Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cuisine

44-04 Broadway Ave, Astoria, NY 11103
Saffron Indian Cuisine is a cornerstone in the Queens community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Indian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Fall Specials
  1. $15.95
    Winter Meal
    Entree- Chicken Tikka Masala, Appetizer - Vegetable pakoras and Rice.
Prix-Fixe Meals
Entrees served with rice on the side.
  1. $17.95
    Prix-Fixe
    One appetizer, one entree, naan, rice, and complimentary condiments
Appetizers
  1. $5.95
    Chicken Samosas
    Crispy turnovers with ground chicken and spices
  2. $4.95
    Vegetable Samosas
    Crispy turnovers with seasoned potatoes green peas and spices.
  3. $4.95
    Aloo Tikka
    Patties of spiced potatoes stuffed with spicy lentils.
  4. $6.00
    Mixed Vegetable Pakoras
    Mashed mixed vegetable fritters.
  5. $6.00
    Paneer Pakoras
    Strips of paneer dipped in Chickpea batter
  6. $6.00
    Chicken Pakoras
    Chickpea battered fritters.
  7. $7.00
    Fish Pakoras
    Strips to tilapia dipped in a batter
  8. $7.00
    Lahsooni Gobi
    Crispy florets of cauliflower with chili flakes and garlic tomato chutney.
  9. $6.95
    Chicken Chat
    Tender chicken breast with fresh green vegetables tossed with fresh herbs, tamarind and cilantro chutney.
  10. $9.95
    Tandoori Chicken Wings
    Chicken wings marinated in spiced yogurt and grilled in tandoor oven, served with house chutney.
  11. $7.00
    Fried Calamari
    Chickpea battered rings of squid. Served with house chutney.
  12. $11.00
    Kebab Platter
    An array of tandoori delicacies.
  13. $7.00
    Crab Kofta
    Jumbo crab meat salted in a chili and tamarind sauce.
  14. $9.00
    Vegetable Platter
    1 piece vegetable samosa, 1 piece aloo tikka, and 4 piece vegetable pakoras.
  15. $3.95
    Bhel Poori
    Puffed rice tossed with fresh herbs, onions tomatoes, topped with tamarind and cilantro chutney.
  16. $8.00
    Paneer Tawa Masala
    Pan-fried cottage cheese with fresh herbs and spices.
  17. $9.95
    Shrimp Bhuna with Poori
    French fries Shrimp cooked with fresh Herbs and Spices served with Poori bread
Vegan Appetizers
  1. $12.95
    Bhel Mix
    Puffed rice tossed with herbs, onions and tomatoes, topped with tamarind and mint sauce.
  2. $12.95
    Lasooni Gobi
    Crispy florets of cauliflower with chilli flakes, garlic and chutneys.
Soups
  1. $5.95
    Mulligatawny Soup served with Papad
    A traditional soup made of split peas, vegetables and flavored with fresh curry leaves, in chicken broth.
  2. $5.95
    Tomato Coconut Soup served with Papad
    A refreshing delicious soup made from tomatoes, fresh coconut and seasonings.
  3. $5.95
    Saffron Murgh Ka Shorba served with Papad
    Boiled chicken broth flavored with saffron Indian herbs and spices.
Salads
  1. $7.00
    Tossed Indian Salad
    Diced cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, chickpeas, green chili and freshly squeezed lime juice. Served with house dressing.
  2. $9.00
    Saffron Shrimp Salad
    A house special salad.
Vegetarian Specialties
Served with basmati rice on the side.
  1. $10.95
    Saag Paneer
    Homemade cheese with spinach and ground spices.
  2. $10.95
    Mix Vegetable Curry
    Fresh vegetables in rich mild creamy sauce.
  3. $10.95
    Navarattan Korma
    A medley of fresh vegetables cooked with mildly spices almond cashew and saffron flavored gravy.
  4. $10.95
    Channa Masala
    Chickpea cooked with sauteed onion, tomato, ginger and garlic.
  5. $10.95
    Okra Masala
    Fresh okra stir-fried with onion, tomato and herbs.
  6. $10.95
    Aloo Mutter Gobi
    Cauliflower with potatoes cooked with fresh ginger onion, spices and green peas.
  7. $10.95
    Saag Aloo
    Potatoes and spinach cooked together with spices and tomatoes.
  8. $10.95
    Malai Kofta
    Mashed vegetables dumplings cooked in creamy tomato sauce.
  9. $10.95
    Vegetable Jalfraze
    Stir fried fresh assorted vegetables prepared in a tangy sauce.
  10. $10.95
    Shahi Mutter Paneer
    Fresh green peas with cubes of cheese cooked in a rich mild sauce.
  11. $10.95
    Yellow Tadka Daal
    Yellow lentils cooked with onion, tomato and sauteed cumin seeds.
  12. $10.95
    Baby Eggplant Masala
    Roasted whole baby eggplant with spices simmered in a sesame coconut sauce.
