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    565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
    Every Day
    11:30 AM - 02:45 PMMenu
    04:00 PM - 08:45 PMMenu

    Ambrosia India Bistro - Downtown

    4.5 (71 ratings) • Indian • $
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    565 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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    Wish you could ask someone what to order here? Of the 120 items on the menu at this evening go-to, the Basmati White Rice is one of the items that gets the most orders. • $ • Indian • Vegetarian • Asian • Healthy
    • Picked for you
        • Chicken Tikka Masala
          Grilled white meat chicken cooked with cream, tomato, and onion sauce.
        • Butter Chicken
          Shredded tandoori chicken cooked in cream and tomato sauce.
        • Coconut Basmati Rice
          Coconut flavored finest basmati rice
        • Tandoori Chicken
          Dark and white meat chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices cooked in clay oven.
        • Dal Bukhara
          Dish of flavorful black lentils and simmered overnight on a slow fire a favorite with gourmets.
      • Vegetarian Starters
          • Vegetable Pakora
            Mixed vegetable fritters.
          • Aloo Chat
            Pan-fried potato patties topped with puffed rice and sweet and sour sauce
          • Papadum
            Baked thin and crispy lentil crackers.
          • Hara Kebab
            Spinach and cheese patties with ground nuts.
          • Assorted Veggie Platter
            Samosa, hara bhara kebab, Paneer pakora and veg pakoras
            Contains Gluten
          • Samosa (2 pcs)
            Vegetable pakoda, samosa, paneer pakoda and papadum.
            Contains Gluten
        • Non-Vegetarian Starters
            • Crab Cakes
              Dungeness crab meat with blended fresh spices served with sweet and spicy mango sauce.
              Contains Gluten
            • Chicken Potli Samosa
              Crisp, savory pastries filled with ground chicken, and peas.
            • Lamb Samosa
              Ground lamb meat stuffed savory pastries.
            • Fish Pakoda
              Basa cubes marinated in Indian spices, coated with chickpea flour, beer batter, and deep-fried.
            • Trio Samosa Platter
              Chicken, lamb, and veggie samosa platter.
            • Prawn Koliwada
              Lemon juice marinated prawns battered in chickpea flour and sesame seed.
            • Chicken Pakora
              Deep fried chicken coated with chickpea flour batter.
            • Chop E Masala
              Lamb chops marinated in fresh ginger and garlic cooked to your taste. An all-time favorite
              Contains Gluten
            • Mixed Tandoori Hor d’ Oeuvres
              Assortment of seekh kebab, murgh malai tikka, and boti kebab.
          • Soups and Salads
              • Raita
                The refreshing yogurt dipping sauce, with crisp grated cucumbers and carrots.
              • Mulligatawny Soup
                Yellow lentils cooked with curry leaves, mustard seeds, and coconut milk.
              • Spinach Dal Soup
                Yellow dal and fresh spinach soup with a nice blend of Indian spices.
              • Spinach Mango Salad
                Baby spinach tossed with roasted walnuts and homemade mango dressing
              • Coconut Mushroom Soup
                Chopped button mushroom and coconut soup with a authentic taste
            • Naan Varieties
                • Plain Naan
                  Leavened bread.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Butter Naan
                  Leavened bread with unsalted butter.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Garlic Naan
                  Naan with fresh garlic and basil.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Cheese Naan
                  Mozzarella cheese-stuffed naan bread.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Pesto Naan
                  Soft bread with fresh pesto topped with asiago cheese baked in our earthen oven.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Onion Kulchha
                  Stuffed bread with diced onions and masala.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Bread Basket
                  Plain naan, garlic naan and butter nann
                • Tandoori Roti
                  Nine-grain whole wheat tandoori bread.
                  Contains Gluten
                • Paratha
                  Multi-layered wheat flour bread.
                • Aloo Spinach Parantha
                  Spiced potato and fresh spinach stuffed flat bread
                  Contains Gluten
              • Rice Varieties
                  • Prawn Biryani
                    Jumbo prawns simmer with the finest basmati rice. Served with a side of raita.
                  • Lamb Biryani
                    Basmati rice and lamb simmered with mace and rose water. Served with a side of raita.
                  • Chicken Biryani
                    Basmati rice and chicken simmered with mace and rose water.
                  • Brown Rice
                    Brown basmati rice finest basmati rice.
                  • Basmati Saffron Ric
                    Saffron flavored long grain basmati rice.
                  • Coconut Basmati Rice
                    Coconut flavored finest basmati rice
                  • Veggie Biryani
                    Basmati rice cooked in seasonal vegetables with nutty topping, served with side of raita
                  • Jeera Basmati Rice
                    Basmati rice prepared with whole cumin
                  • Basmati White Rice
                    Long grain steamed white basmati rice.
                • Tandoori Sizzlers
                    • Ambrosia Special Kebab
                      Rack of lamb marinated in Ambrosia's secret yogurt based spices, cooked in oven
                    • Seekh Kabab
