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 | Drinks

Appetizers

Vegetarian Choice
*Good for vegans

CHILLI PAKORA*
$4.99
Stuffed jalapeno dipped in light chickpeas batter and deep-fried. A medium to hot spiced starter.
VEGETABLE PAKORA*
$4.99
Cauliflower, potatoes, onion, peppers, 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.
GOBI MANCHURIAN*
$8.99
Batter fried cauliflower sautéed with sweet and tangy sauce.
PANEER PAKORA
$7.99
Deep fried homemade cheese battered with chickpeas flour.
PANEER CHATPATTA
$8.99
Cubes of homemade cheese stir fried with fresh onion, tomatoes, and peppers. 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.
PAPRI CHAT
$6.99
Specialty of Bombay, mixed of crispy fried flour crackers with potatoes, chickpeas and touch of tamarind, mint, and yogurt.
PAPADUM*
$1.99
Thin crispy wafers made from lentils flour.
KUCHUMBER SALAD*
$4.99
Cucumber mixed with tomatoes and onion, tangy in taste.
GARDEN SALAD*
$3.99
Cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and carrots.

Non-Vegetarian Choice

SEEKH KABAB
$9.99
Ground lamb mixed with fresh ginger, herbs, and spices, grilled on skewered in traditional clay oven.
CHICKEN TIKKA
$8.99
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.
JHINGA PAKORA
$8.99
A jumbo shrimp fritters, batter fried with special breadcrumb.
CHATPATTA JHINGA
$9.99
Crispy shrimp sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes, and peppers.
CHATPATA CRAB
$11.99
Colossal crabmeats stir fried with fresh onion, tomatoes, peppers, ginger, and garlic.
SESAME CALAMARI
$7.99
Calamari, marinated with ginger, garlic, and deep fried with chickpeas flour. Sprinkle with sesame seed.
TAJ CHOICE
$11.99
A combination of Tandoor grilled platter consisting of lamb boti kabab, lamb seekh kabab, chicken malai kabab and chicken tikka.

Soups

LENTILS SOUP*
$4.49
Our hearty stew of lentils and ginger.
PALAK SOUP
$4.49
Refreshingly delicious soup made with spinach, cream base.
CHICKEN SOUP
$4.49
A traditional Indian soup made with chicken.
TOMATO SOUP
$4.49
Fresh grounded tomato cooked with ginger and touch of cream.
MULLIGATAWENI
$4.49
Traditional Indian soup made with chicken, mixed vegetables, ginger and herbs.
Breads
TANDOORI ROTI
$2.99
Traditional flat whole wheat bread baked in clay oven.
NAAN
$2.99
Leavened homemade soft bread baked in clay oven.
STUFFED NAAN
$3.99
Aloo Naan or Onion Naan or Garlic Naan or Keema(lamb) Naan or Paneer Naan.
TAJ NAAN
$4.99
Stuffed with potatoes, onion, garlic, keema (lamb) and homemade cheese.
PESHAWARI NAAN
$4.99
Stuffed with a mixture of blended cashews, raisins, pistachios, and coconuts.
LACHHA PARATHA
$3.99
Multi layered whole wheat flat bread cooked in Tandoor.
ALOO PARATHA:
$3.99
Whole wheat flat bread, stuffed with potatoes, cooked in Tandoor.
POORI
$2.99
One big piece of soft pillow bread. Kid`s favorite.
MINI COMBO NAAN
$8.99
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 whereas 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: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Tilapia fish: $16.99)
TIKKA MASALA
Masala is a hearty blend of tangy tomatoes with aromatic herb and spices. White meat chicken or cube of lamb leg meat 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: $15.99 or Lamb: $17.99 or Shrimp: $17.99 or Salmon: $18.99 or Scallops $18.99)
BIRYANI
Biryani is favorite dish from Hydrabad in south India; we stir-fry meat or seafood with onion, ginger, garlic, peppers, cashews, raisins, and spices. Then steamed rice added together to spread the flavors into every morsel.
(Chicken: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat: $19.99)

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.
SHAMMI KORMA
This is a true Muglai (royal) delight. A creamy, lightly sweet and spicy sauce with the delicate flavor of cardamoms, cashews and raisins add to its nutty taste.
(Chicken: $15.99 or Lamb: $17.99 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: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 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.
(Chicken: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat: $19.99)
JAL-FREJI
A traditional marriage of meat and vegetables. We start with chicken or lamb or shrimp, fresh cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, peppers and tomatoes, then sauté them with fresh ginger, garlic, cardamoms, cloves and spices.
(Chicken: $14.99 or Lamb: $16.99 or Shrimp: $16.99 or Crabmeat $19.99)
Chicken Entrees
CHICKEN MAKHANI
$15.99
Mild dish from northern India.
Charcoal grilled dark meat chicken cooked in onion, tomato, and creamy butter sauce.
MANGO CHICKEN
$15.99
An exotic treats of the day.
Sweet and sour delight of tender chicken cooked with tomato and onion in tropical mango pulp.
KADAI CHICKEN
$15.99
Chicken cooked in a wok with onion, tomatoes, peppers, ginger, garlic and Indian herbs.

SIDE ORDERS

$1.99 each
RAITA
MANGO CHUTNEY
MINT CHUTNEY
MIXED PICKLED VEGETABLES
CHICKEN TANDOORI
$15.99
Bone in chicken leg and breast marinated in yogurt and spices for 12 hours. Baked on skewers in Tandoori oven to perfection, the healthy ways to barbecue chicken.
TAJ CHICKEN
$15.99
Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt, fresh spices and lemon juice then barbecued in clay oven.
MALAI KABAB
$15.99
A juicy and 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. All entrees can be made 0 to 10 scale spicy, 10 being hot.

