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THALI MEALS
our specialty - a full meal for one, or to share
for full details of this month's menu, click on This Month's Thali 

Deluxe Thali
have it all! - two sabzis (vegetarian entrées),  dal (lentil soup, sort of..), Indian salaad, yogurt raita, steamed basamati rice, achaar pickle, chutney, fruit, and papadam (crispy lentil cracker), plus your choice of bread (naan, kulcha, chapati, etc.), kheer and mithai (Indian sweets), and a beverage of your choice (tea, chai, coffee, soft drink)
$21

Full Thali
two sabzis (veg entrées), dal (lentil soup), basmati rice, salaad, raita, pickle, chutney, fruit, kheer (Indian rice pudding), and a papadam
$16

Janata Thali
one sabzi (veg entrée - your choice), dal (lentil soup), basmati rice, salaad or raita, pickle, chutney, fruit
$10

Shorti
one sabzi (your choice), salaad or raita, basmati rice, pickle and chutney
$7.50

LIGHTER FARE
Dal Bhat
our ‘dal de jour,’ with steamed basmati rice, coice of salaad or raita, pickle, chutney 
$6.50

Rice Bowl
rice, dal, raita, salaad, chutneys… chef’s choice – all in one bowl
$6

SMALL PLATES, APPETIZERS & CHAATS
Chaats are Indian street food, quickly assembled (and as quickly devoured), from a tool-box of chutneys, sauces, spices, crispy fried namkeens, and diced vegetables and fruit - good as an appetizer, or a snack

Papari Chaat
potato cubes layered with crispy papari, tamarind and green chutneys, and creamy yogurt, garnished with cilantro and spices
$5

Gol Guppa (Pani Puri)
little semolina puri spheres filled with diced potato and boondis, tamarind chutney, and pepper-water – pop one in your mouth and taste the juicy explosion!
$5

Samosas (2) 
not technically a chaat, these classic spiced potato-stuffed fried pastries, are ubiquitous roadside, bus stop, and train station fare throughout north India - served with our homemade green (cilantro-mint) and tamarind-date chutneys
$5

Samosa Chaat
we take a perfectly good samosa and smash it, smother it with chick-pea curry, douse it with yogurt, chutneys, red onion and cilantro garnish
$5.50

Bhel Puri
Bombay-style puffed rice and crispy sev noodles, tossed with diced raw veggies, green chilies, chutneys, lime juice and spices
$5

Parantha Plate
stuffed wheat bread, griddle-fried with real ghee, served with creamy yogurt, pickle, and mango chutney – choice of potato (aloo), or cheese (paneer)
$5

Naan Pizza
pizza with an Indian twist – garlic naan, green chutney, tomato, and red onion, with Monterey jack cheese and a sprinkle of our homemade garam masala
​$4.50

Pakoras
pakoras are traditionally considered rainy-weather food in India, that's why we think they are perfect for Seattle, all year around!
fried morsels of yumminess, dipped in a batter of chickpea and rice flours, seasoned just right, they are high in protein and glutten-free -served with a creamy green chutney for dipping.

Veg Pakoras - cauliflower, kale, eggplant, etc. (check with your server for available options) - $5

Paneer Pakoras - Indian fresh cheese - $5

Onion Bhaji - the 'national pakora' of England; finely sliced onion fritters - $5.50

Pakora Assortment - an array of veggies and paneer cheese (or combination of your choice) - $6

COMBINATIONS
Samosa Lunch
two samosas (spiced potato-stuffed pastries), with our chickpea curry (chole), creamy cucumber-boondi raita, and green and tamarind chutneys
$8.50

(Single Samosa Lunch - $6.50)

Chole Plate
a bowl of hearty chickpea curry (chole), served with the green salad you always craved in India but couldn’t find, cucumber-boondi raita, naan, chutney
$9.50

Quiche & Salad
Shannon’s homemade butter-crust cheese and egg tart, served with a fresh garden salad dressed with our homemade light vinaigrette
$8.50

BREADS
Naan
tear-drop shaped tandoori oven-baked flat bread, great for dipping, plain or garlic
$2

Onion Kulcha
oven-baked flat bread with an inside layer of fried onion, yum! 
$2

Chapatis
soft whole wheat flat bread – like Indian tortilla (2 pieces)
$3

Stuffed Parantha (aloo or paneer)
flat bread with savory filling, pan-fried in real ghee, choice of aloo (potato), or paneer (Indian-style cheese)
$3

