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Benares

Benares

45 Murray St, New York, NY 10007
212-766-4900

Closed until Wed at 10:45 AM

Full Hours
  • 5% off online orders

Opens Wed at 10:45 AM

vegetarian-appetizers
Vegetarian Appetizers

Samosa

Triangular turnovers filled with potatoes and green peas.

$10.00


Khasta Gobhi

Lightly battered crisp cauliflower with garlic and crushed pepper in a tangy sauce.

$12.00

Khasta Gobhi

Aloo Tikki

Potato patties seasoned with ginger and spices.

$10.00


Kashmiri Tikki

Ground-up beet root seasoned with ginger, fennel, and spices.

$11.00


Aloo Papri Chaat

Wheat crisps topped with chickpeas, potatoes, yogurt, roasted cumin, mint, and tamarind chutneys.

$10.00


Benarsi Kachori

Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes, and chutneys.

$10.00


Kolhapuri Misal

Sprouted beans in chili, coconut, herbs, and spiced crisps served with toasted pav bread.

$12.00


Bhel Puri

Puffed rice crisps topped with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado, and corn kernels, and tossed with chutneys.

$10.00


Mixed Pakoras

An assortment of eggplant, yam, spinach, and chili fritters fried in Indian spices.

$10.00


Dahi Kebab

Yogurt kebab blended with green cardamom and chef’s special spices.

$10.00


Paneer Tikka

Cottage cheese marinated in yogurt, garlic, and turmeric.

$12.00

nonvegetarian-appetizers
Non-Vegetarian Appetizers

Chicken 65

Stir-fried chicken salted with chilies, onion, ginger, and garlic.

$17.00


Chicken Samosa

$16.00


Chicken Tikka

Boneless chicken marinated in yogurt and spices.

$16.00


Malai Kebab

Chicken marinated in yogurt, cream cheese, coriander, and carrot seeds.

$16.00


Aachari Chicken Tikka

Pickle flavored boneless chicken cooked in tandoor.

$17.00


Koli Erachi

Chicken breast marinated in ginger, garlic, and peppery sauce served on a reshmi paratha.

$16.00


Fish Amritsari

Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, and yogurt fried to perfection.

$17.00


Haryali Chicken

Tandoor grilled chicken marinated in cilantro, mint, ginger, and garlic.

$16.00


Konkani Shrimp

Shrimps tossed in a spicy tomato sauce, flavored with cumin, cinnamon, and black pepper.

$17.00


Tawa Scallops

Pan-cooked scallops with cilantro, ginger, mango, and tomato relish.

$24.00

Tawa Scallops

Crab Chettinadu

Lump crab meat seasoned with garlic, ginger, roasted coconut, and spices.

$24.00


Lamb Kebab

(Seekh Kebab) Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, and chili-infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.

$17.00


Galouti Kebab

Famous mutton kebab from Lucknow marinated with coriander seeds, cardamom, cloves, cumin, and red chili powder served on a reshmi paratha.

$17.00

vegetarian-entrees
Vegetarian Entrees

Diwani Handi

Assorted vegetables, cheese, and eggplant in spinach curry.

$19.00


Paneer Makhani

Fresh cottage cheese cooked in creamy tomato gravy.

$19.00


Baingan Mirch Ka Salan

Eggplant simmered in coconut, peanuts, and curry leaves topped with a mirch pakora.

$19.00


Saag Paneer

Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger, and garlic.

$19.00


Vegetable Vindaloo (Spicy)

Mixed vegetables cooked with vinegar, hot chilies, and spices.

$19.00


Malai Kofta

Vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in cashew and tomato gravy.

$19.00


Benarsi Dum Aloo

Whole potatoes simmered in flavorful gravy.

$19.00


Paneer Tikka Masala

Cottage cheese cooked in cream and tomato gravy with a combination of onion, peppers, and tomatoes.

$19.00


Mutter Paneer

Cottage cheese and peas in gravy.

$19.00


Shahi Paneer

Cottage cheese cooked in creamy gravy prepared with tomato, onions, and cashew nuts.

$19.00


Chilli Paneer

Indo-Chinese tossed with bell peppers, onions, chilies, garlic, and ginger.