Lamb Entrees
ROGAN JOSH
$17.99
Cube of boneless lamb cooked with onion, ginger, garlic, yogurt sauce and other spices.
LAMB LABABDAR
$17.99
Tender cube of lamb cooked in delicious special creamy sauce with mint flavor.
LAMB CHOPS
$22.99
Prime rib chops of Australian lamb is marinated in sour cream, ginger, lime juice and some specific spices, grilled in Tandoor and served on curry sauce with grilled vegetables.
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.
Seafood Entrees
SHRIMP LABABDAR
$17.99
Black tiger shrimp cooked in special creamy sauce with mint flavor.
TANDOORI PRAWN
$19.99
Tender jumbo shrimp marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and a combination of spices then broiled in Tandoor. Serve with grilled vegetables.
CRAB MALABAR
$20.99
A specialty from Malabar coast of India
Colossal lump crabmeat cooked with onion, tomatoes and coconut milk.
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.
Vegetable Entrees
CHANA MASALA*
$11.99
Chickpeas steamed with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion, and spices.
NAVARATTAN SHAHI KORMA
$13.99
A traditional merging of nine gems-fresh cauliflower, carrot, peppers, homemade cheese, green peas, potatoes, cashews, and raisins, sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion, cardamom, clove, and special spices.
PALAK SAAG (SPINACH) PANEER
$12.99
Chopped spinach is cooked in low heat, tossed with ginger, garlic, onion together with appropriate spices. Cubes of homemade cottage cheese are added in a steaming blend of cream. You can switch the cheese with Aloo(potatoes), Chickpeas or Mushroom.
MALAI KOFTA
$14.99
A true Muglai delight-freshly minced vegetables, homemade cheese, cashews, and raisin's balls, cooked in creamy onion, tomato and cashew sauce.
MATTER PANEER
$13.99
Fresh homemade cubes cottage cheese lightly fried and cooked with fresh green peas in onion, tomato, and cashew sauce.
SHAHI PANEER
$13.99
Chunks of homemade cheese cooked in creamy onion, tomato, and cashews sauce. Garnished with cashews and raisins.
TANDOORI GOBI
$13.99
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 other spices.
ALOO GOBI*
$12.99
Fresh cauliflowers and potatoes cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and other spices.
DAAL MAKHANI
$12.99
A true labor of love, black lentils are cooked in low heat then tossed with fresh tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion, and spices. Touch of light cream.
DAAL TADKA*
$11.99
Yellow lentils are cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and other spices.
BAIGAN BHURTA*
$12.99
Whole eggplants partially cooked in Tandoor then mashed and cooked with tomatoes, onion, and tasty spices.
BHINDI MASALA*
$11.99
Cut okra sautéed with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, peppers, and other spices.
MUSHROOM CURRY*
$12.99
Fresh mushroom cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes, coconut milk and other spices.
VEGGIE BIRYANI*
$12.99
Basmati rice is cooked with mixed vegetables, cashew, raisin, and other spices.
VEGGIE TANDOORI*
$13.99
Fresh locally grown vegetables-mushroom, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, 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
$20.99
A combination platter of chicken tandoori, seekh kabab, chicken tikka, chicken malai kabab, boti kabab, and tandoori prawn.
TAJ BIRYANI COMBINATION
$18.99
A special version with chicken, lamb, shrimp, and crabmeat, stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, peppers, cashews, raisins, and spices. Then steamed rice is added to spread the flavors into every morsel.
BOMBAY ALOO*
$11.99
Chunks of skinless boiled potatoes fried with different Indian herbs, and spices.
GOAN CHICKEN
$15.99
Chunk of boneless chicken thigh cooked with onion, tomatoes, and coconut milk, flavored by basic Indian spices (ginger, garlic, cardamom, cloves, coriander, and cumin). A specialty of South India.
DUM KI NALI
$19.99
Overnight marinated LAMB SHANK braised in tomato and onion sauce. Served with Tandoori grilled vegetables.
TAWA CHICKEN
$15.99
Chunks of white meat chicken are stir-fried with onion, peppers, ginger, garlic, and cilantro.
KHARA MASALA LAMB
$17.99
Tender chunks of lamb leg stir-fried in a semicircular motion known as BHOONING with shredded ginger, garlic, pepper, and cardamom pods.
KADAI PANEER
$13.99
Homemade Indian cheese stir-fried with red onion, green and red pepper, ginger, garlic and kadai sauce.
Desserts
KHEER
$3.99
Loved by dadaji (grandfather) everywhere but everyone`s favorite. Basmati rice pudding cooked with drynuts and raisin.
GULAB JAMUN
$3.99
Deep fried homemade dried milk doughnut in syrup.
RASMALAI
$3.99
Soft homemade 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
Choice of Indian mango ice cream or pistachio ice cream or KULFI (homemade).
Parties of 5 or more will have 18% gratuity added. No cellular phone use in restaurant, please.
Drinks

Cold Drinks

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

Hot Drinks

$2.00
Coffee, De-Café Coffee, Hot Tea(spiced), De Café Tea, Green Tea.

Juices

$2.99
Apple, Mango, Orange and Pineapple.

House Special Drinks

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

Taj Special Chai      $2.50
Hot tea boiled with milk, sugar and spices.

Sparkling Water (Perrier)      $2.00
Taj Mahal Restaurant :: 2080 Bennett Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 295-1434 :: Fax: (717) 295-7413 :: Email Us