Fish Masala $15.95
Delicate fish fillets sauteed bengali style with onions, tomatoes, chilies and fresh herbs.
Crab Meat Curry $15.95
Fresh crab meat in a mild curry sauce.


Vegetable Biryani $12.95
Fresh vegetable blended with fragrant basmati rice, raisins & almonds
Chicken or Lamb Biryani $13.95
Boneless chicken or lamb cooked with fragrant basmati rice, sweet spices, almond, raising and coconuts.
Shrimp Biryani $14.95
Fresh shrimp blended with fragrant basmati rice, raisin and almonds.
Tanpura Biryani $17.95
Chicken tandoori, minced meat, green peas, dried fruits and eggs with fragrant basmati rice.

From The Garden

Dal Makhni $10.95
Black lentils sauteed in ghee with ginger and garlic.
Mixed Vegetable Curry $11.50
Fresh garden vegetables sauteed in a lightly spiced sauce.
Chana Shaag $11.95
Chickpeas and spinach cooked in a special flavored sauce.
Mushroom Shaag $11.95
Mushroom and spinach cooked with aromatic spices.
Dhal Shaag $11.95
Spinach and lentils cooked with specially flavored sauce.
Alu Mattor Gobi $11.95
Potatoes, peas and cauliflower cooked together in masala sauce.
Okra Masala $11.95
Tender young okra braised with onions, tomatoes and spices.
Shaag Ponir $12.95
Cubes of homemade cheese cooked with fresh spinach & aromatic spices
Mattor Ponir $11.95
Fried cottage cheese cooked with green peas, blended with tomatoes.
Begun Bhorta $11.95
Baked eggplant blended with herbs, sauteed onion and tomatoes.
Vegetable Jalfrezi $11.95
Fresh vegetable sauteed with green pepper, onion and tomatoes
Vegetable Vindaloo $11.95
Cooked in a very spicy sauce, madras style.
Vegetable Malai Kofta $12.95
Minced fresh vegetable rounded cakes, cooked with spices and served in a velvety, coriander-scented cream sauce.
Vegetable Makhni $12.95
Fresh vegetables simmered in a mildly spiced tomato and butter sauce
Vegetable Kurma $11.95
Mixed vegetables cooked with cream, almonds and sweet spices.

Tandoori & Grill

Tandoori Chicken $12.95
Spring chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked in special oven.
Chicken Tikka $13.50
Marinated boneless chicken breast flavored with spices cooked in special oven.
Seekh Kebab $12.95
Marinated minced meat with onions and herbs, roasted on skewers.
Boti Kebab $16.95
Chunks of lamb marinated in mild spices and cooked in special oven
Tandoori Mixed Grill $18.95
Chicken tandoori, shrimp tandoori, chicken tikka, boti kebab and seekh kebab
Tandoori Shrimp $17.95
Jumbo shrimp marinated in lemon, ginger, garlic and broiled over mild charcoal heat.

Combination Platters

Sabji Thali $18.95
Mattor, chana shaag, alu mottor gobi, pilaf rice, raita and dhal makhni.
Gosht Thali $19.95
Tandoori chicken, lamb shaag, alu mottor gobi, poori, pilaf rice, raitha and dhal makhni.
Thali-E-Samunder $20.95
Crab meat, shrimp shaag, fish masala, raitha, nan, rice and dhal makhni.

Goat Specialties

Goat Curry $13.50
Goat meat in a mild curry sauce.
Goat Vindaloo $13.95
Baby goat cooked in a spicy curry sauce.
Goat Bhuna $13.95
Medium spiced goat cooked with tomatoes and onions.
Goat Danshak $13.95
Goat cooked with lentils, spinach and hot spicy spices.

House Specials

Vegetable Korai $13.95
Fresh vegetables curried in a lightly spiced gravy with spring onion, tomato and green peppers served on a hot platter.
Lamb Korai $15.95
Lamb curried in lightly spiced gravy with spring onion, tomato, green peppers, coriander leaf and mild spices, served on a hot platter.
Balti Malaya $14.95
Lamb cooked with coconut, creamy sauce and banana.
Balti Shrimp $17.95
Mildly spiced king shrimp grilled in oven. Cooked with red wine.

Lunch Special

All dishes are served with vegetable pakor, salad, rice & coriander chutney
Mixed Vegetable Curry $8.50
Lentil Sauteed with Ginger and Garlic $8.50
Chick Peas with Spinach & Tomatoes $8.50
Aloo Saag $8.50
Spinach & potato
Aloo Motter $8.50
Green peas & potato
Tandoori Chicken $8.95
1/4 Chicken
Chicken Curry $8.95
Beef Curry with Vegetable $8.95
Lamb with Spinach $8.95
Dal Saag $8.50
Spinach & lentils
Chana Aloo $8.50
Chick peas & potato

Side Dishes

Hot Sauce $2.00
Mango Pickle $2.25
Hot and spicy
Mango Chutney $2.95
Sweet mango relish
Raita $3.95
Cucumber and yogurt with cooling effect
Spinach with Chick Peas $5.95
Baby Okra with Tomato $5.95
Bombay Potato $5.95
Tarka Dal $5.00
Lentil cooked with herbs and spices


Rasmalai $4.50
Homemade cottage cheese, sweetened with condensed milk flavored with rose water and nuts.
Kheer $4.50
Rice pudding cooked with coconuts, raisins, almonds, flavored with rose water and nuts
Gulab Jamon $4.50
Milk ball fried in honey syrup
Kulfi $4.50
Indian ice cream flavored with nuts and saphron
Mango Ice Cream $4.50


Lassi $3.95
Yogurt and sweetened rose water
Mango Lassi $4.50
Mango flavored yogurt rose water
Juice $3.50
Soda $1.50
Tea & Coffee $2.00
S. Pellegrino $4.95
750 ml

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