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Indian at the Crescent

Savour aromatic, spicy, and exquisitely flavoured interpretations of traditional Indian dishes. Just the way it was made at home!


11 The Crescent, Invercargill, 9810
11:50am - 1:50pm 5:30pm - 9:40pm
03 214 1555
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Main Menu

Available from 11:50am to 9:40pm

Starters

Starters are served w mint sauce unless requested for vegan. All starters are gluten-free except Samosa. Fried starters will have traces of gluten.

Vegetable Pakora
$9.00

Spinach, potato, onion and cauliflower mixed in a homemade chickpea flour batter and deep-fried.

Vegan
Onion Bhaji
$9.00

Strips of onion and silverbeet mixed in a chickpea flour batter and deep-fried.

Vegan
Tikki
$14.00

Paneer, potato, minced vegetables and spices mashed into patties and fried.

Tandoor Mushrooms
$18.00

Button mushrooms marinated in a mild homemade Kashmiri masala paste and skewed in tandoor. .

Kasmiri Jinga
$20.00

Prawns marinated w homemade Kashmiri paste, lime, salt, and pepper skewed in tandoor.

Crispy Fried Chicken
$18.00

Chicken thigh strips marinated overnight in chefs' six secret spices, herbs and crispy batter fried.

Chicken Tikka
$18.00

Fillets of chicken marinated overnight in a homemade yoghurt based tandoor mix and cooked in tandoor.

Malai Tikka
$19.00

Chicken fillets marinated in cheese, cream, cashew and yoghurt marinade. Cooked in the tandoor.

Achaari Tikka
$19.00

Chicken fillets marinated overnight in a yoghurt-based achaar (mixed pickle) paste, mustard, mild spices and cooked in tandoor.

Tandoori Chicken
$16.50

On the bone thighs and drums marinated overnight in a yoghurt based tandoor marinade and cooked in tandoor oven. Your choice of 4 or 8 pcs.

Lamb Tikka
$22.00

Boneless lamb tikka marinated overnight in yoghurt based tandoori masala and cooked in tandoor.

Kashmiri Lamb Chops
$22.00

Lamb chops marinated overnight in our Kashmiri tandoor marinade and cooked in tandoor.

Mixed Platter for Two
$29.00

Two pieces each of samosa, onion bhaji, chicken tikka, achaari tikka and lamb tikka. Served w mint chutney.

Vegetarian Platter for Two
$28.00

Two pieces each of samosa, onion bhaji, veg pakora, tikki, paneer pakora. Served w mint chutney.

Vegetarian

Family Meal

Biryani

Mains

All our mains are gluten-free and have no added sugar or MSG. Any allergy concerns please give us a call before you order.

Butter Sauce
$15.00

Sauce only.

Butter Vegetable
$19.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry.

Aloo (Potato) Butter
$19.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Butter
$15.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry. Your choice of small or regular.

Butter Chicken
$15.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry. Your choice of small or regular.

Butter Lamb
$22.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry.

Butter Prawn
$23.00

A favourite Indian delicacy finely cooked w a premium balance of tomato, spices, cashew and cream married together for a melt in your mouth curry.

Chicken Vindaloo
$21.00

Spicy and tangy dish w Portuguese influence. Cooked w ground spices, capsicum and potato.

Lamb Vindaloo
$22.00

Spicy and tangy dish w Portuguese influence. Cooked w ground spices, capsicum and potato.

Prawn Vindaloo
$23.00

Spicy and tangy dish w Portuguese influence. Cooked w ground spices, capsicum and potato.

Nawabi Korma Sauce
$15.00

Sauce only.

Vegetable Nawabi Korma
$19.00

As the name suggests, cooked for the royals - a delicate and fine combination of almond, cream and coconut.

Vegan on request
Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Nawabi Korma
$15.00

As the name suggests, cooked for the royals - a delicate and fine combination of almond, cream and coconut. Your choice of small or regular.

Chicken Nawabi Korma
$15.00

As the name suggests, cooked for the royals - a delicate and fine combination of almond, cream and coconut. Your choice of small or regular.

