Exotica

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Our mission is to serve people who crave unique flavors, experiences, and ideas while creating opportunities for chefs to showcase.

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Soup & Salad

  • Kanji (Veg | Chicken) $10 | $11
  • Rice Lentil Porridge, Mint, Bay Leaf, Shallot (NF,GF)

  • House Salad (Veg | Chicken) $10 | $11
  • Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Carrot, Scallion, Sev, Turmeric-Lime Vinaigrette (GF, VGO)

APPETIZERS

  • Punjabi Samosa $9.00
  • 2 Pcs Savory Pastry, Potato Peas Masala, Mint Imli Chutney (NF, VGO)

  • Chilly Cauliflower Florets $13.00
  • Battered Cauliflower, Soy Sauce, Schezwan Paste, Scallion, Roasted Sesame (NF, VG)

  • Batata Tikki Chat $13.00
  • Sweet Potato, Yellow Peas Gravy, Mint Imli Chutney, Masala Okra Sticks (NF, GF, VGO)

  • Amritsari Kulcha $10.00
  • Aniseed, Spiced Potato, Garam masala, Onion, Pachi Tomato Pachadi (NF)

  • Dahi Puri $13.00
  • Puffed Flour Crisp, Sweet Yogurt, Spiced Potato, Mint Chutney, Sev (NF)

  • Kathal Ke Cutlet $13.00
  • Tender Jackfruit, Onion, Fennel, Pav Bread, Fried Shishito Pepper (NF)

  • Soya Vadi Kebab $15.00
  • Minced Soya Chunk, Onion, Ginger,. Coriander Seed (NF)

  • Paneer Pollichathu $21.00
  • Shallot, Tellicherry Peppercorn, Cumin, Kokum (GF,NF)

  • Adrak Paneer Tikka $21.00
  • Paneer Cubes, Pickled Ginger Infused Yogurt Marination, Bell Pepper (NF,GF)

  • Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast $18.00
  • Byadagi Chili, Dry Aged Coconut, Fennel, Coriander, Jaggery (NF, GF)

  • Malai Chicken Boti Kebab $18.00
  • Kasoori Methi, Sour Cream, Amchur, Shawarma Sauce (NF,GF)

  • Nimbu Achar Chicken Tikka Kebab $18.00
  • Yogurt, Kebab Chini, Lemon Zest, Bell Pepper(NF,GF)

  • Butter Chicken Wings $18.00
  • Buttermilk Battered 6pcs Chicken Wings, Garam Masala, Kasoori Methi, Makhani Gravy (NF,GF)

  • Chicken Lollipop $16.00
  • 5 pcs Frenched Chicken Winglet, Ginger, Aromatic Spice, Chilly Flakes, Soy Sauce (NF)

  • Tandoori Poussin Chicken $20.00
  • House Tandoori Marination, Half Cornish Hen, Mint Chutney (NF, GF)

  • Malvani Lamb Chop $24.00
  • 3pcs, Australian Lamb Rib Chop, Caraway Seed, Anise, Gunpowder Potato (NF, GF)

  • Haleem $20.00
  • Overnight Simmered Goat, Wheat, Barley, Birista, Roghni Bread

  • Goan Shrimp $23.00
  • Red Wine Vinegar, Kashmiri Chili, Cloves, Cinnamon, Tamarind (GF, NF)

  • Methi Salmon Tikka $23.00
  • Turmeric, Black Salt, Sour Cream, Mint Chutney (GF,NF)

TANDOOR POT

  • Achari Paneer Tikka Kebab $20.00
  • Indian Soft Cheese, Veggie, Pickled spices, Tandoori Marination

  • Awadhi Murgh Malai Kebab $18.00
  • Chicken Breast Cubes, cream Cheese, Black pepper , Sour cream, Coriander Dust

  • Classic Tandoori Chicken $18.00
  • Bone-in Chicken Thigh, yogurt, kasuri methi, mustard oil, Chilli Paste

  • Masaledar Chicken Wings $18.00
  • Turmeric, Green Chilli, Cumin, Mustard, Garam Masala, lemon juice

  • Chicken Seekh Kebab $18.00
  • Ground Chicken, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Onion Lemon Peel

  • Lamb Seekh Kebab $22.00
  • Ground Australian Lamb, Pomegranate powder, Chilli Flakes, Garlic, mint

  • Clay Pot Grilled Lamb Chop $22.00
  • Pepper, Yogurt, Turmeric, All Spice, Butter

  • Lasooni Jhinga $22.00
  • Jumbo Shrimp, Minced Garlic, Cream, Green Chilli

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Tiffin

  • Schezwan Paneer Dosa $18
  • Arbol Chili Chutney, Paneer, Onion, Bell Pepper, Cheese (GF, NF)

  • Mumbai Special Masala Dosa $18
  • Potato Masala, Shredded Veggies, Gun Powder (GF, NF, VG)

  • Poondu Kari Dosa $20
  • Spicy Garlic Chutney, Pepper Chicken Thokku (GF,DF)

  • Mushroom Medley Uttappam $18
  • Four Species Mushroom, White Truffle Oil, Crushed Pepper (GF, NF, VG)

  • Tawa Podi Idly $16
  • Clarified Butter, House Gun Powder, Curryleaf (GF, NF)

