Shimla Pinks

Celebration Starters

1. Kairi Dhaniye Ka Paneer Tikka £3.95

cubes of paneer marinaded with an ambundance of crushed raw mangoes, coriander, ground chilli and freshly chopped mint leaves, then wrapped in a green peppercorn-enriched batter and glazed emerald green in the tandoor

2. Talley Murgh Ke Pasandey £4.50

strips of chicken breats marinaded with cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamon and cloves, then deep fried in the Kadhai until golden brown

3. Murgh Chandi Tikka £4.50

tikka of chicken marinaded with a dream, cheese and ground cumin, roasted in the tandoor and finished with a sprinkling of freshly chopped coriander and chat masala

4. Raunaq-E-Seekh £4.50

the tradiotional seekh of lamb mince with the singing flavours of coriander, tomatoes, mint and spring onions, creating an extraordinary play of tastes

5. Tikka Machchi Ka £6.95

chunks of pink Scottish salmon, matured in a rich spicy marinade of dill, fennel, ginger and a trace of mustard oil, then roasted in the tandoor

6. Tandoori Jinghe £7.95

jumbo king prawns marinated with mace, cardamon, lemon juice, ginger and garlic, then cooked in the tandoor until tender and golden bronze

Traditional Starters

7. Tandoori Chicken £4.50

tender chicken-on-the-bone, marinaded with fresh herbs and spices, then barbecuded over charcoal until ruby red

8. Onion Bhaji £3.95

crisp onions, moulded into a sphere mesh, then deep fried in a coating of gram flour batter until golden brown

9. Mixed Vegetable Pakora £3.75

crisp nuggets of onions, spinach, potatoes and spices delicately coated in batter and deep fried

10. Samosa £3.95

deep fried savoury triangular pastries with an array of delicious fillings, served on a bed of fresh continental salad and a basket of chana chat. Choose from

a) Spinach & Potato

b) Mixed vegetable

c) Chicken & Red Pepper

11. Spiced Potato & Garlic Mushrooms £3.95

soft and fluffy spiced potato balls with sautéed mushrooms in garlic butter

12. Prawn & Mango Puri * £3.95

a light and crispy ‘pancake style' fried bread, embodied with fresh Norwegian prawns laced with a tangy mango melange

13. Fish Amritsari £4.50

succulent chunks of cod immersed in an ajwain and gram flour batter, delicately spiced and then deep fried

Festival Main Course

14. Tikhey Jinghey £12.95

jumbo king prawns marinated in a tomato, onion and capsicum masala, cooked in a heady sauce with pickling spices in mustard oil

15. Mallik-E-Dariya £11.95

blush pink Scottish salmon simmered in a heady mustard and fenugreek gravy

16. Chooza Makhani £8.95

marinated and tandoor grilled tikka of chicken simmered in a satin-smooth buttery, tomato gravy made with juices of the roasted meat and redolent of kasoori fenugreek

17. Kaalimirch Aur Methiwala Murgh £8.95

tikka pieces of chicken grilled in the tandoor and then braised in a peppery fenugreek masala, garnished with spring onions and crisp red chillies

18. Murgh Khas Korma £8.95

tikka of chicken braised in a yoghurt gravy enriched with cashew nuts and redolent of cardamom, mace and rose water

19. Dhaba Murgh £8.95

tender pieces of chicken tikka cooked with ginger, onions, coriander, fresh herbs and native spices

20. Harrey Masaley Ka Gosht £8.95

cubes of tender lamb cooked in a medium spiced masala of spinach, coriander, mint, green chillies and bay leaves with green cardamon, pepper and cloves

21. Kundan Kaliya £8.95

cubed lamb in a velvety ginger, garlic-laced yoghurt and onion gravy, fragrant with mace, cardamom and kewda water

Traditional Main Course

22. Chicken Tikka Masala £8.45

an exclusive Shimla Pinks recipe of succulent chicken tikka in a smooth, creamy masala sauce

Please select one of the following to accompany your choice of ‘old favourites' from below;

a) Lamb/Chicken £8.45

b) King Prawn £11.95

c) Vegetable £6.95

23. Jaipuri

a semi-dry dish, prepared from tender pieces of barbequed meat, cooked with fresh onion, green peppers, mushrooms, fresh herbs and Indian spices

