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Welcome to the first Indian restaurant in Tampa Bay! We welcome you to try the Indian spices around the world. We are open 7 days a week. Come on try it

Distinctly Indian

Appetizers

Vegetarian Specialties

Popular menu items

Vegetable Samoas

2 deep fried triangular patties made of flour stuffed with mild spiced potatoes and green peas served with chutney.

$4.95

Garlic Nan

All purpose flour bread stuffed with garlic and butter and tandoor baked.

$3.95

Butter Chicken

House specialty. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Chicken Tikka Masala

Boneless pieces of chicken marinated and roasted in the tandoor then sauteed in spices and served with a rich exotic sauce, masala style. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Paneer Makhani

Homemade pieces of cheese cooked with crushed tomatoes and onions served in a butter and cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Saag Paneer

Fresh Indian cottage cheese cooked with creamed spinach and fresh aromatic spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Nan

Unleavened tandoor baked bread.

$2.75

Lamb Butter Masala

Boneless pieces of lamb cooked in Indian spices with tomato,butter and cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Vindaloo

Pieces of lamb cooked in a pungent curry of potatoes, served mild or hot. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Hearty Soups

Mulligatawny Soup

A south Indian lentil soup made with chicken, Indian spices and curry leaves.

$4.25

Dal Soup

A delicious soup made with lentils, herbs and mild Indian spices.

$3.95

Tomato Soup

Cream blend of tomatoes flavored with garlic herbs.

$3.95

Appetizers

Taj Special Appetizer

Samosa, pakora, chicken tikka and seekh kabab.

$9.95

Vegetarian Mixed Appetizer

Samosa, pakoras and paneer pakoras.

$8.95

Chicken Pakora

Boneless chicken pieces marinated with Indian spices and butter fried.

$6.95

Fish Pakora

Fish pieces marinated with Indian spices and butter fried.

$7.95

Bombay Shrimp

Shrimp pieces marinated with Indian spices and butter fried.

$9.95

Vegetable Mix Pakoras

Mashed fried onions, potatoes, spinach, cauliflower served and deep fried with chutney.

$4.95

Paneer Pakoraa

Homemade pieces of cheese dipped in chickpea butter.

$6.50

Vegetable Samoas

2 deep fried triangular patties made of flour stuffed with mild spiced potatoes and green peas served with chutney.

$4.95

Paper

2 crisp lentil wafers lightly spiced, served with chutney.

$2.95

2 Piece Aloo Tikki

Delicately seasoned and spiced potato fried to a golden brown with a soft inside served with tamarind and mint chutney.

$4.95

Samosa Chat

Delicious combination of samosa topped with channa masala garnished with yogurt, cilantro and tamarind sauce.

$6.95

Bhel Poori

Puffed rice tossed with boiled potatoes, onion tomatoes, mint chutney, garnished with chickpea noodles and cilantro.

$5.95

Egg Pakora

Boiled pieces of egg dipped in chickpea batter fried.

$5.95

North Indian Salad

Made from fresh tomato, red onion cucumber dress with chat masala.

$4.25

Kachumber Salad

Chopped and spiced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.

$3.95

Vegetarian Specialties

Shahi Paneer

Fresh cheese cubes cooked with a special sauce complemented with cashews and raisins. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Paneer Karahi

Homemade pieces of cheese and fresh green pepper sauteed ina pan with onions, tomatoes, ginger and mild Indian spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Paneer Makhani

Homemade pieces of cheese cooked with crushed tomatoes and onions served in a butter and cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Matar Paneer

Fresh Indian cottage cheese with peas and curried in our blend of spices and herbs. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Vegetarian Special

Mixed vegetables of the day (please call restaurant for today’s selection). Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Vegetable Korma

Mixture of different vegetables sauteed in herbs and spices with onions, tomatoes, cream, cashews and raisins. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Mixed Vegetable Curry

Variety of fresh vegetables cooked in curry sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Vegetable Makhanwala

Variety of fresh vegetables cooked in creamy tomato sauce with fresh ground spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Allo Gobi Masala

Cauliflower and potatoes cooked in spices with fresh tomatoes garlic and ginger. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Aloo Saag

Potatoes simmered in herb flavored cream spinach. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Aloo Matar

Potatoes curried with spring peas, uniquely simple but exotically delicious. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Dum Aloo

Potatoes cook with herbs, spices, onion, tomatoes and ginger cream sauce in a cashew paste. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Aloo Chhole

Potatoes and chickpeas with spice flavor curry sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Chana Masala

Chickpeas flavored with a special blend of fresh aromatic spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Chana Saag

Chickpeas with spinach spice flavor curry sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Malai Kofta

Vegetable in cottage cheese balls served in a cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Eggplant

Bharta. Mashed eggplant seasoned with herbs and sauteed withonions, tomatoes and green peppers. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Okra

Fresh lady fingers cooked with tomatoes, onions and spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Matar Mushroom

Mushroom prepared with green peas in a traditional Indian style herbs, tomatoes, butter and cream. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$13.95

Dal Makhani

Creamed lentils cooked with selected spices and flavored with herbs, tomatoes and butter. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$11.95

Tarka Dal

Yellow lentils cooked with spices flavored with herbs and tomatoes. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$11.95

Bombay Aloo

Cubes of potatoes cooked along with onions and tomatoes – slightly spiced. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Kadai Mushrooms

Mushrooms pieces cooked with fresh green peppers, sauteed in a pan with onions, tomatoes, ginger and mild Indian spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice. Vegetarian.