Lamb Nawabi Korma
$22.00

As the name suggests, cooked for the royals - a delicate and fine combination of almond, cream and coconut. Your choice of small or regular.

Prawn Nawabi Korma
$23.00

As the name suggests, cooked for the royals - a delicate and fine combination of almond, cream and coconut. Your choice of small or regular.

Mango Chicken
$15.00

Cubes of chicken pieces cooked in a sweet and spicy mango sauce, finished w a sprinkle of ground fennel. Your choice of small or regular.

Chicken Tikka Masala
$21.00

Made world famous by the British. Tender tikkas cooked in a yoghurt based sauce w chopped tomato, onion and mild spice.

Lamb Tikka Masala
$22.00

Made world famous by the British. Tender tikkas cooked in a yoghurt based sauce w chopped tomato, onion and mild spice.

Lamb Rogan Josh
$22.00

A royal favourite. Lean lamb pieces slow cooked w fried onions, green cardamom and flavoured w chef's special garam masala.

Vegetable Saagwala
$20.00

A green Indian curry. Cooked in a puree of spinach, chopped tomato, onion and mild spices.

Vegan on request
Chicken Saagwala
$22.00

A green Indian curry. Cooked in a puree of spinach, chopped tomato, onion and mild spices.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Saagwala
$21.00

A green Indian curry. Cooked in a puree of spinach, chopped tomato, onion and mild spices.

Lamb Saagwala
$23.00

A green Indian curry. Cooked in a puree of spinach, chopped tomato, onion and mild spices.

Prawn Saagwala
$24.00

A green Indian curry. Cooked in a puree of spinach, chopped tomato, onion and mild spices.

Vegetable Kadai
$20.00

A semi-dry delicacy, cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds.

Vegan on request
Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Kadai
$21.00

A semi-dry delicacy, cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds.

Chicken Kadai
$22.00

A semi-dry delicacy, cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds.

Lamb Kadai
$23.00

A semi-dry delicacy, cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds.

Chicken Malabari
$22.00

A mouth-watering dish from Kerala, carrying the flavour of coconut and black mustard seeds. Cooked w juliennes of onion, turmeric and mild spices.

Prawn Kadai
$24.00

A semi-dry delicacy, cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds.

Prawn Malabari
$24.00

A mouth-watering dish from Kerala, carrying the flavour of coconut and black mustard seeds. Cooked w juliennes of onion, turmeric and mild spices.

Vegetable Shahi
$19.00

A rich white sauce made of cashews, almonds, selected fragrant mild spices and onion.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Shahi
$21.00

A rich white sauce made of cashews, almonds, selected fragrant mild spices and onion.

Chicken Shahi
$21.00

A rich white sauce made of cashews, almonds, selected fragrant mild spices and onion.

Lamb Shahi
$22.00

A rich white sauce made of cashews, almonds, selected fragrant mild spices and onion.

Prawn Shahi
$23.00

A rich white sauce made of cashews, almonds, selected fragrant mild spices and onion.

Chicken Do Piaza
$21.00

Cooked w an abundance of onion, capsicum, spices, ginger, and garlic.

Lamb Do Piaza
$22.00

Cooked w an abundance of onion, capsicum, spices, ginger, and garlic.

Chilli Chicken
$25.00

Crispy fried boneless chicken pieces tossed w onion, ginger, garlic and bell peppers in mild spiced chilli and soy sauce. Served semi-dry unless specified.

Vegetable Jalfrezee
$20.00

Coconut based curry cooked w capsicum, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato and mild spices.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Jalfrezee
$21.00

Coconut based curry cooked w capsicum, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato and mild spices.

Chicken Jalfrezee
$22.00

Coconut based curry cooked w capsicum, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato and mild spices.

Lamb Jalfrezee
$23.00

Coconut based curry cooked w capsicum, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato and mild spices.

Prawn Jalfrezee
$24.00

Coconut based curry cooked w capsicum, fresh ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato and mild spices.

Vegetable Madras
$19.00

South Indian dish cooked w special Madras masala, chopped onion, fresh ginger and finished w coconut.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Madras
$21.00

South Indian dish cooked w special Madras masala, chopped onion, fresh ginger and finished w coconut.