$19.00


Chana Saag

Puree spinach cooked with chickpeas.

$19.00


Baingan Bharta

Eggplant roasted on fire cooked with onion and peas.

$19.00


Paneer Bhurji

Shredded paneer cooked with tomatoes, onion, and pepper.

$19.00


Achari Bhindi

Fresh okra cooked with spices and pickle flavor.

$19.00


Dal Makhani

Black lentils are cooked on a slow fire overnight finished with butter and tomato gravy.

$19.00


Benarsi Dal

Mixed lentils tempered with onion, ginger, and tomatoes.

$19.00


Gobi Japuri

Potato and cauliflower simmered slowly in cumin, coriander, and chili flakes.

$19.00


Nawabi Subji

Potato and cauliflower simmered slowly in cumin, coriander, and chili flakes.

$19.00


Navrattan Korma

Assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts and fruits.

$19.00


Yellow Daal

$19.00

vegan-entrees
Vegan Entrees

Vegan Yellow Dal

Yellow lentils are cooked to perfection in a slow fire finished with tempered herbs and spices.

$19.00


Vegan Maa Ki Dal

Black lentils are cooked to perfection on a slow fire and finished with tomato gravy.

$19.00


Vegan Peshwari Chole

Chickpeas are cooked in roasted herbs, spices, and tomato onion gravy.

$19.00


Vegan Saag

Spinach cooked with spices.

$19.00


Vegan Mixed Vegtables

Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato gravy.

$19.00


Vegan Bhindi

Fresh okra cooked with spices.

$19.00


Vegan Aloo Gobi

Potato and cauliflower cooked in cumin and spices.

$19.00


Vegan Aloo Baingan

Potato and cauliflower cooked in cumin and spices.

$19.00


Vegan Jeera Aloo

Potatoes spiced with cumin.

$19.00

chicken-entrees
Chicken Entrees

Chicken Tikka Masala

Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato gravy.

$22.00

Chicken Tikka Masala

Butter Chicken

Tandoori grilled chicken cooked in tomato gravy, and cashew and finished with butter.

$22.00

Butter Chicken

Andhra Chicken Curry

Chicken slow-cooked in coconut, ginger, and garlic sauce.

$22.00


Chicken Shahi Korma

Chicken grilled in rich cashew nut and almond cream sauce.

$23.00


Murgh Khubani

Grilled chicken tikka (white meat) served on top of spiced apricot sauce.

$26.00


Chicken Vindaloo (Spicy)

Famous chicken preparations from Goa are cooked with vinegar, hot chilies, and spices.

$22.00


Murgh Seyal

Marinated grilled chicken breast over spinach, broccoli rabe, dill, and spices.

$27.00


Chicken Saag

Chicken sautéed with fresh spinach and spices.

$22.00


Chicken Jalfrezie

Chicken and fresh assorted vegetables in a special sauce.

$22.00


Chili Chicken

Indo-Chinese chicken tossed with bell peppers, onions, chilies, garlic, and ginger.

$22.00

tandoori-grill-entrees
Tandoori Grill Entrees

Tandoori Chicken

Chicken marinated in yogurt, spices, and lemon juice.

$22.00


Lamb Chops

Juicy lamb chops marinated in yogurt, ginger, cilantro, and lemon.

$32.00


Aamiya Jhinga (Jumbo Prawns)

Jumbo prawns marinated in mango, rice vinegar, ginger, and molasses.

$29.00


Tandoori Salmon Tikka

Salmon marinated in ginger, garlic, yogurt, and turmeric.

$26.00


Mixed Grill

Assorted tandoori grill special with a variety of chicken, lamb, and seafood

$32.00

goat-lamb-entrees
Goat & Lamb Entrees

Lamb Rogan Josh

Succulent pieces of lamb in cardamom aniseed and paprika flavored gravy.

$23.00


Lamb Vindaloo

Lamb preparation from Goa is cooked with vinegar, hot chilies, and spices.

$23.00


Lamb Korma

Lamb preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.

$23.00


Lamb Saag

Tender pieces of lamb sautéed with fresh spinach enhanced with spices.

$23.00


Punjabi Goat Curry

North Indian goat delicacy with onion and tomato gravy.

