The MasalaWala

4.1 out of 5 
Indian, Pakistani

Popular Dishes

Malai Tiger Shrimp
Tandoor-grilled shrimp in ginger cream marinade
$12.00
Kolkata Gobi Manchurian
Breaded cauliflower in Indo-Chinese fusion spices
$10.00
Tandoori Chicken
Half chicken in yogurt-cumin marinade
$17.00
Malai Kofta
Vegetable croquettes in cashew cream sauce
$17.00
Palak Paneer
Seared Indian cheese in fresh creamed spinach
$16.00
Dal Tadka
Yellow lentil, herbs and cilantro garnish
$12.00
Lamb Rogan Josh
Slow-cooked lamb in classic Kashmiri-style curry
$19.00
Chicken Chettinad
South-Indian style curry with red chili and tamarind
$17.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tandoor-grilled chicken in tomato cream sauce
$16.00
Tiger Shrimp Kulambu
Traditional Sri-Lankan curry with split lentil, shredded coconut and tamarind
$22.00
Nawabi Chicken Biryani
Slow-cooked chicken, roasted cumin and coriander
$16.00
Cheese Chilli Naan
$6.00
Fresh Garlic Naan
$4.00
Gulab Jamun
Khoya dumplings in sweet saffron syrup
$5.00

Non-Vegetarian Street-Side Bites

Want to sample street food South Asian style? These small bites are a perfect start, side, or stand-alone
Malai Tiger Shrimp
Tandoor-grilled shrimp in ginger cream marinade
$12.00
Dilli Basil Chicken
Tandoor-grilled chicken in fresh basil marinade
$11.00
Hakka Chili Chicken
Breaded chicken in soy chili fusion sauce
$10.00
Mumbai Chicken Samosa
Crispy turnovers stuffed with spiced chicken
$7.00

Vegetarian Street-Side Bites

Want to sample street food South Asian style? These small bites are a perfect start, side, or stand-alone
Kolkata Gobi Manchurian
Breaded cauliflower in Indo-Chinese fusion spices
$10.00
Jaipuri Achari Paneer
Grilled Indian cheese in masala pickle marinade
$9.00
Mumbai Samosa
Crispy turnovers stuffed with potatoes and peas
$6.00
Chowpatty Samosa Chaat
Vegetarian samosa topped with chickpeas, yogurt, chutney and pomegranate
$9.00

Soup

Spiced Lentil Soup
Red and yellow lentil with roasted cumin and pepper
$5.00

Chicken Tandoor Grill

Clay oven entrees marinated and grilled to perfection. Served with masala mashed potatoes
Tandoori Chicken
Half chicken in yogurt-cumin marinade
$17.00
Dilli Basil Chicken
Boneless chicken in fresh holy basil marinade
$18.00
Kashmiri Saffron Chicken
Boneless chicken in spiced saffron marinade
$17.00

Vegetables Vegetarian Curries

Authentic, crave-worthy curries. Served with basmati rice
Malai Kofta
Vegetable croquettes in cashew cream sauce
$17.00
Baingan Bharta (Eggplant)
Roasted eggplants mashed with tomatoes and peas
$16.00
Bhindi Dahiwala (Okra)
Fresh cut okra in spiced natural yogurt sauce
$16.00
Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower)
Cauliflower and potatoes in traditional dry curry
$16.00
Vegetable Jalfrezi
Mixed vegetables in hot and tangy sauce
$15.00

Paneer Vegetarian Curries

Authentic, crave-worthy curries. Served with basmati rice
Palak Paneer
Seared Indian cheese in fresh creamed spinach
$16.00
Paneer Tikka Masala
Grilled Indian cheese in fresh tomato cream sauce
$16.00

Legumes Vegetarian Curries

Authentic, crave-worthy curries. Served with basmati rice
Dal Tadka
Yellow lentil, herbs and cilantro garnish
$12.00
Chana Saagwala
Chickpeas in fresh creamed spinach sauce
$14.00
Chana Masala
Spiced chickpeas with rice
$14.00
Dal Makhani
Slow-cooked black lentils, butter and herbs
$12.00

Lamb Non-Vegetarian Curries

Old classics plus some new favorites. Served with basmati rice
Lamb Rogan Josh
Slow-cooked lamb in classic Kashmiri-style curry
$19.00
Lamb Shahi Korma
Slow-cooked lamb in cashew cream sauce
$18.00

Chicken Non-Vegetarian Curries

Old classics plus some new favorites. Served with basmati rice
Chicken Chettinad
South-Indian style curry with red chili and tamarind
$17.00
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tandoor-grilled chicken in tomato cream sauce
$16.00
Chicken Dahiwala
Slow-cooked chicken in ginger-yogurt sauce
$17.00
Chicken Madras
South-Indian curry with mustard and coconut milk
$17.00
Chicken Saagwala
Slow-cooked chicken in fresh creamed spinach
$16.00
Chicken Vindaloo
Spicy Goan curry with garlic, vinegar and chili
$16.00

Seafood Specialty

South-Asia is a treasure trove of seafood delicacies with extensive coastlines. Here are our favorites served with basmati rice
Tiger Shrimp Kulambu
Traditional Sri-Lankan curry with split lentil, shredded coconut and tamarind
$22.00
Tiger Shrimp Malabar
Mild coastal curry with turmeric, curry leaves and coconut milk
$22.00

Mughlai Biryani

A fragrant medley of basmati rice, slow-cooked with homemade biryani masala mix, imported saffron and a choice of meat and vegetables. Served with cucumber raita
Nawabi Chicken Biryani
Slow-cooked chicken, roasted cumin and coriander
$16.00
Badshahi Lamb Biryani
Slow-cooked lamb, garam masala and paprika
$18.00
Akbari Vegetable Biryani
Fresh mixed vegetables, cardamom and mint
$14.00

Fresh Bread Sides

No meal is complete without a little flair! Add a little something to round out your delicious day
Cheese Chilli Naan
$6.00
Fresh Garlic Naan
$4.00
Original Butter Naan
$4.00
Tandoori Roti
$3.00

Sides

No meal is complete without a little flair! Add a little something to round out your delicious day
Masala Mashed Potatoes
$6.00
Basmati Rice
$4.00

Accompaniments

No meal is complete without a little flair! Add a little something to round out your delicious day
Cucumber Raita (Yogurt Relish)
$3.00
Pickle
$3.00
Mango Chutney
$3.00
Fresh Mint Chutney
$3.00
Tamarind Chutney
$2.00

Soft Drinks

Whether you need a thirst quencher or meal enhancer, these beverages do the trick
Wala Mango Lassi
Alphonso mango and yogurt smoothie
$5.00
Thums Up! Indian Soda
$3.00
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
$4.00
Coke
$3.00
Diet Coke
$3.00
Sprite
$3.00

Desserts

Sweeten your day with a traditional after-meal treat. This is dessert done Wala-style!
Gulab Jamun
Khoya dumplings in sweet saffron syrup
$5.00
Ras Malai
Cottage cheese dumplings in condensed milk garnished with rose water and pistachios
$6.00

About The MasalaWala

(212) 358-9300 • 179 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Classic Indian cuisine & South Asian street food with a twist