Taj of India
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Taj of India

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Location and hours

2809 M St Nw, Washington, DC 20007
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMMenu
Monday - Thursday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PMMenu
05:00 PM - 10:00 PMMenu
Friday
11:30 AM - 03:00 PMMenu
05:00 PM - 10:30 PMMenu
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMMenu

2809 M St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 • More info


  • Appetizers

    • Papadum

      Sunpride lentil wafer with a hint of black pepper. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $3.50
    • Green Salad

      A colorful assortment of fresh garden vegetables and combined with mixed greens served with zesty dressing. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $5.95
    • Vegetable Samosa

      Indian pastries stuffed with lightly spiced potatoes and peas and other vegetables. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $4.95
    • Meat Samosa

      Indian pastries stuffed with lightly spiced ground beef and green peas. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $4.95
    • Mixed Vegetable Pakora

      Assorted fresh vegetable lightly spiced and dipped in gamma flour and deeply fried. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $5.95
    • Chicken Pakora

      Delicately spiced juliennes of butter fried chicken with chickpea flour. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $6.95
    • Paneer Tikka

      Exotic tandoori kebab of paneer-Indian style cheese marinated in yogurt and spices. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $6.95
    • Chaat Papri

      Flour crispy with diced potato served with yogurt, sweet and sour, and coriander chutney. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $5.95
    • Puri Chana

      Fried chickpeas served with light fluffy puri bread. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $6.95
    • Chandi Kebab

      Chicken breast marinated in yogurt herbs, spices with pistachio nuts, and grilled in clay oven. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $7.50
    • Taj Appetizer Platter

      A fine combination of onion bhajee, vegetable samosa, chicken kabab, and seekh kabab. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $8.95
    • Taj Grilled Meat Appetizer

      A variety of Indian barbeque chicken tikka, lamb tikka, and seekh kebab. Served with green coriander, chutney, tamarind, and onion chutney.
      $11.95
  • Soups

    • Mulligatawny Soup

      A traditional chicken based Indian soup.
      $5.95
    • Dal Soup

      Vegetarian lentil soup delicately spiced with fresh cilantro.
      $5.95
      Vegetarian
    • Tomato Soup

      Sumptuous vegetarian soup made with fresh tomato, cumin, black pepper, and cilantro.
      $5.95
      Vegetarian
  • Tandoori Specialties

    • Chicken Tandoori

      Half spring chicken marinated with authentic Indian spices and grilled in traditional clay oven. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Chicken Tikka

      Skewered cubes of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, herbs, spices, and baked in a clay oven. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Chicken Malai Kebab

      Boneless cubes of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, herbs, and spices. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Lamb Chops

      Tender lamb chops marinated with fresh ginger, herbs, and spices. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $18.95
    • Lamb Boti Kebab

      Cubes of meat marinated in a special blend of special spices and lemon juice skewered with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $17.95
    • Beef Boti Kebab

      Cubes of meat marinated in a special blend of special spices and lemon juice skewered with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $17.95
    • Lamb Seekh Kebab

      Mildly spiced minced ground meat skewers. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $17.95
    • Beef Seekh Kebab

      Mildly spiced minced ground meat skewers. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $17.95
    • Shrimp Tandoori

      Jumbo prawns marinated in a hint of mint and sesame seed. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $18.95
    • Shrimp Tikka Masala

      Jumbo prawns marinated with a hint of garlic and cooked with pasanda sauce. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $19.95
    • Tandoori Salmon

      Fillet of salmon delicately marinated in fresh herbs and served with roasted fresh tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $18.95
    • Tandoori Mixed Grill

      A combination of seekh kebab, boti kebab, chicken tikka, and jumbo shrimp. Tandoori specialties are grilled in the clay oven and served with saffron basmati rice.
      $22.95
  • Lamb Specialties

    • Lamb Curry

      Boneless meat cooked with fresh tomatoes and onions in a spice flavored sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Lamb Dopiaza

      Boneless lean meat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers in a medium spiced curry. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Lamb Vindaloo

      Tender cubes of meat and potatoes cooked in our special hot and spicy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Lamb Palak

      Boneless meat cubes cooked with fresh spinach, in an onion, ginger, and tomato-based sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Lamb Rogan Josh

      A specialty from Kashmir consisting of lean chunks of meat cooked in an almond paste based curry, spiced with onion, garlic, cardamom, and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Lamb Pasanda

      Boneless meat marinated and cooked in a special yogurt based mild curry sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.50
    • Lamb Korma