Lamb Madras
$22.00

South Indian dish cooked w special Madras masala, chopped onion, fresh ginger and finished w coconut.

Chicken Madras
$21.00

South Indian dish cooked w special Madras masala, chopped onion, fresh ginger and finished w coconut.

Prawn Madras
$23.00

South Indian dish cooked w special Madras masala, chopped onion, fresh ginger and finished w coconut.

Mains (Vegetarian)

All our mains and starters are sugar fee and MSG free

Chana Masala
$15.00

Chickpea simmered in rich aromatic tomato gravy. Your choice of small or regular.

Vegetarian
Palak Paneer
$21.00

Cottage cheese cooked in spinach puree w hand-picked spices and tomatoes.

Vegetarian
Mushroom Matar Masala
$20.00

Mushrooms and green peas cooked in a cream and onion sauce.

Vegetarian
Baingan Aloo (Seasonal)
$22.00

Sauteed lean eggplants cooked w potatoes, tomatoes, turmeric, and handpicked spices.

Vegetarian
Aloo Gobi
$20.50

Potatoes, cauliflower florets and tomato cooked finely w ground turmeric, mustard seeds, fresh coriander, and spices.

Vegetarian
Shahi Kofta
$21.00

Gluten-free bread crumbs, grated cottage and potato mashed into fried dumplings and served under a creamy rich white sauce made of cashew, almonds and selected fragrant mild spices.

Vegetarian on request
Shahi Paneer
$21.00

Paneer cooked in a creamy nawabi sauce made w the richness of fine almond and mild spices.

Vegetarian
Kadai Paneer
$21.00

Cottage cheese cubes cooked in a fusion of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, coriander seeds, and spices.

Vegetarian
Kadai Paneer
$21.00

Cottage cheese cubes cooked in a fusion of tomato, capsicum, onion, coriander seeds and spices.

Vegetarian
Mattar Paneer
$21.00

Cottage cheese and potato cooked w onion, cumin seeds, tomato and crushed fenugreek leaves.

Vegetarian
Nawabi Malai Kofta
$21.00

Gluten-free bread crumbs, grated cottage and potato mashed into fried dumplings and served under a creamy nawabi sauce made w the richness of fine almond and mild spices.

Vegetarian
Daal Makhani
$21.00

Black lentils and kidney beans cooked w sauteed chopped onion, ginger, garlic, tomato, and finished w cream, mild spice and butter.

Vegetarian
Daal Tadka
$20.00

Yellow lentils cooked w sauteed cumin seeds, chopped onion, tomato, fresh ginger, garlic, fresh coriander leaves, ground turmeric and spices.

Vegetarian

Accompaniments

Breads

All breads are egg-less. Regular naan breads have milk added.

Vegan Naan
$4.00

Vegan
Vegan Garlic Naan
$5.00

Vegan
Naan
$4.00

Leavened bread made of white flour.

Tandoori Roti
$4.00

Wholemeal flour bread baked in tandoor.

Vegan
Garlic Roti
$5.00

Wholemeal flour bread sprinkled w garlic granules and baked in tandoor.

Garlic Naan
$5.00

Leavened bread sprinkled w garlic granules and tandoor baked.

Lacha Paratha
$6.00

Flaky bread made of wholemeal flour and buttered.

Peshwari Naan
$7.00

Sultana, nuts and coconut stuffed naan.

Cheese Naan
$7.50

Cheese stuffed naan.

Cheese & Garlic Naan
$8.00

Cheese stuffed naan sprinkled w garlic granules on top.

Keema Naan
$8.00

Spiced lamb mince and onion stuffed naan.

Chicken Naan
$8.00

Tandoori chicken tikka mince, onion and spices stuffed naan.

Chilli Cheese Coriander Naan
$8.50

Naan bread stuffed w cheese, green chilli and coriander.

Chicken Cheese Onion Naan
$9.00

Tandoori chicken mince, cheese and chopped onion filled naan bread.

Rice

Desserts

Drinks

Lunch Deals

Available from 11:50am to 1:50pm

Lunch Deals