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KARNATAKA FOOD FESTIVAL : SEPTEMBER 2020

In which our culinary tour meanders through the predominantly vegetarian state of Karnataka, and we discover the omnivorous tastes of coastal Mangalore and the tech city of Bangalore
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Karnataka 'Slaw'

Karnataka 'Slaw'

Two small dishes : Sliced carrot, red onion, and coriander salad spiked with green chillies [v/vg] and a and a refreshing chopped mint raita [v] - enjoy individually or mix to make a South Indian slaw for starters or tandoori grills
* Customers ordering Mysore Coconut Bonda have this included with their meal *


£ 2.95
Mysore Coconut Bonda with Carrot Salad & Raita

Mysore Coconut Bonda with Carrot Salad & Raita

The traditional Mysore bonda (lentil fritters) of white urad dall prepared with spices and coconut, served with a sliced carrot, red onion, and coriander salad spiked with green chillies, and a refreshing chopped mint raita [v/vg - raita v]
* May contain traces of gluten *
£ 6.95
Karnataka Vegetable & Cashew Sagu with Puri

Karnataka Vegetable & Cashew Sagu with Puri

A small Karnatakan mixed vegetable curry prepared with coconut, spices, fresh coriander, and green chillies topped with toasted cashew nuts, served with puri bread [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Large Karnataka Vegetable & Cashew Sagu with Puri

Large Karnataka Vegetable & Cashew Sagu with Puri

A larger Karnatakan mixed vegetable curry prepared with coconut, spices, fresh coriander, and green chillies topped with toasted cashew nuts, served with puri bread [v/vg]
* Please note photo is of small-size Sagu & Puri *
£ 10.95
Mangalore Tamarind & Roasted Chilli Chicken Pulimunchi

Mangalore Tamarind & Roasted Chilli Chicken Pulimunchi

Chicken cooked in a well-flavoured sauce with tangy flavours from the 'puli' of tamarind, kokum, and fenugreek, made medium-hot from the roasted chillies and spices which give the characteristic deep red colour to this dish, finished with curry leaves
£ 9.95
Slow-Cooked Mutton with Coriander, Chillies, & Peppercorns

Slow-Cooked Mutton with Coriander, Chillies, & Peppercorns

Slow-braised mutton cooked with peppercorns, green chillies, and coriander, the traditional 'Phal' of the Muslim communities in Bangalore and Mysore (not to be confused with a Curry House phal) - we've cooked this medium-plus spicy and full of flavour
£ 10.95
South Indian Sweetcorn Chowder with Coconut & Almonds

South Indian Sweetcorn Chowder with Coconut & Almonds

A tasty version of the classic, with corn kernels, potato, and sweet potato in a well-flavoured spiced sauce prepared with ginger, chillies, and celery, thickened with almonds and coconut, finished with chopped coriander and roasted cumin [v/vg]
£ 8.95
Karnataka Lemon Rice

Karnataka Lemon Rice

Basmati rice cooked with curry leaf, mustard seeds, turmeric, and lemon juice [v/vg]
£ 3.95
Paratha

Paratha

A traditional flaky, buttery layered bread excellent with spicy dishes and coconut sauces [v/vg]
£ 2.95

BEER & WINE OF THE WEEK

Four Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager for £10

Four Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager for £10

A great new beer : Crisp, and slightly rich, cold-lagered Pilsner with plenty of Saaz hops that make this a good companion to our style of cooking (4.6% abv) - 330ml bottles [v/vg]
£ 10.00
Three Portobello 'Star'Amber Ale for £10

Three Portobello 'Star'Amber Ale for £10

Three chilled, large bottles of honest British beer, slips down well in hot weather and great with our style of cooking. (4.3%abv) - 500ml bottles [v/vg]
£ 10.00
Roberto Sarotto Gavi di Gavi 2018 'Bric Sassi'

Roberto Sarotto Gavi di Gavi 2018 'Bric Sassi'

Our regulars love this : hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed Cortese from the upper, higher part (the bric) of the Tenuta Manenti vineyard in Gavi, strewn with stones (sassi). It has a very slight spritz and wonderful flavours, as the stony soil means the vines concentrate on producing fruit, not leaves. (12.5%abv) 75cl bottle with cork [v/vg]

