Our Food Menu

 

You asked and we listened. Now we serve brown rice.

 

Salads

KATCHUMBER SALAD Finely chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onions and coriander, tossed in herbs and spices 4.95
Mango salad Fresh mango, mesculin mix. 5.95
GARDEN SALAD Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and grated carrots. 5.95


Appetizers

VEGETABLE SAMOSAS (2 pieces) Crisp patties with potatoes and peas with a subtle touch of Indian spices. 4.95
VEGETABLE PAKORA Assorted fresh vegetables deep fried in chick pea batter 5.95
PANEER PAKORA Home made cheese deep fried in chick pea batter. 5.95
CHAT PAPRI Diced potatoes, Chick Peas, and Onions Served with Puffed wheat wafers and garnished with Yogurt and Sweet Tamarind Sauce. 5.95
PINEAPPLE PAPRI CHAT Diced potatoes, pineapple, chickpeas and onions served with
puffed wheat wafers and sweet tamarind and mint suce.5.95
SAMOSA CHAT Diced potatoes, chick peas, onions, garnished with yogurt, sweet tamarind and mint sauce 6.95
VEGTABLE MANCHURIAN Cauliflower, carrots, cabbage & peppers sauteed in soy sauce, ketchup and ginger garlic 9.95
TANDOORI CHICKEN WINGS Chilli garlic marinated with Indian spices, cooked in clea oven tandoor 10.95
CHILI PANEER Homemade cubed cottage cheese cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes and special mix of spices 10.95
CHILI CHICKEN Boneless chicken cooked with onions, peppers, tomatoes and special mix of spices 10.95
CHICKEN 65 Marinated in yogurt, mustard seeds, curry leafs, ginger, garlic cooked southern Indian style.10.95
MOMO DUMPLINGS stuffed with marinated chicken & spices, steamed and served withspecial homemade sauce 6.95
CHICKEN SASLIEK Boneless pieces of chicken marinated overnight in Indian spices then
cooked to perfection in tandoor oven 9.95
PANEER SASLIEK Cubed pieces of homemade cheese marinated overnight in Indian spices then
cooked to perfection in tandoor oven 10.95
MIX PLATTER A selected and delicious combination of appetizers 9.95
VEGETARIAN PLATTER A selected and delicious combination of vegetarian appetizers 8.95

Soup

MULGATTANI SOUP Diced chicken with Indian spices & a touch of coconut milk 4.95
TOMATO GARLIC SOUP Fresh tomatoes sauteed with garlic 3.95
LENTIL SOUP. 3.95
COCONUT SOUP 3.95

Vegetarian Specials

MATTER PANEER Home made cheese cooked with peas fresh tomatoes, cream & flavored with Indian spices12.95
NAVARATAN KORMA "Nine Vegetables" cooked with nine spices, nuts and cream sauce.12.95
DAL MAKHNI Creamed lentils tempered with fresh herbs and seasoning11.95
MALAI KOFTA Vegetable balls cooked in mild Indian spices and delicious gravy.12.95
SAAG PANEER Home made cheese cubes cooked in spinach and cream12.95
ALU PALAK Potatoes cooked with spinach and cream.11.95
ALU CHOLE Chick peas, soaked overnight and cooked gently with onions, herbs, tomatoes and potatoes11.95
ALU GOBI Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, ginger and cilantro.12.95
BAIGAN BHARTA Fresh eggplant baked on an open flame - gently tempered with aromatic herbs and spices.12.95
BHINDI MASALA Fresh okra stir fried with unique blend of spices with onions, tomatoes and selection of spices12.95
PANEER MASALA Homemade cheese cooked in a thick creamy sauce with, tomatoes and spices14.95
CHANA MASALA Onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and Indian spices11.95
TADKA DAAL Yellow lentils, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and Indian spices11.95
ALU MATTER Potatoes, green peas, onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and Indian spices.11.95
CHANA SAAG Chick peas, spinach, onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, touch of cream and Indian spices.12.95
VEGETARIAN KADAI Fresh cauliflower, potatoes, peas, homemade cheese, onions, peppers
and tomatoes gently simmered in spiced sauce.12.95
VEGETABLE JALFREZIE Onions, peppers and tomatoes blended with spices.12.95