                      Minced lamb with ginger, onions, and exotic spices.
                    • Trio Lamb Kebab
                      Combination of seekh kebab, barra kebab, and rack of lamb.
                    • Murgh Malai Kebab
                      Chicken breast marinated with yogurt and white pepper.
                    • Amritsari Paneer Tikka
                      Cottage cheese battered in yogurt and ajwain, cooked in clay oven topped with tomato sauce
                    • Tandoori Chicken
                      Dark and white meat chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices cooked in clay oven.
                    • Tandoori Vegetables
                      Fresh seasonal veggies perfectly marinated in chef’s special blend of spices
                    • Tandoori Lobster
                      Twin lobster tails marinated in yogurt cilantro and mustard oil baked in an earthen oven.
                    • Tandoori Mixed Grill
                      Combination of seekh kebab, chicken tikka kebab, bara kebab, tandoori chicken, and a prawn.
                    • Tandoori Prawns
                      Jumbo prawns marinated in a traditional style, cooked in tandoor served with spicy tomato sauce
                      Spicy
                    • Tandoori Seafood Platter
                      Combination of Lobster Tail, Hariyali Salmon and Prawns
                    • Spicy Fish Tikka
                      Fillet of basa, marinated in freshly crushed garlic, red chili, cooked in clay oven
                      Spicy
                    • Hariyali Salmon Tikka
                      Salmon cubes marinated in mint, cilantro and lemon juice, roasted in Tandoor
                    • Boti Kebab
                      Boneless leg of lamb cubes marinated in special spice mix and cooked in an earthen oven.
                    • Amritsari Paneer Tikka
                      Cottage cheese battered in yogurt and ajwain, cooked in clay oven topped with tomato sauce
                  • Vegetarian Entrees
                      • Bhindi Masala (Seasonal) 
                        Fresh crisp okra, tossed with onion tomato, and fresh ginger-specialty.
                      • Shahi Paneer
                        Cubes of cottage cheese cooked in tomato cream sauce
                      • Vegetable Korma
                        Mixed seasonal vegetables with dry fruits and nuts in a rich creamy sauce.
                      • Hari Sabzi
                        Fresh spinach and baby bok-choy tossed in fresh tomatoes and chopped garlic.
                      • Aloo Gobi
                        Cauliflower and potatoes cooked with exotic spices.
                      • Malai Kofta
                        Vegetables, cottage cheese, and cashew dumplings cooked in creamy white sauce.
                      • Mattar Paneer
                        Cottage cheese and fresh green peas cooked with tomato sauce.
                      • Saag Paneer
                        Spinach and farmer’s cheese cooked in traditional north Indian style
                      • Mushroom Masala
                        Mushroom, cooked in ambrosia’s signature sauce.
                      • Veggie Vindaloo
                        Mixed seasonal vegetables, and potatoes morsels cooked in a hot and tangy sauce
                      • Chana Masala
                        Garbanzo beans cooked with onions and tomatoes with authentic Indian spices.
                      • Baigan Bharta
                        Tandoori baked eggplant cooked with onions, tomatoes and homemade spices - smoky flavor
                      • Dal Bukhara
                        Dish of flavorful black lentils and simmered overnight on a slow fire a favorite with gourmets.
                    • Chicken Entrees
                        • Chicken Curry
                          Traditional chicken curry garnished with ginger and fresh cilantro.
                        • Chicken Tikka Masala
                          Grilled white meat chicken cooked with cream, tomato, and onion sauce.
                        • Butter Chicken
                          Shredded tandoori chicken cooked in cream and tomato sauce.
                        • Chicken Curry
                          Traditional chicken curry garnished with ginger and fresh cilantro.
                        • Chicken Chettinad
                          Peppercorn flavored chicken curry cooked-south Indian specialty.
                        • Chicken Vindaloo
                        • Chicken Saag
                        • Chicken Pasanda
                        • Kadhai Chicken
                        • Chicken Korma
                          Chicken cooked with cashew and onion sauce.
                        • Chef's special Kadhai Chicken
                          Grilled chicken cooked with bell peppers and onions.
                      • Lamb Entrees
                          • Rogan Josh
                            Traditional lamb curry.
                          • Coconut Lamb Curry
                            Chunks of lamb cooked in coconut milk with the unique flavor of curry leaves.
                          • Badami Gosht Korma
                            Royal lamb delicacy cooked in a rich flavor almond and saffron sauce
                          • Lamb Vindaloo
                            Lamb and potato morsels, cooked in hot tangy sauce, a specialty of Goa.
                            Spicy
                          • Lamb Korma
                            Cubes of lamb cooked with cashew and onion sauce.
                          • Lamb Saag
                            Classic Lamb and spinach curry cooked with in chefs special curry blend of spices
                        • Seafood Entrees
                            • Kandhari Prawn Curry
                              Stir-fried prawns tossed in a spicy coconut curry.
                              Spicy
