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The Tamarind Indian

As real food lovers, it’s our passion to get people to fall in love with food. We are committed to bringing the authenticity of south Indian cuisine to Marlborough.

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Vegetarian Starters

Non-Vegetarian Starters

Kerala Chicken Fry

Absolutely popular, chicken cubes marinated overnight w chef special spices and deep fried to perfection.

Beef Dry Fry

A scrumptious kerala delicacy; beef pan sautied w spices, fennel seeds, and coconut shavings.

Coconut Prawns

7x prawns coated w chef’s special batter, layered w coconut shreds and deep fried.

Prawns Ulathiyathu

Prawns sautéed in onion w special seafood spices and enriched w coconut milk and brindle berry.

Pepper Mussel

Half shelled mussels pan sautéed w onion, garlic, and special garam masalas, w rich flavors of fennel, pepper, and coconut milk.

Pepper Calamari

For seafood lovers. Pineapple cut calamari and pan sautéed w special indian 6 spices.

Calamari Rings

Calamari rings marinated w chef’s special batter and dipped in coconut shreds. Deep fried.

Pepper Lamb Chops

NZ lamb chops marinated w special lamb masala and pan sautéed to perfection. 4 pcs.

Tamarind Mixed Platter

Combination of chicken, prawns, and bhaji’s.

Tamarind Seafood Platter

Combination of prawns, calamari, and mussels.

Vegetarian Mains

Served w rice.

Black Chickpea Curry

Black chickpea cooked to perfection in a roasted spices and coconut base, w ginger, garlic, and curry leaves.

Kidney Beans & Spinach Curry

Kidney beans cooked w onion, tomato, spinach, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

Lentil Vegetable Curry

Seasonal vegetables and lentils cooked w special spices, tempered w shallots and mustard seeds.

Mixed Vegetable Korma

Seasonal vegetables cooked in coconut-based gravy w aromatic spices.

Lentil Spinach Curry

Richness of lentils w freshness of spinach on a coconut cumin-based gravy.

Paneer Tikka Masala

Roasted paneer cooked w onion, cashew nut, and tomato sauce.

Mushroom Theeyal

Mushroom cooked in a roasted coconut base, w roasted spices and tamarind.

Spinach & Potato Curry

Diced and roasted potato cooked w onion, spinach, cumin seeds, ginger, and garlic paste w curry leaves.

Butter Paneer

Paneer cubes cooked in tomato, onion, and cashew nut sauce to perfection.

Saag Paneer (Spinach)

Paneer cubes cooked in spinach, onion, and cashew nut sauce.

Chicken Mains

Served w rice.

Butter Chicken

House marinated grilled chicken tempered w butter, and cooked in cashew nut paste, cream, honey, and tomato sauce.

Kerala Chicken Curry

Chicken cooked w special 8 spices, ginger, and garlic in an onion tomato gravy w coconut milk.

Chettinadu Chicken Curry

Very special and very popular south Indian delicacy. Boneless chicken thighs cooked in special chettinadu spices on a roasted coconut base.

Tamarind Chicken Mappas

Tender chicken cubes cooked to perfection w aromatic garam masala and whole spices w coconut milk.

Saag Chicken (Spinach)

Chicken marinated w house spices and cooked in spinach, onion and cashew nut sauce.

Chicken w Vegetables

Combination of chicken and seasonal vegetables cooked in coconut based gravy w aromatic spices.

Chicken Korma

Chicken marinated w house special spices. Cooked in a coconut cream and onion based gravy w special spices.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken marinated w house special spices. Cooked w onion, cashew nut, and tomato sauce.

Lamb Favourites

Served w rice.

Beef Favourites

Served w rice.

Duck Favourites

Served w rice.

Pork Favourites

Served w rice.

Seafood Favourites



Naan Breads (Parotta)