Chicken Specials

CHICKEN CURRY A traditional Indian offering in all natural spices 12.95
CHICKEN MADRAS Boneless chicken cooked in a chili sauce, blended with Indian spices and coconut.14.95
CHICKEN KORMA Succulent chicken pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices & nuts14.95
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA Tender boneless chicken, cooked in creamy tomato sauce with spices.15.95
CHICKEN VINDALOO Boneless chicken cooked in potatoes in a tangy sharp sauce.13.95
CHICKEN SAAG Curried chicken served on a flavorful bed of spinach and light cream13.95
CHICKEN JALFRAZI Boneless chicken cooked with onions, peppers and tomatoes, blended with spices.14.95
CHICKEN CHATTNAND Chicken cooked in tamrind, coconut, curry leaf, southern Indian style14.95
CHICKEN PASANDA Onion, tomatoe, ginger, garlic, cream sauce 14.95
METHI CHICKEN Onions, tomatoes, fenni Greek leafs, ginger, garlic.14.95
BUTTER CHICKEN Yogurt and spice marinated chicken cooked in onion and tomatoe sauce16.95

Lamb Specials

LAMB CURRY Tender Morsels of lamb served in a robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices 14.95
ROGAN JOSH Tender Morsels of lamb cooked in an onion sauce, with yogurt, and a unique blend of spices.15.95
LAMB SAAG Lamb cooked with fresh spinach, green coriander and other fragrant spices.14.95
LAMB VINDALOO Lamb pieces cooked with potatoes in a sharply spiced gravy.14.95
LAMB BOTI KEBAB MASALA Juicy pieces of lamb, cooked in light sauce with tomatoes and spices15.95
LAMB KORMA Cooked very gently with cream, herbs, spice & nuts15.95
LAMB MADRAS Lamb pieces cooked in a chili sauce, blended with Indian spices and coconut 15.95
LAMB JALFRAZI Lamb cooked with onion, peppers, tomatoes, and selection of spices15.95
LAMB PASANDA Tomatoe, ginger, garlic with a touch of cream sauce .15.95
KADAI CHAMS LAMB chops marinated in Indian spices, cooked in clay oven tandoori, served in creamy sauce .19.95

Goat Specials

GOAT CURRY Goat with bone served in a robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices.15.95
GOAT VINDALOO Goat pieces cooked with potatoes in a sharply spiced gravy15.95
GOAT ROGAN JOSH Goat pieces cooked in an onion sauce, with yogurt, and a unique blend of spices16.95

Seafood Specials

SHRIMP CURRY Shrimp served in a curry of tomatoes, ginger, onion and spices16.95
SHRIMP KORMA Shrimp pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices and nuts.17.95
TANDOORI SHRIMP MASALA Marinated shrimps cooked on intense heat in Tandoori spices.17.95
SHRIMP SAAG Shrimp cooked very gently in spinach, and other fragrant spices17.95
SHRIMP VINDALOO Shrimp cooked with potatoes in a sharply spiced gravy.17.95
SHRIMP JALFARZI Shrimp Cooked with onion, peppers, tomatoes, and selection of spices.17.95
SHRIMP MALAI KABAB Jumbo shrimp marinated in yogurt, ginger garlic and Indian spices, cooked in clay oven tandoor.17.95
FISH CURRY Fish of the day cooked in a Robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices.15.95
FISH MASALA Fish of the day cooked in a rich and aromatic sauce 17.95
GOAN FISH CURRY Tangy, spicy, onion, tomatoe, garlic & tamarind sauce.16.95
GOAN SHRIMP CURRY Coconut curry sauce 17.95
KERALA FISH CURRY Coconut and tamarind based sauce.17.95
MY MOMS FISH CURRY Coconut and tamarind based sauce cokked in Indian spices17.95

Tandoori Specials

Barbecued in Clay Oven

TANDOORI CHICKEN
Spring chicken marinated in Tandoori masala, then cooked to perfection, in the Tandoor 14.95
CHICKEN TIKKA Tender boneless pieces of chicken gently flavored with spices and barbecued on a skewer. 14.95
CHICKEN MALAI KEBAB Boneless chicken marinated with cream and spices and grilled in clay oven. 15.95
LAMB SHEEKH KEBAB Minced lamb meat blended with special spices and herbs, cooked on skewer. 14.95
LAMB BOTI KEBAB Tender cubes of lamb delicately barbecued on skewers.15.95
LAMB CHOPS Chops cooked in oven seasoned with Indian spices 18.95
TANDOORI MIXED GRILL A delicious combination of chicken, lamb and seafood prepared on skewer. 20.95
SHRIMP KEBAB Delicately spiced shrimp cooked in Tandoor and served on sizzler 18.95
FISH TANDOORI Salmon fish marinated with Tandoor spices and cooked in Tandoor 17.95

Rice Specials

All Biryanis served with Raita

MUGLAI BIRYANI Aromatic Indian Basmati rice cooked with fresh herbs nuts and spices, chicken, lamb, or shrimp
Chicken.13.95
Lamb.14.95
Shrimp16.95
Goat15.95
VEGETARIAN BIRYANI Basmati rice cooked with fresh vegetables, and saffron, sprinkled with raisins and nuts.13.95
PEAS PULAO Aromatic Basmati rice cooked with green garden peas and nuts. 7.95
PLAIN SAFFRONED RICE A special kind of Basmati rice grown in some parts of India 2.95

*All Dishes Are Served With Rice
*Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has any food allergy.

