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173 Elm Grove Portsmouth, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 1LU
Every Day
04:00 PM - 10:00 PM

DESI - Old India Cafe

4.9 (100+ ratings) • Asian • £
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173 Elm Grove
Portsmouth, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 1LU
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  • Picked for you
    • Murgh Tikka Makhanwala
      £12.95
    • Hydrabadi Lamb Biryani
      £15.95
    • Degchi Chicken Biryani
      £14.95
    • Onion Bhajia
      £6.95
    • Desi Dust Fries (Vegan)
      £4.45
  • NEW - Desserts
      • Mango Coco Souffle
        £5.95
      • Sticky Toffee Pudding
        £5.95
      • Chocolate Fudge Cake
        £5.95
      • Lemon Cheesecake (VGN)
        £5.95
        Vegan.
    • Kathi Wrap
      • Chicken Tikka Wrap
        £8.95
      • Grilled Paneer and Pineapple Wrap
        £8.95
      • Lamb Kebab Wrap
        £8.95
    • Small Plates
      • Vada Pau
        £7.95
      • Paneer and Pineapple Tikka
        £8.95
      • House Chaat
        £8.95
      • Punjabi Pyramids
        £6.95
        vegetarian, vegan
      • Chapli Kebab Slider
        £8.95
      • Onion Bhajia
        £6.95
      • Grilled Malai Chicken Tikka
        £9.95
    • Homestyle Curry
      • Nawabi Murgh Korma
        £12.95
        Mild
      • Murgh Tikka Makhanwala
        £12.95
        Mild
      • Konkani Chicken
        £12.95
      • Railway Lamb
        £13.95
      • Chingri Tawa
        £14.95
      • Varanasi Veg (Vegan)
        £10.95
      • NEW: DESI Rañña-Bañña
        £12.95
        Falling off the bone drumsticks. Showstopping loveliness with distinct aroma of fresh coriander and herbs – leaving you licking the tips of your fingers (slight heat).
      • Kerala Fish
        £14.95
        In the twisting & enchanting backwaters of Kerala, local fishermen adored this succulently spiced fish dish. A mild melody of coconut milk, tamarind & curry leaves (slight heat)
      • NEW: Karachi Karahi
        £12.95
        Pakistan’s national favourite - tender lamb complimented by the robust flavours of fresh ground spices of garam masalas (slight heat).
      • NEW: Paneer Aur Aloo Tikki Masala (V)
        £11.95
        Beloved in India – introduced to & adored by all. Smooth paneer & aloo tikki cutlets in a rich silky sauce, satisfying your cravings (slight heat).
    • Biryani
      • The Humble Biryani (Vegan)
        £13.95
      • Degchi Chicken Biryani
        £14.95
      • Hydrabadi Lamb Biryani
        £15.95
    • Must Haves
      • Papad Crisp (Vegan)
        £1.25
      • Desi Dust Fries (Vegan)
        £4.45
      • Gunpowder Potatoes (V)
        £5.45
        vegetarian, vegan
      • DESI Slaw (V)
        £3.95
      • Tzatziki Raita (V)
        £3.95
      • Bombay Bread (V)
        £3.95
      • House Dhaal (Vegan)
        £5.95
        Immensely indulging - an Old Indian home comfort food, brimming with a luscious parade of the most vaunted lentils.
      • Steamed Rice (Vegan)
        £3.95
      • Mint and Coriander Chutney (Vegan)
        £1.45
      • Bombay Ketchup (Vegan)
        £1.45
    • Masala Chai
      • Masala Chai
        £3.95
    • Desi Shakes
        • Coconut and Mango Lassi
          £5.45
          Summery blend of the subcontinent. Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most drinks of the subcontinent.
        • Rose and Cardamom Lassi
          £5.45
          Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom. Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most drinks of the subcontinent.
      • Mocktail Shorbots
        • Piña Colada Mocktail
          Sold out£5.45
        • Lychee Ki Shorbot
          £5.45
        • Strawberry Daiquiri
          Sold out£5.45
          Non-alcoholic mocktail.
