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Curry Mantra

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  • Indian
  • 9984 Main St, Fairfax VA22031 38.843713 -77.291507
  • (Btwn Tedrich Blvd & Stonewall Ave)
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  • (703) 218-8128
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Tandoori Mirch tandoor baked bell peppers stuffed with homemade cheese, potatoes, cumin seed, and cilantro   7.00
Haryali Tikka tandoor baked chicken breast cubes marinated in yogurt, cilantro, ginger and garlic   7.00
Palak Tikki shallow-fried, crispy, crunchy spinach patty   7.00
Bhelpuri the quintessential image of street food: puffed rice mixed with onion, potato, cilantro, and a sweet-and-spicy tamarind chutney   4.00
Chicken Tikka Roll indian tortilla roll with shredded chicken tikka mixed with our special spice   7.00
Tandoori Wings chicken wings marinated overnight with spices, yogurt, ginger, and garlic and then cooked over charcoal in our tandoor   7.00
Samosa patties stuffed with curried peas, potatoes and herbs   4.00
Mixed Vegetable Pakora assorted vegetables fried in a chickpea batter   6.00

Soups $4

Mulligataway Soup traditional tangy, curry-flavored soup from the south   
Tomato Soup roasted tomatoes with fresh herbs and spices   

Chicken (Murgh) Curries $16

Chicken Tikka Masala breast of chicken cooked in a tandoor (clay oven) and sauteed in a rich, creamy sauce   
Butter Chicken breast of chicken cooked in a tandoor oven and sauteed in a special buttery sauce with indian herbs and spices   
Chicken Balti tender chicken cooked with the chef's specialty sauce   
Chicken Vindaloo for the one with a true passion for spicy food: chicken and potatoes cooked in fiery red chili and vinegar sauce   
Chicken Saagwala tender chicken sauteed with deliciously spiced spinach and cooked in our special gravy   
Kali Mirch Chicken chicken marinated overnight with yogurt and spices, then cooked with garlic and ginger in a peppercorn-onion gravy   

Lamb Curries $18

Lamb Vindaloo for the one with a true passion for spicy food: lean lamb and potatoes cooked in a fiery red chili and vinegar sauce   
Shahi Korma a moghulai delight: cardamom-flavored, sweet-and-spicy curried lamb cooked with cream, cashews and raisins   
Lamb Saagwala tender lamb cooked with spinach and herbs in a curry sauce   
Lamb Roganjosh cubes of deboned lamb cooked in a milk, tastefully seasoned onion-and-tomato gravy with a touch of our mantra   
Balti Gosht tender lamb cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and chilies   
Spicy Lamb Masala pieces of lean lamb cooked in a coconut curry sauce in a south indian style   

Tandoori Specialites

Each One Is Cooked To Perfection In Our Clay Oven.

Tandoori Mixed Grill a combination of seekh kabab, boti kabob, chicken tikka and jumbo shrimp   19.00
Chicken Malai Kabob boneless chicken breast marinated with a creamy homemade sauce and garlic paste   16.00
Chicken Tikka boneless chicken breast marinated in a yogurt, garlic and ginger paste   16.00
Tandoori Chicken spring chicken marinated in a yogurt, garlic and ginger paste   16.00
Seekh Kabob minced lamb mixed with onions, ginger, garlic, cilantro, spices and cooked on a skewer   16.00
Tandoori Salmon salmon marinated in herbs and indian spices   19.00
Boti Kabob tender lamb meat marinated overnight in a yogurt, garlic and ginger paste   19.00
Tandoori Shrimp shrimp marinated in freshly ground spices   19.00

Vegetarian $14

Malai Kofta potato and cheese cheese balls cooked in a rich, creamy gravy   
Saag Paneer cubes of homemade cheese and spinach cooked with mild spices   
Aloo Gobi potatoes, green peas, and cauliflower sauteed with ginger, tomatoes and spices   
Baigan Bharta eggplant baked in our clay oven and cooked with indian spices   
Paneer Makhani cubes of homemade cheese cooked with spices and herbs in a delicious creamy sauce   
Kadhi Pakora onion fritters dipped in a sour curd curry flavored with ginger, garlic and mustard seeds   

Regional Dishes

Western India jaipur bhindi masala (okra)   14.00
bombay chicken curry   16.00
Eastern India machcher jhol (spicy fish curry)   16.00
methi baigan (fenugreek/ eggplant)   14.00
Northern India kashmiri lamb (lamb/ cashew nuts/ fennel seeds)   19.00
mixed vegetable korma (veggies in a creamy gravy   14.00
Southern India kovai chicken (spicy and tangy tamil nadu chicken   16.00
mutton chhetinand (goat with bone in a spicy curry)   19.00

Goat Curries $18

Goat Curry goat meat with bone cooked in a curry sauce and a dash of the chef's mantra   
Goat Balti goat meat with bone cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chilies   
Goat Vindaloo for the one with a true passion for spicy food: goat meat on the bone with potatoes cooked in a fiery red chili and vinegar sauce   

Seafood Specialties

Goan Fish Curry tilapia in a creamy sauce flavored with mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut   18.00
Shrimp Masala shrimp cooked in a chef's special curry sauce with indian spices   19.00
Assam Ki Machhi famous west bengal/ assami fish dish featuring a sweet-and-tangy tamarind gravy   18.00

Mughlai Biryani Specialties

We Make Our Biryani Almost Like The Owner's Grandma Does Back Home.

Goat Biryani (washington post - tom sietsema's favorite) goat meat with bone cooked our homemade spices and the layered with aromatic basmati rice, gently flavored with saffron and nuts   19.00
Chicken Biryani tender pieces of chicken cooked with our homemade spices and then layered with aromatic basmati rice, gently flavored with saffron and nuts   18.00
Shrimp Biryani jumbo shrimp cooked with our homemade spices and then layered with aromatic basmati rice, gently flavored with saffron and nuts   19.00
Vegetable Biryani mixed vegetables cooked with our homemade spices and then layered with basmati rice   14.00

Tandoori Bread

Naan traditional white bread in a tandoor oven   3.00
Garlic Naan flavored with chopped garlic   4.00
Roti whole wheat bread from the tandoor   3.00
Paratha layered whole wheat bread, baked in the tandoor and topped with melted butter   4.00
Onion Kulcha leavened bead stuffed with spiced onions   4.00
Aloo Paratha whole wheat bread stuffed with spicy potato   4.00
Shahi Naan white bread stuffed with cheese, nuts and raisins   4.00

Side Dishes

Mango Chutney/ Pickle sweet/ spiced mangoes with herbs   3.00
Raita creamy homemade yogurt blended with cucumber and herbs   3.00
Tarka Daal/Daal Makhani yellow lentil/ black lentil curry   7.00
Chana Masala chickpeas curry cooked with indian spices   7.00


Kheer traditional indian rice pudding with milk   4.00
Gulab Jamun homemade milk balls dipped in a honey, cardamom syrup   4.00
Gajar Ka Halwa a grated carrot dessert, flavored with cardamom and enriched with pistachios and raisins   5.00
Rasgulla a dessert consisting of a ball of curd cheese paneer cooked in honey syrup   5.00
Kaser (Saffron) Pista Kulfi traditional indian ice cream flavored with cardamom, almonds and pista chios   5.00
Curry Mantra
9984 Main St
Btwn Tedrich Blvd & Stonewall Ave
(703) 218-8128
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