The Dhaba

3.5 out of 5 
Gluten-Free, Indian, Vegan

Popular Dishes

Gojra Aloo Gobi
Founders favorite. Cubed potatoes with cauliflower florets simmered in herbs and spices
$14.00
Chana Palak
Chickpeas and spinach slow cooked Punjabi style with choice herbs and spices
$15.00
Kadahi Paneer
Sumptuous dish, with paneer (cottage cheese), bell peppers, herbs, and spices
$16.00
Dhaba Chicken Curry
Tender and boneless chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices in a satisfying dhaba sauce. A must...
$15.00
Kashmiri Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is chunks of chicken breast marinated in spices and yogurt, then baked in a t...
$16.00
Garlic Naan
A leavened flat bread prepared in the clay oven and garnished with fresh minced garlic and cilantro
$3.00
Indus River Basmati Pulau
Saffron infused pure basmati rice cooked with cumin seeds, peas, tomatoes, and onions
$12.00

Gup Shup (Street Treats)

Street Treats
Bombay Bhel Puri
A savory snack made with crisp pu ed rice and tossed with cubes of onions, potatoes, cilantro, an...
$8.00
Kolkata Pani Puri
A street snack, comprising of round, crispy hollow “puris” fried crisp and  lled with a watery mi...
$8.00
Dhaba Papdi Chaat
A savory snack made with dough, and a mixture of cubed potatoes, onions, gram beans and sprinkled...
$8.00
Amritsari Samosa Chaat
Triangular shaped vegetarian snack made of  our stu ed with potatoes, onions, chili, and served...
$8.00
Multani Onion Baji
A great Punjabi snack. Sliced onions crispy fried in Gram  our with select spices
$10.00
Keema Samosas
2 pieces. Delicious Samosas made with re ned our and minced lamb filling
$9.00
Samosa Plate
Two freshly prepared samosas served with 3 sweet and savory chutneys
$5.00

Jalwa-E-Shorba (Soups)

Tamatar Shorba
Punjabi style soup with farm fresh tomatoes, herbs and paneer
$7.00
Shahi Murgh Shorba
A fragrant chicken soup with select herbs
$8.00
Rehmani Shorba
Plain cooked lamb soup laced with special herbs, yogurt and spices
$9.00

Salads

Murgh Salad
A healthy portion of chicken salad made with dhaba dressings & other essential accoutrements
$13.00
Jhinga Salad
A succulent salad with shrimps, dhaba sauces and Chef selected accompaniments
$13.00
Rangeen House Salad
A Dhaba Speciality. Fresh Salad topped with Mango dressing and gram  our pu s
$7.00

Hum Safar - Let’s Journey Together (Beginnings)

Shuruyat -New beginnings
Bhatura Chole
A very typical Punjabi snack food. Leavened deep fried bread served with Dhaba style curried chick...
$11.00
Aloo Puri
Curried boiled potatoes served with deep fried puffed bread (puri)
$12.00
Rehriwale Dahi Bhalle
Deep fried lentil croquettes garnished with yogurt & spices
$10.00
Gulshan E Bahar
Garden medley - an assortment of fresh assorted veggie fritters. Served with mint, tomato, and tam...
$12.00
Paneer Pakore
Paneer pakora (fritters) made with soft-bodied Indian cheese
$13.00
Gobi Pakore
Another Punjab staple. Fresh Cauli ower  orets fried in gram  our
$11.00
Punjabi Veggie Platter
An assorted platter capturing the essence of Punjab. Mouthwatering veggie and paneer pakoras (frit...
$15.00
Udta Panchi
Chicken wings marinated in a special blend of Dhaba spices and barbecued in the clay oven. Served...
$13.00
Murgh Pakore
Fritters made with boneless chicken and mango powder, dhaba herbs and spices
$13.00
Fish Pakora
A mouth-watering starter, deep fried white fish fillet fritters made with corn flower, eggs, and s...
$13.00

Dhaba De Khas (Tandoor Specialties)

Specialties from our Tandoors. Served on sizzling bed of onions and bell peppers
Hariyali Paneer Tikka
Cubes of cottage cheese and an assortment o fresh, seasonal vegetables grilled in the tandoor: A...
$15.00
Hara Bhara Kabab
Healthy wholesome veggie kebab, made with spinach, green peas, Indian cheese, herbs and spices
$15.00
Nawabi Murgh Tikke
Boneless white meat chicken cubes marinated in a yogurt based blend of select spices. Cooked in th...
$16.00
Tandoori Murgh
Chicken on the bone marinated in yogurt, spices, herbs & bake in our Tandoor clay oven.
$14.00
Murgh Seekh Kabab
Boneless chicken marinated and seasoned with Dhaba herbs and spices. Cooked in our Tandoor
$16.00
Lamb Boti Kabab
Boneless lamb cubes marinated in a yogurt-based blend of select spices and cooked in tandoor oven
$18.00
Mianwali Gosht Seekh Kabab
Boneless lamb cubes marinated in our chef’s blend of herbs and spices. Cooked in our Tandoor oven
$18.00
Tandoori Machi
Fillet of fish rubbed with garam masala, marinated in a special sauce, and cooked to perfection in...
$18.00
Jhinga Tandoori
Shrimp rubbed with garam masala, marinated with yogurt and spices and then cooked skewer-style in...
$18.00
Tandoori Khazana
An assorted platter with tandoori chicken, chicken tikka kebab, seekh kebab, tandoori prawns – all...
$24.00