      Boneless meat cooked with cream, almond, and sweet spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Lamb Madras

      The all-time favorite dish and consisting of zesty medium hot meat cubes. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Lamb Chana Dal

      Boneless meat marinated and cooked with chana dal, fresh tomato, onion, ginger, green, and hot peppers with medium spice. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Lamb Nilgiri Korma

      Boneless meat cooked with coriander, green chillies, cream, coconut, and cashew nut sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
  • Beef Specialties

    • Beef Curry

      Boneless meat cooked with fresh tomatoes and onions in a spice flavored sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Beef Dopiaza

      Boneless lean meat cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers in a medium spiced curry. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Beef Vindaloo

      Tender cubes of meat and potatoes cooked in our special hot and spicy sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.50
    • Beef Palak

      Boneless meat cubes cooked with fresh spinach, in an onion, ginger, and tomato-based sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Beef Rogan Josh

      A specialty from Kashmir consisting of lean chunks of meat cooked in an almond paste based curry, spiced with onion, garlic, cardamom, and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Beef Pasanda

      Boneless meat marinated and cooked in a special yogurt based mild curry sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.50
    • Beef Korma

      Boneless meat cooked with cream, almond, and sweet spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Beef Madras

      The all-time favorite dish and consisting of zesty medium hot meat cubes. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Beef Chana Dal

      Boneless meat marinated and cooked with chana dal, fresh tomato, onion, ginger, green, and hot peppers with medium spice. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Beef Nilgiri Korma

      Boneless meat cooked with coriander, green chillies, cream, coconut, and cashew nut sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
  • Taj Specialties

    • Butter Chicken

      Boneless chicken marinated in herbs and spices, grilled over charcoal, and cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Chicken Makhani

      Boneless chicken marinated in herbs and spices, grilled over charcoal, and cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Chicken Tikka Masala

      Boneless chicken breast marinated in herbs, spices barbecued over charcoal, and cooked in an almond cream sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Taj Karai

      Choice of chicken, lamb or beef in this traditional Northwestern dish cooked with fresh tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, green pepper, herbs, and spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Paneer Taj Karai

      Cheese cubes cooked with onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, and cumin seed. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Taj Thali

      An assortment of makhani chicken, lamb rogan josh, beef palak, and dal makhani. Served with naan, raita, and a dessert of your choice. Served with basmati rice.
      $22.95
    • Indian Thali

      An assortment of vegetarian dishes including mixed vegetable curry, saag paneer, bengan bhartha, dal makhani served with naan bread, raita, and a dessert of your choice. Served with basmati rice.
      $20.95
      Vegetarian
  • Chicken Specialties

    • Chicken Curry

      Succulent pieces of chicken breast cooked North Indian traditional style. Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
    • Chicken Dopiaza

      Succulent pieces of chicken breast cooked with tomatoes, onions, and green pepper in a medium spiced curry sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Chicken Vindaloo

      Spicy and hot chicken and potatoes cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Chicken Palak

      Boneless pieces of chicken breast cooked with fresh spinach in onion, ginger, and tomato base sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Chicken Madras

      The all-time favorite that is medium hot and zesty. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Chicken Korma

      Boneless chicken breast cooked with cream, almonds, and sweet spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.25
    • Chicken Chana Dal

      Boneless meat marinated and cooked with chana dal, fresh tomato, onion, ginger, green, and hot peppers with medium spice. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
    • Chicken Nillgiri Korma

      Boneless meat cooked with coriander, green chillies, cream, coconut, and cashew nut sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $14.95
  • Seafood Specialties

    • Shrimp Curry

      Shrimp cooked with fresh tomato and onion prepared in an authentic sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Shrimp Dopiaza

      Shrimp sauteed in fresh onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and creamy curry sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Shrimp Vindaloo

      Shrimp and potatoes cooked in special hot and spicy vindaloo sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Shrimp Palak

      Shrimp cooked with fresh spinach, onion, ginger, and tomato sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $16.95
    • Fish Masala

      Fish cooked with fresh tomato and onion prepared in an authentic sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
    • Gounes Fish Curry

      Fish cooked in fresh tomato, mustard seed, coconut, onion, leeks, and curry prepared in an authentic sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $15.95
  • Biryani Specialties

    • Chicken Biryani

      Boneless chicken breast sauteed in herbs, mild spices, cooked with saffron basmati rice, almonds, and raisins. Served with raita.
      $14.50
    • Lamb Biryani

