Benares

Benares

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Location and hours

327 Franklin Ave, New Jersey, NJ 07481
Sunday - Thursday
12:00 PM - 08:45 PM
Friday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 09:45 PM

327 Franklin Ave, New Jersey, NJ 07481 • More info


  • Popular Pairs

    • Chicken Tikka Masala + Choice of Breads

      Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce. Served with choice of Breads.
      $19.00
    • Saag Only + Choice of Vegetarian Appetizers

      Spinach cooked with spices. Served with choice of Vegetarian Appetizers.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Adraki Samosa + Choice of Breads

      Triangular turnovers filled with potatoes and green peas, hint of mango powder, and flavored with ginger and cumin. Served with mint and tamarind chutney. Served with choice of Breads.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Peshawari Chole + Choice of Vegetarian Appetizers

      Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce. Served with choice of Vegetarian Appetizers.
      $16.00
    • Rogan Josh + Chicken Tikka Masala

      A signature dish from Kashmir, consists of succulent pieces of Lamb in cardamom aniseed and paprika flavored sauce. Served with Chicken Tikka Masala.
      $41.00
  • Prix Fixe Special

    • Prix Fixe Special

      Your choice of one appetizer and one entree served with basmati rice, naan bread, yogurt raita, and mango chutney.
      $20.95
  • Soups and Salads

    • Kashmiri Soup

      Roasted turnip, beetroot, pigeon peas flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger, and garlic.
      $8.00
    • Kozhi Rasam

      Chicken soup flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut, and tomatoes.
      $8.00
    • Mulligatawny Soup

      Traditional lentil soup.
      $8.00
    • Harabhara Salad

      Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and guacamole with chefs special dressing.
      $8.00
  • Non Vegetarian Appetizers

    • Tawa Scallops

      Pan cooked scallops with cilantro, green chili, ginger, mango, and tomato relish.
      $20.00
    • Crab Chettinadu

      Lump crab meat seasoned with garlic, ginger, roasted coconut, and spices.
      $20.00
    • Fish Amritsari (Fish Pakora)

      Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt, and coated with gram flour.
      $13.00
    • Koli Erachi

      Chicken breasts marinated with ginger, garlic in a star anise peppery sauce.
      $16.00
    • Kandhari Murgh (Malai Kebab)

      Chicken breast marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date, and gooseberry dip.
      $12.00
    • Chicken Tikka

      Tandoori grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices.
      $12.00
    • Makkai Ka Soweta

      Lamb shoulder marinated in yogurt, turmeric, chili, ginger, and garlic, and stewed with corn.
      $15.00
    • Kakori Kebab (Seekh Kebab)

      Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili, infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.
      $12.00
    • Barrah Kebab

      Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt and nutmeg.
      $14.00
    • Achchari Chicken Tikka

      Chicken boneless marinated with the flavor of pickle and spices cooked in tandoor and served with mint sauce.
      $12.00
    • Chicken Tikka Smokey

      Chicken boneless marinated with yogurt and Indian spices with perfect smoke of clove and served with mint sauce.
      $12.00
    • Galouti Kebab

      Mutton boneless marinated with papaya and chefs' special spices and smoke with clove and served with reshmi parantha.
      $14.00
    • Fish Malai Tikka

      Fish fillet marinated in yogurt and cheese flavor of cardamom and spices and cooked to perfection in the tandoor.
      $14.00
  • Vegetarian Appetizers

    • Mathura Se (Aloo Tikki)

      Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with mint and cranberry sauce.
      $9.00
      Vegetarian
    • Kashmiri Tikki

      Beet, veggie cakes seasoned with ginger, fennel, spices, grilled and served with mint relish and crispy lotus.
      $9.00
      Vegetarian
    • Aloo Papri Chaat

      Wheat crisps, chick peas, potatoes topped with yogurt, roasted cumin, mint, and tamarind sauces.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Banarsi Kachori

      Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes, and chutneys.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Paneer Tikka

      Cottage cheese marinated in yogurt, turmeric, pomegranate, skewered, and cooked in clay oven.
      $12.00
      Vegetarian
    • Adraki Samosa

      Triangular turnovers filled with potatoes and green peas, hint of mango powder, and flavored with ginger and cumin. Served with mint and tamarind chutney.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Kolhapuri Misal

      Sprouted beans in chili, coconut, herbs, and spiced crisps served with toasted pav.
      $10.00
      Vegetarian and Spicy
    • Bhel Puri

      Puffed rice crisps with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado, corn kernels, and tossed with chutneys.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Mixed Pakoras

      An array of eggplant, yam, spinach, plantain, and stuffed chili fritters.
      $9.00
      Vegetarian
    • Khasta Gobhi