24. Nentara

bite-size pieces of meat prepared in a medium-spiced sauce of tomatoes, fresh coriander, onion and fenugreek, then garnished with spring onions and a sprinkling of fresh ginger

25. South Indian Garlic Chilli

barbequed pieces of meat cooked in a garlic and chilli sauce with coriander leaves and crisp red chillies

26. Assamese Jalfrezi

tikka pieces of meat prepared with fresh ginger, green chillies and fresh coriander leaves, in a garlic dressing with strips of red peppers and a dash of whole black cumin

27. Rogan Josh

fresh tomatoes, paprika & ground red chilli

28. Kerala Molee

cooked with roasted coconut and blended into a rich sauce with creamed coconut and ground cashew nuts

29. Red Fort Delicacy

barbequed pieces of meat simmered in a mild rich and creamy sauce with ground cashew nuts, served with a topping of flaked almonds and sultanas

30. Pista Passanda

a satin smooth, mild dish made with fresh cream and ground pistachio nuts

31. Methi Chamman

laced with an abundance of fresh fenugreek leaves and garnished with coriander

32. Dhanask

delicately spiced, generous on lentils and thick with sweet ‘n' sour flavours

Thali

The following three mouth-watering dishes are served with basmatic rice, tandoori roti and raitha

33. Non-Vegetarian Thali £11.95

chicken, lamb and prawn dishes prepared in different blends of herbs and spices to give a delicious assortment of flavours

34. Mixed Thali £11.95

a collection of fresh vegetables and meat based dishes

35. Vegetarian Thali £11.50

purely vegetarian dishes, made with a carefully chosen selection of contrasting vegetables

North Indian Tandoori Sizzling Specialities

36. Chicken Tikka £9.75

tender pieces of chicken breast grilled in the tandoor until golden brown, and served on a bed of chopped onions

37. Tandoori Chicken £9.75

succulent chicken-on-the-bone, marinated with fresh herbs and spices then barbecued over charcoal

38. Tandoori King Prawns £12.95

jumbo king prawns marinated with mace, cardamom, lemon juice, ginger and garlic, then cooked in the tandoor until tender and golden yellow

39. Tandoori Mixed Grill £12.95

a huge variety of succulent meats combined together to produce an array of distinctive flavours and aromas

40. Tandoori Salmon £13.95

chunky fillets of pink Scottish salmon, matured in a rich spicy marinade of dill, fennel, ginger and a trace of mustard oil, barbecued in the tandoor

Vegetarian Choice

Main Course £6.95 Side Orders £5.50

41. Khazaana-E-Lazzat

creamy paneer and spinach kofta stuffed with a vegetable brunoise, bound withpaneer and khoya, simmered in a flavoursome and full-bodied creamy tomato gravy sauce

42. Bhindi Achaari Masaley Ki

okra packed with a tangy mélange of mango powder and fresh spices, cooked with caramelized shallots and garnished with pickled ginger

43. Sarson, Paalak Aur Methiwali Vadhi

mustard, spinach and fenugreek, cooked in mustard oil with peppery lentil dumplings, spiced with fennel seeds and black cardamom and served with fried red chillies

44. Subzee Punj Rattnee

potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and seasonal vegetables cooked in the kadhai, in a richly spiced and invigorating gravy, crowned with pickled ginger juliennes

45. Saag Paneer

creamed spinach and homemade Indian cheese cooked with cumin seeds and garlic, crowned with a topping of freshly chopped spring onion

46. Baingan Bhartha

a charcoal-smoked aubergine delicacy cooked with onions and tomatoes

47. Bombay Aloo

potatoes tossed with mint leaves, coriander and cumin seeds

48. Aloo Ghobi Bhuna

tiny florets of cauliflower cooked in a dry style with potatoes and served with a florish of coriander

49. Panchmeal Daal

the traditional five lentils-chana, masoor, arhar, urid and moong delicacy cooked in terracotta pots, tempered with cumin, diced tomatoes and served with a topping of coriander

Rice & Breads

50. Steamed Basmati Rice £2.25

51. Shahi Pulao £2.50

basmati rice cooked with pre flavours of saffron and kewra then replenished with fresh cream and dried fruit and nuts

