VEGAN MENU

All our food is natural, additives free & freshly prepared. Most items can be prepared VEGAN & JAIN

For special business luncheons or dinners for groups, Please enquire us

Soups and Salad

Rasam — $5.95

Traditional south indian spiced lentil & tomato essence soup

Tomato soup — $6.95

Fresh harvest tomato soup with grean peas & light spices

Mixed vegetable soup — $6.95

Mixed harvest vegetable soup with light spices

Sambar — $5.95

Traditional lentil bean soup with Indian spices

Mulligatawny soup — $6.95

Delicious blend of beans with tomato, lemon & herbs

Katchumber — $7.95

Chopped vegetable salad mixed in a mildly spiced vinegar & lemon dressing

Appetizers

Idli $7.45
Steamed lentil and rice mix cakes served with sambar & coconut chutney


Rasam or sambar idli $8.95
Choice of Idli or vada dunked in a bowlful of rasam/ sambar & served with coconut chutney


Upma$9.95
Indian polenta (cream of wheat) with onion, chilies, ginger, spices & nuts


Alu Bonda $8.95
Fried potato fritters served with coconut chutney & sambar


Mix Pakoda$11.95
Mildly spiced, chick pea flour vegetable fritters served with tangy & spicy chutney. Choice of spinach, onion, cottage cheese, chilly fritters or mixed pakoda platter


Plaintain bhajia$8.95
Fried green raw banana coated in chick pea flour served with tangy & spicy chutney


Masala cashew nuts$9.95
Madras style fried spicy cashew nuts


Medu vada$7.45
Fried lentil flour donuts served with coconut chutney & sambar


Spinach/ Paneer/ Chilly Pakoda$9.95
Mildly spiced, chick pea flour vegetable fritters served with tangy & spicy chutney. Choice of spinach, onion, cottage cheese, chilly fritters or mixed pakoda platter

Masala vada$9.95
Spiced & crunchy fritters made of bengal gram dal served with sambar & coconut chutney


Idli & vada combo$7.45
1 each of idli (no. 8) & medu vada (no. 9) served with sambar & coconut chutney


Alu tikki / spinach tikki $9.95
Fried spiced potato/ spinach fritters coated with bread crumbs served with tangy & spicy chutney


Bhajia Platter $10.95
Assorted fried vegetables: potato, eggplant, onion, bell pepper, cottage cheese & plantain coated in chick pea flour served with tangy & spicy chutney


Papadam $2.95
Delicately spiced thin lentil wafers served with tangy & spicy chutney/ topped with onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, chilies & cilantro


Assorted hor d/oeuvres$13.95
Assortment of item nos.15, 16, 17, 25, 26


Masala papadam$3.95
Delicately spiced thin lentil wafers served with tangy & spicy chutney/ topped with onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, chilies & cilantro

Chaat Special

Street food from various parts of India

Alu chaat — $8.95
Delhi style fried potatoes tossed with onions, chilies, spices & cilantro


Chotpoti — $11.95
Bengali street snack made of dried green lentils, tangy chutney, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, chilies & spices


Samosa — $6.95
Crisp turnovers filled with spiced potatoes & peas served with tangy & spicy chutney / turnovers in chick peas, tangy sauce, yogurt & spices


Pani Poori — $7.95
Crisp puffed pastries filled with potatoes, chick peas, spicy mint water & tangy sweet sauce


Bhel Poori — $7.95
Bombay style mix of puffed rice, crispy sev, rice flour crisps, peanuts, onions, tomatoes, tangy & spicy chutney topped with cilantro

Chhole chaat — $11.95
Boiled chick peas tossed with onions, potatoes, tangy & spicy chutney, spices & topped with yogurt & crispy sev


Kachori — $8.95
Gujarati snack made of different pea fritters served with tangy & spicy chutney


Samosa chaat — $7.95
Crisp turnovers lled with spiced potatoes & peas served with tangy & spicy chutney / turnovers in chick peas, tangy sauce, yogurt & spices


Sev Poori — $7.95
Crisp flat breads topped with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, tangy & spicy chutney topped with crispy sev & cilantro


Papri chaat — $8.95
Crisp flat breads topped with yogurt, potatoes, onions, tangy & spicy chutney topped with crispy sev & cilantro

Utthappam

Rice and lentil pancakes served with sambar, coconut & tomato chutney

Plain utthappam — $10.95


Onion & pepper utthapam — $11.95


Pepper & peas utthapam — $11.95


Mixed vegetable utthapam — $12.95
Onions, tomatoes, peas & carrots

Onion & peas utthapam — $11.95


Onion & tomato utthapam — $11.95


Pepper / Onion utthapam — $11.95


Coconut utthapam — $12.95

Dosai

Rice & lentil crepes served with sambar, coconut & tomato chutney. Masala is made of mildly spiced potatoes & peas.

