Benares Indian Restaurant

Benares Indian Restaurant

45 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
Contemporary Indian cuisine with a diverse menu offering something for everyone.
Alcohol (Must be 21 to Purchase)
  1. $6.00
    Indian Beer
    Must be 21 to purchase. KingFisher, Taj Mahal, Bira, 1947. May come in single-use container.
  2. $5.00
    Imported Beer
    Must be 21 to purchase. Stella, Heineken, Amstel, Pilsner, Modello. May come in single-use container.
  3. $19.99
    6 Pack of Beer - 1947 Indian Craft Beer
    6 Pack of Beer. May come in single-use container.
  4. $7.00
    Glass of Red Wine
    Must be 21 to purchase. Malbec, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cotes Du Rhone Rouge. May come in single-use container.
  5. $7.00
    Glass of White Wine
    Must be 21 to purchase. Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay. May come in single-use container.
  6. $29.99
    Bottle of Red Wine
    Must be 21 to purchase. Malbec, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cotes Du Rhone Rouge. May come in single-use container.
  7. $29.99
    Bottle of White Wine
    Must be 21 to purchase. Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Prosecco, Champagne, Rosé. May come in single-use container.
  8. $7.00
    Margarita (Tequila)
    Must be 21 to purchase. Refreshing margarita paired with Tequila, Lime, Simple Syrup. May come in single-use container.
  9. $6.00
    Sangria
    Must be 21 to purchase. May come in single-use container.
  10. $8.00
    Lychee Lover (Gin Cocktail)
    Must be 21 to purchase. Gin with a splash of fresh lychee liquor and lychee juice. May come in single-use container.
  11. $8.00
    Diva (Rum Cocktail)
    Must be 21 to purchase. Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, orange juice, and pineapple juice. May come in single-use container.
  12. $7.00
    Desi Gone Wild (Tequila Cocktail)
    Must be 21 to purchase. Tequila, Triple Sec, Apricot Brandy, Pomegranate Liqueur topped with pomegranate juice. May come in single-use container.
Non-Vegetarian Appetizers
  1. $12.00
    Chicken Samosa
    Hand made chicken samosa
  2. $17.00
    Konkani Shrimp
    Shrimps tossed in a spicy tomato sauce, flavored with cumin, cinnamon and black pepper.
  3. $18.00
    Karwari Jhinga
    Shrimps spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds and pan seared with coconut pineapple salsa.
  4. $20.00
    Tawa Scallops
    Pan cooked scallops with cilantro, green chili, ginger, mango and tomato relish.
  5. $18.00
    Machali Ke Gole
    Fish croquette on a bed of garlic, ginger and lemon grass sauce.
  6. $23.00
    Crab Chettinadu
    Lump crab meat seasoned with garlic, ginger, roasted coconut and spices.
  7. $15.00
    Fish Amritsari (Fish Pakora)
    Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt and coated with gram flour.
  8. $16.00
    Koli Erachi
    Chicken breasts marinated with ginger, garlic in a star anise peppery sauce.
  9. $14.00
    Kandhari Murgh (Malai Kebab)
    Chicken breast marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip.
  10. $15.00
    Chicken Tikka
    Tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices.
  11. $17.00
    Makkai Ka Soweta
    Lamb shoulder marinated in yogurt, turmeric, chili, ginger and garlic stewed with corn.
  12. $16.00
    Kakori Kebab (Seekh Kebab)
    Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic and chili infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.
  13. $17.00
    Barrah Kebab
    Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt and nutmeg.
  14. $17.00
    Achari chicken tikka
    Soft tender pieces of chicken bathed in pickling spices (Achari masala) & yogurt marinade & pan seared to perfection
  15. $18.00
    Haryali chicken tikka
    Chicken breast meat is rubbed with an intoxicating paste made with cilantro, mint, and other distinctive flavors.
Vegetarian Appetizers
  1. $9.00
    Mathura Se (Aloo Tikki)
    Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with mint and cranberry sauce.
  2. $9.00
    Kashmiri Tikki
    Beet and veggie cakes seasoned with ginger, fennel, spices, grilled and served with mint relish and crispy lotus.
  3. $9.00
    Aloo Papri Chaat
    Wheat crisps, chick peas and potatoes, topped with yogurt, roasted cumin, mint and tamarind sauces.
  4. $9.00
    Banarsi Kachori
    Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes and chutneys.
  5. $12.00
    Paneer Tikka
    Cottage cheese marinated in yogurt, turmeric, pomegranate, skewered and cooked in clay oven.
  6. $9.00
    Adraki Samosa
    Triangular turnovers filled with potatoes and green peas, hint of mango powder, flavored with ginger and cumin. Served with mint and tamarind chutney.
  7. $10.00
    Kolhapuri Misal
    Sprouted beans in chili, coconut, herbs and spiced crisps served with toasted pav. Spicy.
  8. $9.00
    Bhel Puri
    Puffed rice crisps with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado and corn kernels, tossed with chutneys.
  9. $9.00
    Mixed Pakoras
    An array of eggplant, yam, spinach, plantain and stuffed chili fritters.