52. Subzi Pulao £2.50

combination of vegetables and pearl white basmati rice

53. Plain Naan £2.25

54. Dried Fruit & Nut Naan £2.95

soft bread stuffed with cherries, sultanas, raisins and coconut

55. Garlic & Coriander £2.95

56. Chilli & Cheese Naan £2.95

57. Keema Naan £2.95

naan embodied with a generous filling of tasty lamb mince

58. Stuffed Kulcha £2.95

a) Onion

b) Onion & Capsicum

c) Cauliflower & Potato

59. Tandoori Roti £1.75

a traditional Indian bread made from chapatti flour, cooked in a clay oven

60. Lachcha Paratha £1.75

an exotic muliti-layered bread enriched with butter

61. Poppadoms £0.50

Banquets

62. Gourmet Banquet (min 2 people) £14.95 per person

Poppadoms served with mint & yogurt sauce, mango chutney and spiced onions

Murgh Malai Tikka soft fillets of chicken marinated in cream and cheese, then lightly char grilled in the tandoor

Raunaq-E-Seekh seekh of lamb mince with coriander, tomatoes, mint and spring onions

Dum Saunfiga Paneer cubes of homemade cheese stuffed with mint and fennel, then deep fried in a light crispy batter

Mixed Vegetable Pakora nuggets of crisp vegetables rolled in a batter and deep fried

Aloo Tikka plump potato patties mixed with white gram, peas, cardamoms, pepper and coriander, then shallow fried

Chooza Makhani marinated and tandoor grilled tikka of chicken, simmered in a satin smooth tomato gravy made with juices of the roasted meat and redolent of kasoori methi

Chicken Nentara bite-size pieces of chicken prepared in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves and fenugreek, then garnished with spring onion and a sprinkle of fresh ginger

Harrey Masaley Ka Gosht cubes of lamb cooked with a delightfully simple green masala of coriander, mint, green chillies and curry leaves spiced with green cardamom, pepper and cloves

Vegetable Jalfrezi babycorn, bell peppers and tomatoes, cooked in a khadai in a richly spiced and invigorating gravy, crowned wth pickled ginger juliennes

Panchmeal Daal

The traditional five lentils-chana, masoor, arhar, urid and moong delicacy cooked in terracotta pots, tempered with cumin, diced tomatoes and served with a topping of coriander

Pulao Rice & Naan Bread

63. Executive Banquet (min 2 people) £19.95 per person

Poppadoms served with mint & yogurt sauce, mango chutney and spiced onions

Murgh Malai Tikka soft fillets of chicken marinated in cream and cheese, then lightly char grilled in the tandoor

Raunaq-E-Seekh seekh of lamb mince with coriander, tomatoes, mint and spring onions

Fish Armitsar succulent chunks of cod immersed in an ajwain and gram flour batter, delicately spiced and then deep fried

Dum Saunfiga Paneer cubes of homemade cheese stuffed with mint and fennel, then deep fried in a light crispy batter

Mixed Vegetable Pakora nuggets of crisp vegetables rolled in a batter and deep fried

Aloo Tikka plump potato patties mixed with white gram, peas, cardamoms, pepper and coriander, then shallow fried

Chooza Makhani marinated and tandoor grilled tikka of chicken, simmered in a satin smooth tomato gravy made with juices of the roasted meat and redolent of kasoori methi

Chicken Nentara bite-size pieces of chicken prepared in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, fresh coriander leaves and fenugreek, then garnished with spring onion and a sprinkle of fresh ginger

Harrey Masaley Ka Gosht cubes of lamb cooked with a delightfully simple green masala of coriander, mint, green chillies and curry leaves spiced with green cardamom, pepper and cloves

Prawn Rogan Josh fresh tomatoes, paprika and ground chillies

Vegetable Jalfrezi babycorn, bell peppers and tomatoes, cooked in a khadai in a richly spiced and invigorating gravy, crowned wth pickled ginger juliennes

Aloo Gobi Bhuna tiny florets of cauliflower cooked in a dry style with potatoes and served with a flourish of coriander

Pulao Rice & Naan Bread

Malai, Mango or Pistachio Kulfi Indian ice cream made of milk, cream and either mango, malai or ground pistachio

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