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Zaika Indian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $19
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Menu

HOT APPETIZERS
$4.0
Vegetable Samosas (2 Pieces)
crisp patties with potatoes and peas with a subtle touch of indian spices
$5.0
Lamb Samosas (2 Pieces)
stuffed with minced lamb and garden peas
$5.0
Chicken Samosas (2 Pieces)
stuffed with minced chicken and garden peas
$3.0
Vegetable Tikki (2 Pieces)
little spicy vegetable patties
$6.0
Vegetable Pakora
assorted fresh vegetables deep fried in chick pea batter
$6.0
Paneer Pakora
home made cheese deep fried in chick pea batter
$6.0
Chicken Pakora
marinated chicken deep fried in chick pea batter
$8.0
Mix Platter
a selected and delicious combination of appetizers
COLD APPETIZERS
$4.0
Katchumber Salad
finely chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onions & coriander, tossed in herbs & spices
$5.0
Chat Papri
diced potatoes, chick peas, and onions served with puffed wheat wafers and garnished with yogurt and sweet tamarind sauce
$5.0
Panni Poori
indian spiced potato stuffed crisps served with tamarind sauce, and herb water
SOUP
$4.0
Fresh Soup Of The Day
lentil soup or coconut soup
LUNCHEON SPECIALS
all luncheon specials are served with saffroned basmati rice and padadam
$7.0
Chicken Curry
a traditional indian offering in all natural spices
$8.0
Lamb Curry
tender morsels of lamb served in a robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices
$8.0
Shrimp Curry
shrimp smothered with indian condiments
$8.0
Chicken Tikka Masala
tender boneless chicken, cooked in creamy tomato sauce with spic
$9.0
Shrimp Korma
shrimp pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices & nuts
$9.0
Lamb Saag
lamb cooked with fresh spinach, green coriander & other fragrant herbs
$7.0
Navaratan Korma
“nine vegetables” cooked with nine spices, nuts and cream sauce
$7.0
Saag Paneer
home made cheese cubes cooked in spinach and cream
$7.0
Alu Palak
potato cooked with spinach and cream
$7.0
Alu Chole
chick peas, soaked overnight and cooked gently with onions, herbs, tomatoes and potatoes
VEGETARIAN SPECIALTIES
$12.0
Matter Paneer
home made cheese cooked with peas fresh tomatoes, cream & flavored with indian spices
$12.0
Navaratan Korma
“nine vegetables” cooked with nine spices, nuts and cream sauce
$10.0
Dal Makhni
creamed lentils tempered with fresh herbs and seasoning
$12.0
Malai Kofta
vegetable balls cooked in mild indian spices and delicious gravy
$12.0
Saag Paneer
home made cheese cubes cooked in spinach and cream
$11.0
Alu Palak
potatoes cooked with spinach and cream
$11.0
Alu Chole
chick peas, soaked overnight and cooked gently with onions, herbs, tomatoes and potatoes
$12.0
Alu Gobi
fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with onions, ginger and cilantro
$12.0
Baigan Bharta
fresh eggplant baked on an open flame - gently tempered with aromatic herbs and spices
$11.0
Bhindi Masala
fresh okra stir fried with unique blend of spices with onions, tomatoes and selection of spices
CHICKEN SPECIALTIES
$12.0
Chicken Curry
a traditional indian offering in all natural spices
$14.0
Chicken Madras
boneless chicken cooked in a chili sauce, blended with indian spices and coconut
$14.0
Chicken Korma
succulent chicken pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices & nuts
$14.0
Chicken Tikka Masala
tender boneless chicken, cooked in creamy tomato sauce with spices
$13.0
Chicken Vindaloo
boneless chicken cooked in potatoes in a tangy sharp sauce
$13.0
Chicken Saag
curried chicken served on a flavorful bed of spinach and light cream
$13.0
Chicken Jalfrazi
boneless chicken cooked with onions, peppers and tomatoes, blended with spices
LAMB SPECIALTIES
$13.0
Lamb Curry
tender morsels of lamb served in a robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices
$14.0
Rogan Josh
tender morsels of lamb cooked in an onion sauce, with yogurt, and a unique blend of spices
$14.0
Lamb Saag
lamb cooked with fresh spinach, green coriander and other fragrant spices
$14.0
Lamb Vindaloo
lamb pieces cooked with potatoes in a sharply spiced gravy
$15.0
Lamb Boti Kebab Masala
juicy pieces of lamb, cooked in light sauce with tomatoes and spices
$15.0
Lamb Korma
cooked very gently with cream, herbs, spice & nuts
$15.0
Lamb Madras
lamb pieces cooked in a chili sauce, blended with indian spices and coconut
$14.0
Lamb Jalfrazi
lamb cooked with onion, peppers, tomatoes, and selection of spices
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
$15.0
Shrimp Curry
shrimp served in a curry of tomatoes, ginger, onion and spices
$17.0
Shrimp Korma
shrimp pieces gently simmered in cream with a selection of spices and nuts
$17.0
Tandoori Shrimp Masala
marinated shrimps cooked on intense heat in tandoori spices
$16.0
Shrimp Saag
shrimp cooked very gently in spinach, and other fragrant spices
$16.0
Shrimp Vindaloo
Shrimp cooked with potatoes in a sharply spiced gravy
$16.0
Shrimp Jalfarzi
shrimp cooked with onion, peppers, tomatoes, and selection of spices
$14.0
Fish Curry
Fish of the day cooked in a Robust curry of tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices
$15.0
Fish Masala
fish of the day cooked in a rich and aromatic sauce
TANDOORI SPECIALTIES
barbecued in clay oven
$12.0
Tandoori Chicken
spring chicken marinated in tandoori masala, then cooked to perfection, in the tandoor
$13.0
Chicken Tikka
tender boneless pieces of chicken gently flavored with spices and barbecued on a skewer
$14.0
Lamb Sheekh Kebab
minced lamb meat blended with special spices and herbs, cooked on skewer
$13.0
Chicken Sheekh Kebab
minced chicken meat blended with special spices and herbs, cooked on skewer
$15.0
Lamb Boti Kebab
tender cubes of lamb delicately barbecued on skewers
$19.0
Tandoori Mixed Grill
a delicious combination of chicken, lamb and seafood prepared on skewer
$17.0
Shrimp Kebab
delicately spiced shrimp cooked in tandoor and served on sizzler
RICE SPECIALTIES
all biryanis served with raita
Chicken $14.0
Lamb $15.0
Shrimp $16.0
Muglai Biryani
aromatic indian basmati rice cooked with fresh herbs nuts and spices, chicken, lamb, or shrimp
$14.0
Vegetarian Biryani
basmati rice cooked with fresh vegetables, and saffron, sprinkled with raisins and nuts
$8.0
Peas Pulao
aromatic basmati rice cooked with green garden peas and nuts
$3.0
Plain Saffroned Rice
a special kind of basmati rice grown in some parts of india
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

