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Taj Mahal Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

APPETIZERS​
Vegetarian choice
$4.99
Chilli Pakora
Stuffed​ jalapeno dipped in light chickpeas batter and deep-fried. A medium spiced starter.
$4.99
Vegetable Pakora
Cauliflower, potatoes, onion, green pepper and spinach fritters, mixed with chickpeas flour and deep fried.
$4.99
Onion Bhajia
Spring onion fritters, mixed with chickpeas flour and deep fried.
$4.99
Samosa
Vegetable turnover, stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes and green peas.
$7.99
Veggie Choice
A​ combination of samosa, vegetables pakora, aloo tikki, onion bhajia and papadum.
$7.99
Paneer Pakora
Deep fried homemade cheese battered with chickpeas flour and breadcrumb.
$8.99
Paneer Chatpatta
Grated homemade cheese stir fried with fresh onion, tomatoes and green pepper tangy in taste.
$4.99
Chana Chat
A tangy combination of chickpeas, potatoes and onion tossed in tamarind sauce sprinkled with black salt, served cold.
$1.99
Papadum
Thin crispy wafers made out of lentils with specs of black pepper.
SOUPS​
$3.99
Lentils Soup
Our hearty stew of lentils and ginger.
$3.99
Palak Soup
Refreshingly delicious soup made with spinach, cream base.
$3.99
Chicken Soup
A traditional indian soup made with chicken, cream base.
$3.99
Tomato Soup
Fresh grounded tomato with cilantro, ginger and touch of cream.
$3.99
Mulligataweni
Traditional indian soup made with chicken, mixed vegetables, ginger and herbs.
BREADS​
$2.99
Tandoori Roti
Traditional flat whole wheat bread baked in a clay oven.
$2.99
Naan
Leavened homeade soft bread baked in clay oven.
$3.99
Stuffed Naan
Aloo naan, onion naan, garlic naan, keema (lamb) naan or paneer naan.
$4.99
Taj Naan
Stuffed with potatoes, peas, onion, garlic, keema (lamb) and cheese.
$4.99
Peshawari Naan
Stuffed with a mixture of blended cashews, raisins, pistachios and coconuts.
$2.99
Lachha Paratha
Multi layered whole wheat flat bread cooked on grill.
$3.99
Stuffed Paratha
Multi layered whole wheat flat bread, cooked on grill with choice of stuffing - potatoes or mix - vegetable or spinach or radish.
$2.99
Poori
One​ big piece of soft pillow bread kid's favorite.
$7.99
Mini Combo Naan
A combination of garlic, onion and plain naan.
TRADITIONAL ENTREES​
The following are some of the commonly known as well as popular names of entrees of North Indian cuisine. The ingredient, spices and cooking patterns are exactly the same where as you can choose your choice of meat or seafood.
Chicken $13.99
Lamb $15.99
Shrimp $16.99
Tilapia fish $15.99
Curry
Contrary to common assumption curry is not a single spice but the "gravy of the dish" which is blend of spices of different combination. We present our version with onion, garlic, ginger and fresh tomatoes.
Tikka Masala
Masala​ is a hearty blend of tangy tomatoes with aromatic herb and spices. White meat chicken or cube of lamb leg meat or shrimp or salmon is charbroiled in a clay oven then cooked in the sauce with a touch of light cream to bring out the intricate flavor and exotic fragrance of the spices.
Chicken $13.99
Lamb $15.99
Shrimp $16.99
Crabmeat $18.99
Biryani
Biryani is favorite dish from Hydrabad in South India; We stir-fry meat or seafood with onion, ginger, garlic, red pepper, cashews, raisins and spices. Rice added and steamed together to spread the flavors in to every morsel.
Chicken $14.99
Lamb $16.99
Shrimp $17.99
Shammi Korma
This is a true muglai (royal) delight. A creamy, blended lightly sweet and spicy sauce with the delicate flavor of cardamoms, cashews and raisins add to its nutty taste.
Chicken $13.99
Lamb $15.99
Shrimp $16.99
Vindaloo
For the true adventurer and one with passion for spicy food. This version of the curry contains chunks of potatoes in a tangy and spicy sauce. A favorite of the gorkhas of nepal.
Chicken $13.99
Lamb $15.99
Shrimp $16.99
Crabmeat $18.99
Saag
Saag means spinach or other greens. We cook chopped spinach in low heat until it is almost dry. Then saute it with onion, ginger, garlic and particular spices with a touch of light cream.
Chicken $13.99
Lamb $15.99
Shrimp $16.99
Crabmeat $18.99
Jal-Freji
A traditional marriage of meat and vegetables. We start with chicken or lamb or shrimp, fresh cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, green pepper and tomatoes, then saute them with fresh ginger, garlic, cardamoms, cloves and spices.
CHICKEN ENTREES​
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; extra rice for 1.99.
$14.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Chicken Makhani
Mild dish from northern India. Charcoal grilled dark meat chicken cooked in creamy butter sauce.
$13.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Mango Chicken
An exotic treat of the day. Sweet and sour delight of tender chicken cooked with tropical mango sauce.
$14.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Kadai Chicken
Chicken cooked in a wok with onion, tomatoes, green pepper, red pepper, ginger, garlic and indian herbs.
$14.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Chicken Tandoori
Half chicken marinated in yogurt and spices for 12 hours. Baked on skewers in tandoori oven to perfection, the healthy ways to barbecue chicken.
$14.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Taj Chicken
Boneless chicken breast marinated in yogurt, fresh spices and lemon juice then barbecued in clay oven.
$14.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Malai Kabab
A juicy tender delicacy that melts in your mouth. Chicken breast marinated with cream cheese, sour cream and cardamom, charbroiled in clay oven.
$1.99
Raita
$1.99
Mango Chutney
$1.99
Mint Chutney
LAMB ENTREES​
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; extra rice for 1.99.
$16.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Rogan Josh
