Taj Mahal Restaurant | Lancaster, PA
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Local restaurant guides in Lancaster, PA consistently vote us the best Indian restaurant in Lancaster, PA. Check out our menu below to see why we have such raving reviews!
Lunch Buffet Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 noon - 3:00pm

Dinner Hours:
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday; Special Sampler Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Appetizers/Soups | Breads | Traditional Entrees | Chicken Entrees | Lamb Entrees | Seafood Entrees
Vegetable Entrees | Our Own Taj Special | Desserts | Wine & Cocktails | Beer & Soft Drinks

Appetizers

Vegetarian Choice
*Good for vegans

CHILLI PAKORA*
$4.99
Stuffed jalapeno dipped in light chickpeas batter and deep-fried. A medium spiced starter.
VEGETABLE PAKORA*
$4.99
Cauliflower, potatoes, onion, green pepper and spinach fritters, mixed with chickpeas flour and deep fried.
ONION BHAJIA*
$4.99
Spring onion fritters, mixed with chickpeas flour and deep fried.
SAMOSA*
$4.99
Vegetable turnover, stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes and green peas.
VEGGIE CHOICE*
$7.99
A combination of Samosa, Vegetables Pakora, Aloo Tikki, Onion Bhajia and Papadum.
PANEER PAKORA
$7.99
Deep fried homemade cheese battered with chickpeas flour and breadcrumb.
PANEER CHATPATTA
$8.99
Grated homemade cheese stir fried with fresh onion, tomatoes and green pepper. Tangy in taste.
CHANA CHAT*
$4.99
A tangy combination of chickpeas, potatoes and onion tossed in tamarind sauce sprinkled with black salt, served cold.
PAPADUM*
$1.99
Thin crispy wafers made out of lentils with specs of black pepper.
KUCHUMBER SALAD*
$4.99
Cucumber mixed with tomatoes and onion, tangy in taste.
GARDEN SALAD*
$3.99
Cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes and onion.

Non-Vegetarian Choice

SEEKH KABAB
$8.99
Ground lamb mixed with fresh ginger, herbs and spices, grilled on skewered in traditional clay oven.
CHICKEN TIKKA
$7.99
Cube of white meat chicken marinated overnight with fresh herbs and spices and broiled in Tandoor.
CHICKEN PAKORA
$7.99
Delicately seasoned batter fried chicken with chickpeas flour and breadcrumb.
JHINGA PAKORA
$8.99
Shrimp fritters, batter fried with special breadcrumb.
CHATPATTA JHINGA
$9.99
Crispy shrimp sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes and green pepper.
CHATPATA CRAB
$10.99
Colossal crabmeat stir fried with fresh onion, tomatoes, green pepper, ginger and garlic.
SESAME CALAMARI
$7.99
Calamari, marinated with ginger, garlic, semolina and sesame seed, deep fried with chick peas flour.
TAJ CHOICE
$10.99
A combination of Tandoor grilled platter consisting of lamb boti kabab, lamb seekh kabab, chicken malai kabab and chicken tikka.