$12.95

Beverages

Tea

$2.50

Coffee

$2.50

Iced Tea

$2.50

Indian Coffee

$3.50

Milk

$2.50

Perrier

$3.50

Distinctly Indian

Lassi

Chilled homemade fresh yogurt drink.

$3.95

Mango Lassi

Chilled homemade fresh mango yogurt drink.

$4.25

Juice

$2.95

Indian Spiced Tea

Tea boiled in a blend with cardamon, cinnamon and milk.

$3.50

Homemade Breads

Nan

Unleavened tandoor baked bread.

$2.75

Garlic Nan

All purpose flour bread stuffed with garlic and butter and tandoor baked.

$3.95

Kashmiri Nan

Stuffed with dry fruit and coconut.

$4.25

Paneer Nan

Stuffed with homemade cheese and baked in charcoal clay oven.

$4.25

Keema Nan

Nan bread stuffed with spiced ground beef or lamb.

$4.95

Olive Nan

Light flatty nan bread topped with chopped olives with cilantro, baked in tandoor.

$4.95

Chicken Nan

Nan bread stuffed with roasted chicken, baked in tandoor.

$4.95

Onion Kulcha

Bread stuffed with onions and coriander, baked in tandoor.

$3.95

Roti

Whole wheat bread, baked in tandoor.

$2.50

Paratha

Tandoor baked whole wheat bread with butter.

$2.95

Mint Paratha

Whole wheat bread cooked with mint, baked in tandoor.

$2.95

Bhatura

Deep fried white flour bread.

$2.95

Poori

Deep fried whole wheat bread.

$2.75

Bullet Nan

Light, flatty nan bread topped with chopped green chilies and cilantro, baked in tandoor.

$3.95

Aloo Paratha

Whole wheat bread cooked with spiced potatoes, baked in tandoor.

$3.95

Aloo Nan

White flour bread cooked with spiced potatoes, baked in tandoor.

$3.95

Chapati

Thin bread made with whole wheat.

$2.50

Biryani Rice Pulao

Taj Nawabi Biryani

Lamb, chicken and shrimp vegetables cooked with delicately spiced basmati rice, flavored with nuts and raisins.

$15.95

Goat Biryani

Delicately spiced basmati rice cooked in a sauce with delicious tender pieces of goat, nuts and raisins.

$15.95

Lamb Biryani

Delicately spiced basmati rice cooked in a sauce with delicious tender pieces of lamb, nuts and raisins.

$15.95

Shrimp Biryani

Aromatic rice cooked with shrimp, green peas, herbs, spices, nuts and raisins.

$15.95

Chicken Biryani

Delicately spiced basmati rice cooked in a sauce with delicious chicken flavored with saffron, nuts, raisins and eggs.

$14.95

Vegetable Biryani

Subtly spiced basmati rice cooked with vegetables, saffron and garnished with dry fruits and nuts.

$13.95

Kashmiri Pulao

Aromatic basmati rice cooked with green peas and nuts.

$6.95

Egg Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with boiled eggs, nuts and raisins.

$13.95

Chicken

Butter Chicken (HOUSE SPECIALTY)

Roasted boneless tandoor chicken cooked in Indian spices with tomatoesbutter and cream sauce
Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Chicken Tikka Masala

Boneless pieces of chicken marinated and roasted in the tandoor then sauteed in spices and served with a rich exotic sauce, masala style. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Chicken Korma

Boneless chicken cooked in herbs and rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Chicken Dhansak

Boneless chicken cooked with lentils and spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Chicken Bhuna

Chicken cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers, fresh ginger and spices served in a thick gravy. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Chicken Vindaloo

Boneless chicken, cooked with potatoes in a tangy sharp sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Chicken Do Piaza

Chicken simmered in different spices and sauteed and topped with onions, green peppers and tomatoes. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$14.95

Saag Chicken

Boneless chicken prepared with spinach and cooked in an aromatic sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$14.95

Chicken Madras

Chicken cooked in south Indian style curry garnished with coconut and roasted ground spiced. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Chicken Curry

Chicken cooked in fresh curry sauce made of onions and tomatoes. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$13.95

