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Benares - W 56th Street

5.0 out of 5 stars
  •    Indian, Vegetarian

Appetizers

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

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

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

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

Aamiya Jhinga
Jumbo prawns, marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar and ginger, cooked in tandoori
$22.00
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Traditional Tandoori Chicken
Half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, cooked in tandoor
$18.00
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Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven
$21.00
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Tandoori Hen
Whole cornish hen, marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala and cooked in tandoor
$20.00
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Lucknowi Murgh
Chicken breast, marinated in yogurt, with saffron and cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven
$18.00
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Fish Tikka Entrée
Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala and crushed peppers, cooked in tandoor
$21.00
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Maseledar Lamb Chops
Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated in nutmeg and cinnamon powder and aromatic Indian herbs
$25.00
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Mixed Grill
$24.00
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Chicken Tikka Entrée
Chicken, marinated in tandoori masala coooked in tandoor.
$22.00
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Chicken Entrée

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

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

Includes rice
Malwani Fish Curry
Bronzini simmered in coconut, chilies and spiced sauce
$21.00
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Mandeli Fish Curry
Halibut marinated in ginger, garlic and garam masala, oven-baked with coconut sauce
$24.00
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Iggaru Royya
Shrimp simmered in star anise, chilies, coconut, poppy seeds and tamarind water
$21.00
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Kekada Kari
Traditional nadan Kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves and kokum
$22.00
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Goldhar Dhingri
Sauteed lobsters and wild mushrooms in a garlic flavored sauce
$30.00
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Sevai Tomato Kurma
Mussels, scallops, rock shrimp, fish and crab claws tossed in garlic tomato sauce over Indian styl...
$25.00
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Salmon Curry
Onion and tomato sauce. Medium spice
$19.00
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Shrimp Curry
Onion and tomato sauce. Medium spice
$20.00
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Goan Salmon Curry
Fresh salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce
$19.00
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Goan Shrimp Curry
Shrimp cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spiced and fresh coconut milk
$20.00
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Vegetarian Entrée

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

Includes rice
Saag Only
Homestyle spinach cooked with spices
$13.00
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Mixed Vegetables
Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce
$13.00
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Bhindi
Fresh okra cooked with spices
$13.00
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Yellow Daal
Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire, finished with tempered herbs and spices
$13.00
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Peshawari Choley
Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce
$13.00
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Aloo Baingan
Eggplant curry with potatoes
$13.00
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Jeera Aloo
Potatoes spiced with cumin
$13.00
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Biryanis

Chicken Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$15.00
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Vegetable Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$14.00
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Lamb Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$18.00
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Shrimp Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$19.00
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Goat Biryani
Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water
$18.00
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Rice

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

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

Shavi Dawat
Carrot pudding on a saffron crisp bread, topped with raspberry and rabri
$6.00
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Narangi Kheer
Orange flavored rice pudding
$5.00
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Rasmalai
Cottage cheese dumpling
$5.00
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Galub Jamun
Honey dumpling
$5.00
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Beverages

Coke
$3.00
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Diet Coke
$3.00
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Sprite
$3.00
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Ginger Ale
$3.00
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San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
$5.00
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Saratoga Sparkling Water
One pint
$7.00
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Saratoga Still Water
12 oz
$7.00
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About Benares - W 56th Street

(212) 397-0707 • 240 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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