  • Dipping Vada $16
  • Vegan Sambar, Spiced Lentil Donuts (GF, NF,DF)

ENTREES

  • Veg Medley Korma $16.00
  • Market Veggies, Coconut, Fennel, Bayleaf, Khus Khus, Cashew (GF, VGO)

  • Anjeer Kofta $18.00
  • Potato Paneer Croquettes, Burnt Garlic, Sultana, Fig, Cashew Onion Gravy (GF)

  • Kasoori Aloo Gobi Masala $16.00
  • Onion Tomato Gravy, Green Peas, Cumin, Chili Flakes, Cilantro (GF, VGO)

  • Ennai Kathirikai $17.00
  • Sesame Oil, Caramelized Garlic, Shallot, Tomato Tamarind Gravy, Mustard Seed, Peppercorn, Baby Eggplant (NF, GF, VG)

  • Kale Subji $18.00
  • Wisconsin Paneer, Kale, Yellow Dhal, Shallot, Tomato (GF, NF, VGO)

  • Dhabha Paneer $18.00
  • Cumin, Bell Pepper, Onion Tomato Gravy, Freshly Ground Kadai Masala (GF)

  • Shamsavera Kofta $18.00
  • Paneer Stuffed Spinach Kofta, Creamy Tomato Sauce, Cardamom

  • Dal Makhani $16.00
  • Slow Cooked Black Lentil, Kidney Beans, Whole Garam Masala, Fresh Cream (GF, NF)

  • Paneer Tikka Masala $18.00
  • Kasoori Methi, Burnt Garlic, Bell Pepper, Spiced Onion Tomato Gravy (GF)

  • Chicken Tikka Masala $18.00
  • Kasoori Methi, Burnt Garlic, Bell Pepper, Spiced Onion Tomato Gravy cooked with Chicken (GF)

  • Butter Chicken $18.00
  • Char-grilled White Meat, Coriander Powder, Tomato Cashew Gravy, Honey (GF)

  • Methi Chicken Curry $18.00
  • Tender Chicken Thigh, Fenugreek Greens, Ghee, Mace, Cream (GF)

  • Kadi Patta Murgh $18.00
  • Ballari Spice Marinated Chicken, Curry leaf, Mustard Tempering (GF,DF)

  • Chettinadu Chicken $18.00
  • Roasted Karaikudi Spices, Sesame Oil, Coconut Milk (GF, DF)

  • Lamb Vindalho $20.00
  • Australian Lamb Chunks, Kashmiri Chili, Mustard Powder, Vinegar, Fenugreek (GF)

  • Lamb Rogan Josh $20.00
  • Braised Lamb, Deggi Mirchi, Tomato Puree, Clarified Butter, Fennel (GF)

  • Shahi Mutton Korma $20.00
  • Bone-In Goat, Caraway Seed, Cashew Onion Gravy, Brown Onion, Saffron (GF)

  • Laal Maas $20.00
  • Mustard Oil, Yogurt, Ginger, Manthania Chili, Bone-In Goat, Spicy Garlic Paste (GF)

  • Fish Pulusu $20.00
  • Cod Fish Fillet, Tamarind Tomato Gravy, Nigella Tempering, Mustard Tempering, Sesame Oil (GF, NF, DF)

  • Malabar Lobster $26.00
  • Coconut Milk, Tomato, Cumin, Ginger, Mustard, Curry Leaf (GF, NF, DF)

  • Nalli Gosht Briyani $26.00
  • Australian Lamb Shank, Minced Lamb, Yogurt, Tossed Basmati Rice, House Special Spices (GF,NFO)

ACCOMPANIMENTS

  • Aloo Jeera (Gf,nf,vgo) $13.00

  • Bhindhi Dhoo Pyaas (Gf, Vgo) $13.00

  • Panchamel Dhal (Gf,nf,vgo) $13.00

  • Cucumber Mint Raitha $4.00

  • Mirchi-ka-saalan $4.00

  • Pachi Tomato Pachadi $4.00

  • Onion Salad $4.00

  • Mixed Veg Achar $4.00

  • House Shrimp Achar $4.00

Rice & bread

  • Steamed Basmati Rice $8.00

  • Lemon Rice $10.00

  • Jeera Pyaas Pulao $10.00

  • Butter Naan $5.00

  • Garlic Cilantro Naan $5.00

  • Rosemary Naan $6.00

  • Pecorino Truffle Oil Naan $8.00

  • Tandoori Roti $5.00

DESSERT

  • Angoori Jamun $9.00
  • Tiny Fried Milk Dumpling, Sweetened Milk Porridge, Gold dust

  • Kesar Rasamalai $9.00
  • Saffron, Cheese Disc, Reduced Milk Syrup, Pistachio

  • Pheni Payasam $10.00
  • Fried Wheat Vermicelli, Badam Milk, Saffron, Cashew

  • Chettinadu Ukkarai $10.00
  • Moong Dhal, Semolina, Jaggery, Cardamom

APPETIZERS

TANDOOR POT

ENTREES

Breads

RICE & ACCOMPANIMENTS

BEVERAGES

(V-Vegeterian) / (DF – Dairy Free) / (GF – Gluten Free) / (NF – Nut Free) / ( (VGO – Vegan Option Available)