Cube of boneless lamb cooked with ginger, garlic, yogurt sauce and other spices.
$16.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Lamb Lababdar
Tender cube of lamb cooked in delicious lababdar sauce with mint flavor.
$19.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Lamb Chops
Prime rib chops of Australian lamb is marinated in sour cream, ginger, lime juice and some specific spices, grilled in tandoor and serve on light creamy sauce with grilled vegetables.
$16.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Boti Kabab
Tender morsels of lamb legs marinated in exotic spices and broiled in tandoor. Serve in hot iron pan. Exotic fragrance of the spices.
SEAFOOD ENTREES​
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; extra rice for 1.99.
$17.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Shrimp Lababdar
Black tiger shrimp cooked in lababdar sauce with mint flover.
$19.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Tandoori Prawn
Tender​ jumbo shrimp marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and a combination of spices then broiled in tandoor.
$19.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Crab Malabar
A specialty from Malabar coast of India. colossal lump crabmeat sauteed with onion, tomatoes and a touch of cream and coconut milk.
VEGETABLE ENTREES​
All entrees are served with basmati rice on the side; extra rice for 1.99.
$10.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Chana Masala
Chick peas steamed with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion and spices.
$12.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Navarattan Korma
A traditional merging of nine gems-fresh cauliflower, carrot, red pepper, home made cheese, green peas, potatoes, cashews and raisins, sauteed with ginger, garlic, onion, cardamom, clove and special spices.
$11.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Palak (Saag) Paneer
Chopped spinach is cooked in low heat, tossed with ginger, garlic, onion together with appreciate spices. Cubes of home made cottage cheese are added in a steaming blend of cream. More choices of aloo, chana or mushroom.
$12.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Malai Kofta
A true muglai delight-freshly minced vegetables, home made cheese, cashews and raisin`s balls, cooked in creamy onion and tomato and cashew sauce with touch of saffron.
$12.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Matter Paneer
Fresh home made cubes of cottage cheese lightly fried and cooked with green peas in onion, tomato and cashew sauce.
$13.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Shahi Paneer
Chunks of homemade cheese sauteed with ginger, garlic, onion and spices, cooked in creamy tomato and cashews sauce. Garnished with cashews and raisins.
$12.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Tandoori Gobi
Whole​ cauliflower marinated with appropriate spices for 24 hours, then cooked in clay oven. Our chef's special.
$12.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Tawa Khara Vegetables
Seasonal fresh vegetables are stir-fried on minimum olive oil with a touch of garlic, ginger and mustard seed.
$11.99
Basmati rice $+1.99
Aloo Gobi
Fresh​ cauliflowers and potatoes cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic and other spices.
OUR OWN SPECIAL​
$19.99
Mixed Grill
A combination platter of chicken tandoori seekh kabab, chicken tikka, chicken malai kabab, boti kabab and tandoori prawn.
$17.99
Taj Biryani Combination
A special version with chicken, lamb, shrimp, and crabmeat stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, red pepper, cashews, raisins and spices. Rice is added and steamed together to spread the flavors into every morsel.
$14.99
Tawa Chicken
Chunks of white meat chicken are stir fried with onions, ginger, green pepper and cilantro along with garlic, cumin seed and the hint of olive oil.
$11.99
Bombay Aloo
Chunks of skinless boiled potatoes fried with different indian herbs, spices, onions, tomato and lemon juice. Unique for vegetarian.
$16.99
Khara Masala Lamb
Tender chunks of lamb leg stir-fried with a semi-circular motion known as bhooning with shredded ginger, garlic, green pepper and cardamom pods.
$14.99
Goan Chicken
Chunks of boneless chicken thigh cooked with onions, tomatoes, and coconut cream, flavored by basic Indian spices (ginger, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander). a specialty of South India.
$18.99
Special Scallops
Stir fried scallop with fresh vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, red peppers, peas and carrots. Hint of garlic and blended masala.
$12.99
Malai Methi Gobi Matter
Cauliflower and peas cooked with fenelcreek in mild malai sauce.
$13.99
Kadai Paneer
Homemade​ indian cheese stir fried with red onion, red and green pappers, ginger, garlic and kadai sauce.
DESSERTS​
$3.99
Kheer
Loved by dadaji (grandfather) everywhere but everyone's favorite. Basmati rice pudding.
$3.99
Gulab Jamun
Deep fried home made cheese balls in honey syrup.
$3.99
Rasmalai
Home made cheese patties which melts in your mouth, cooked in milk syrup.
$3.99
Gajar Ka Halwa
Grated carrots cooked with milk, dry nuts and cardamom.
$3.99
Ice Cream
Indian​ mango ice cream or pistachio ice cream.
About
For over 15 years the Taj Mahal restaurant has offered customers a unique and truly authentic Indian dining experience. Owner, Mani Sharma has built his reputation by providing deliciously prepared Indian food in a relaxing and authentic atmosphere.
PRICE RANGE
$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Indian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food are excellent for the price. When travelling from Tennessee my wife said we had to go back here to eat. She is very picky when it comes to Indian food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tobler43
Reviewed July 5, 2018