                            • Fish and Prawn Curry
                              Fresh basa and prawns in fresh coconut milk and mustard sauce, with curry leaves
                            • Fish Curry
                              Basa cubes cooked in traditional style- House recommended
                              Spicy
                            • Masala Jhinga
                              Tiger prawns tossed with onion, red chili peppers and mustard seed in hot and tangy tomato sauce .
                              Spicy
                            • Lobster Masala
                              Twin lobster tail sauteed with onions and bell peppers in desi spices.
                            • Salmon Tikka Masala
                              Fresh salmon cubes cooked in creamy tomato sauce.
                          • Sides
                              • Mango Chutney 4 Oz.
                              • House Pickle 8Oz.
                              • Lemon, Onion $ Chili
                              • Mango Chutney 8Oz.
                              • House Pickle 16 Oz.
                            • Vegan Starters
                                • Vegan Onion Bhaji
                                  Onion fritters.
                                • Vegan Pakora
                                  Mixed vegetable fritters.
                                • Vegan Samosa (2 pcs)
                                  Crisp savory pastries filled with spiced potatoes and green peas.
                                  Contains Gluten
                                • Vegan Aloo Chat
                                  Pan-fried potato patties topped with wheat crisps with sweet and sour tamarind sauce.
                              • Vegan Soup and Salad
                                  • Mulligatwanny Soup
                                    Lentils, coconut milk, and curry leave soup.
                                • Vegan Rice
                                    • Brown Rice
                                      Brown basmati rice finest basmati rice.
                                    • White Basmati Rice
                                      Long grain steamed white basmati rice.
                                    • Saffron Rice
                                      Saffron flavored long grain basmati rice.
                                    • Coconut Rice
                                      Basmati rice cooked with coconut.
                                  • Vegan Fresh Bread
                                      • Vegan Aloo Parantha
                                        Stuffed flatbread with potatoes and spinach.
                                        Contains Gluten
                                      • Vegan Parantha
                                        Multi-layered wheat bread.
                                        Contains Gluten
                                      • Vegan Tandoori Roti
                                        Whole wheat bread.
                                        Contains Gluten
                                    • Vegan Entrees
                                        • Vegan Aloo Baingan Masala
                                          Cubes of potatoes and eggplant cooked with Indian spices.
                                        • Vegan Tofu Tikka
                                          Tandoori baked tofu marinated in vegan masala.
                                        • Vegan Chana Masala
                                          Garbanzo beans masala.
                                        • Vegan Yellow Lentil
                                          Yellow lentil cooked in slow fire.
                                        • Vegan Aloo Jeera
                                          Potato cubes cooked with whole cumin and fresh tomatoes.
                                        • Vegan Vegetable Korma
                                          Mixed seasonal vegetables with dry fruits and nuts in a rich creamy coconut sauce.
                                        • Vegan Kadai Chicken
                                          Soy chicken with onions, bell peppers with toasted cumin, and light.
                                        • Vegan Butter Chicken
                                          Spicy tomato sauce.
                                        • Vegan Aloo Mattar
                                          Yellow lentil cooked in slow fire.
                                      • Drinks
                                          • Mango Lassi
                                          • Chai
                                        5-Star Reviews
                                        Hear from people who love this spot
                                        Tony B.
                                        3 months ago
                                        Delicious food satisfying quantities and very reasonable prices

                                        Christelle H.
                                        3 months ago
                                        Thank you for delivering the food quickly and carefully!

                                        Swapna B.
                                        6 months ago
                                        The food is delicious and there are good vegetarian/vegan options.

                                        Sonal M.
                                        6 months ago
                                        Ambrosia makes such tasty dishes. The orders deliver lighting fast and are always hot. It’s my favorite place to order from.

                                        Khushboo P.
                                        7 months ago
                                        Hands down the best Indian food I have had and I have had a lot!

                                        Miles A.
                                        8 months ago
                                        Tasty