* New BYO features cuisine by Chef Abdur Masud
After several years of successful operation under Tandoor with his partners, Gaffar decided to create a new brand and bring Indian food into the modern age with Makhani Modern Indian. For this he envisioned a much higher quality of food and items that most Indian restaurants don’t work with, such as lobster, scallops, lamb shanks, Chilean sea bass, and the freshest of farm to table ingredients.
“I want to offer new modern and hip twists to favorite old school Indian dishes,” said Gaffar. “I want to scale Makahni into more than just a regular neighborhood corner curry house. I think people see Indian food as just curry or spicy. Indian food is beyond spicy and curry. Indian food can offer the most exotic mixture of aromatic flavors into any veggies, meat or seafood lovers. Rich and complex flavors – and layer of flavors.”
Makhani Modern Indian is the counterpoint to Kurry Shack – with one specializing in Modern Indian Cuisine and the other specializing in more traditional and homestyle North Indian cuisine. Kurry Shack is a model that Gaffar is using to explore future concepts and expansion.
A thin crisp lentil flour cooked in the clay oven.
Veggie Samosa $3.99
Crispy triangular pastry turnovers filled with seasoned potatoes and green peas.
Mixed Pakora $4.99
Assorted fried vegetable fritters with cauliflower, onion, potato and spinach.
Chat Papri $4.99
Mixture of crisps, potatoes and chick peas in a yogurt and tamarind sauce.
Vegetable Platter $8.99
Combination of assorted vegetable samosa, mixed pakora and paneer pakora.
Gobi Manchurian $8.99
Fresh cauliflower slightly sauteed and tossed with Manchurian sauce and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Samosa Chat $6.99
Cumin flavored potatoes and peas in a baked pastry, garnished with yogurt, tamarind sauce and mildly spiced chickpeas.
Paneer Pakora $6.99
Cottage cheese dipped in gram flour batter with Indian spices and deep fried to perfection.
Combination platter consists of assorted vegetarian items.
** Non-Vegetarian Appetizers
Meat Samosa $4.99
Crispy triangular pastry turnovers filled with minced chicken seasoned with potatoes and green peas.
Chicken Pakora $6.99
Tender pieces of chicken dipped in mildly spiced lentil batter and fried.
Chilli Chicken $8.99
Cubes of chicken breast sautéed with soy sauce, onions, green chilies, herbs and exotic spices.
Fish Pakora $9.99
Fish marinated in chickpea batter and fried.
Chilli Fish $9.99
Toasted fish marinated in chili paste and house spices.
Shrimp Til Tikka $9.99
Fresh shrimp tossed in garlic and cooked tomato butter sauce.
Chicken Malabar $8.99
Batter fried coconut flavored filet of chicken served with mango chutney.
Indian Buffalo Wings $10.99
8 wings mixed in herbs and spices fried then tossed with sweet chili sauce.
Assorted Non Veggie Platter $10.99
Combination platter consists of assorted non vegetarian items.
Lentil Soup $3.99
South Indian lentil curry soup flavored with fresh herbs and spices.
Chicken Soup $4.99
Chicken broth soup, delicately flavored with herbs and spices.
Tomato Soup $3.99
A traditional soup made with tomato puree and delicate herbs.
(Fresh baked in Tandoor-Clay Oven)
White bread baked in tandoor (clay oven).
Garlic Naan $2.99
Bread topped w/ fresh minced garlic and herbs
Onion Naan $2.99
Bread stuffed with fresh onions and herbs
Keema Naan $3.99
Stuffed with minced lamb meat.
Cheese Naan $3.99
Stuffed with mozzarella cheese.
Coconut Naan $3.99
Stuffed with coconut flakes.
Garlic and Cheese Naan $4.99
Stuffed with mozzarella cheese and topped w/ minced garlic.
Rosemary Naan $3.99
Bread topped w/ rosemary petals.
whole wheat bread.
Aloo Paratha $2.99
Stuffed with spiced potatoes.
Peshwary Naan $3.99
Stuffed with blended coconut, almond, raisins.
Bread Basket $6.99
1-Naan 1-Garlic naan 1-Onion naan.
A deep fried fluffy bread.
Cream Cheese Naan $4.99
Bread stuffed with Philadelphia cream cheese
Tandoori Paneer $11.99
Indian Cottage cheese marinated in freshly ground spices and grilled in the tandoor.
Tandoor Chicken Chicken leg quarters marinated in yogurt, fresh spices and lemon juice then cooked in the clay oven.
Chicken Tikka $13.99
Boneless chicken marinated in herbs and spices charbroiled to perfection.
Chicken Malai Kebab $13.99
Cubes of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices then cooked on skewers in the clay oven.
Chicken Sheekh Kebab $12.99
Ground minced chicken mixed with onion, ginger and herbs.
Lamb Sheekh Kebab $13.99
Ground minced lamb mixed with onion, ginger and herbs.
Lamb Boti Kebab $14.99
Tender chunks of lamb marinated in our house special sauce and cooked in the clay oven.
Fish Tikka $14.99
Chunks of salmon marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices then barbecued in the clay oven.
Tandoori Shrimp $14.99
Shrimp marinated in freshly ground spices and grilled in the tandoor.