Sada(Plain) Dosai — $10.95


Butter Sada Dosai — $11.45


Onion Masala Dosai — $12.95


Mysore Sada Dosai — $11.95
Spiced crepe


Paper Sada Dosai — $12.95
Gigantic size crepe

Masala Dosai — $11.95


Butter Masala Dosai — $12.45
 

Onion Sada Dosai — $11.95
 

Mysore Masala Dosai — $12.95
Spiced crepe

 

Paper Masala Dosai — $13.95
Gigantic size crepe

Rava Dosai

Cream of wheat and rice crepes

Sada(Plain) Rava Dosai — $11.95


Onion Sada Rava Dosai — $12.95


Mysore Sada Rava Dosai — $12.95

Spiced rava crepe with onions


Madras Sada Rava Dosai — $12.95
Spiced rava crepe with onions & hot chilly


Coconut Sada Rava Dosai — $13.95

Masala Rava Dosai — $12.95


Onion Masala Rava Dosai — $13.95
 

Mysore Masala Rava Dosai — $13.95

Spiced rava crepe with onions

Madras Masala Rava Dosai — $13.95
Spiced rava crepe with onions & hot chilly

Coconut Masala Rava Dosai — $14.95

Specialty Dosai

Served with a side of masala (except Cone dosai)

Cone dosai — $11.95

Kid's special plain dosai in cone shape
 

Spinach dosai — $13.95

Rice and lentil crepe topped with spinach paste. Nutritional twist for a balanced diet

Mung dal dosai— $13.95

Green lentil crepe that is high in protein & helps in maintaining weight


Ragi dosai — $14.95

Super healthy millet crepe with onions, cabbage, & cilantro. Helps in maintaining weight & has low glycemic index

Pondicherry masala dosai — $14.95
Pondicherry special rice and lentil crepe with onions, tomatoes, green chilies & spicy sauce

Sabzi

Served with basmati rice

Aloo sukhi bhaaji$13.95
Gujarati style dry potato vegetable with spices


Alu palak$13.95
Diced potatoes cooked in a thick gravy of spinach with cream & spices


Alu baingan$13.95
Potatoes & eggplant cooked with tomatoes, onions & spices


Kala channa$13.95
Black chick peas cooked with tomatoes, onions & spices


Channa masala $13.95
Chick peas cooked with onions & spices


Bhindi masala$13.95
Okra sauteed with onions, tomatoes & spices


Whole mung$13.95
Gujarati style green lentils cooked with tomatoes, onions & spices


Vegetable kurma $13.95
South Indian style vegetables cooked in coconut curry and spices

Alu mutter$13.95
Potatoes gently cooked with green peas & spices


Alu gobi$13.95
Potatoes & cauliflower cooked with spices


Alu channa$13.95
Potatoes & chick peas cooked with spices


Channa saag$13.95
Chick peas & spinach cooked with cream & spices


Gobi masala$13.95
Cauliflower cooked with tomatoes & spices


Undhiyu $13.95
Gujarati special: potatoes, eggplant, yam & snow peas cooked

with spices


Baingan bhartha$13.95
Mashed eggplant cooked with onions, tomatoes & hot spices


Jeera dal$13.95
Lentils cooked with mild Indian spices

Rice

Tamarind / lemon / tomato rice — $12.95

Favorites from South India

Kashmiri pulav — $14.95

Basmati rice cooked with raisins, cashews & vegetables served with raita

Vegetable fried rice — $12.95

Basmati rice cooked with spring onions, cabbage, carrots, green peas & spices


Mixed Vegetable Biryani — $14.95

Basmati rice cooked with spiced vegetables & served with raita

Bread

Whole Wheat Indian style breads (Non-dairy)

Chappati (1 pc) — $2.95

Flat bread topped with oil

Lachha paratha — $5.95

Multi layered & flaky bread


Poori (2pcs) — $7.95

Deep fried puffed bread

Phulka (Roti) (1pc) — $2.95

Oil free flat thin bread


Alu / peas / mixed vegetable paratha — $9.95

Bread stuffed with mildly spiced potatoes/ mildly spiced peas/ mildly spiced mixture of potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, string beans served with raita & pickle

Poori masala — $9.95

Deep fried puffed bread served with mildly spiced mashed potatoes

Lunch Thali's

Business Luncheon Specials (Monday - Friday) 12pm - 3pm

Chef's Special Thali — $10.95

Idli (1), medu vada (1), dosai (choice of masala or onion or mysore or butter dosai or onion utthapam) with sambar, tomato chutney, coconut chutney & gulab jamun (1)

Chef's Special Thali / with Rava Masala — $11.95

Idli (1), medu vada (1), dosai (choice of masala or onion or mysore or butter dosai or onion utthapam) with sambar, tomato chutney, coconut chutney & gulab jamun (1)

Thali / Combination platter

Whole Wheat Indian style breads (Non-dairy)

Royal Thali — $19.95

Chef's special vegetables (2), samosa, dal, rice raita, tangy sauce, chappati & rice pudding