      Boneless lamb sauteed in herbs, mild spices, cooked with saffron basmati rice, almonds, and raisins. Served with raita.
      $15.95
    • Beef Biryani

      Boneless beef sauteed in herbs, mild spices, cooked with saffron basmati rice, almonds, and raisins. Served with raita.
      $14.50
    • Shrimp Biryani

      Saffron basmati rice sauteed with shrimp, herbs, spices, and nuts. Served with raita.
      $17.95
    • Vegetable Biryani

      Served with raita on the side. A combination of garden fresh vegetables sauteed in herbs and mild spices, cooked with saffron basmati rice, almonds and raisins.
      $12.95
  • Vegetable Specialties

    • Mixed Vegetable Curry

      A variety of fresh seasonal vegetables sauteed with tomatoes and onions. Served with basmati rice.
      $11.95
    • Navratan Korma

      Assortment of fresh vegetables cooked with a creamy almond and cashew sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $11.95
    • Aloo Gobi Masala

      Delicately hand pulled fresh cauliflower and potatoes sauteed with onions and tomatoes in the flavored sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
    • Dhan Saag

      Spinach cooked with yellow lentils and delicately spiced. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
    • Baingan Bharta

      Classic vegetarian dish of roasted, peeled eggplant pureed with fresh onions, tomatoes, and spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
      Vegetarian
    • Bhendi Masala

      Fresh cut baby okra made with Northern Indian style dry onions, and tomato-based sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
    • Dal Makhani

      Several varieties of creamed lentils and delicately ground spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
    • Malai Kofta

      Mixed vegetable ball simmered in tomatoes and cream based sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $11.95
    • Paneer Makhani

      Cubes of fresh cheese stewed in a creamy tomato gravy. Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
    • Matar Paneer

      Cheese cubes and green peas cooked with sweet spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
    • Aloo Matar

      Potatoes, green peas cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and herbs in a flavorful sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
    • Saag Paneer

      Cubes of cheese and spinach cooked with sweet spices. Served with basmati rice.
      $12.95
    • Aloo Saag

      Potatoes, spinach cooked in curry sauce, and herbs. Served with basmati rice.
      $11.95
    • Chana Masala

      Chickpeas cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and herbs in a flavorful sauce. Served with basmati rice.
      $10.95
  • Breads

    • Tandoori Naan

      Leavened bread baked in flaming charcoal clay oven made with enriched white flour.
      $2.75
    • Tandoori Roti

      Unleavened wheat flour bread baked in a charcoal clay oven.
      $2.75
    • Lachha Paratha

      Multi-layered whole wheat bread.
      $2.95
    • Puri

      Light fluffy bread.
      $3.25
    • Onion Kulcha

      Leavened bread stuffed with fresh onion and coriander baked in a clay oven.
      $3.25
    • Garlic Naan

      Light bread stuffed with fresh crushed garlic and coriander and baked in the tandoor.
      $3.75
    • Peshwari Naan

      Naan stuffed with cherry, coconut, almonds, and raisins.
      $4.50
    • Cheese Naan

      Naan stuffed with cheese.
      $4.25
    • Minced Potatoes Stuffed Naan

      Naan stuffed with your choice of minced potatoes.
      $4.50
    • Ground Beef Stuffed Naan

      Naan stuffed with your choice of ground beef.
      $4.50
    • Pudina Paratha

      Multi-layered whole wheat bread with mint.
      $3.25
    • Basket of Assorted Breads

      A combination of tandoori naan, onion kulcha, and lacha paratha.
      $7.95
  • Accompaniments

    • Raita

      Yogurt with cucumber, tomato, and herbs.
      $2.95
    • Mango Chutney

      Sweet and sour mango relish.
      $2.95
    • Mixed Pickle

      Hot and spicy.
      $2.50
      Spicy
    • Assorted Condiments

      Raita, mango chutney, and mixed pickle.
      $6.95
    • Side Order of Rice

      $3.50
  • Beverages

    • Soft Drink

      $2.95
    • Mango Lassi

      $3.95
    • Sweet Lassi

      $3.50
    • Salt Lassi

      $3.50
    • Bottled Water

      $2.95
  • Desserts

    • Rice Kheer

      A famous Indian sweet dish made of milk, rice, and fruit. Flavored with cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, and clove.
      $4.95
    • Gulab Jamun

      Popular Indian delicacy of a deep fried honey ball.
      $4.95
    • Rasmalai

      Traditional Indian dessert made of soft cheese patties in a rich creamy milk.
      $5.95