STARTERS Chicken & Lamb Starters
Authentic Indian Cuisine Indian cooking derives from a 5000 year old timeline, during which the culture and geographical boundaries have significantly evolved. The culinary tradition that we experience today has been enriched by the influence of both rulers and travellers, leading to new terms such as sub-continental cuisine, with varied parts of the mainland enriching its indigenous culinary identity. This is very apparent in some of the unique regional cuisines brought to you at Simply Spice by our own finest Indian chefs.
Fresh Coriander ChillI Lamb chops
Succulent lamb chops marinated in malt vinegar, spices skewered and roasted in a clay oven.
Shahi Jhinga (Prawns)
Prawns delicately cooked with spiced curd cheese, char grilled to a golden hue.
Garlic and Ajwain laced Cod filets deep fried in Gram flour batter.
Onions coated with gram flour batter deep fried to a crispy texture.
Half £5.75 / Full £9.95
Pastry filled with spiced mixed vegetables and deep fried.
Cubes of fresh cottage cheese marinated in a batter of yoghurt, ginger garlic and exotic spices skewered with tomatoes, onions and bell peppers in earthen oven.
Delicacy from the famous Mughal Dynasty. Succulent sliced breast of chicken steeped in creamy mildly spiced marinade, grilled to perfection.
Tender rolls of lamb minced and mixed with fine chopped pieces of ginger, garlic and coriander, skewered and grilled in a clay oven.
Spicy mashed potato cake pan fried and served with chickpeas, sweet tamarind sauce and hot coriander chutney.
Achari Paneer Tikka
Chicken Malai Kebab
Lamb Seekh Kebab
Topped with tomatoes, onions & fresh coriander.
Aloo Tikki Chaat
The finest Indian chicken kebab cooked delicately in a clay oven.
Best described as the “king of kebabs” - Spring chicken Sizzler marinated overnight With herbs, ginger, garlic and yoghurt, cooked to perfection in a clay oven.
Vegetarian Starters Masala Popadum
Chicken Tikka Kebab
Jhinga Till Wala (Prawns)
King prawns steeped in lime and spiced marinade, coated with sesame seeds and deep fried.
Spicy mixed vegetable, nuts and herbs stuffed in potato cooked in tandoor.
SPECIAL MAINS Thali
This is how traditional India eats at home. The Thali is a stainless steel platter with a curry as a centre piece and little bowls of different dishes for a complete meal... the perfect balance between different proteins, grains, raw & cooked food, green & root, veggies and yoghurt.
A favourite of the rulers of erstwhile Kingdom of Hyderabad, this dish is made of tender pieces of lamb, chicken, prawns or merely vegetables cooked with the finest basmati rice. It is flavoured with saffron and an interesting blend of fiery condiments and is served with curry sauce or cucumber raita.
Chicken / Lamb Thali
Served with cucumber raita or curry sauce.
Served with cucumber raita or curry sauce.
Children’s Mains Chicken (Malai Tikka) with Salad or Chips
Gosht Hyderabadi Biryani £1.99
Strips of mild and soft chicken tikka served with salad or chips.
Fish Fingers WITH CHIPS & BEANS / PEAS
Served with cucumber raita or curry sauce.
Prawn Biryani Served with cucumber raita or curry sauce.
Chicken Nuggets WITH CHIPS & BEANS / PEAS £1.99
MAIN COURSES Chicken & Lamb Dishes Chicken Tikka Masala
Seafood Dishes £7.50
Tandoori chicken cooked with fresh tomatoes, cream, butter, cashew nuts and ginger garlic paste.
More Seafood dishes can be found in the Sizzling Dishes section.
An all time favourite – aromatic curry with diced leg of lamb and shanks cut on bone with spices, ginger and yoghurt, cooked in a Kashmiri style.
Vindaloo (Lamb / Chicken)
Speciality from Mumbai, tender Lamb / Chicken cooked in mixed lentil, tamarind sweet and sour sauce.
Grilled lamb chops tossed in onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and khara masala.
Hyderabadi Handi Gosht (Lamb)
Cottage cheese with juliennes of capsicum cooked in a spicy masala sauce with a hint of soya sauce. V
Chick peas simmered in exotic spices and herb masala. V
Mixed vegetables cooked with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chilli and an exotic blend of five eastern spice ingredients called the Panch Puran.
Spinach cooked with diced potatoes.
Bhindi Mirch Wali
Succulent lamb chunks slowly cooked with cloves, cardamom & mace flavoured onion, ginger and garlic masala, flavoured with fresh herbs.
