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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $25
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Menu

APPETIZER
Vegetable Samosa
flaky pastry stuffed delicately with spiced vegetables & herbs
3
Mixed Vegetable Bhaji
crispy light fritters with onion, potato and cauliflower
5
Onion Bhaji
crispy light onion fritters served with mint and tamarind chutney
4
Dahi Batata Puri
shallow fried potato cakes served on spiced chickpeas in yogurt and tamarind sauce
7
Grilled Portobello Mushroom
marinated portobello mushroom with mildly spiced homemade cheese and pickled onions
6
Reshmi Paneer Tikka
cubes of homemade cheese and diced sweet peppers tossed in a tangy tomato and aniseed dressing
8
Salmon Kachori
bran patties filled with smoked salmon & served with tamarind and cilantro chutney
9
Ajwainee Crab
jumbo lump crab sauteed with fresh curry leaves served with papaya sand ginger pickle
9
Chicken Pakora
tender strips of chicken seasoned with spices in gram flour batter & deep fried
7
Machchi Khybri
fish marinated with carom, ginger, garlic, chilies and garam masala, coated with rice & gram flour batter and deep fried
8
SOUPS
Vegetable Soup
vegetables & roasted organic tomatoes flavored with basil
4
Crab & Saffron Bisque
seasoned lump crab puree? flavored with saffron and fresh cream
8
Lamb Soup
thin soup of lamb simmered with fresh spices & fresh vegetables
6
SALADS
Nirvana Greens
medley of garden and field greens with your choice of vinaigrette, sun dried tomato or chili ginger dressing
6
Kachumber
familiar indian tossed salad consists of diced cucumbers, red onions and tomatoes
3
Tandoori Vegetable Salad
assortment of vegetables, cottage cheese, tomatoes & bell peppers tossed in almond & cashew dressing & grilled in tandoor
12
RICE
Saffron Rice Pulao
plain basmati rice finished with saffron, butter and cream
3
Tamarind Rice
tamarind flavored basmati rice with nuts, curry leaves and mustard leaves
5
Vegetable Biryani
mixed vegetables tossed with green herbs, aromatic rice and spices baked under a flaky crust
12
Mushroom Biryani
assorted mushroom tossed with green herbs, aromatic rice and spices
13
Chicken Biryani
chicken cooked with basmati rice and spices
16
Lamb Biryani
lamb cooked with basmati rice and spices
18
Shrimp Biryani
shrimp cooked with basmati rice and spices
19
BREAD
Naan
wheat crusty bread layered and buttered
2
Lacchedar Paratha
whole wheat bread plain and soft
3
Roti
whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and herbs
2
Aloo Paratha
whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and herbs
4
Onion Kulcha
delightful fine flour bread stuffed with onions
3
Garlic Naan
naan flavored with fresh garlic and herbs
3
Peshwari Naan
buttered fine flour bread stuffed with almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts
4
Malai Naan
naan filled with assorted cheeses, onions and chilies
3
Khumbi Naan
naan flavored with mushroom and truffle oil
3
Keema Naan
naan stuffed with seasoned ground lamb, fresh ginger and cilantro
5
GRILLED ITEMS
Murgh Zafrani
exotic variation of the traditional tandoori chicken. $18 half order
10
Murgh Tulsi Tikka
boneless pieces of chicken flavored with kings cumin, other spices and basil
19
Achari Murgh
boneless morsels of chicken breast in yogurt, fenugreek and pickling spices
18
Jhingri Tamatar
juicy jumbo prawns enhanced with sun dried tomatoes and tarragon
19
Lucknawi Seekh Kebab
minced lamb kebabs infused with burnt garlic, aromatic herbs and smoked cashew nuts
19
Gosht Boti Kebab
lamb medallions marinated in pomegranate and cardamom pickle
20
Fish Tikka
fish cooked in tandoor with carom and yogurt marinade accompanied by freshly sauteed vegetables
20
Murgh Malai Kabab
boneless pieces of chicken flavored with cream cheese, nutmeg & mace
19
Fish Tikka
white fish marinated in carom, spices & yogurt, cooked in tandoor, accompanied with sauteed vegetables
20
Rack Of Lamb
rack of spring lamb marinated in mustard and mint emulsion
28
SEAFOOD
Bhagari Jhinga
stir-fried shrimp in a cream of sun ripened tomatoes with a touch of black mustard paste
20
Machli Palak Ka Salan
poppy seed based fish curry with fresh spinach flavored with aniseed
9
Seafood Moilee