Egg Curry

Pieces of boiled eggs cooked in fresh curry sauce made with onions and tomatoes. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$13.95

Lamb

Lamb Korma

Juicy tenderloins of lamb cooked in a rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Butter Masala

Boneless pieces of lamb cooked in Indian spices with tomato,butter and cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Bhuna

Lamb cooked with fresh tomatoes, green peppers and onions and reduced over slow fire, flavored with fresh garam masala. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Dhansak

Boneless lamb cooked with lentils and spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Vindaloo

Pieces of lamb cooked in a pungent curry of potatoes, served mild or hot. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Do Piaza

Lamb cubes simmered in different spices and specially sauteed with onions, green peppers and tomatoes. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Saag Lamb

Tenderloins of lamb simmered in herb flavored chopped spinach. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Curry

A typical Indian curry with juicy tenderloins of lamb curried with exotic spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Madras

Lamb cooked in south Indian style curry garnished with coconut and roasted ground spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb pieces cooked in sauce made from yogurt, tomatoes, ginger,garlic and fresh spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Beef

Shahi Korma

Beef cubes gently marinated in herbs and cream and garnished with dry raisins and cashews. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Beef Bhuna

Beef cubes cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers, fresh ginger and spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Beef Vindaloo

Beef curry prepared with potatoes and made slightly sour, served mild or hot. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Saag Ghost

Beef cubes simmered in a blend for fresh aromatic spices and chopped spinach. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Beef Curry

Tender beef pieces cooked in a curry sauce with fresh ginger, garlic and spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$14.95

Beef Madras

Beef cooked in south Indian style curry garnished with coconut and roasted ground spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Goat

All Dinners are Accompanied by Saffroned Basmati Rice

Goat Korma

Juicy boneless goat cooked in herbs and rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews.

$16.95

Goat Bhuna

Goat pieces cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers, fresh ginger and served in a thick sauce.

$16.95

Saag Goat

Goat pieces simmered in a herb flavored chopped creamed spinach

$16.95

Goat Curry

Chunks of goat simmered in fresh spices and served in a curry sauce.

$16.95

Goat Vindaloo

Pieces of goat cooked in a pungent curry with potatoes served mild or hot.

$16.95

Goat Madras

Goat cooked in south Indian style curry garnished with coconut and roasted ground spices.

$16.95

Seafood

Lobster Korma

Lobster cooked in rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$17.95

Lobster Makhani

Lobster tails cooked with tomatoes, garlic and ginger served in a butter and cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$17.95

Shrimp Shahi Korma

Fresh shrimp cooked in herbs and rich cream sauce with cashews and raisins. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Shrimp Bhuna

Cooked with onions, tomatoes, green peppers and spices served in a tomato butter cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Shrimp Makhani

Large shrimp cooked with fresh garlic, ginger and spices served in a butter cream sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Shrimp Vindaloo

Shrimp cooked with potatoes in a curry sauce and mades lightly sour, tomato served mild or hot. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Shrimp Mater

Fresh shrimp curried with spring peas and cilantro. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Shrimp Curry

Fresh shrimps cooked in a curry sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Shrimp Madras

Shrimp cooked in south Indian style curry garnished with coconut and roasted ground spices. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Fish Korma

Fresh tilapia cooked in herbs and rich cream sauce with raisins and cashews. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Fish Butter Masala

Fresh tilapia cooked in rich creamy tomato sauce. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$16.95

Fish Curry

Fish cooked in fresh curry sauce made of onion, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Fish Vindaloo

Boneless pieces of fish cooked with potatoes and sharp sauce mild or hot. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Fish Madras

Fresh tilapia cooked in southern Indian style curry made of pan roasted ground spiced coconut. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Pulao Rice

Matar Pulao

Saffron flavored spiced basmati rice fried with sweet peas.

$4.25

Pulao

Pearl with basmati rice delicately flavored with saffron and cumin seeds.

$3.50

Our Famous Tandoori Specials (BBQ)

All Dinners are Accompanied by Saffroned Basmati Rice

Tandoori Chicken(HALF)

Chicken marinated in traditional yogurt and spices, roasted in the tandoor and served sizzling on a platter with pieces of raw onions

$13.95

Tandoori Chicken(FULL)

Chicken marinated in traditional yogurt and spices, roasted in the tandoor and served sizzling on a platter with pieces of raw onions

$18.95

Tandoori Mixed

Delicious combination of tandoor chicken, chicken tikka, seekh kebab and shrimp, served with a nan bread.

$17.95

Tandoori Shrimps

Large size shrimp marinated in mild spices, cooked in the tandoor and served sizzling on a platter.

$16.95

Chicken Tikka

Boneless pieces of chicken breast marinated in spices and roasted to perfection in the tandoor.

