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Tarka Indian Kitchen

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#339 of 3,238 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Vegetable Samosas
Flaky pastry puffs stuffed with seasoned potatoes & green peas. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney
Samosa Chaat
Classic Indian street fare! Samosas topped with onions, garbanzo beans, raita, chutneys & roti crisps. An adventure for the taste buds!
Vegetable Pakoras
Potatoes, Cauliflower, Onions & Zucchini dipped & fried in a gram flour & roasted cumin batter. Served with minttamarind-yogurt chutney
Chicken Pakoras
Tender chicken strips deep fried in a seasoned chickpea flour batter. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney
Cup $2.5
Bowl $4.25
Mulligatawny Soup
Flavorful vegetables, lentils & chicken, pureed & infused with lemon juice, curry powder & coconut milk
Cup $2.25
Bowl $4.0
Madras Soup
Tomato-coconut soup cooked with Indian spices & finished with an aromatic tarka of onions, cumin & garlic
Chicken Kabob Salad
Freshly grilled chicken kabobs atop mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, chickpeas & roti crisps. Served with honey-tamarind dressing
Green Salad
Mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions & chickpeas, served with a choice of dressing
Baked fresh to order!
Leavened Indian flatbread
Garlic Naan
Coated with minced garlic, basil & seasoning
Unleavened whole wheat bread
Freshly sautéed ingredients stuffed inside a naan, perfectly toasted. Served with masala fries or a green salad
Curried Chicken
Shredded Lamb
Tarka Aloo
Juicy & flavorful creations served with grilled vegetables, basmati rice & minttamarind-yogurt chutney
Chicken Kabob
Tender chicken breast delicately seasoned in our chef's special marinade
Lamb Kabob
Juicy boneless lamb marinated in yogurt with fresh garlic & ginger, roasted cumin, herbs & spices
Combo Kabob
Can't decide? Get the best of both worlds with two skewers each of chicken & lamb
Basmati rice stir fried with ginger, garlic, onions & whole spices. Spiced to order (Mild, Med, Hot) & served with yogurt blended with roasted cumin, herbs & finely grated cucumbers, onions & potatoes
Served with basmati rice. Choose your favorite curry; Pick a protein; Select a spice level (Mild, Med, Hot)
Chicken $8.5
Lamb $9.0
Shrimp $9.25
Vegetables $7.75
Paneer $7.75
Tikka Masala
Mouthwatering creamy tomato curry infused with fresh herbs & ground spices
Chicken $8.5
Lamb $9.0
Shrimp $9.25
Vegetables $7.75
Paneer $7.75
Rich cashew almond pistachio cream sauce
Chicken $8.5
Lamb $9.0
Shrimp $9.25
Vegetables $7.75
Paneer $7.75
Pureed spinach sautéed with garlic & onions, delicately spiced & enriched with cream
Chicken $8.5
Lamb $9.0
Shrimp $9.25
Vegetables $7.75
Paneer $7.75
Coconut Curry
Smooth onion sauce infused with fresh ginger & garlic, finished with coconut milk & potatoes
Chicken $8.5
Lamb $9.0
Shrimp $9.25
Vegetables $7.75
Paneer $7.75
Tangy onion & tomato sauce sautéed with bell peppers & potatoes, finished with tamarind chutney
Served with a choice of apple juice, mango lemonade or fountain drink
Tikka Masala Curry Bowl
Chicken, veggies or paneer in a mild sauce over rice
Biryani Rice Bowl
Basmati rice stir fried with chicken, veggies or paneer
Kabob Bowl
Chicken or Lamb Kabob served with basmati rice or masala fries
Chicken Pakoras
Indian style chicken fingers served with rice or fries
Spiced to order (Mild, Med, Hot) & served with basmati rice
Saag Channa
A flavorful combination of our garbanzo bean curry & pureed spinach sautéed with garlic & onions
Malai Kofta*
Savory vegetable dumplings cooked in a rich tomato-onion curry sauce
Saag Aloo
Roasted potatoes & spinach tossed in a tarka of garlic, cumin & diced onions
Tarka Daal
Yellow lentils cooked with Indian spices & finished with an aromatic tarka of onions, tomatoes, cumin & coriander
Channa Masala
Zesty garbanzo bean curry with sautéed onions, tomatoes, garlic & ginger, garnished with cilantro
Mattar Paneer
Paneer cheese & green peas simmered in an onion curry with a touch tomato sauce & cream
Aloo Ghobi
Braised cauliflower & potatoes cooked with a fragrant blend of spices. A traditional north Indian favorite!
Vegetable Jalfrezi
A zesty stir fry of cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, green beans & cabbage, sautéed with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic & curry leaves
Ras Malai*
Delicate cheese patties served in sweetened cream infused with cardamom
Gulab Jaman
A traditional deep fried milk pastry served warm in a rosewater-honey syrup
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All reviews naan curry kabobs saag rice mulligatawny soup lamb fast food order at the counter heat level speedy service my dining partner take out simple menu love this place portions are generous austin area
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No chicken pieces in chicken tikka. A very small bowl, mostly filled with curry soup. Tiny chicken (like ground chicken) at the bottom of the bowl. Same thing for lamb Biriyani. Looks like made of ground lamb. No solid pieces. Bad taste. Vegetable tastes awkward....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank post1789
Reviewed February 16, 2019

My wife, daughter and I had lunch here because my daughter needs to eat gluten free and dairy free, and they have this kind of food here. I ate vegetarian, my wife had shish kabob. Can't remember what our daughter ate. Good food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bill B
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is one of my go-to Indian Restaurants. The menu is easy to order from and the service is fast and consistent. I’m not sure if it’s a chain or not. You stand in line to order and then they bring it to your table....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank THvacation
Reviewed January 9, 2019

we love this place....everything is tasty and portions are generous. we stop by often to eat there or to take out.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jennifersY4727LC
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed an evening together and we settled on Indian Food. We started with the Vegetable Naan which was very good. We also ordered Lamb Kabobs, Coconut Curry with Chicken, and Naan. Everything was really good except the Lamb Kabobs - the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 661darleneh
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This place is awesome. When I first went I Thought the prices were high until I Got the food. You got a lot for what you pay for. The customer service is at the top. There isn't anything wrong.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Veritas1Barcelona26
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We use to love to eat or take home food from Tarka off Brodie. I had not ordered for few months as we were traveling, and missed the authentic taste we are use to at this place. This past week, I called in an order...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Texmt
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Hard to find anything good here if I was pressed to it would be the interior decor and to go packaging. They say this is Indian and it may look Indian but it isn’t. It’s a very watered down version of Indian food which might...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Filo P
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

What more can I say besides quality food for a great price? The flavors are simple yet amazingly different from dish to dish. I have yet to have a dish here that wasnt delicious and the naan is some of the most consistently awesome naan...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Seanboy48
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The atmosphere in this establishment is excellent; clean, quiet and the service, whether you order online or order, is quick and friendly. The food makes you want to come back and tell others about it. I really appreciated the fact that I did not have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anna H
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