Benares - 45 Murray Street

3.8 out of 5 
Indian, Vegetarian

Popular Dishes

Parsee Salmon Tikka
Salmon spiced with green pepper and Parsee-style pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip
$13.00
Kandhari Murgh
Chicken breast marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip
$13.00
Chicken Tikka
Tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices
$13.00
Banarsi Kachori
Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes and chutneys
$8.00
Gulka Paneer Tikka
Slices of cottage cheese stuffed in coriander and mint pickle, coated and marinated in yogurt saff...
$10.00
Aamiya Jhinga
Jumbo prawns, marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar and ginger, cooked in tandoori
$24.00
Traditional Tandoori Chicken
Half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, cooked in tandoor
$18.00
Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven
$26.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce
$17.00
Chicken Shahi Korma
Spiced chicken in rich cashew nut and almond sauce
$17.00
Chicken Curry Home Style
Home style chicken preparation slow cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and spices
$17.00

Appetizers

Parsee Salmon Tikka
Salmon spiced with green pepper and Parsee-style pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip
$13.00
Kandhari Murgh
Chicken breast marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip
$13.00
Chicken Tikka
Tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices
$13.00
Angoori Jhinga
Shrimps marinated in ajwain, ginger, garlic, green chilies, grilled in tandoori served with grape...
$12.00
Karwari Jhinga
Shrimps spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds, pan seared served with coconut pineap...
$16.00
Crab Milagu
Lump crab seasoned with spiced peppers, roasted tomatoes and garlic sauce
$15.00
Fish Amritsari
Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt and coated with gram flour
$13.00
Crab Cake
$12.00
Kakori Kebab
Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili, infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg
$14.00
Barrah Kebab
Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt and nutmeg
$15.00

Vegetarian Appetizers

Banarsi Kachori
Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes and chutneys
$8.00
Gulka Paneer Tikka
Slices of cottage cheese stuffed in coriander and mint pickle, coated and marinated in yogurt saff...
$10.00
Mathura Se
Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with cranberry sauce
$8.00
Aloo Papri Chaat
Wheat crips, chickpeas, potatoes, topped with yogurt and spices, mint and tamarind sauce
$8.00
Classic Samosa
Potato seasoned with cumin, coriander, ginger, mango powder in triangle turnovers
$8.00
Shakahari Kebab
Corn, yam, spinach and chickpea kebab skewered and cooked in clay oven
$10.00
Bhel Puri
Puffed rice crisps with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado and corn kernels, tossed with chutneys
$8.00
Mix Pakora
Lotus, cabbage, onions and spinach fritters
$8.00
Lahsooni Gobi
Chinese-Indian style cauliflower marinated in tomato garlic and green chili sauce
$9.00

Soup and Salad

Mulligatawny Soup
Made with red lentils, vegetables and green apple chicken. Vegetarian option available
$8.00
Kozhi Rasam
Chicken soup flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut and tomatoes
$7.00
Kashmiri Soup
Roasted turnip, beetroot, pigeon peas flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger and garlic
$8.00
Harabhara Salad
Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes and guacamole with chef's special dr...
$8.00

Breads

Naan
Plain or for an additional charge choice of garlic, onion, khandari, keema or cheese
$3.00
Paratha
Plain, mint or laccha
$4.00
Roti
$3.00
Poori
White flour fluffy deep fried bread
$4.00
Bread Basket
Our exclusive assortment
$13.00
Filled Kulcha
$5.00
Chicken Tikka and Cheese Kulcha
$6.00

Tandoori Main Courses

Comes with rice
Aamiya Jhinga
Jumbo prawns, marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar and ginger, cooked in tandoori
$24.00
Traditional Tandoori Chicken
Half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, cooked in tandoor
$18.00
Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven
$26.00
Tandoori Hen
Whole cornish hen, marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala and cooked in tandoor
$21.00
Lucknowi Murgh
Chicken breast, marinated in yogurt, with saffron and cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven
$18.00
Fish Tikka Entrée
Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala and crushed peppers, cooked in tandoor
$21.00
Maseledar Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated in nutmeg and cinnamon powder and aromatic Indian herbs
$25.00
Mixed Grill
$27.00

Chicken Entrée

Comes with rice
Chicken Tikka Masala
Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce
$17.00
Chicken Shahi Korma
Spiced chicken in rich cashew nut and almond sauce
$17.00
Chicken Curry Home Style
Home style chicken preparation slow cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and spices
$17.00
Murgh Pateeli Saag
Spicked chicken pieces, sauteed with fresh spinach, enhanced with spices
$17.00
Chicken Vindaloo
Famous chicken prepared from goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices
$17.00
Kozhi Varutha Curry
South Indian specialty, cooked with roasted chili, spices, ginger and garlic in coconut sauce
$17.00
Tharavu Curry
Duck meat simmered in onion, ginger, garlic, coconut sauce with chilies and spices
$20.00
Chicken Dansak
Tender breasted chicken, cooked with lentils and vegetable curry sauce
$16.00
Chili Chicken Indian Style
Chicken sauteed with bell pepper and crushed chili tomato sauce
$17.00