  13. $10.95
    Baingan Bharta
    Eggplant cooked in oven and mashed sauteed with onion and tomato.
  14. $10.95
    Paneer Makhani
    Cubes of cheese cooked in a rich tomato sauce.
  15. $10.95
    Jeera Aloo
    Potato cooked in homemade style with cumin seeds.
  16. $10.95
    Channa Saag
    Chickpeas cooked with fresh spinach.
  17. $10.95
    Dal Makhani
    Black lentil and kidney beans cooked slowly with mild herbs.
  18. $10.95
    Vegetable Masala
    Vegetable cooked in rich tomato based gravy.
  19. $10.95
    Aloo Massala
    Fresh Potatoe cooked in Massala sauce
Chicken Specialties
Served with basmati rice on the side.
  1. $11.95
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    Tandoori cooked chicken cubes finished with a rich tomato based gravy.
  2. $11.95
    Butter Chicken
    Tandoori chicken cooked in a tomato sauce seasoned with fenugreek leaves.
  3. $11.95
    Coconut Chicken
    Boneless chicken cooked with coconut black pepper and curry leaves.
  4. $11.95
    Chicken Shahi Korma
    Roasted chicken in a mild saffron cashew sauce.
  5. $11.95
    Kerala Pepper Chicken
    Chicken sauteed in black pepper and lemon juice in a rich gravy.
  6. $11.95
    Chicken Saag
    Chicken breast cooked with spinach, spices, onions and tomatoes.
  7. $11.95
    Chicken Curry
    Boneless chicken cooked in Indian style with ginger garlic onion and tomato sauce.
  8. $11.95
    Chicken Vindaloo
    Chicken marinated in vinegar and fiery spices cooked in a true goan style.
  9. $11.95
    Kadai Chicken
    Chicken breast cooked with onion, bell pepper, and Indian spices.
  10. $11.95
    Hara Maas
    Chicken simmered in a ginger, red chili and cilantro sauce.
Rice and Biryani
  1. $13.95
    Chicken Biryani
    Basmati rice with tender slices of juicy chicken and mind spices. Served with raita.
  2. $14.95
    Lamb Biryani
    Basmati rice with lamb cooked with herbs and spices. Served with raita.
  3. $15.00
    Goat Biryani
    Basmati rice with goat cooked with herbs and spices. Served with raita.
  4. $15.95
    Shrimp Biryani
    Basmati rice with jumbo shrimp with aromatic spices. Served with raita.
  5. $12.95
    Vegetable Biryani
    Basmati rice cooked with fresh mixed vegetable cumin seeds, curry leaves, mustard seeds and exotic herbs. Served with raita.
  6. $6.00
    Lemon Rice
    Lemon flavored basmati rice with curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  7. $5.00
    Mutter Pulao
    Rice and cumin and green peas.
  8. $6.00
    Saffron Sweet Pulao
    Basmati rice with fruits and nuts.
Lamb and Goat Entrees
Served with basmati rice on the side.
  1. $12.95
    Lamb Curry
    Lamb stewed in blend of light spices.
  2. $12.95
    Lamb Vindaloo
    Lamb cooked in fiery tangy sauce vinegar mixed with cubes of potatoes.
  3. $12.95
    Lamb Rogan Josh
    A north Indian dish, in a cardamom sauce.
  4. $12.95
    Saag Ghosht
    Cubes of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach and exotic spices.
  5. $12.95
    Kadai Gosht
    Lamb cooked with bell pepper, onion, fresh tomato and topped with coriander and ginger.
  6. $12.95
    Saffron Lamb Pasanda
    Mildly spiced lamb, prepared with cashew nut and saffron sauce.
  7. $12.95
    Achari Gosht
    Tender pieces of lamb cooked with achari masala.
  8. $12.95
    Goat Curry with Bones
    Traditional home style curry.
Breads
  1. $2.95
    Tandoori Roti
    Whole wheat bread.
  2. $3.00
    Naan
    Bread made with white flour and cooked in tandoor.
  3. $3.60
    Onion Naan
    Soft bread stuffed with spiced onions.
  4. $3.60
    Onion Kulcha
    Soft bread stuffed with spiced onions.
  5. $3.60
    Garlic Naan
    Bread topped with fresh garlic and roasted in the tandoor.
  6. $4.00
    Aloo Paratha
    Whole wheat bread stuffed with mashed potato and mild with cumin-spiced potatoes.
  7. $4.00
    Kheema Naan
    Bread stuffed with ground lamb and spices.
  8. $11.00
    Saffron's Bread Basket
    Choice of any four breads.
  9. $3.60
    Cheese Naan
    Soft bread stuffed with homemade cheese.
  10. $3.60
    Laccha Paratha
    Multi-layered whole wheat bread with butter.
  11. $3.60
    Khandari Naan
    Soft white flour bread stuffed with raisins cashews and nuts.