Home Style Parantha
flat bread with flaky layers, pan-fried bread with real ghee
$2

Tandoori Roti
shaped like a chapati, baked like a naan, tastes somewhere in between
$2

Papadam
gluten-free cracker-bread made with lentil flour and spices, flash-fried to a delicate crispness
$1

SWEETS
Saffron Kheer
our own homemade basmati rice pudding is slow cooked with organic milk, slivered almonds, fresh-ground cardamom and real saffron
small (thali size) - $1
medium - $3
large - $5

Indian Sweets - Meethai
these delicious traditional sweets are made fresh for us by Pabla’s in Renton
price per piece varies - bulk price $12 per lb. ($0.75 per oz.)

Milk Sweets
these delicious milk fudge sweets are all gluten-free
CASHEW BURFI blended with finely ground cashews
KHOYA BURFI creamy milk fudge with pistachio bits
MANGO BURFI plain milk fudge with a mango layer
CHOCOLATE BURFI layered with chocolate topping
COCONUT BURFI blended with desiccated coconut
MILK CAKE caramelized milk fudge, (may contain nuts)

Chum-Chum
juicy little cakes made with milk and wheat semolina, split, with creamy filling (assorted)

Vegan Sweets
Indian sweets are heavy on dairy, but there are a few tasty vegan options
BESAN BURFI chickpea flour fudge
GANESH LADOO sweet balls of chickpea boondis - a favorite of Lord Ganesh
JILEBIS wheat flour swirls are fried then soaked in syrup


A LA CARTE
Samosa
wheat pastry, spiced potato stuffing, green & tamarind chutney
​$2.50

House Salad
green salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing
small - ​$4.50
large  - $6.50

Dal or Chole
a bowl of the month’s featured dal, or our tasty chickpea curry (chole)
small - $3
large - $5

Rice
steamed basmati rice, grown in India
small - $1.50
large - $3

Indian Salaad
this month's featured salaad
small - $2.50
large - $4

Deshi Salaad
sliced red onion, salt, lime wedge, green chili - not fancy!
$1

Raita 
seasoned yogurt side dish – choice of this month's featured raita, or cucumber-boondi
small - $2.50
large - $4.00

Plain Yogurt
cool and creamy Brown Cow yogurt
small - $2
large - $3.50

Achaar (Pickle)
spicy, pungent, Indian pickle to stimulate the digestive fire (variety subject to availability)
small - $.50
large - $1.50

Chutney
sweet or salty, a chutney is a tasty condiment to brighten your meal – choose from... 
GREEN - cilantro-mint, with onion, green chilies and lime juice
TAMARIND - sweet brown chutney with dates and jaggery (Indian raw sugar)
MANGO  - classic sweet condiment with sugar and vinegar
PAKORA  - creamy green chutney with yogurt and spices
RED CHILI-GARLIC - lots of hot red chilies, lots of garlic, salt and lime juice
small - $.50
large - $1.50

COLD BEVERAGES

Travelers Masala Chai on Ice
our own famous chai, made with organic spices and Assam tea (choice of milk)
16 oz. - $3.00
20 oz. - $3.50

TRAVELERS Naked Masala (with Rooibos)
same great spice as our chai, but no caffeine - we use rooibos in place of the tea
16 oz. - $3.00
20 oz. - $3.50

Red Raspberry Iced Tea (seasonal)
hibiscus and raspberry leaf, sweetened with stevia (no sugar, no caffeine)
16 oz. - $2.50
20 oz. - $3.00

Mango Lassi
fresh mango with premium yogurt and imported Indian mango puree, sweetened with sugar
$4

Indian Sodas
popular cold drinks imported from India
THUMS UP - coke-like, but different - do we detect a hint of rosewater?
LIMCA - lemon-lime flavor - get a tummy ache in India and someone will fetch you a Limca
FANTA - orange pop - seems it's the same the world over
​$2.50

Maaza Fruit Drinks
natural fruit juice, sweetened with sugar, imported from India
MANGO, GUAVA, or LICHEE
$2.50​

WINE & BEER LIST
Red Wines
Covey Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - $6.00/18
Duncan Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Mendocino County, California) - $7.50/23
Independent Producers, Bacchus Merlot “La Bourgeoisie” 2010, Sagemore Farm single vineyard (Columbia Valley, Washington) - $9/27
Pico Maccario, Lavignone Barbera D’Asti 2010 (Asti, Italy) - $9.50/29
Red Diamond Shiraz 2008 (Washington) - $7/21
Sula Vineyards Dindori Reserve Shiraz 2007 (Nashik, India) $45/by the bottle only
Mondavi, Woodbridge Pinot Noir 2010 (California) - $4/by the glass only