Soups

LENTILS SOUP*
$3.99
Our hearty stew of lentils and ginger.
PALAK SOUP
$3.99
Refreshingly delicious soup made with spinach, cream base.
CHICKEN SOUP
$3.99
A traditional Indian soup made with chicken, cream base.
TOMATO SOUP
$3.99
Fresh grounded tomato with cilantro, ginger and touch of cream.
MULLIGATAWENI
$3.99
Traditional Indian soup made with chicken, mixed vegetables, ginger and herbs.
Breads
TANDOORI ROTI
$2.99
Traditional flat whole wheat bread baked in a clay oven.
NAAN
$2.99
Leavened homeade soft bread baked in clay oven.
STUFFED NAAN
$3.99
Aloo Naan, Onion Naan, Garlic Naan, Keema (lamb) Naan or Paneer Naan.
TAJ NAAN
$4.99
Stuffed with potatoes, peas, onion, garlic, keema (lamb) & cheese.
PESHAWARI NAAN
$4.99
Stuffed with a mixture of blended cashews, raisins, pistachios and coconuts.
LACHHA PARATHA
$2.99
Multi layered whole wheat flat bread cooked on grill.
STUFFED PARATHA
$3.99
Multi layered whole wheat flat bread, cooked on grill with choice of stuffing - potatoes or mix - vegetable or spinach or radish.
POORI
$2.99
One big piece of soft pillow bread. Kid's favorite.
MINI COMBO NAAN
$7.99
A combination of garlic, onion and plain Naan.
Traditional Entrees
The following are some of the commonly known as well as popular names of entrees of north Indian cuisine. The ingredient, spices and cooking patterns are exactly the same where as you can choose your choice of meat or seafood.
CURRY
Contrary to common assumption curry is not a single spice but the "gravy of the dish" which is blend of spices of different combination. We present our version with onion, garlic, ginger and fresh tomatoes.
(Chicken: $13.99 or Lamb: $15.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Tilapia fish: $15.99)
TIKKA MASALA
Masala is a hearty blend of tangy tomatoes with aromatic herb and spices. White meat chicken or cube of lamb leg meat or shrimp or salmon is charbroiled in a clay oven then cooked in the sauce with a touch of light cream to bring out the intricate flavor and exotic fragrance of the spices.
(Chicken: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or Shrimp: $17.99 or Salmon: $17.99 or Scallops $18.99)
BIRYANI
Biryani is favorite dish from Hydrabad in south India; we stir-fry meat or seafood with onion, ginger, garlic, red pepper, cashews, raisins and spices. Rice added and steamed together to spread the flavors in to every morsel.
(Chicken: $13.99 or Lamb: $15.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat: $18.99)
SHAMMI KORMA
This is a true Muglai (royal) delight. A creamy, blended lightly sweet and spicy sauce with the delicate flavor of cardamoms, cashews and raisins add to its nutty taste.
(Chicken: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or shrimp: $17.99)
VINDALOO
For the true adventurer and one with passion for spicy food. This version of the curry contains chunks of potatoes in a tangy and spicy sauce. A favorite of the Gorkhas of Nepal.
(Chicken: $13.99 or Lamb: $15.99 or Shrimp: $16.99)
SAAG
Saag means spinach or other greens. We cook chopped spinach in low heat until it is almost dry. Then sauté it with onion, ginger, garlic and particular spices with a touch of light cream.
(Chicken: $13.99 or Lamb: $15.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat: $18.99)
JAL-FREJI
A traditional marriage of meat and vegetables. We start with chicken or lamb or shrimp, fresh cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, green pepper and tomatoes, then sauté them with fresh ginger, garlic, cardamoms, cloves and spices.
(Chicken: $13.99 or Lamb: $15.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat $18.99)
Chicken Entrees
CHICKEN MAKHANI
$14.99
Mild dish from northern India. Charcoal grilled dark meat chicken cooked in creamy butter sauce.
MANGO CHICKEN
$13.99
An exotic treat of the day. Sweet and sour delight of tender chicken cooked with tropical mango sauce.
KADAI CHICKEN
$14.99
Chicken cooked in a wok with onion, tomatoes, green pepper, red pepper, ginger, garlic and Indian herbs.

SIDE ORDERS

$1.99 each
RAITA
MANGO CHUTNEY
MINT CHUTNEY
MIXED PICKLED VEGETABLES
CHICKEN TANDOORI
$14.99
Half chicken marinated in yogurt and spices for 12 hours. Baked on skewers in Tandoori oven to perfection, the healthy ways to barbecue chicken.
TAJ CHICKEN
$14.99
Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt, fresh spices and lemon juice then barbecued in clay oven.
MALAI KABAB
$14.99
A juicy tender delicacy that melts in your mouth. Chicken breast marinated with cream cheese, sour cream and cardamom, charbroiled in clay oven.
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; add extra rice for $1.99.