Breads

TANDOORI ROTI Roti cooked in Tandoor. 3.25
CHAPATI Traditional whole wheat, baked bread 3.25
PLAIN PARATHA Flaky layered whole wheat pan fried bread 3.95
ALU PARATHA Layered butter fried stuffed with shredded potatoes, peas and spices. 4.95
POORI (TWO) Deep fried puffed bread, very light. 3.95

Nan

A Tandoori Bread Baked in the Special Clay Oven Called Tandoor

BREAD BASKET Plain nan, garlic nan and onion nan 9.95
PLAIN NAN Just plain and simple. 3.25
ONION NAN Spicy and hot, with onions 3.95
CHICKEN NAN Bread stuffed with all white meat and baked. 4.95
PUDEENA NAN Unleavened bread stuffed with Mint ( 4 spices). 3.95
ALU NAN Unleavened bread stuffed with potatoes and spices 3.95
KEEMA NAN Baked bread stuffed with minced lamb & peas 4.95
GARLIC NAN Stuffed with fresh garlic and spices 3.95
PESHAWARI NAN Stuffed with nuts and raisins. 4.95
COCONUT NAN Sweet bread stuff with shredded coconut, then baked intandoor 4.95

Side Orders

RAITA Cool whipped yogurt with cucumbers, spices and mint. 3.25
PAPADAM Lentil crisps, sun dried served roasted. 2.25
MIXEDPICKLES Home made mixed hot pickles chutney. 2.95
MANGO CHUTNEYS Home made mixed mango chutney 2.95

Beverages

MANGO LASSI Cool refreshing yogurt drink, sweetened with mango and sugar 4.25
SWEET LASSI Cool refreshing yogurt drink, sweetened with sugar 3.95
SALTED LASSI Cool refreshing yogurt drink, salted with crushed cumin seeds. 2.95
JUICES Orange, Cranberry, Apple, Mango mazza. 2.95
SOFT DRINKS Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite & Ginger Ale. 2.95
COFFEE 1.95
MASALA TEA Freshly brewed tea flavored with seven aromatic herbs 1.95
CHAI TEA Spiced milk tea. 2.95
WATER 1.95
SPARKLE WATER small 2.95 large 4.95

Indian Desserts

GULAB JAMUN A light pastry made from dry milk, served in honey syrup. 3.95
KHEER Indian rice pudding blended with cardamoms, raisins, and nuts. 3.95
RAS MALAI Made from home made cheese, dipped in sweetened milk, served cold with pistachios. 3.95
ICE CREAM Vanilla or mango 3.95
FRUIT DELIGHT Luscious fruits and nuts mixed in yogurt pineapple plum. 3.95

Luncheon Specials

All Luncheon Specials are served with saffroned Basmati rice and Padadam
CHICKEN CURRY
A traditional Indian offering in all natural spices. 7.95
LAMB CURRY
Tender morsels of lamb served in a robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices 8.95
SHRIMP CURRY
Shrimp smothered with Indian condiments. 8.95
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
Tender boneless chicken, cooked in creamy tomato sauce with spice 8.95
SHRIMP KORMA
Shrimp pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices & nuts. 9.95
LAMB SAAG
Lamb cooked with fresh spinach, green coriander & other fragrant herbs 9.95
NAVARATAN KORMA
"Nine Vegetables" cooked with nine spices, nuts and cream sauce 6.95
SAAG PANEER
Home made cheese cubes cooked in spinach and cream. 6.95
ALU PALAK
Potato cooked with spinach and cream. 6.95
ALU CHOLE
Chick peas, soaked overnight and cooked gently with onions, herbs, tomatoes and potatoes. 6.95
BAIGAN BHARTA
Fresh eggplant baked on an open flame - gently tempered with aromatic herbs and spices. 6.95
DAL MAKHNI
Creamed lentils tempered with fresh herbs and seasoning. 5.95
TADKA DAAL. 5.95

 

A FEW KIND WORDS...

My better half and I adore this place. So much so, I created this Yelp account to express my delight at such a great Indian restaurant. My wife and I have been around many of the Indian restaurants CT has to offer and have rarely left disappointed in truth. Zaika, however, has been pretty much empty the three times we've been and it's broken my heart. CT folks are missing out big time, because I would expect this place to be packed every night. But at least you can have your delicious meal in peace.

Highlights: Garlic & Coconut naan bread; Rogan Josh (flipping wow); and Gulab Jamun. Order those, you're welcome.

Without question Zaika is a hidden gem in CT.

Chris M., Wallingford, CT.


 

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