£ 19.50
La Spinetta Organic 'Il Rose Di Casanova' 2018

La Spinetta Organic 'Il Rose Di Casanova' 2018

Soft and delicate well-made rosato from Tuscany using Sangiovese and Prugnole Gentile grapes. Tangerine and mineral notes, rounded and dry, rather than sharp. Good with spicy and coconut dishes, such as our Sri Lankan specials. (12.5%) abv, 75cl bottle with cork [v/vg]
£ 23.00
Via Terra Organic Red Grenache 2019

Via Terra Organic Red Grenache 2019

Fresh, smooth and fruity organic red from a small family vineyard in Catalonia; rounded tannins and an interesting complexity makes this a popular all-rounder with our cooking. (14% abv) 75cl bottle with cork [v/vg]
£ 19.50

STARTERS & SMALL PLATES

Crispy Okra & Spiced Yoghurt

Crispy Okra & Spiced Yoghurt

Crisp slices of okra cooked with a dusting of spices and flour [vg], with a refreshing gently-spiced thick turmeric yoghurt dip [v]
* May contain traces of gluten *
£ 4.95
Tiger Prawn and Puri

Tiger Prawn and Puri

Lightly-spiced Black Tiger Prawns served with a round of light, flaky bread, and a slice of fresh lemon

 

£ 6.50
Punjabi Samosa & Chutney

Punjabi Samosa & Chutney

Spiced potato and vegetables in shortcrust pastry, with home-made date & tamarind sauce, and fresh coriander chutney [v/vg]
£ 4.25
Hand-made Lamb Samosa

Hand-made Lamb Samosa

Lightly-spiced minced lamb cooked in a crisp pastry wrap; served with mint raita, and fresh tamarind sauce
£ 4.75
Onion Bhajee

Onion Bhajee

Our own version of the pan-Indian classic; served with mint raita, and fresh tamarind sauce [v]
£ 4.25
Poppadum & Chutney Assortment

Poppadum & Chutney Assortment

Two plain poppadums, mint sauce, and mango chutney [v]
£ 2.95
Additional Poppadum

Additional Poppadum

Choice of plain or spicy [v/vg]
£ 0.75
Mixed Pickle

Mixed Pickle

Classic spicy lime, vegetable, and mustard seed pickle [v/vg]
£ 1.45
Katchumber Salad

Katchumber Salad

The traditional Indian salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions, mixed with fresh coriander, (also makes an excellent accompaniment to our Tandoori Grills and Biryani) [v/vg]
£ 1.95

TANDOORI GRILLS

Sigri Paneer with Carom Seeds & Coconut

Sigri Paneer with Carom Seeds & Coconut

Home-style chargrilled paneer cheese marinated in ginger, garlic, and spices, with grilled peppers & onions; served with a coriander chutney [v]
£ 9.95
Angara Chicken Tikka with Roasted Cumin

Angara Chicken Tikka with Roasted Cumin

Chicken breast marinated in roasted cumin, ginger, and yoghurt, gently chargrilled in the tandoori; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
From
£ 5.95
Lahori Lamb Sheek Kebab

Lahori Lamb Sheek Kebab

Boneless leg of Kentish lamb seasoned with spices and minced, grilled over hot coals; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
From
£ 5.95
Rajasthani Tandoori Chicken

Rajasthani Tandoori Chicken

Half baby chicken on the bone, spiced and chargrilled in the Rajasthani hunter-style; served with turmeric onions, and coriander chutney
£ 8.95
The Club Mixed Grill

The Club Mixed Grill

Burnt Chilli & Garlic Chicken, Angara Chicken Tikka, Lahore Sheek Kebab, and Nan Bread; served with turmeric onions, coriander chutney, and a lentil sauce
£ 13.95
Katchumber Salad

Katchumber Salad

The traditional Indian salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions, mixed with fresh coriander, makes an excellent accompaniment to our Tandoori Grills and Biryani [v/vg]
£ 1.95

CHICKEN

Lucknow Chicken Korma

Lucknow Chicken Korma

chicken breast cooked in a mild, nut-free aromatic saffron and yoghurt sauce
£ 8.95
Old Delhi Chicken Tikka Masala

Old Delhi Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken breast in a deliciously rich, silky, nut-free tomato sauce
£ 8.95
Sarsonwallah Chicken

Sarsonwallah Chicken

The spinach-seller's curry of chicken breast in a well-flavoured, medium-spiced sauce with tangy mustard greens, baby spinach, ginger, & lime leaf
£ 9.25
Bombay Parsi Chicken Dansak

