Welcome to the Taste of India

Enjoy Indian cuisine created by some of the finest Indian chefs. The Taste of India serves delicious, flavoursome dishes using the freshest ingredients. Spice is at the heart of Indian cuisine, and our chefs use spices to bring out and enhance every dish. But that doesn’t mean all our meals are hot, we have a wide selection of dishes to suit every taste.

Entrees

Name Summary Price
Vegetable Somosa (2 Pcs) A deep fried conical pastry stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas $4.50 Order Now
Vegetable Pakoras Vegetables cooked in chickpea flour batter & deep fried $5.50 Order Now
Onion Bhaji Sliced onion marinated with lemon juice and spices, battered in chickpea flour and deep fried $4.50 Order Now
Hara Bhara Kebab Well known mix vegetable and pane tikkees topped with cashew $7.00 Order Now
Vegetable Mixed Platter 2pcs Somosa, Onion Bhaji and Veg Pakoras $4.50 Order Now
Chicken Lollipop (8 Pcs) Combine soya sauce, red chilli powder, vinegar, garlic and green chillies $14.00 Order Now

FROM THE TANDOOR

Name Summary Price
Tandoori Paneer Chunks of Paneer marinated in spices and grilled in tandoor $12.00 Order Now
Tandoori Prawns (8 pcs) Prawns marinated in yoghurt with ginger and garlic and smoked roasted $12.00 Order Now
Lamb Seekh Kebab Minced lamb blended with chef’s own herbs, skewered and roasted in the tandoor Half $8.00
Whole $15.00
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Tangiri Kebab Drumsticks chicken marinated in yoghurt, ginger, garlic and spice and smoke roasted. Half $8.00
Whole $15.00
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Chicken Malai Kebab Chicken marinated in yoghurt, flavoured with spices and herbs Half $9.00
Whole $17.00
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Chicken Tikka Cubes of chicken marinated in paprika and yoghurt and smoke roasted Half $9.00
Whole $17.00
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Tandoori Chicken Marinated in a combination of chef’s special spices and then roasted to perfection Half $11.00
Whole $18.00
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Taste of India Special Mixed Platter 2 pieces Garlic Kebab, 2 pieces Malai Kebab, 2 pieces Chicken Tikka, 2 pieces Tandoori Chicken and 2 pieces Lamb Seekh Kebab $22.00 Order Now

CHICKEN

Name Summary Price
Butter Chicken Delicacy of barbecued chicken cooked in a steamy tomato sauce $14.00
Butter Chicken Dehli Style Full Delicacy of barbecued bone and boneless chicken cooked in a creamy tomato sauce $25.00
Chicken Curry A traditional Indian curry $14.00
Mango Chicken Chicken Tikka cooked in a delicious mango-flavoured creamy sauce $14.00
Handi Chicken Handi Chicken recipe is a very traditional restaurant style $14.00
Kadai Chicken Coriander seeds and whole red chillies ground into a course powder $14.00
Chicken Do Piazza Boneless chicken cooked in lightly spiced flavoured sauce and diced fried onions $14.00
Chicken Mughlai Boneless chicken cooked in a rich creamy sauce of cashew nuts and onions, with added eggs $14.00
Chicken Tikka Masala A chilli hot dish from Goa which we recommend for the adventurous $14.00
Chicken Vindaloo Chicken Tikka cooked in a delicious mango-flavoured creamy sauce $14.00
Chicken Saagwala Succulent pieces of chicken cooked to perfection with spinach $14.00
Chicken Kurma Boneless chicken pieces cooked in a rich creamy sauce of almonds and cashew nuts $14.00
Chicken Madras Chicken cooked with curry leaves, coconut milk & tomatoes $14.00
Chicken Jalfrezie A tangy flavoured chicken dish with chunks of capsicum, tomatoes & onions, and garnished with cheese $14.00

LAMB

Name Summary Price
Lamb Rogan Josh Chunks of lamb cooked in a thick curry sauce $14.00
Lamb Vindaloo A very, very hot dish from Goa $14.00
Lamb Jalfrezie A tangy flavoured lamb dish with chunks of capsicum, tomatoes onions, and garnished with cheese $14.00
Lamb Saagwala Lamb cooked an a puree of spinach blended with our own herbs and spices $14.00
Lamb Kurma Tender pieces of lamb cooked in a rich creamy sauce of almonds and cashew nuts $14.00
Lamb Madras Cooked in a tomato and coconut sauce, medium to hot curry $14.00
Lamb Kadai Gosht A dish which is hot in flavour predominantly of fenugreek and coriander $14.00
Lamb Curry A traditional Indian Curry, Taste of India special recipe $14.00