My wife and I were in Lancaster for a weekend getaway / anniversary. I had already chosen Taj Mahal secretly and without looking at reviews... As we pulled into the parking lot, I felt slightly nervous. It sits back next to whatever shop is next...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank IkeS25
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Tuesday evening at 6pm and the restaurant is over a third full. Good menu to choose from and the quality of the food is excellent. The service from all the staff was tremendous and they all looked great in traditional Indian dress. My only negative...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank paulpH985FQ
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and very good vegetarian options. Nice live Sitar music and neatly maintained rest rooms.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GenuineReviewsHere
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my wife to try something new ! We both like Indian food so she didn't have to ask me twice...Lol We came on a Sunday and enjoyed their buffet. They offered a cream tomato soup and chicken tandoori to naan and salads....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Orlando Z
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We went here around 8:30 on a Saturday night and had a wonderful experience. There was a man playing the Sitar at the front of the restaurant and the music was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I appreciated that they...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank PingPongButterfly
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We went here for a Sunday lunch. The food was mediocre - not bad, not great. On the plus side, they had a nice variety of chutneys and even labeled them by heat index. There was maybe eight hot entrees, including chicken tikka masala (usually...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank saavychic
Reviewed April 18, 2018

If you want to try Indian food the Monday night tasting buffet at the Taj Mahal is a good place to start. They normally have a soup which on this occasion was an Indian vegetable soup. The buffet table isn't very large but had both...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Carl H
Reviewed March 5, 2018

A favorite and for so many reasons. For lunch, the buffett for $11, with desserts and Naan and plenty of vegatarian (vegan too maybe) options. For dinner, Paneer Saag, Tandori Chicken, Peshwari Naan and many other dishes are savory, wholesome and so flavorful, with heat/spiciness...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank livinintha
Reviewed February 26, 2018

we got there around 5:15Pm and were seated promptly with no wait. the food was excellent and came out rather quickly. the portions were big and we both took home leftovers!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Michelle B
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