      Lightly battered crisp cauliflower with garlic and crushed pepper in a tangy sauce.
      $10.00
      Vegetarian
    • Eggplant Chaat

      Crisp eggplant slices drizzled with sweet and sour chutneys and cilantro.
      $9.00
      Vegetarian
    • Pani Puri Shots

      A twist on a classic Indian street food.
      $8.00
      Vegetarian
    • Chili Paneer

      Indian cheese pan fried and tossed in spicy chili sauce.
      $12.00
      Vegetarian
    • Dahi ke Sholey

      Hung curd mixed capsicum, onion, ginger, and chef's special and wrapped with a thin layer of bread and deep fried. Served with sweet chilly sauce.
      $10.00
      Vegetarian
  • Tandoori Main Course

    • Aamiya Tulsi Jhinga

      Jumbo prawns marinated in basil, chili, rice vinegar, ginger, molasses, and cooked in tandoor.
      $24.00
    • Tandoori Chicken

      Chicken marinated in yogurt, spices, lemon juice, and cooked in tandoor.
      $19.00
    • Tandoori Hen

      Whole Cornish hen marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala, and cooked in tandoor.
      $22.00
    • Salmon Tikka

      Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala, and cooked in tandoor.
      $25.00
    • Lamb Chops

      Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, and cooked in clay oven.
      $28.00
    • Mix Grill

      Assorted tandoori special.
      $29.00
  • Chicken

    • Chicken Tikka Masala

      Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
      $19.00
    • Murgh Khubani

      Grilled chicken tikka (white meat) served on top of spiced apricot sauce.
      $19.00
    • Andhra Chicken Curry

      Chicken pieces slow cooked in coconut, ginger, and garlic sauce.
      $19.00
    • Chicken Shahi Korma

      Chicken grill in rich cashew nut and almond cream sauce.
      $19.00
    • Chicken Vindaloo

      Famous chicken preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
      $19.00
    • Chili Chicken

      Indo Chinese inspired chicken fried to perfection and tossed with bell peppers.
      $19.00
    • Chicken Saag

      Chicken sauteed with fresh spinach enhanced with spices.
      $19.00
    • Chicken Jalfrezie

      Chicken and fresh assorted vegetables in a special sauce.
      $19.00
  • Goat and Lamb

    • Rogan Josh

      A signature dish from Kashmir, consists of succulent pieces of Lamb in cardamom aniseed and paprika flavored sauce.
      $22.00
    • Lamb Vindaloo

      Lamb preparation from Goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
      $22.00
    • Lamb Shank

      Lamb shank immersed in rum flavored sauce, served oven roasted on a bed of vegetables.
      $25.00
    • Laal Maans

      Cubes of lamb cooked in slow fire with yogurt, chili, turmeric, onion, ginger garlic and cardamom.
      $22.00
    • Keema Mutter

      Minced lamb and green peas cooked with fresh ground spices.
      $23.00
    • Lamb Korma

      Tender pieces of lamb cooked in rich cashew nut and almond cream sauce.
      $22.00
    • Lamb Saag

      Tender pieces of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices.
      $22.00
    • Punjabi Goat Curry

      North Indian goat delicacy with onion and tomato gravy.
      $22.00
    • Kadhai Goat

      Succulent pieces of goat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic garnished with fresh cilantro and ginger.
      $22.00
    • Barrah Masaledar

      Lamb chops grilled and infused in a sauce of onion and tomato with garam masala.
      $29.00
  • Seafood

    • Cheema Thenga

      Marinated jumbo prawns grilled and simmered in coconut milk curry.
      $29.00
    • Kekda Kari

      Traditional nadan Kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves, and kokum.
      $28.00
    • Salmon Curry

      Onion and tomato sauce medium.
      $23.00
    • Shrimp Curry

      Onion and tomato sauce medium.
      $25.00
    • Goan Salmon Curry

      Salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce.
      $23.00
    • Goan Shrimp Curry

      Shrimps cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spices, and coconut milk.
      $25.00
  • Vegetarian

    • Banarsi Dum Aloo

      Potato whole simmered in flavorful hing gravy.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Achari Bhindi

      Fresh okra cooked with pickled and flavored spices.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Gobhi Jaipuri

      Potato and cauliflower cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander, and chili flakes.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Baingan Mirch Ka Salan

      Baby eggplant simmered in coconut, peanut, and curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Diwani Handi

      Assorted vegetables, cheese, and eggplant in spinach curry sauce.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Saag Paneer

      Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger, and garlic.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Malai Kofta

      Vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in a cashew and onion gravy.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Dal Makhani

      Black lentils cooked in slow fire overight, finished with butter and tomato gravy.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Banarsi Dal