  10. $9.00
    Khasta Gobhi
    Lightly battered crisp cauliflower with garlic and crushed pepper in a tangy sauce.
Vegetarian Dishes
  1. $16.00
    Banarsi Dum Aloo
    Potato whole simmered in flavorful hing gravy.
  2. $16.00
    Achari Bhindi
    Fresh okra cooked with pickled, flavored spices.
  3. $16.00
    Gobhi Jaipuri
    Potato and cauliflower cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander and chili flakes.
  4. $17.00
    Baingan Mirch Ka Salan
    Baby eggplant simmered in coconut, peanut and curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers.
  5. $16.00
    Diwani Handi
    Assorted vegetables, cheese and eggplant in spinach curry sauce.
  6. $16.00
    Nawabi Subji
    Fresh vegetables simmered in charmagaz gravy with cardamom flavor.
  7. $17.00
    Saag Paneer
    Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger and garlic.
  8. $17.00
    Malai Kofta
    Vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in a cashew and tomato gravy.
  9. $16.00
    Dal Makhani
    Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with butter and tomato gravy.
  10. $16.00
    Banarsi Dal
    Blend of malka masoor, chana and arhar tempered with onion, ginger and tomatoes finished with desi ghee.
  11. $16.00
    Paneer Makhani
    Fresh cottage cheese cooked in creamy tomato sauce.
  12. $16.00
    Mutter Paneer
    Cottage cheese and peas cooked in light yellow sauce.
  13. $16.00
    Baingan Bharta
    Eggplant roasted on fire cooked with onion and peas.
  14. $17.00
    Navrattan Korma
    Assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts and fruits.
  15. $16.00
    Chana Saag
    Puree of spinach cooked with chickpeas.
  16. $16.00
    Paneer Bhurji
    Shredded paneer cooked with tomatoes, onion and pepper.
  17. $17.00
    Shahi Paneer
    Cottage cheese cooked in creamy gravy prepared with tomato, onions and cashew nuts.
  18. $17.00
    Soy Tikka Masala
    Grilled soy simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
  19. $18.00
    Paneer Tikka Masala
    Paneer is first marinated and grilled in a tandoori oven (or clay oven) which imparts a great smoky flavor. Then it is added to a delicious spicy onion tomato gravy and garnished with cream.
  20. $17.00
    Vegetable Vindaloo (Spicy)
    Mixed vegetable preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
Vegan Dishes
  1. $16.00
    Saag Only
    Homestyle spinach cooked with spices. Vegan.
  2. $16.00
    Mixed Vegetables
    Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce. Vegan.
  3. $16.00
    Bhindi
    Fresh okra cooked with spices. Vegan.
  4. $16.00
    Aloo Gobi
    Potato and cauliflower cooked in cumin and spices. Vegan.
  5. $16.00
    Yellow Dal
    Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire finished with tempered herbs and spices. Vegan.
  6. $16.00
    Maah Ki Dal
    Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with tomato gravy. Vegan.
  7. $16.00
    Peshawari Chole
    Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce. Vegan.
  8. $16.00
    Aloo Baingan
    Eggplant curry with potatoes. Vegan.
  9. $16.00
    Jeera Aloo
    Potatoes spiced with cumin. Vegan.
Chicken Entrees
  1. $19.00
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
  2. $19.00
    Chicken Saag
    Chicken sauteed with fresh spinach enhanced with spices.
  3. $20.00
    Chicken Shahi Korma
    Chicken grilled in rich cashew nut and almond cream sauce.
  4. $23.00
    Murgh Khubani
    Grilled chicken tikka with white meat, served on top of spiced apricot sauce.
  5. $19.00
    Chicken Vindaloo (Spicy)
    Cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
  6. $19.00
    Andhra Chicken Curry
    Chicken pieces slow cooked in coconut, ginger and garlic sauce.
  7. $27.00
    Murgh Seyal
    Marinated grilled chicken breast over spinach broccoli rabe, dill and enhanced with spices.
  8. $19.00
    Chili Chicken
    Indo-Chinese inspired chicken fried to perfection and tossed with bell peppers, onions, chilies, garlic and ginger.
  9. $19.00
    Chicken Jalfrezie
    Chicken and assorted vegetables in a special sauce.
  10. $20.00
    Butter chicken
    Tandoori grilled chicken tikka cooked with smooth tomato gravy, rich in cashew and finished with butter.
Goat and Lamb Entrees
  1. $20.00
    Rogan Josh
    Includes succulent pieces of lamb in cardamom aniseed and paprika flavored sauce.
  2. $20.00
    Lamb Vindaloo
    Lamb preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
  3. $27.00
    Raan E Akbari
    Leg of lamb immersed in rum flavored sauce, served oven roasted on a bed of vegetables.
  4. $23.00
    Laal Maans
    Cubes of lamb cooked in slow fire with yogurt, chili, turmeric, onion, ginger, garlic and cardamom.
  5. $20.00
    Keema Mutter
    Minced lamb and green peas cooked with fresh ground spices.
  6. $21.00
    Lamb Korma
    Tender pieces of lamb cooked in rich cashew nut and almond cream sauce.