A nice selection of dishes at lunch for under $12. Actually the veggie Indian food was the best. I liked everything there and it was a very nice friendly place

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

This is really not Indian food. The buffet was not tasty at all. We left with a lighter pocket and an empty stomach. I ordered papdi chat which seemed to have old papdi. It was way too sweet.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank deepasatish
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I'm not a fan of Indian food, but this place is excellent. Loved the coconut Naan, had skewers (Lamb), very tasty. My only complaint is they always overlook the meat dishes, even when asked not too

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank RJ5745
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

I was going to make the ride to downtown New Haven for Indian food, however I'm so glad I tried this place instead. Not even 5 minutes from my hotel, I came in around 8pm and ordered to-go my favorite dish: chicken vindaloo. Some places...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank CalliopeKillDrive
Reviewed February 6, 2017

The food here is good and the service was quick. There is plenty of parking and the take-out business seems to be going well, given how many people seemed to be stopping by to pick up meals. My favorite dish of the night was the...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank tragent2016
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Zaika never fails to provide a delicious Indian meal for us to take home. Though it is also a restaurant, we've not yet had dinner there as we prefer takeout. The many authentic dishes are prepared with care, and packaged up nicely ususally with a...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank BobbieB853
Reviewed December 11, 2016

The Place is run by a Nepalese Family. The food is well prepared.Will recommend it if you are visiting or live around North haven, Wallingford area.The service is very Courteous & friendly. Both Vegetarian & Meat/ Chicken dishes are very good. Portions are quite large.

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank RbellBangalore
Reviewed October 16, 2016

This used to be my favorite Indian restaurant. However, I don't intend on going back again. My last two visits were very disappointing. There was absolutely nothing special about the food. This visit I tried the buffet again and again felt everything could have come...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank Charles C
Reviewed October 10, 2016

If you come with company of 4 people and share it is great! For two people portions are small. Maybe they should have veg / non veg combo dinner for 4 people $39.99 like other places in the area. You end up spending the same...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank 963beatab
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Zaika consistently provides very good food along with exceptional service. They have an excellent selection of vegetarian dishes, all of which I have tried and enjoyed... the eggplant being my favorite. When ordering from the menu I request "medium spicy" which has worked well for...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Elizabeth G
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