Special Tandoori Mix Grill $19.99
Combination platter of tandoor chicken, shrimp, fish and lamb.
Special Tandoori Mix Grill
Lamb Chops $18.99
marinated in yogurt & freshly ground spices and grilled in the tandoor
(Long grain basmati rice)
Vegetable Biryani $11.99
Mixed vegetables with basmati rice and traditional spices.
Chicken Tikka Biryani $13.99
Boneless barbecued chicken tikka cooked with basmati rice and traditional spices.
Chicken Biryani $13.99
Boneless chicken cooked with basmati rice and traditional spices.
Lamb Biryani $14.99
Juicy boneless lamb cooked with basmati rice and traditional spices topped with cashews.
Shrimp Biryani $14.99
Tender shrimp cooked with basmati rice and traditional spices and herbs.
Goat Biryani $15.99
Saffron basmati rice cooked with goat marinated in traditional spices.
Kashmiri Polau $11.99
Long grain basmati rice cooked with fresh fruits in a blend of exotic spices.
Chef Special Biryani $16.99
Basmati rice cooked with lamb, chicken and shrimp topped with fried onions and herbs.
** Main Course
Pick a Protein:
Ground whole peeled tomato, cream, and butter sauce
Tomato base ghee butter and creamy sauce
Onion base masala and mixed spices sauce
Chili vinaigrette cooked w/ gram masala and potato sauce
Spiced blended spinach and mixed masala sauce
Rich and creamy masala pistachios and cashews blended sauce
Masala ginger, garlic, bell peppers stir fry lite sauce
Masala coconut light cream & coconut milk sauce
Masala mixed yogurt and spices
Grounded thick spiced onion bell peppers and masala sauce
** Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free
Paneer Tikka Masala $11.99
Homemade cottage cheese cubes cooked in clay oven with green peppers and onions in a rich creamy gravy.
Saag $10.99 (VG)
Punjabi dish made of spinach cooked with spices in butter.
Chana Masala $10.99 (VG)
Chickpeas cooked in a special blend of traditional spices.
Bhindi Masala $10.99 (VG)
Special preparation of cut tossed okra with diced onions, tomatoes and traditional spices.
Tarka Dal $10.99 (VG)
Yellow lentils tempered with butter, whole red chilies, cumin and mustard seeds.
Dal Makhani $11.99
Black lentils cooked overnight on a very slow fire flavored with butter, tomato, fenugreek eaves and a touch of cream.
Baingan Bartha $11.99 (VG)
Eggplant roasted over charcoal with fresh tomatoes peas ginger garlic and onions seasoned with herbs.
Navaratan Korma $12.99
A medley of nine vegetables cooked with mild creamy sauce topped with cashews and raisins.
Aloo Palak $11.99 (VG)
Spinach cooked with potatoes and spices with thick gravy sauce.
Chana Saag $11.99 (VG)
Spinach and chickpeas cooked with thick gravy sauce.
Cottage cheese cubes cooked in creamy gravy of spinach and spices.
Paneer Makhani $11.99
Cottage cheese cubes lightly fried and cooked in homemade special sauce with cream.
Malai Kofta $12.99
Tender homemade cheese dumplings stuffed with raisins and nuts then simmered in a saffron and cream sauces.
Mix Vegetable Curry $10.99
Combined seasonal vegetables cooked in house blended curry sauce.
Mutter Paneer $11.99
Cottage cheese cubes cooked with green peas, onions, tomatoes cooked in a house special sauces.
Karahi Paneer $11.99
Cottage cheese sautéed with tomato, onion, peppers and herbs.
Mutter Mushroom Curry $11.99 (VG)
Fresh mushrooms and green peas cooked with herbs and spices.
Shahi Paneer $11.99
Homemade cottage cheese cubes served in a delicately spiced creamy sauce.
Aloo Gobi $11.99 (VG)
Cubed potatoes and cauliflower cooked with spices and herbs.
Yogurt mixed with grated cucumber and seasoned with salt, pepper and cilantro. Vegetarian and gluten free.
Mango Pickle $2.99
Spicy homemade pickle made with mango and peas. Vegetarian and gluten free.
Onion Chutney $1.99
Fine chopped onions made with exotic spices. Vegetarian and gluten free.
Mango Chutney $2.99
Mangoes mixed with Indian sweet spices. Vegetarian and gluten free.
Plain Yogurt $1.99
Lime Pickle $2.99
Spice lime and Mixed Pickles
Gulab Jamon $3.99
Two doughy milk balls soaked in light sugar syrup and flavored with green cardamom, saffron and rose water. Served hot.
Ras Malai $4.99
Two flattened pieces of sweet paneer soaked in a cardamom flavored heavy cream. Served cold.
Fresh homemade Indian-style rice pudding.
** Ice Cream & Shakes
$3.99 / $4.99 Shakes
sapota ice cream
$3.99 / $4.99 Shakes
milk cream ice cream
$3.99 / $4.99 Shakes
saffron ice cream
$3.99 / $4.99 Shakes
** Cold Beverages
Mango, Sweet, Salt
Green Tea Cold $1.99
Masaledar Ice Tea $2.99
** Hot Beverages
Green Tea Hot $1.95
Masala Chai $1.95