Chahatein (Favorites)

Sabjiyon ka gulshan (fresh produce for vegetarian lovers). All entrees served with choice of white or brown basmati rice.
Gojra Aloo Gobi
Founders favorite. Cubed potatoes with cauliflower florets simmered in herbs and spices
$14.00
Chana Palak
Chickpeas and spinach slow cooked Punjabi style with choice herbs and spices
$15.00
Kadahi Paneer
Sumptuous dish, with paneer (cottage cheese), bell peppers, herbs, and spices
$16.00
Rahon Dal Tarka
A Punjabi favorite, yellow lentils cooked and seasoned with dhaba spices and herbs
$12.00
Dal Makhani
This buttery lentil staple from Punjab is slow cooked to perfection
$14.00
Lahori Malai Kofta
Food for a special occasion. Malai kofta is a vegetarian substitute for meatballs. It consists of...
$16.00
Nanka Baigan Bharta
Tandoori smoked eggplant smothered with dhaba blend of spices
$15.00
Tava Fry Sabzi
A special blend of seasonal vegetables and spices cooked on a flat pan (tava), best with roti and...
$15.00
Harrappa Palak Khumb
Fresh spinach and mushrooms slowly cooked with dhaba spices and herbs
$15.00
Shehenshahi Palak Kofta
Fit for royalty. Spinach dumplings dipped in cheese (paneer) with nuts, cooked in Chef’s special b...
$16.00
Sheikhupura Aloo Palak
Cubed potatoes and fresh spinach slow cooked in select herbs and spices
$15.00
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Potatoes cooked under pressure (dum) in its own juices, in hot and spicy yogurt gravy
$14.00
Achari Aloo
A spicy, tangy, dish, deep fried potatoes tempered with pickled spices
$13.00
Faizmahal Aloo Mattar
Potatoes and shelled green peas cooked with dhaba herbs in a thick gravy of spices
$14.00
Dil Bahar Korma
Vegetable korma made with fresh seasonal vegetables inspired by our Chefs
$15.00
Lakhnavi Shahi Paneer
This simple splendor of Indian cheese cooked in our Chef’s secret sauce with bell peppers, herbs a...
$16.00
Palak Paneer
Cubes of cottage-cheese layered with cooked spinach
$16.00
Narur Sarson Da Saag
A dhaba signature dish, made with mustard greens, herbs and spices. Topped with butter
$15.00
Paneer Bhurji
A lip smacking delight made with stir fry, scrambled paneer (cottage paneer), tomatoes and spices
$16.00
Punjabi Chole
Curried chickpeas that are pleasantly spicy with a tangy taste
$13.00
Paneer Tikka Masala
Cubes of cottage cheese are combined in an authentic, richly spiced sauce made with tomatoes and o...
$16.00
Sialkoti Rajmah
Curried red kidney beans tenderly cooked in rich tangy tomato sauce. An all-time Punjabi favorite!
$13.00
Punjabi Kadhi
Slow cooked veggie dumplings in a savory yogurt based sauce
$13.00
Kurkuri Bhindi
A dhaba favorite. Fresh okra rings prepared with mouth-watering spices in a specially designed wok
$15.00

Dil Bahar E Gosht (Chicken)

For meat lovers. All meats are halal. All entrees served with choice of brown or white basmati rice.
Dhaba Chicken Curry
Tender and boneless chicken pieces cooked with aromatic spices in a satisfying dhaba sauce. A must...
$15.00
Kashmiri Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is chunks of chicken breast marinated in spices and yogurt, then baked in a t...
$16.00
Dhaba Chicken Korma
Tender and boneless chicken pieces cooked in a nutty curry
$16.00
Khara Masala Makhani Murgh
Spicey butter chicken curry cooked with fenugreek to create a mouth watering flavor.
$16.00
Numberdar Saag Murgh
Spicy chicken combined with healthy spinach. A unique dish
$16.00
Achari Murgh
Tender and boneless chicken with onion, fenugreek, and fennel seeds in a gravy
$16.00
Gazab Ka Kadahi Murgh
Barbequed boneless chicken marinated in a spicy yogurt, baked in our clay oven and mixed with slic...
$17.00
Murgh Vindaloo
For the fire eaters. A spicy dish marinated with exotic spices and combined with vinegary potatoes
$16.00
Faislabadi Aam Murgh
A powerful combo of boneless, skinless chicken cubes cooked with fresh diced mango and dhaba spice...
$16.00

Lehron Pe Leh (Seafood)