      Blend of malka masoor, chana & arhar tempered with onion, ginger, and tomatoes finished with desi ghee.
      $16.00
      Vegetarian
    • Paneer Makhani

      Fresh cottage cheese cooked in creamy tomato sauce.
      $18.00
      Vegetarian
    • Mutter Paneer

      Cottage cheese and peas cooked in light yellow sauce.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Baingan Bharta

      Eggplant roasted on fire cooked with onion and peas.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Navrattan Korma

      Assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts and fruits.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Chana Saag

      Puree of spinach cooked with chickpeas.
      $17.00
      Vegetarian
    • Paneer Bhurji

      Shredded paneer cooked with tomatoes, onion, and pepper.
      $18.00
    • Shahi Paneer

      Cottage cheese cooked in creamy gravy prepared with tomato, onions and cashew nuts.
      $18.00
      Vegetarian
    • Soy Tikka Masala

      Grilled soy simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
      $18.00
      Vegetarian
  • Vegan

    • Saag Only

      Spinach cooked with spices.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Mixed Vegetables

      Vegetables cooked in onion, and tomato sauce.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Bhindi

      Okra cooked with spices.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Aloo Gobi

      Potato and cauliflower cooked in cumin and spices.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Yellow Dal

      Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire finished with tempered herbs and spices
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Maah Ki Dal

      Black lentils cooked in slow fire overight, finished with tomato gravy.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Peshawari Chole

      Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce.
      $16.00
    • Aloo Baingan

      Eggplant curry with potatoes.
      $16.00
      Vegan
    • Jeera Aloo

      Potatoes spiced with cumin.
      $16.00
  • Biryanis

    • Vegetable Biryani

      Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.
      $17.00
    • Chicken Biryani

      Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.
      $20.00
    • Lamb Biryani

      Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.
      $22.00
    • Goat Biryani

      Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.
      $22.00
    • Shrimp Biryani

      Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron, and rose water.
      $24.00
  • Rice

    • Peas Pulao

      Basmati rice. Saffron rice with peas.
      $3.00
    • Kashmiri Pulao

      Basmati Rice. Saffron rice with fruits and nuts.
      $7.00
    • Jeera Rice

      Basmati rice tempered with cumin.
      $7.00
    • Banarsi Rice

      Basmati rice. Lemon flavored rice.
      $7.00
  • Breads

    • Naan

      $3.00
    • Roti

      $3.00
    • Paratha

      $4.00
    • Laccha

      $4.00
    • Mint Paratha

      $4.00
    • Aloo Paratha

      $4.00
    • Poori

      $4.00
    • Bread Basket

      $13.00
    • Garlic Naan

      $4.00
    • Rosemary Naan

      $4.00
    • Peshawari Naan

      $4.00
    • Filled Kulcha

      Choose from onion, potato, and paneer.
      $5.00
    • Chicken Tikka and Cheese Kulcha

      $6.00
  • Sides

    • Tomato Chutney

      $4.00
    • Eggplant and Garlic Chutney

      $4.00
    • Mango Chutney

      $4.00
    • Mango Pickle

      $4.00
    • Onion Tomato Raita

      $4.00
    • Boondi Raita

      $4.00
    • Cucumber Raita

      $4.00
    • Papadum

      $3.00
    • Curry Sauce

      16 oz.
      $7.00
    • Tikka Masala Sauce

      16 oz.
      $7.00
    • Vindaloo Sauce

      16 oz.
      $7.00
    • Aloo Fried

      $4.00
  • Dessert

    • Pistachio Kulfi

      Pistachio-flavored Indian ice cream with biscotti and berries.
      $8.00
    • Atom Bomb

      Chocolate lava. Served with rose petal ice cream.
      $6.00
    • Gajar Halwa

      Carrot pudding.
      $6.00
    • Moong Dal Halwa

      Lentil pudding.
      $6.00
    • Gulab Jamun

      Condensed milk roundels, soaked in sugar syrup.
      $6.00
    • Orange Kulfi

      Orange ice cream.
      $8.00
    • Rasmalai

      Cottage cheese dumpling.
      $6.00
    • Kheer Anarkali

      Pomegranate flavored rice pudding cooked on slow fire with milk, reduced.
      $6.00
  • Beverages

    • Canned Soda

      $2.00
    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water

      $5.00
    • Lemonade

      $4.00
    • Fresh Lime Soda

      $5.00
    • Iced Tea

      $3.00
    • Lassi

      $5.00
    • Ambi Panna

      $5.00
  • Tea and Coffee

    • Coffee

      $3.00
    • Tea

      $3.00
    • Cappuccino

      $5.00
    • Espresso

      $5.00
    • Masala Chai

      $5.00