  12. $3.50
    Poori
    Puffy bread.
Vegan Specialties
Served with basmati rice.
  1. $10.95
    Daal Saag
    Yellow lentil cooked with fresh spinach.
  2. $10.95
    Chana Saag
    Fresh spinach cooked with chickpeas and spices.
  3. $10.95
    Roasted Eggplant Masala
    Roasted whole baby eggplant cooked in a sesame coconut milk sauce.
  4. $10.95
    Eggplant Puree Masala
    Mashed roasted eggplant seasoned with spices.
  5. $10.95
    Cumin Potatoes Bhuna
    Cubes of potatoes cooked with cumin and spiced onion.
  6. $10.95
    Black Lentils
    Lentils and kidney beans cooked slowly in a mild sauce.
  7. $10.95
    Yellow Lentils
    Lentils cooked with onions and tomatoes.
  8. $10.95
    Mix Vegetables Curry
    Fresh vegetables cooked in mild sauce.
Seafood Specialties
  1. $14.95
    Saffron Shrimp Curry
    Jumbo shrimps prepared with authentic homemade exotic spices.
  2. $14.95
    Shrimp Makhni
    Shrimp cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with herbs and spices.
  3. $14.95
    Shrimp Vindaloo
    Shrimp cooked with fiery chili sauce and vinegar. Mixed with cubes of potatoes.
  4. $14.95
    Shrimp Saag
    Jumbo shrimp with fresh spinach cooked with onions, tomatoes and mix spices.
  5. $14.95
    Kadai Shrimp
    Stir fried jumbo shrimp in a sweet and sour sauce with amalgam of fresh vegetable.
  6. $14.95
    Goa Fish Curry
    A goan specialty fish prepared in coconut sauce with very mild spices, mustard seeds, cumin curry leaf and coriander.
  7. $14.95
    Goa Shrimp Curry
    A goan specialty shrimp prepared in coconut sauce with very mild spices, mustard seeds, cumin curry leaf and coriander.
  8. $14.95
    Machli Ka Salan
    Tilapia cooked in onion and tomato sauce with curry leaf.
Clay Oven Specialties
  1. $11.95
    Tandoori Paneer Tikka
    Fresh cottage cheese marinated in yogurt fresh mintcoriander and spicy sauce.
  2. $10.00
    Seekh Kebab
    Minced lamb seasoned with Indian herbs rolled on a skewer and broiled in clay oven.
  3. $11.95
    Tandoori Chicken
    Chicken on bone marinated overnight with yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices. Skewered and cooked in tandoor.
  4. $12.00
    Chicken Tikka
    Boneless breast of chicken marinated with fenugreek, yogurt ginger, garlic and Indian spices.
  5. $12.00
    Chicken Malai Kebab
    Tender breasts of chicken marinated in yogurt and sour cream.
  6. $12.00
    Chicken Achari Kebab
    A chef specialty.
  7. $13.00
    Boti Kebab
    Boneless cubes of lamb marinated in yogurt, turmeric and Indian herbs.
  8. $14.95
    Salmon Tikka
    Filet of fresh salmon marinated in tandoori spices.
  9. $16.95
    Saffron Mixed Grill
    An amalgam of tandoori delicacies served with fries.
  10. $16.95
    Tandoori Jhinga
    Jumbo prawns marinated in lemon, ginger and garlic broiled over mild charcoal heat.
  11. $16.95
    Lamb Chops
    Rack of lamb marinated in aromatic Indian herb fresh ginger juice rum, and yogurt. Served with fries.
Side Orders
  1. $4.00
    Raita
    Yogurt with grated cucumber.
  2. $3.60
    Papad
    Indian crispy crackers.
  3. $4.00
    Mango Chutney
    Sweet mango puree, served in 8oz container
  4. $3.50
    Mint Chutney
    Chutney made with mint, cilantro and ginger
  5. $3.50
    Tamarind Chutney
    Chutney made with tamarind and spice
  6. $3.50
    Onion Relish
    chopped onions mixed with spices
  7. $5.00
    Potato Fries
    Home made seasoned fries
Fast Lunch Meal Combo
  1. $12.45
    Tandoor Lunch Meal Combo
    Chicken tikka. White meat chicken marinated in yogurt, fenugreek, and spices, cooked in tandoor, basmati rice (16oz), naan (bread made with white flour, cooked in tandoor).
Beverages
  1. $4.00
    Mango Lassi
    Chilled yogurt drink with mango
  2. $2.00
  3. $2.00
  4. $2.00
  5. $2.00
  6. $2.50
    Topo Chico twist and lime
    carbonated mineral water naturally flavored, 12 oz
Desserts
  1. $5.00
    Rasmalai
    Homemade spongy cheese patties diped in cardamom flavored milk.
  2. $4.00
    Kheer
    Rice with milk, cardamom, saffron and garnished with nuts