Madras Thali — $19.95

Chef's special vegetable (1), porial, plain rice, lemon / tamarind rice, yogurt, poori, rasam, sambar, pickle, papadam & gulab jamun

Mysore Special Thali — $19.95

Idli, vada, mini onion utthappam, mini masala dosai, coconut chutney, sambar & badam halwa

Daily Specials

Mini idli — $9.95

Mini steamed lentil and rice mix cakes served with sambar and coconut chutney

Chana bhatura — $16.95

Large puffed bread made of all-purpose flour served with chick peas and spicy curry

Fried idli — $9.95

Steamed and fried lentil and rice mix cakes served with sambar and coconut chutney​


Bisibele bhaat — $12.95

Rice cooked with lentils, vegetables and spices

Extra bhatura — $7.95

Large puffed bread made of all-purpose flour served with chick peas and spicy curry

Accompaniments

Veg Raita — $4.95

Cool yogurt with onion, cucumber, tomatoes, mint and cilantro

Plain rice — $4.95

Sambar — $2.95

Mango chutney / pickle / ghee — $1.95

Boondi Raita — $4.95

Cool yogurt with softened mini fried chickpea balls, mild spices & cilantro


Plain yogurt — $2.95

Chutney - coconut/ tomato/ dosa podi — $1.25

Desserts

Malai — $7.95

Indian ice cream prepared with sweetened milk & cream

Chocolate Dosai — $9.95

Rice & lentil crepe covered with delicious thick chocolate 

Kheer — $7.95

Rich rice pudding flavored with cardamon

Ras malai — $7.95

Cooked cottage cheese soaked in sweetened milk with nuts

Gulab jamun w/ ice cream — $8.45

Special fried cottage cheese balls in ghee & dunked in sugar syrup

Carrot halwa w/ ice cream — $8.95

Sweet dessert made of carrots, milk, ghee, sugar & cardamon

Pistachio kulfi — $9.95

Indian ice cream prepared with sweetened milk & pistachios

Mango kulfi — $7.95

Indian ice cream prepared with sweetened milk & mango


Vegan ice cream — $8.95

Choice of chocolate, mango, caramel & vanila flavors

Shrikhand — $7.95

Creamy Indian pudding made of yogurt, pistachio, cardamon & saffron

Gulab jamun — $6.95

Special fried cottage cheese balls in ghee & dunked in sugar syrup

Carrot halwa — $7.45

Sweet dessert made of carrots, milk, ghee, sugar & cardamon

Badam halwa — $9.95

Sweet rich dessert made of almonds, milk, ghee, sugar & saffron

Beverages

Soda — $2.95

Coke/ Diet Coke/ Coke Zero/ Pepsi/ Sprite/ Ginger Ale/ Club Soda

Sparkling water — $3.95

Moru — $5.95

Thin yogurt shake (butter milk) with onions & spices

Mango Lassi — $6.95

Yogurt shake blended with mangoes

Badam milk — $6.95

Creamy almond milk with almond slivers

Madras coffee — $4.45

Indian traditional filtered coffee boiled with milk

Homemade Lemonade — $5.95

Green Tea — $3.95

Ice Tea — $3.95

Mineral water — $2.95

Juice — $5.95

Alphonso Mango juice
 

Lassi — $5.95

Sweet/ salty / spicy yogurt shake

 

Mango milk shake — $6.95

Milk blended with mangoes

Coffee — $3.95

Masala tea — $3.95

Indian tea leaves boiled with milk & herbs

 

Tea — $3.95

Decaf Tea — $3.95

Fresh Coconut Water — $9.95

Bar

RED WINE BY THE BOTTLE (750 ML)

Galil Cabernet — $35

Tishbi Cabernet — $35

Gilgal Merlot — $35

Tishbi Merlot — $35

Yarden Merlot — $50

Tishbi Pinot Noir — $50

Hermon Red  — $35

Galil Syrah — $35

Gilgal Syrah — $35

Yarden Syrah — $50

Tishbi Shiraz — $45

WHITE WINE BY THE BOTTLE (750 ML)

Gilgal Chardonay — $40

Tishbi Chardonay — $35

Yarden Chardonay — $45

Yarden Muscat — $35

Tishbi Pinot Grigio — $35

Gilgal Riesling — $35

 

Tishbi Sauvignon Blanc — $35

Yarden Sauvignon Blanc — $45

Hermon White — $35

HOUSE WINE: Red/White by the glass $9.95

BEER

22 oz BOTTLE  — $9.95

12 oz BOTTLE  — $6.95

Flying Horse

Taj Mahal

1947 Corona  

Amstel Light

Becks 

Budweiser

Corona  

Heineken

Kingfisher

Stella

Pongal Restaurant

Specializes in Vegetarian food. Freshly prepared with the best ingredients, for those who live to eat not eat to live.

Our Location

110 Lexington Ave,
New York, NY 10016
212-696-9458

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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