Bombay Parsi Chicken Dansak

A wonderful Bombay Parsi spicy, and sweet-sour curry chicken breast cooked with three varieties of lentils, jaggery, garlic, roasted cumin, and kaffir lime leaf
£ 9.25
Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi

The classic Hill-Station hot-fry of chicken tikka in a spicy sauce with onions, peppers, and sliced fresh green chilllies
£ 8.95
Naga Chilli Chicken

Naga Chilli Chicken

A fiery Beanibazar curry of marinated chicken tikka in a rich sauce with aromatic Bengali naga chilli
£ 9.25

LAMB

Slow-Cooked Parsi Lamb

Slow-Cooked Parsi Lamb

A tasty, gently-spiced curry from Bombay’s Parsi community of slow-braised lamb cooked with aromatic ginger, garlic, and our fresh-ground masala</p>
£ 9.50
Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh

Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh

The classic Kashmiri medium-to-spicy dish of slow-braised lamb with tomato, caramelised onion, ginger, and toasted Kashmiri chillies

£ 9.50

SEAFOOD / FISH

Tiger Prawn Prawn Bhuna

Tiger Prawn Prawn Bhuna

Black Tiger Prawns cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce with caramelised onions, chillies, and kaffir lime
£ 14.95

CLASSIC BIRYANI (WITH LENTIL SAUCE)

Lamb Biryani

Lamb Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and slow-braised leg of lamb, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2)
£ 11.95
Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and tender chicken breast marinated in light spices, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2)
£ 11.95
Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with aromatic spices and a selection of garden vegetables, served Bengali style with a side dish or Tarka Dall (2) [v/vg]
£ 11.95

VEGETABLES

Tandoori Paneer & Peas Masala

Tandoori Paneer & Peas Masala

Classic paneer tikka simmered with green peas in our speciality butter masala [v]
£ 8.95
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Garlic & Cumin

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Garlic & Cumin

Tenderstem tossed in a sizzling pan for a fresh, clean taste [v/vg]
£ 7.95
Spinach & Potato

Spinach & Potato

North Indian style with fresh green herbs [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Amritsar Chickpea Masala

Amritsar Chickpea Masala

Chickpeas gently cooked in Indian tea, with onions and tomato [v/vg]
£ 6.95
Tarka Dall

Tarka Dall

Three varieties of lentils cooked with fresh spices and tempered with garlic and smoky cumin [v/vg]
£ 5.95
Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Garden vegetables in a spicy Hill-Station hot fry with sliced peppers, onions, and fresh green chillies [v/vg]
£ 8.95

RICE

Steamed Rice

Steamed Rice

Pearl-white basmati rice [v/vg]
£ 2.95
Saffron Pilau

Saffron Pilau

Scented with saffron & aromatic spices [v]
From
£ 2.95
Organic Brown Rice

Organic Brown Rice

The traditional healthy choice [v/vg]
From
£ 2.95

BREAD

Plain Nan

Plain Nan

Soft, unleavened bread freshly baked in the tandoor [v]
£ 2.75
Garlic & Coriander Nan

Garlic & Coriander Nan

Topped with garlic and coriander [v]
£ 2.95
Peshwari Nan

Peshwari Nan

Stuffed with fruit, coconut, and almonds [v]
£ 2.95
Tandoori Roti

Tandoori Roti

Thin, unleavened wheat bread baked in the tandoor [v/vg]
£ 2.95

CRAFT BEER

Portobello &#39;London Pilsner&#39; Craft Lager

Portobello 'London Pilsner' Craft Lager

Crisp, and slightly rich, cold-lagered Pilsner with plenty of Saaz hops that make this a good companion to our style of cooking (4.6% abv) - 330ml bottle [v/vg]
£ 3.45
Portobello &#39;Star&#39; Amber Ale

Portobello 'Star' Amber Ale

Well-made traditional ale with a refreshing balance of hops and bitterness - a proper summer beer to enjoy with your meal (4.3%abv) - 500ml bottle [v/vg]
£ 3.95

DRINKS

Home-made Mango Lassi

Home-made Mango Lassi

Our refreshing home made yoghurt drink with Alphonso mango
£ 2.95
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

330ml can
£ 1.50
Diet Coke

Diet Coke

330ml can
£ 1.50
Sprite

Sprite

330ml can
£ 1.50