GOAT

Name Summary Price
Mutton Curry/Malasa A traditional Indian curry, Taste of India special recipe $15.00

BEEF

Name Summary Price
Beef Masala Beef cooked in a special way with Masala sauce $14.00
Beef Rogan Josh Chunks of beef cooked in a thick curry sauce $14.00
Beef Vindaloo A very, very hot dish from Goa $14.00
Beef Saagwala Beef cooked in a puree of spinach and mildly spiced sauce $14.00
Beef Kurma Tender pieces of beef cooked in a rich creamy sauce of almonds and cashew nuts $14.00
Beef Madras Diced beef cooked in a coconut-flavoured, lightly-spiced sauce $14.00
Beef Curry A traditional Indian curry, Taste of India special recipe $14.00

VEGETABLES

Name Summary Price
Yellow Dhal Lentils simmered on fire overnight and cooked with onion, garlic and ginger $12.00
Dhal Makhani/Tadka Whole lentils simmered on a slow fire overnight with onion, ginger and garlic $13.00
Vegetable Jalfrazee Seasonal vegetables cooked with capsicum, tomatoes and onion, garnished with cheese $13.00
Navratan Korma Fresh mixed vegetables, cooked in a creamy gravy of cashew nuts and almonds $12.00
Paneer Makhani Fresh Indian cottage cheese cooked in a buttery tomato sauce $13.00
Mattar Paneer Fresh paneer sautéed with garden peas and spices $12.00
Saag Paneer Home-made cottage cheese cooked in a mild puree of spinach and lightly spiced $13.00
Aloo Matar Potatoes & peas cooked together in a subtly spiced gravy $13.00
Kadayi Paneer Cottage cheese, onion & capsicum seasoned with spices and cooked in an onion gravy $13.00
Methi Matar Paneer Cottage cheese & green peas cooked in fenugreek-flavoured gravy, laced with cream $13.00
Malai Kofta Vege kofta balls cooked in lightly spiced sauce $13.00
Chana Masala Chickpeas cooked with onion, tomato, garlic & ginger, lightly spiced $13.00
ALL OUR CURRIES ARE SERVED WITH RICE

SEAFOOD

Name Summary Price
Prawn Malabari Prawns cooked with sautéed onions, capsicums, tomatoes and coconut milk $15.00
Prawn Curry Fresh prawns cooked in a curry sauce $15.00
Butter Prawn Prawns cooked in a smooth tomato sauce $15.00
Prawn Saagwala A delightful combination of prawns cooked in a puree of spinach with our own herbs and spices $15.00
Prawn Methi Mala Taste of India special recipe $15.00
Butter Scallops Scallops cooked in a smooth tomato sauce $15.00

BIRIYANI/RICE

Name Summary Price
Jeera Rice Basmati rice flavoured with cumin seeds $7.00
Vegetable Biriyani Seasonal garden fresh vegetables cooked with rice, with herbs and spices half $12.00 full $22.00 family $30.00
Chicken Biriyani Chicken cooked with spices in rice flavoured with saffron half $13.00 full $24.50 family $35.00
Lamb Biriyani Lamb cooked with spices in rice flavoured with spices half $13.00 full $24.50 family $35.00
Beef Biriyani Beef cooked with spices in rice flavoured with spices half $13.00 full $24.50 family $35.00
Mutton Biriyani Goat cooked with spices in rice flavoured with spices half $14.00 full $25.50 family $36.00
Prawns Biriyani Prawns cooked in our special way and blended with saffron-flavoured rice half $16.00 full $26.50 family $38.00
Prawns cooked in our special way and blended with saffron-flavoured rice

CHINESE

Name Summary Price
Chicken Fried Rice Rice, chicken, egg and soya sauce stirred to combine $12.00
Scetzwan Chicken Fried rice Taste of India special recipe – medium to hot $13.00
Shanghai Chicken Fried Rice Taste of India special recipe $14.00
Chicken Triple Fried Rice Combination of Taste of India different sauces $16.00