      • Soft Drinks
          • Bottled Drinks
            £3.45
            Rose lemonade, raspberry lemonade, traditional lemonade and cloudy apple juice.
          • Bottled Water
            £2.25
            Mineral water still or sparkling.
          • San Pellegrino Aranciata Can 330ml
            £2.25
          • Coke Zero Can 330ml
            £1.95
          • Coke Can 330ml
            £1.95
          • Sprite Can 330ml
            £1.95
          • 1.5 Litre Bottle Coke
            £3.45
          • 1.5 Litre Bottle Diet Coke
            £3.45
        • Entire Menu
          • Vada Pau
            £7.95
          • Grilled Paneer and Pineapple Wrap
            £8.95
          • House Chaat
            £8.95
          • Punjabi Pyramids
            £6.95
            vegetarian, vegan
          • Chapli Kebab Slider
            £8.95
          • Onion Bhajia
            £6.95
          • Grilled Malai Chicken Tikka
            £9.95
          • Nawabi Murgh Korma
            £12.95
            Mild
          • Murgh Tikka Makhanwala
            £12.95
            Mild
          • Konkani Chicken
            £12.95
          • Railway Lamb
            £13.95
          • Chingri Tawa
            £14.95
          • Varanasi Veg (Vegan)
            £10.95
          • The Humble Biryani (Vegan)
            £13.95
          • Degchi Chicken Biryani
            £14.95
          • Hydrabadi Lamb Biryani
            £15.95
          • Chicken Tikka Wrap
            £8.95
          • Paneer and Pineapple Tikka
            £8.95
          • Papad Crisp (Vegan)
            £1.25
          • Desi Dust Fries (Vegan)
            £4.45
          • Gunpowder Potatoes (V)
            £5.45
            vegetarian, vegan
          • DESI Slaw (V)
            £3.95
          • Tzatziki Raita (V)
            £3.95
          • Bombay Bread (V)
            £3.95
          • Masala Chai
            £3.95
          • Coconut and Mango Lassi
            £5.45
          • Piña Colada Mocktail
            Sold out£5.45
          • Lychee Ki Shorbot
            £5.45
          • NEW: DESI Rañña-Bañña
            £12.95
            Falling off the bone drumsticks. Showstopping loveliness with distinct aroma of fresh coriander and herbs – leaving you licking the tips of your fingers (slight heat).
          • Kerala Fish
            £14.95
            In the twisting & enchanting backwaters of Kerala, local fishermen adored this succulently spiced fish dish. A mild melody of coconut milk, tamarind & curry leaves (slight heat)
          • Lamb Kebab Wrap
            £8.95
          • House Dhaal (Vegan)
            £5.95
            Immensely indulging - an Old Indian home comfort food, brimming with a luscious parade of the most vaunted lentils.
          • Steamed Rice (Vegan)
            £3.95
          • Mint and Coriander Chutney (Vegan)
            £1.45
          • Bombay Ketchup (Vegan)
            £1.45
          • Rose and Cardamom Lassi
            £5.45
            Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom. Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most drinks of the subcontinent.
          • NEW: Karachi Karahi
            £12.95
            Pakistan’s national favourite - tender lamb complimented by the robust flavours of fresh ground spices of garam masalas (slight heat).
          • NEW: Paneer Aur Aloo Tikki Masala (V)
            £11.95
            Beloved in India – introduced to & adored by all. Smooth paneer & aloo tikki cutlets in a rich silky sauce, satisfying your cravings (slight heat).
          • Mango Coco Souffle
            £5.95
          • Sticky Toffee Pudding
            £5.95
          • Chocolate Fudge Cake
            £5.95
          • Lemon Cheesecake (VGN)
            £5.95
            Vegan.
          • Strawberry Daiquiri
            Sold out£5.45
            Non-alcoholic mocktail.
        DESI Old India Cafe has a FHRS rating of 5. This information was updated on 09/08/2022. The current rating is on their page on the FSA Website. Allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements: Before ordering, please contact the restaurant directly and ask to speak to a member of staff who can assist if you require information about ingredients and help cater for your needs. Adults need around 2000 kcal a day.
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