Sliced Okra, fresh pepper and green chilli stir fried in tangy cumin, mango powder and spiced masala.
Aloo Gobhi Adraki
Stir fried diced potatoes and cauliflower florets cooked in true Punjabi style with tomatoes, onion and ginger.
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Our sizzling dishes are cooked to perfection and are served on the table piping hot. Beautiful!
Dilwale Macchli (Fish)
Shahi Jhinga (Tandoori King Prawn)
Lentils tempered with cumin, chopped onion, ginger and garlic.
See next page for Breads & Basmati Rice >
All dishes may contain traces of nuts. Kindly let the restaurant manager know for any food intolerance that you may have
Stuffed potato, stuffed pepper, cauliflower and cottage cheese cooked in tandoor served hot on a sizzling plate.
Tandoor-ke-Angare (Mixed Grill) King prawn, chicken tikka, lamb chop, tandoori chicken and seekh kebab served with chutney and salad.
A harmonious combination of kidney beans, black lentils and yellow gram, tomatoes and fresh cream, an essential part of North Indian meal.
King prawns stuffed with moderately spiced curd cheese finished in tandoor.
Simply Spice Mixed
Potatoes fried and then simmered in tomato and cream sauce with cashew nuts and fennel seeds.
Chunks of Salmon marinated with dill, yoghurt, ajwain garlic and mint, roasted in tandoor served with rice and a bowl of curry sauce.
Vegetable Grilled Platter
Tarkari Panch Puran
Juicy spiced boneless lamb, cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes, mix pepper, green chillies and coriander.
Jhangi Chop (Lamb Chop Masala)
Most popular vegetarian delicacy, cottage cheese chunks cooked with spiced garlic hinted spinach and herbs.
Dilli ke Cholle £6.95
Karahi Gosht (Lamb)
Chilli Paneer Masala £7.55
The most popular spicy lamb dish originally from Goa, cooked in chilli, pepper, and stewed with garlic.
Dhansak (Lamb / Chicken)
Spicy chicken juliennes flipped with capsicum, onions, red chillies and cumin.
Lamb Rogan Josh
KING PRAWN CURRY King prawns tossed with curry leaves, mustard seed, onion, green chilli and ginger garlic paste, simmered in coconut milk.
Chicken cooked in ginger, garlic, yoghurt, nuts & spices finished with cream.
Finest fish dish from Goa, cooked in a smooth coconut gravy.
Chicken diced and cooked with almond powder, yoghurt, onion and saffron sauce garnished with flaked almonds.
Goan Fish Curry
All prices are inclusive of Value Added Tax at the currant rate. A 10% discretionary service charge will be added to the bill.
BREADS & RICES Naan
Puffy leavened refined flour bread.
With garlic and coriander.
Lachha Parantha / Pudina Parantha
Stuffed with dates, almonds, coconut and raisins.
Whole wheat unleavened bread.
Naan dough stuffed with your choice of fillings – chicken, lamb, cottage cheese or spiced potatoes, chilli and onions.
POPPADUM (Plain / Spicy) / Chutney Tray
Pilaf rice £2.25 Mushroom Rice £2.55
Layered refined flour bread plain or with mint.
Steamed Rice £1.95 Jeera Rice £2.25 Salad £2.50
Raita £1.75 (Plain / Cucumber)
DESSERTS & COFFEES Desserts
Tea & Coffee
Indian sweets known as mithai are a popular confectionary that can be enjoyed at any time and is best recommended after dinner. Many are cooked with milk, sugar and condensed milk. The bases of sweets vary by the region.
Pot of Tea
Pot of Indian Masala Tea
Pot of Herbal Teas
Full cream milk powder, milk, semolina, wheat flour, pistachio nuts and cardamom in sugar syrup.
Dessert of the Day
Fresh Fruit Platter
Mixed fresh fruits cut and served with fruit coulis.
Delicious Indian ice cream served with fruit coulis –available in 3 flavours: Mango, Pistachio or Cardamom.
Dumplings made from cottage cheese soaked in sweetened, thickened milk delicately flavored with cardamom. Served chilled and garnished with slivers of dried fruit.
Ice cream Available in 3 different flavours Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry.
Lassi is a popular traditional Punjabi yogurt based drink. It is made by blending yogurt with water and flavoured with ground roasted cumin, saffron and salt.
Aam ki Thandai Mango Lassi
Meethi Lassi Sweet
Namkeen lassi Salted
(Mint, Camomile, Green)
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