White Wines
Badger Mountain Certified Organic Riesling 2011 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - $7.50/23
Borgo M Pinot Grigio 2011 (Venice, Italy) - $7.50/23
Columbia Crest, Two Vines Gewurztraminer 2010 (Washington) - $5.50/17
Covey Run Chardonnay 2010 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - $5.50/17
Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2010 (California) - $8/24
Mondavi, Woodbridge Chardonnay 2010 (California) - $4/by the glass only
Sula Vineyards Estate Bottled Chenin Blanc 2011 (Nashik, India) - $9/27
Sula Vineyards Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Nashik, India) $11.50/35
Washington Hills Chardonnay 2008 (Washington) - $5.50/17
Corvidae Ravenna Riesling 2009 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - $5.50/17

Sparkling Wine
Blanquette de Limoux Cuvée Berlene Brut 2009, sparkling white wine (France) - $28/by the bottle only

Rosé
Firesteed Pinot Noir - Rosé 2011 (Oregon) $8/24
Chateau Routas Rosé 2011 (Coteaux Varois en Provence, France) $9/27

BEERS
Corona Extra, Lager (Mexico) - $3.50
Fat Tire Amber Ale (Colorado) - $3.50
Kingfisher Indian Lager (India/New York) - $4.50
Kingfisher Indian Lager, 22 oz. - $8.00
Hale’s Mongoose India Pale Ale (Seattle, WA) - $3.50
Newcastle Nut Brown Ale (England) - $4.50
Pike Kilt Lifter Ruby Ale (Seattle, WA) - $4.50 
Taj Mahal Premium Lager (India) - $4.50
Taj Mahal Premium Lager (India), 22 oz. – $8.00

CIDER
Spire Draft Apple Cider, 22 oz. (Olympia, WA) - $8.00



North Indian Thali - July 2014
We change the Thali Menu every month to give you a meal that harmonizes with
the season and highlights what's good and abundant in the market place.
The Full Thali and the Deluxe Thali come with all the items listed below.

For July we wanted to take advantage of all the seasonal produce from our own region. Cabbages are sweet and juicy; green beans are succulent and delicious. Not to mention the cucumbers and tomatoes. Regionally, the menu is broadly North Indian. Simple dishes made with fresh ingredients. We hope you enjoy these gifts of the summer season.

Arhar Dal
split, skinned pigeon peas are known as toor or arhar dal in India – here the dal is finished with a tarka of onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chilies, and curry leaf, splashed with fresh lime juice
(a la carte-$3.00, $5.00)

Cabbage Koftas
grated cabbage seasoned with ginger, chilies, and spices, formed into balls, bound together with a little chickpea flour (besan), fried then, simmered in a spicy sauce of pureed fresh summer tomatoes
(a la carte -$3.50, $6.00)

Green Bean and Potato Sabzi
green beans are in season, and we’re cooking them simply, in a way that brings out their natural goodness, sautéed with potatoes, a little onion, garlic, cumin and red chili
(a la carte-$3.50, $6.00)

Cucumber and Tomato Salaad
little cubes of crisp, cool cucumbers with red ripe tomatoes, doused with lime juice, salt and cilantro, and sprinkled with mild red chili powder
(a la carte-$2.50, $4.00)

Eggplant Raita
little half-moons of sliced eggplant are lightly fried before gently stirring them into creamy yogurt with roasted seeds, herbs, green chilies, and a pinch of black salt
(a la carte-$2.50, $4.00)

also included on all full and deluxe thalis

Basmati Rice
steamed, aged, long-grain rice, grown in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas
(a la carte-$1.50, $3.00)

Achar - Indian Pickle 
sour, salty and spicy, to increase the digestive fire
(a la carte-$.50, $1.50)

Tomato Chutney
a Bengali favorite, with raisins, ginger, jaggery, nigella and red chilies 
(a la carte-$.50, $1.50)

Saffron Kheer
homemade Indian rice pudding with almonds, organic cardamom, and Kashmiri saffron
(a la carte-$1.00, $3.00, $5.50)

Papad 
gluten-free crispy cracker made of high-protein lentil flour
(a la carte-$1.00 each)


vegan and gluten-free options available – just ask!