  7. $21.00
    Lamb Saag
    Tender pieces of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach enhanced with spices.
  8. $21.00
    Punjabi Goat Curry
    North Indian goat delicacy with onion and tomato gravy.
  9. $21.00
    Kadhai Goat
    Succulent pieces of goat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger and garlic garnished with fresh cilantro and ginger.
  10. $29.00
    Barrah Masaledar
    Lamb chops grilled and infused in a sauce of onion and tomato with garam masala.
Seafood Entrees
  1. $29.00
    Cheema Thenga
    Marinated jumbo prawns grilled and simmered in coconut milk curry.
  2. $28.00
    Kekada Kari
    Traditional nadan kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves and kokum.
  3. $23.00
    Salmon Curry
    Onion and tomato sauce medium.
  4. $23.00
    Goan Salmon Curry
    Fresh salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce.
  5. $25.00
    Goan Shrimp Curry
    Shrimps cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spices and fresh coconut milk.
  6. $24.00
    Shrimp vindaloo-spicy
    Shrimp Cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
  7. $24.00
    Shrimp Tikka Masala
    Grilled shrimp simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
Tandoori Main Course (Grilled)
  1. $26.00
    Aamiya Jhinga
    Jumbo prawns marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar, ginger and molasses, cooked in tandoor.
  2. $20.00
    Tandoori Chicken
    Chicken marinated in yogurt, spices and lemon juice, cooked in tandoor.
  3. $28.00
    Lucknowi Murgh
    Chicken breast marinated in yogurt with saffron and cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven.
  4. $25.00
    Salmon Tikka
    Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala, cooked in tandoor.
  5. $29.00
    Lamb Chops
    Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven.
  6. $30.00
    Mix Grill
    Assorted tandoori special.
Indian Street Foodie
  1. $12.00
    Samosa chaat
    Chopped samosas (savory fried pastries filled with spicy potatoes and peas), topped with chutney, yogurt, and sev (thin fried potato bits).
  2. $17.00
    Chicken 65
    Spicy, deep-fried chicken dish paired with onions and peppers, originated from Chennai.
  3. $14.00
    Gobi Manchurian
    Crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, sweet and tangy manchurian sauce.
  4. $13.00
    Kati rolls
    Skewer roasted kebab wrapped in a parantha bread, Indian burrito.
Biryanis
  1. $22.00
    Jackfruit Biryani (Kahtal)
    Tender green raw jackfruit is marinated with biryani spices, yogurt and cooked with rice for a scrumptious version of Jackfruit Biryani.
  2. $18.00
    Vegetable Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  3. $20.00
    Chicken Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  4. $23.00
    Lamb Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  5. $23.00
    Goat Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  6. $25.00
    Shrimp Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  7. $23.00
    Chicken Tikka masala biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  8. $23.00
    Paneer Tikka Masala Biryani
    Layered of basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
Lunch-Benares lunch specials
  1. $13.00
    Vegan platter
    2 vegan veggies (Peshawari choley and mixed vegetables) served with rice and naan.
  2. $13.00
    Vegetarian lunch platter
    2 vegetables of the day. Served with rice and naan.
  3. $14.00
    Chicken tikka masala platter
    Chicken tikka masala, Peshawari choley served with rice and naan.
  4. $15.00
    Lamb platter
    Lamb curry, Peshawari choley served with naan, and rice.
  5. $17.00
    Seafood platter
    Served with rice and naan
  6. $13.95
    Kathi roll platter
    Skewer roasted kebab wrapped in a paratha bread. Served with a side of Masala aloo fries.
Prix Fixe Special
  1. $21.99
    Prix Fixe Special
    Includes an appetizer, entree, naan, basmati rice, and a side of cilantro and tamarind chutney.
Breads
Sides
  1. $4.00
    Pachranga Achar(Mango Pickle)
    Mixed Pickle is made from mango, lime, carrot, green chilly, ginger, gooseberry, fruit and many other tasty ingredients.
  2. $3.00
Rice
  1. $4.00
    Peas Pulao
    Saffron basmati rice with peas.
  2. $7.00
    Kashmiri Pulao
    Saffron basmati rice with fruits and nuts.
  3. $7.00
    Jeera Rice
    Basmati rice tempered with cumin.
  4. $7.00
    Banarsi Rice
    Lemon flavored basmati rice.
Dessert
  1. $11.00
    Atom Bomb
    Rose Petal ice cream paired with hot chocolate lava cake soufflé.
  2. $8.00
    Chocolate lava cake
    Chocolate lava cake.
  3. $7.00
    Gulab Jamun
    Condensed milk roundels, soaked in sugar syrup.
  4. $7.00
    Rasmalai
    Cottage cheese dumpling.
  5. $7.00
    Kheer Anarkali
    Pomegranate flavored rice pudding cooked on slow fire with milk and reduced.
Beverages
  1. $3.00
    Canned Soda
    May come in single-use container.
  2. $6.00
    Lassi
    Choose from Mango, Rose, Salted, or Sweet lassi. May come in single-use container.
  3. $5.00
    San Pellegrino Sparkling Water (Small)
    San Pellegrino Sparkling Water