Goat and Lamb Entrée

Comes with rice
Rezala Goat
Slow cooked goat meat cooked in onion, yogurt, saffron and cardamom
$18.00
Lamb Rogan Josh
A signature dish from kashmir consists of succulent pieces of lamb in cardamom, aniseed and paprik...
$18.00
Lamb Vindaloo
Goa style lamb coked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices
$18.00
Lamb Saagwala
Tender pieces of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices
$17.00
Safed Gosht
A rajasthani specialty, marinated lamb in ginger, garlic, yogurt and simmered in cardamom and almo...
$17.00
Balti Tamarind Lamb Curry
A tamarind-based balti sauce with a touch of coconut (sweet and sour) sauce
$18.00

Seafood Entrée

Comes with rice
Malwani Fish Curry
Bronzini simmered in coconut, chilies and spiced sauce
$21.00
Mandeli Fish Curry
Halibut marinated in ginger, garlic and garam masala, oven-baked with coconut sauce
$24.00
Iggaru Royya
Shrimp simmered in star anise, chilies, coconut, poppy seeds and tamarind water
$21.00
Kekada Kari
Traditional nadan Kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves and kokum
$22.00
Goldhar Dhingri
Sauteed lobsters and wild mushrooms in a garlic flavored sauce
$30.00
Sevai Tomato Kurma
Mussels, scallops, rock shrimp, fish and crab claws tossed in garlic tomato sauce over Indian styl...
$25.00

Vegetarian Entrée

Comes with rice
Banarsi Dum Aloo
Scooped potatoes stuffed with seasoned veggies in onion tomato sauce
$14.00
Achari Bhindi
Fresh okra cooked with pickled, flavored spices
$14.00
Gobhi Jaipuri
Potato and cauliflower cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander and chili flakes
$14.00
Baingan Mirch Ka Salan
Baby eggplant simmered in coconut, peanut, curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers
$14.00
Kadhai Paneer
Juliennes of paneer cooked with onion, capiscum and flavored with red chili
$13.00
Nawabi Subji
Fresh vegetables simmered in 'charmagaz' gravy with cardamom flavor
$14.00
Saag Paneer
Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger and garlic
$15.00
Malai Kofta
Vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in a cashew and tomato gravy
$15.00
Lauki Ka Kofta
Green squash dumplings served with makhani sauce
$14.00
Dal Makhani
Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with butter and tomato gravy
$14.00
Banarsi Dal
Blend of malka masoor, chana and arhar tempered with onion, ginger, tomato finished with desi ghee
$14.00

Vegan Entrée

Comes with rice
Saag Only
Homestyle spinach cooked with spices
$14.00
Mixed Vegetables
Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce
$14.00
Bhindi
Fresh okra cooked with spices
$14.00
Aloo Gobi
Potato and cauliflower cooked in cumin and spices
$14.00
Yellow Dal
Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire, finished with tempered herbs and spices
$14.00
Maah Ki Dal
Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with tomato gravy
$14.00
Peshawari Choley
Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce
$14.00
Aloo Baingan
Eggplant curry with potatoes
$14.00
Jeera Aloo
Potatoes spiced with cumin
$14.00

Biryanis

Chicken Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$18.00
Vegetable Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$15.00
Lamb Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$18.00
Shrimp Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$22.00
Goat Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$20.00

Rice

Peas Pulao
Saffron rice with peas
$3.00
Kashimiri Pulao
Saffron rice with fruits
$7.00
Jeera Rice
Basmati rice tempered with cumin
$7.00
Banarsi Rice
Lemon flavored rice
$7.00

Sides

Tomato Chutney
$4.00
Eggplant and Garlic Chutney
$4.00
Mango Chutney
$4.00
Mango Pickle
$4.00
Onion Tomato Raita
$4.00
Boondi Raita
$4.00
Cucumber Raita
$4.00
Papadum
$3.00
Curry Sauce
16 oz.
$7.00
Tikka Masala Sauce
16 oz.
$7.00
Vindaloo Sauce
16 oz.
$7.00

Desserts

Shavi Dawat
Carrot pudding on a saffron crisp bread, topped with raspberry and rabri
$6.00
Mango Kulfi
Traditional mango flavored homemade ice cream
$6.00
Narangi Kheer
Orange flavored rice pudding
$5.00
Rasmalai
Cottage cheese dumpling
$6.00
Galub Jamun
Honey dumpling
$6.00

Beverages

Coke
$3.00
Diet Coke
$3.00
Sprite
$3.00
Ginger Ale
$3.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
$5.00
Saratoga Sparkling Water
One pint
$7.00
Saratoga Still Water
12 oz
$7.00

About Benares - 45 Murray Street

(212) 766-4900 • 45 Murray St, New York, NY 10007

Named for a city in northern India, the restaurant centers on the lush spices and abundant diversity of Indian cuisine