Lamb Entrees
ROGAN JOSH
$16.99
Cube of boneless lamb cooked with ginger, garlic, yogurt sauce and other spices.
LAMB LABABDAR
$16.99
Tender cube of lamb cooked in delicious Lababdar sauce with mint flavor.
LAMB CHOPS
$19.99
Prime rib chops of Australian lamb is marinated in sour cream, ginger, lime juice and some specific spices, grilled in Tandoor and serve on light creamy sauce with grilled vegetables.
BOTI KABAB
$16.99
Tender morsels of lamb legs marinated in exotic spices and broiled in Tandoor. Serve in hot iron pan. Exotic fragrance of the spices.
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; add extra rice for $1.99.
Seafood Entrees
SHRIMP LABABDAR
$17.99
Black tiger shrimp cooked in Lababdar sauce with mint flover.
TANDOORI PRAWN
$19.99
Tender jumbo shrimp marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and a combination of spices then broiled in Tandoor.
CRAB MALABAR
$19.99
A specialty from Malabar coast of India. Colossal lump crabmeat sautéed with onion, tomatoes and a touch of cream and coconut milk.
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; add extra rice for $1.99.
Vegetable Entrees
CHANA MASALA*
$10.99
Chick peas steamed with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion and spices.
NAVARATTAN KORMA
$12.99
A traditional merging of nine gems-fresh cauliflower, carrot, red pepper, home made cheese, green peas, potatoes, cashews and raisins, sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion, cardamom, clove and special spices.
PALAK (SAAG) PANEER
$11.99
Chopped spinach is cooked in low heat, tossed with ginger, garlic, onion together with appreciate spices. Cubes of home made cottage cheese are added in a steaming blend of cream. More choices of Aloo, Chana or Mushroom.
MALAI KOFTA
$12.99
A true Muglai delight-freshly minced vegetables, home made cheese, cashews and raisin`s balls, cooked in creamy onion and tomato and cashew sauce with touch of saffron.
MATTER PANEER
$12.99
Fresh home made cubes of cottage cheese lightly fried and cooked with green peas in onion, tomato and cashew sauce.
SHAHI PANEER
$13.99
Chunks of homemade cheese sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion and spices, Cooked in creamy tomato and cashews sauce. Garnished with cashews and raisins.
TANDOORI GOBI
$12.99
Whole cauliflower marinated with appropriate spices for 24 hours, then cooked in clay oven. Our chef's special.
TAWA KHARA VEGETABLES
$12.99
Seasonal fresh vegetables are stir-fried on minimum olive oil with a touch of garlic, ginger and mustard seed.
ALOO GOBI*
$11.99
Fresh cauliflowers and potatoes cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic and other spices.
DAAL MAKHANI or TADKA
$11.99
A true labor of love, lentils are cooked in low heat then tossed with fresh tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion and spices. Your choice of yellow, black or mixed lentils.
BAIGAN BHURTA*
$11.99
Whole eggplants partially cooked in Tandoor then mashed and cooked with tomatoes, onion and tasty spices.
GREEN BEANS MASALA*
$10.99
Fresh green beans stir fried with onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.
BHINDI MASALA*
$10.99
Chopped okra sautéed with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and other spices.
MUSHROOM CURRY*
$11.99
Fresh mushroom cooked with cashews, poppy seed, melon seed, ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes and other spices, flavored with Indian herbs.
VEGGIE BIRYANI*
$11.99
Vegetable biryani, basmati rice is cooked with mixed vegetables, cashew, raisin and other spices.
VEGGIE TANDOORI*
$13.99
Fresh locally grown vegetables-mushroom, eggplant, zucchini, squash, turnip, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, and other seasonal vegetables, broiled in the Tandoor (clay oven) with spices.
*Good for vegans

All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side: add extra rice for $1.99. All entrees can be made 0 to 10 scale spicy, 10 being hot.
Our Own Taj Special
MIXED GRILL
$19.99
A combination platter of chicken tandoori seekh kabab, chicken tikka, chicken malai kabab, boti kabab and tandoori prawn.
TAJ BIRYANI COMBINATION
$17.99
A special version with chicken, lamb, shrimp, and crabmeat stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, red pepper, cashews, raisins and spices. Rice is added and steamed together to spread the flavors into every morsel.
TAWA CHICKEN
$14.99
Chunks of white meat chicken are stir fried with onions, ginger, green pepper and cilantro along with garlic, cumin seed and the hint of olive oil.
BOMBAY ALOO
$11.99
Chunks of skinless boiled potatoes fried with different Indian herbs, spices, onions, tomato and lemon juice. Unique for vegetarian.
KHARA MASALA LAMB
$16.99
Tender chunks of lamb leg stir-fried with a semi-circular motion known as BHOONING with shredded ginger, garlic, green pepper and cardamom pods.
GOAN CHICKEN
$14.99
Chunks of boneless chicken thigh cooked with onions, tomatoes, and coconut cream, flavored by basic Indian spices (ginger, garlic,cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander). A specialty of South India.
TAJ SPECIAL SCALLOPS
$18.99
Stir fried scallop with fresh vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, greeen peppers, red peppers, peas and carrots. Hint of garlic and blended masala.
MALAI METHI GOBI MATTER
$12.99
Cauliflower snd peas cooked with fenelcreek in mild malai sauce.
KADAI PANEER
$13.99
Homemade Indian cheese stir fried with red onion, red & green pappers, ginger, garlic and kadai sauce.
Desserts
KHEER
$3.99
Loved by dadaji (grandfather) everywhere but everyone's favorite. Basmati rice pudding.
GULAB JAMUN
$3.99
Deep fried home made cheese balls in honey syrup.
RASMALAI
$3.99
Home made cheese patties which melts in your mouth, cooked in milk syrup.
GAJAR KA HALWA
$3.99
Grated carrots cooked with milk, dry nuts and cardamom.
ICE CREAM
$3.99
Indian mango ice cream or pistachio ice cream.
Parties of 5 or more will have 17% gratuity added. No cellular phone use in restaurant, please.
Wine & Cocktails

