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Saffron Indian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
$4.95
Khekda Bhajiya
Crispy fried onions in a chickpea batter
$5.95
Palak Pokoda
Spinach leaves dipped in chick pea batter and fried
$7.95
Paneer Pakoda
Indian cheese dipped in chickpea batter and fried
$12.95
Jhinga Fry
Spicy marinated shrimp dredged in rice flour and fried
$2.95
Masala Papad
Traditional crunchy wafer with onion, tomato and cilantro
$1.95
Roasted Papad
Traditional crunchy wafer
RAITAS
Vegetarian, yogurt-based cold salad, traditionally served with dinner to compliment spicy food
$4.95
Cucumber
Roasted peanuts, roasted cumin powder, cilantro
$4.95
Pineapple
Roasted cumin powder, cilantro
$4.95
Mixed Vegetable
Tomato, onion, cucumber with crushed roasted peanuts
BREADS
$3.95
Garlic Naan $4.95
Naan
Soft Indian bread, brushed with butter
$2.95
Roti
Indian flatbread, brushed with butter
$4.95
Aloo Paratha
Indian bread stuffed with spicy potato filling
$4.95
Poori
Fried Indian bread
$4.95
Dosa
Made with rice flour (special request)
PLATES FOR ONE
These plates are traditionally served as a small meal
$14.95
Lamb Kheema Plate
comes with 1 roti, small serving of jeera rice, fine chopped onions, and lemon wedge
$12.95
Chana Bhatoora Plate
Chana Masala with 2 pieces bhatoora (fried bread), fine chopped onions, lemon wedge
$12.95
Poori Bhaji
Aloo Mutter with 4 poori (fried roti)
RICE & MAIN COURSE
All main served with a small side of Jeera rice. Extra side of Jeera rice $1.95 / $3.95; OR substitute Sharmila's signature rice with saffron, cashews, cilantro and raisins $3.95 / $5.95
Sm $9.95
Lg $15.95
Aloo Mutter**
Potatos and peas in a spicy brown gravy
Sm $9.95
Lg $16.95
Sabj Bahar*
Mixed vegetables & fresh paneer (Indian cheese) in a mild creamy curry
Sm $9.95
Lg $15.95
Daal*
Indian lentils cooked with hot garlic and chili seasoning
Sm $9.95
Lg $16.95
Palak Paneer*
Flavorful spinach curry with chunks of Paneer
Sm $9.95
Lg $14.95
Chana Masala**
Chickpeas in a spicy curry
Sm $12.95
Lg $20.95
Lamb Curry**
Cooked tender in a spicy curry
Sm $12.95
Lg $20.95
Lamb Kheema**
Ground lamb meat soft-cooked in special spices
Sm $11.95
Lg $18.95
Murg Tikka Masala*
Marinated chicken cooked in a creamy cashew and tomato sauce
Sm $12.95
Lg $20.95
Jhinga Koliwada**
Shrimp in a spicy coconut fisherman's curry
Sm $12.95
Lg $19.95
Murg Saagwala*
Chicken in a creamy spinach curry
SHARMILA'S CHUTNEYS
3 chutneys for $3.95; Ask your server which chutneys are available today
Mango
Coconut*
Roasted Peanut & Garlic*
Mint
Chile Pepper**
seasonal peppers
Dry Peanut
Tomato
DESSERT
$4.95
Payasam
Soft cooked basmati rice in milk with cardamom, saffron, nuts and raisins
$4.95
Ice Cream
Ask your server for current flavors
LUNCH THALI PLATTER
Available from 11am - 3pm
$14.95
Vegetarian or Meat
Choice of two Main Plates. Includes: Sharmila's chutney, Roti, Raita, Rice, Dessert. Main plates (see above menu): Aloo Mutter, Sabj Bahar, Daal, Palak Paneer, Chana Masala, Lamb Curry, Lamb Kheema, Murg Tikka Masala, Jhinga Koliwada, Murg Saagwala
NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
$5.25
Lassi
Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana
$3.95
Masala Chai
Traditional Indian Chai brewed with fresh ginger and fresh ground spices
SODA & TEAS
$2.25
Coke
Diet Coke
Sprite
Fanta Orange
Root Beer
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
About
Authentic Indian food in a beautiful atmosphere in downtown Juneau, Alaska. All spice are ground each day. Lamb & Chicken organic, free-range. Fish is fresh and local during season. Vegetarian, vegan options. Catering available.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We love Indian food, so while in Juneau we had lunch here. We weren't even sure it was open at first, as the street in front of it was completely torn up & being replaced, but it was open. Needless to say, there were not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathair
Reviewed September 18, 2018

While it has been a stretch to consider this a traditional indian restaurant in light of the lack of traditional indian fare, have eaten here a number of times and have noticed that the quality of the food has deteriorated significantly. This cumlinated in the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Praveen M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

wide selection of traditional; indian dishes served by pleasant staff and nice surroundings with reasonable prices make this restaurant a top recommendation for juneau

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jackpine2
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We walked across the street from the Baranof Hotel and enjoyed some very good Indian Comfort Food. The restaurant was quiet and the service excellent. Would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We are not all that with Indian food and weren't really sure what we would like. The server was knowledgeable, helpful and patient. There were a lot of locals there. Not a tourist trap type of place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andrea M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Lively atmosphere, great service, good Indian food! Our group of 6 ordered several different options and shared with each other. The mango lassi is the drink of the gods!! Palak Paneer, Chana Masala, Lamb Curry, Murg Tikka Masala, Daal, and Naan were wonderfully flavorful with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 804stacye
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I went there twice during my stay in Juneau. I’ve spent time in India, so I have a baseline of quality Indian food. The first day we went was great. The curry was fresh, flavorful, and filled with paneer. We also had an appetizer with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I had a great experience here today. I stopped by and ordered the lamb curry. The flavors were so good. I thought it was one of my favored lamb curries. It was busy and I could tell people were enjoying their food. The staff was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TWRoyal
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We held our big family feast here after my step-son graduated from high school in May. The setting is colorful and festive. There is a wide range of vegan and meat options, both spicy and mild. The naan is really very delicious. Family style meals...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank EliseMarieT
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

11 friends and family went and we all shared our food. I tried everything ordered and loved all if it. Dishes are spicy but delicious. My o my complaint is how slow they are but...it was worth the wait.

Date of visit: June 2018
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