SOUP

Name Price
Vegetable Hot & Sour Soup $6.00
Chicken Hot & Sour Soup $7.00
Vegetable Sweet Corn Soup $6.00
Chicken Sweet Corn Soup $7.00
(1.50 extra for 1/2)

NOODLES

Name Summary Price
Vegetable Hakka Noodle Very unfair to disclose, if I do chef is going to kill me $9.00
Vegetable Scetzwan Noodle Very unfair to disclose, if I do chef is going to kill me $10.00
Chicken Hakka Noodle Very unfair to disclose, if I do chef is going to kill me $11.00
Chicken Scetzwan Noodle Very unfair to disclose, if I do chef is going to kill me $12.00

INDIAN CHINESE DRY/GRAVY

Name Summary Price
Vegetable Manchurian Taste of India special flavour $13.00
Chicken Manchurian Taste of India special flavour $14.00
Chilli Paneer Paneer sautéed with onion, garlic & ginger with soya sauce $12.00
Chilli Chicken Chicken sautéed with onion, garlic & ginger with soya sauce $14.00
Chicken 65 South Indian Special $15.00
Chilli Beef Beef sautéed with onion, garlic & ginger $15.00
Chilli Prawns Prawns sautéed with onion, garlic & ginger with soya sauce $17.00

TANDOORI BREADS

Name Summary Price
Tandoori Roti Unleavened wholemeal bread cooked in the Tandoor $2.50
(Butter) Naan Plain leavened bread cooked in the Tandoor $2.50
Paratha A bread rolled in multi-layers and baked $3.50
Garlic Naan Garlic stuffed bread cooked in the Tandoor $4.00
Cheese Naan Cheese stuffed bread cooked in the Tandoor $4.50
Keema Naan Bread stuffed with minced lamb $4.00
Peshawari Naan Bread stuffed with dry fruits & nuts $4.00
Vegetable Naan/Aloo Paratha Bread stuffed with seasonal vegetables $4.00
Naan Basket (5 Naan Combo) 1 plain naan, 1 butter naan, 1 garlic naan, 1 cheese naan, 1 peshawari $12.99

DESSERTS AND DRINKS

Name Price
Gulab Jamun (3 Pcs) $5.00
Mango Lassi $5.00
Sweet Lassi $5.00

catering

Are You Planning a Party – Have You Got A Special Event Planned?

Why not serve delicious Indian cuisine made from the freshest ingredients. At The Taste of India we can cater for groups of different sizes. Let us know the size of your event, discuss with us the meals you would like served, and we will create a mouth-watering range of dishes for you to delight your guests with.

Additional services available, eg serving waiter, buffet setup, for an additional charge. Please discuss this with us when you get a quote.

Or why not host your event at The Taste of India? You can hire out The Taste of India for an exclusive private event, choose dishes from our extensive menu, or we can create a bespoke menu to suit your tastes.

  • Best Quality and Taste in Auckland – Guaranteed
  • Event, Corporate, Function, Party Catering Available
  • Taste of India Available for Exclusive Functions
  • Finest Indian Cuisine made with the Freshest Ingredients
  • Indian Cuisine cooked by some of the best Indian Chefs in Auckland
  • Friendly, Professional Service
  • Extensive Menu with Something to suit Everyone
  • Vegetarian Options Available

customers review

Takeaway was fast, great service, brilliant pricing and delicious

Swaran

5.0
2018-07-31T07:51:46+00:00

Swaran

Takeaway was fast, great service, brilliant pricing and delicious
Delicious food very high quality - Very generous with the quantity served when compared to other restaurants /takeaways

Pattaya

5.0
2018-07-31T07:52:36+00:00

Pattaya

Delicious food very high quality - Very generous with the quantity served when compared to other restaurants /takeaways
Would definitely recommend - thoroughly enjoyed the meal

Alex J

5.0
2018-07-31T07:53:08+00:00

Alex J

Would definitely recommend - thoroughly enjoyed the meal
This is one of the best places to go for authentic Indian food! I loved the flavours and the staff is really friendly and helpful.

Dave S

5.0
2018-07-30T01:44:47+00:00

Dave S

This is one of the best places to go for authentic Indian food! I loved the flavours and the staff is really friendly and helpful.
Quality of the food is exceptional, will keep going back for more!

Cheryl

5.0
2018-07-30T01:45:32+00:00

Cheryl

Quality of the food is exceptional, will keep going back for more!
5.0
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