From the seas - fetching seafood. Accompanied with choice of brown or white basmati rice.
Kadahi Jhinga
Jumbo shrimps cooked in a special wok with dhaba herbs and spices
$18.00
Jhinga Karrara
This fiery stew is cooked with garlic, ginger, and other spices. dhaba’s version of vindaloo
$20.00
Dhaba Jhinga Tari
Shrimp in a house special curry sauce
$18.00
Kairon Jhinga Tikka Masala
Tandoori shrimp cooked in rich creamy sauce
$19.00
Samundri Jhinga Saag
Fresh spinach cooked with shrimps in dhaba blend of spices and herbs
$19.00
Adampur Machi Korma
White tandoori fish marinated with herbs and spices. Served hot in creamy sauce
$17.00
Dhaba Machi Tari
A special curry made with cubes of white fish and dhaba spices
$18.00
Machi Masaledar
This splendid hot dish is rich in heat, spices, and herbs. Popularly known as fish vindaloo
$18.00

Roti Shoti (Breads)

Ideal for mopping up the juices from curries. No Punjabi meal is complete without bread.
Garlic Naan
A leavened flat bread prepared in the clay oven and garnished with fresh minced garlic and cilantro
$3.00
Plain Naan
Handmade tear-drop shaped bread made of fresh white flour. Naan is a staple accompaniment to hot m...
$2.00
Tandoori Roti
Bread made of wheat flour baked in the tandoor oven, the most popular accompaniment for north Indi...
$3.00
Punjabi Phulka Roti
Puffed roti made with wheat flour on tava
$4.00
Makki Di Roti
Punjabis love this tava cooked cornmeal flat bread. Best enjoyed with sarson da saag
$6.00
Parathas
Whole wheat flat bread served plain and stuffed. Choice of plain, palak, aloo, gobi, methi, paneer...
$5.00
Filled Kulchas
The dhaba favorite: a variation of a naan bread, the kulcha is a delicious accompaniment to Indian...
$6.00
Chilli Naan
Clay oven naan-stuffed with a special blend of spices like cumin seeds, kalonji and fresh green ch...
$6.00
Kashmiri Naan
A dhaba specialty- naan made with cashews, almonds, pistachio. Baked in the clay oven
$6.00
Khasta Keema Naan
Lightly leavened flat bread stuffed with spiced minced lamb
$7.00
Jantar Mantar
Magical assortment of our 4 best-selling breads
$14.00

Chawal Shawal (Rice)

Rice Items - Plain/Brown rice upon request
Indus River Basmati Pulau
Saffron infused pure basmati rice cooked with cumin seeds, peas, tomatoes, and onions
$12.00
Saffron Basmati Rice
The finest, aromatic basmati rice from India. Eaten as a complement to spicy Indian dishes
$5.00
Dhaba Raita
Whisked yogurt mixed with assorted veggies and spices. Pairs well with rice dishes
$5.00
Sabji Biryani
Made with basmati rice and flavorful combination of fresh, seasonal vegetables and nuts. Great wit...
$14.00
Jannate Murgh Biryani
Made with cubed chicken marinated in a distinctly spiced yogurt sauce. Served with raita
$16.00
Peshawari Gosht Biryani
A traditional celebration meal made with basmati rice and boneless pieces of lamb, marinated in a...
$18.00
Nadia Kinare Jhinga Biryani
Jumbo shrimps and basmati rice cooked with fresh veggies and dhaba
$18.00
Nizami Biryani Bakre-di
Fresh chunks of goat on bone meat with saffron infused pure basmati rice
$19.00
Zafrani Biryani
Saffron flavored basmati rice lightly stir fried in a special simmering sauce
$10.00

Chai Wai (Drinks)

Drinks and Beverages
Masala Chai
A soothing anti-oxidant rich beverage, made with Darjeeling tea leaves and select herbs and spices...
$3.00
Indian Soft Drink
$5.00
Dhaba Special Lassis
$5.00
Other Beverages
$4.00

Mithi Mithi Baatein (Sweets)

Desserts
Badami Kheer
A delicious lightly ground punjabi style rice pudding with Indian vermicelli and sliced almonds
$5.00
Rasmali
Another Punjabi staple. Cottage cheese dumplings made with milk, white  our cardamom and pistachio
$6.00
Gulab Jamun/Rasgulla
A traditional Indian delicacy made with dessicated milk, wheat  our and soaked in sugar syrup. Mo...
$5.00
Kulfi
A Punjabi sensation. An ice cream dessert made with real milk, pistachios, cardamom seeds and othe...
$6.00

About The Dhaba

(480) 446-2824 • 1872 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

The Dhaba is a multi-award winning, casual-elegant restaurant, a subsidiary of India Plaza (Arizona’s largest South Asian Shopping center since 2003). The Dhaba prides itself in supporting local farmers, recruits locally and uses the best meats. All spices are blended in house. The Dhaba is the annual recipient of many People’s Choice and Critic awards, with much praise focused on the complex flavors and authenticity of the cuisine.