$24.00


Kadhai Goat

Goat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger, and garlic.

$24.00


Raan E Akbari

Leg of lamb immersed in rum flavored sauce.

$27.00


Laal Maans

Lamb cooked on slow fire with yogurt, chili, turmeric, onion, ginger, garlic, and cardamom.

$24.00


Keema Mutter

Minced lamb and green peas cooked with fresh ground spices.

$23.00


Barrah Masaladar

Lamb chops are grilled in a tandoor and sautéed in tomato-onion gravy.

$29.00

seafood-entrees
Seafood Entrees

Kekada Kari

Traditional nadan Kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves, and kokum.

$28.00


Goan Salmon Curry

Fresh salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce.

$26.00


Salmon Curry

Onion and tomato sauce .

$26.00


Cheema Thenga

Marinated jumbo prawns grilled and simmered in coconut milk curry.

$29.00


Beguni Maach

Sea bass marinated in ginger, garlic, jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes, and garam masala oven-baked

$26.00


Shrimp Curry

Onion and tomato sauce.

$26.00


Goan Shrimp Curry

Shrimps cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spices, and fresh coconut milk.

$26.00


Shrimp Vindaloo

Shrimp cooked with vinegar, hot chilies, and spices.

$26.00

biryanis
Biryanis

Vegetable Biryani

Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.

$20.00


Chicken Biryani

Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.

$21.00


Lamb Biryani

Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.

$24.00


Goat Biryani

Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.

$24.00


Shrimp Biryani

Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.

$26.00


Kathal Biryani (Jackfruit)

$24.00

soups
Soups

Kashmiri Soup

Roasted turnip and beetroot with cumin.

$8.00


Lentil Soup

Lentils with onion, garlic, and turmeric.

$8.00

salads
Salads

Harabhara Salad

Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and guacamole with chef's special dressing.

$9.00


Grilled Chicken Tikka Salad

$10.00


Grilled Paneer Tikka Salad

$10.00

breads
Breads

Naan

Spicy green chilli

$4.00


Butter Naan

$4.00


Roti

Whole wheat roti bread (Vegan).

$4.00


Butter Roti

$4.00


Poori

$6.00


Paratha

$4.00


Laacha Paratha

$4.00


Garlic Naan

$5.00

Garlic Naan

Bullet Naan

Naan topped with garlic, green chili, & cilantro.

$6.00


Mint Paratha

$4.00


Aloo Paratha

$5.00


Rosemary Naan

$5.00


Peshawari Naan

Naan filled with crushed cherries, coconut, almonds, & raisins.

$6.00


Filled Kulcha

$6.00


Bread Basket

$14.00


Chicken & Cheese Kulcha

$7.00


Malaysian Parantha

$4.00

prix-fixe-specials
Prix Fixe Specials

Vegetarian Prix Fixe Special

$23.95


Chicken Prix Fixe Special

$26.95


Lamb Prix Fixe Special

$27.95


Seafood Prix Fixe Special

$28.95

beverages
Beverages

Soda

$3.00


Lassi

$6.00


San Pellegrino Sparkling Water

$7.00


Lemonade

$4.00


Masala Chai

$4.00


Fresh Lime Soda

$6.00


Juice

$4.00


Iced Tea

$3.00

rice
Rice

Peas Pulao

Basmati rice with peas.

$4.00


Kashmiri Pulao

Saffron basmati rice with fruits and nuts.

$8.00

Kashmiri Pulao

Jeera Rice

Basmati rice tempered with cumin.

$7.00


Banarsi Rice

Lemon flavored rice with a hint of peanuts & curry leaves.

$8.00

sides
Sides

Papadum

$3.00


Tomato Chutney

$5.00


Eggplant & Garlic Chutney

$5.00


Mango Chutney

$4.00


Masala Fries

$6.00


Yogurt Raita

$5.00


Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

$7.00


Chicken Vindaloo Sauce

$7.00

desserts
Desserts

Rose Ice Cream Meltdown

$7.00


Gulab Jamun

$9.00


Rasmali

$9.00


Kheer

$9.00


Kulfi

$9.00


Moong Dal Halwa

$10.00


Gajar Halwa

$10.00

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