White Wine

$20.00
CHARDONNAY, Fetzer Valley Oaks
It is bright and golden with aromas of Tropical fruits and citrus meld.
$20.00
CHARDONNAY, Fish Eye
$29.00
CHARDONNAY, Bonterra
Green apple and citrus flavors with ripe overtones Of tropical fruit.
$20.00
CHARDONNAY, Columbia Crest Two Vines
$25.00
PINOT GRIGIO, Fetzer Valley Oaks
This is a versatile wine with refreshing basket of Flavors of fruits and lime.
$20.00
PINOT GRIGIO, Fish Eye Vintage
$18.00
PINOT GRIGIO, Bolla
Crisply dry and light-bodied with a clean Lingering finish.
$25.00
RIESLING, Woodbridge
$20.00
RIESLING, Hogue Johannisburg
$20.00
SAUVIGNON, Fetzer Valley Oaks
This is a food friendly wine with crisp flavor of Lemon, green apple and mint.

Wines by the Glass

$4.50 each
Merlot
Cabernet
Shiraz
Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
White Zinfandel
Pinot Grigio
Riesling

Cocktails \ Mixed Drinks

$6.00 each
Bloody Mary
Long Island Iced Tea
Manhattan
White / Black Russian
Margarita
Martini
Screw Driver

Unlisted Other Drinks

$8.00 each

Red Wine

$30.00
ROSSO, Francis Coppola
Rosso blend of zinfandel, syrah and cabernet to capture the Finest qualities of each.
$22.00
PINOT NOIR, Rex Goliath Vintage
$22.00
PINOT NOIR, Red Wood Creek Vintage
$25.00
MERLOT, Fetzer 'Valley Oaks'
Enticing berry and oak spice.
$20.00
MERLOT, Fish Eye
$39.00
MERLOT, Francis Coppola Diamond
$25.00
MERLOT, Bolla
Dry, soft, well balanced wine with a fresh fruty bouquet.
$36.00
CABERNET, Francs Coppola Diamond
Ivory Label
$35.00
CABERNET, Bonterra
$22,00
CABERNET, SAUVIGNON, Rex Goliath
This is full bodied finished with hints of cedar and oak.
$20.00
SHIRAZ, Yellow Tail
$20.00
SHIRAZ, The Little Penguin
$39.00
SYRAH, Bonterra
$25.00
SHIRAH, RED BICYCLETTE
The wine is highly concentrated, aromas of black berry with Subtle floral hints. Great with roasted Chicken and Lamb.
Beer & Soft Drinks

Soft Drinks

$2.00 each
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Club Soda and Iced Tea.

Juice

$2.50 each
Apple, Mango, Orange and Pineapple.

Hot Drinks

$2.00 each
Coffee, De-Café Coffee, House Tea, De Café Tea and Green Tea.

House Special Drinks

Lassi (Sweet Yogurt Drink)      $2.99
Mango Lassi      $2.99
Salted Lassi      $2.99
Strawberry Lassi      $2.99
Raspberry Lassi      $2.99

Taj Special Chai (Tea)      $2.50

Sparkling Water      $2.00

Local

Amish 4 Grain Ale      $3.50
Appalachian Ale      $3.50
Stoudt's American Ale      $3.50
Stoudt's Gold      $3.50
Yuengling Black & Tan      $3.00
Yuengling Lager      $3.00

Imports

Bass Ale      $3.50
Boddingtons Pub Ale      $4.50
Franziskaner Haffe Dark      $4.50
Heineken      $3.50
New Castle Brown Ale      $3.50
Warsteiner      $3.50

Domestic

Bud      $3.00
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale      $3.50
Coors Light      $3.00
Michelob Ultra Light      $3.50
Miller Light      $3.00
Sam Adams      $3.50
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale      $3.50

Indian Beers

Taj Mahal 22 oz      $8.00
Taj Mahal 12 oz      $4.50
King Fisher 22 oz      $7.00
King Fisher 12 oz      $4.00

Non-Alcoholic

Warsteiner      $3.50
Taj Mahal Restaurant :: 2080 Bennett Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 295-1434 :: Fax: (717) 295-7413 :: Email Us