$14.95

Fish Tikka

Boneless mahi-mahi fish marinated with Indian spices, garlic herbs cooked over charcoal. 

$16.95

Beef Seekh Kebab

Prime ground beef, seasoned with onions, herbs and exotic spices and tandoor roasted, served on with sizzler salad.

$14.95

Chicken Malai Kebab

Tender chicken pieces marinated with cashews, cream mild spices and roasted. 

$15.95

Tandoor Lamb Chops

Tender lamb chops marinated in garlic and ginger, fresh spices and roasted.

$20.95

Lamb Seekh Kebab

Prime ground lambs seasoned with onions, ginger, herbs and exotic spices and tandoori roasted. Accompanied by saffroned basmati rice.

$15.95

Paneer Tikka

Cottage cheese cubes marinated in Indian spices and yogurts and skewered in tandoor

$14.95

Side Orders

Onion Salad

Sliced fresh onions and lemon wedges.

$2.25

Mango Chutney

Homemade mango chutney.

$4.50

Mint Chutney

Cool homemade chutney with mint, onion, ginger and cilantro.

$2.95

Curry Sauce

$3.95

Dahi Raita

Cooled homemade yogurt with cucumbers and spices. Mild.

$4.50

Onion Chutney

$2.95

Plain Yogurt

$3.25

Mixed Pickles

Hot.

$3.50

Tamarind Chutney

Specially homemade tamarind chutney.

$2.50

Desserts

2 Piece Gulab Jamun

Popular Indian dessert with milk soaked in honey syrup and sprinkled with rose water. Served warm.

$4.95

Gajar Ka Halwa

Grated carrots simmered in milk and nuts.

$4.95

Kheer

Indian style rice pudding made from basmati rice, cooked in milk with cashews, raisins and cardamon pods and garnished with rose water.

$4.50

Rasmalai

Traditional delicacy from north india, cheese dessert soaked in rich sweetened milk served garnished with pistachios and sprinkled with rose water.

$5.50

Pistachio Kulfi

A delicious homemade Indian ice cream uniquely flavored with pistachios and aromatic cardamom.

$4.50

Ice Cream

$4.95

Mango Fruit Custard

$4.95

Falooda Ice Cream

Rose flavored ice cream.

$4.95

WHITE WINES

Moscato, Funf (Italy, Sicily)

Peach and honeysuckle aromas with fresh sweet flavors of tropical fruit, Fuji apple, and ripe citrus, refreshingly sweet with a dean mouth watering finish. A perfect match to Phaal Curry, Bhuna and Masala dishes.

$19

Pinot Grigio, Hogue (Washington)

Lovely floral nose with a crisp finish

$22

Sauvignon Blanc, Cupcake ( California)

Burstina with flavors of lemon, passion fruit, and melon. Crisp and zesty, the palate has excellent weight and balance, lingering in a full, refreshing finish. Pair with leafy green sauces, chutney.

$21

Macon-Villages, Louis Jadot (France)

A youthful, fresh, dry Chardonnay with a delicately fruity aroma and dean lively finish. An ideal compliment to seafood and chicken selections.

$23

RED WINES

Sweet red, Funf (Italy)

Light and fruity. Sugar cuts spice. Pair with spicy traditional dishes to tame the heat.

$19

Beaujolais-Villages, Louis Jadot (France)

A fresh lively wine with a beautiful aroma and the lovely, Full fruit flavor and depth of Beaujolais at its finest. Pairs well with most herb flavored dishes.

 

$22

Pinot Noir, Kenwood (California)

A California version of the classic Burgundian wine. Velvety and full fruited. Smooth on the palate with a lovely aromatic bouquet. A fine accompaniment with lamb or goat dishes.

$24

Merlot, Blackstone ( California)

A soft red dinner wine with a light, refreshing taste

$21

Shiraz, Cabernet blend, Insurrection (Australia)

Big bold flavors of ripe fruit, Plum and Chocolate. Pairs well with meat based curry.

$19

Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi (California)

Fragrant cherry and cassis aromas framed by toasty, spicy, oak scents. Juicy red fruit flavors are balanced by firm supple, tannins and a savory, toasted oak tone.

$21

BOTTLED BEER

IMPORTED

Legend 1000 (India)

1 pint 6fl oz

$7.50

Woodpecker (India)

1 pint 6 fl oz

$7.50

Taj Mahal (India)

1 pint 6 fl oz

$6.95

Kingfisher (India)

$4.25

Corona (Mexico)

$4.25

Bira (India)

$4.25

AMERICAN

Budweiser

$3.25

Bud Light

$3.25

Perrier Sparkling Water

$3.25

DISTINCTLY INDIAN

Mango Lassi

$4.25

Lassi (Sweet or Salty)

$3.95

Mango Juice

$2.95

Guava Juice

$2.95

Indian Spiced Tea

$2.95

Indian Coffee

$2.95