choice of fish or shrimp in a mild coconut sauce with mustard seed ginger and curry leaves
19
Seafood Madras
jumbo shrimps and fish cooked in madras spices & flavored with fresh curry leaves
20
Seafood Vindaloo
jumbo shrimps, fish & potatoes cooked in vindaloo sauce and aromatic spices
20
Salmon Dill Tikka
char grilled fillet of salmon simmered in a lemon caper sauce topped with dill cream
19
Shrimp Jalferezi
prawns cooked with onions, tomatoes, fenugreek, and sweet peppers
19
Tandori Shrimp Masala
prawns cooked in tandoor & immersed in spicy butter sauce
20
Konkan Crab Curry
lump crabmeat in spicy onion sauce, lemon grass & touch of wine vinegar
19
Shrimp Korma
jumbo shrimps cooked in almond and cashew sauce flavored with saffron
20
CHICKEN
Murgh Makhni
tandoori chicken tikka immersed in a spiced creamy butter sauce
19
Murgh Badami Korma
char grilled chicken cooked in an almond and cashew sauce flavored with saffron
19
Malwani Chicken Curry
coconut flavored green chicken curry from west india
19
Murgh Do Pyaza
cubes of boneless chicken cooked in an abundance of onions and spices
18
Nilgiri Murgh
traditional chicken cooked in a blend of spices with mixed greens and herbs
19
Chicken Dhansak
chicken, vegetables and lentil curry flavored with stat anise & fenugreek
19
Chicken Vindaloo
boneless pieces of chicken cooked with potatoes in vindaloo sauce and aromatic spices
19
Pahari Kukarh
chicken and potato in a fiery hot tomato sauce flavored with whole garam masala
19
Chicken Madrass
boneless chicken pieces cooked in madras spices, coconut milk and flavored with fresh curry leaves
19
Chicken Phal
boneless chicken pieces cooked in ginger, garlic and onion gravy with dry red hot peppers and green chilies
19
LAMB & GOAT
Goat/lamb Rogan Josh
succulent pieces of goat on the bone cooked in rich cardamom sauce, using tomatoes and rattan jog
lamb boneless18
Ahd-e-mughal
lamb delicacy made with aromatic kashmiri masala, yogurt & saffron dedicated to the mughal emperors
19
Ghost Bukhara
tender cuts of lamb cooked with apricot, fresh ginger, ground spices & herbs
20
Dhansak
lamb, vegetables and lentil curry flavored with star anise and fenugreek
20
Subz Gosht
lamb & green vegetable preparation, seasoned with lemon chutney
19
Goat/lamb Madras
succulent pieces of goat on the bone cooked in madras curry spices flavored with fresh curry leaves
18
Lamb Vindaloo
spicy lamb cooked with potatoes and hot aromatic spices
19
Keema Muttar
minced lamb with ginger garlic, selected herbs and mouth-watering spices
18
Boti Kebab Masala
lamb tikka immersed in spices creamy sauce
20
Lamb Korma
lamb cooked in almond and cashew sauce flavored with saffron
20
VEGETARIAN
Palak Paneer
curried spinach with homemade cheese and aromatic spices
12
Aloo Til Gobhi
potato and cauliflower florets tossed with onions and sesame seed
12
Navrattan Korma
garden fresh vegetables and nuts cooked in a cashew sauce
12
Saag Makkai Chilli
sauteed mixed greens with baby corn and red chilies
13
Baigan Bhurta
smoked eggplant delicacy cooked with onions and tomatoes
12
Bhindi Amchoori
okra cooked with onions, tomatoes and dry mango powder
12
Khumb Jalfrezi
mushroom cooked with onions
12
Khumb Vindaloo
mushroom cooked in very spicy vindaloo sauce
12
Subz-e-lazeez
fresh vegetables tossed in ripe tomatoes and herbs with a hint of vinegar
11
Paneer Mehr-un-nissa
stir fried cottage cheese and vegetables flavored with fennel
13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, but slower than a one-legged turtle. Two of us ate dinner there on a Friday night and were immediately seated, but she only gave us only one menu and seemed surprised when we called her back and asked for a second menu. The...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Bison405
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Great food options on the buffet, friendly and efficient service. A must go to when my sister is in town!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank npezeshki
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

While the food was better than typical Indian food, the service needs to improve. I know at a buffet you have several customers to be served drinks etc, the management should hire more staff to handle this

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank AIWIW
Reviewed May 14, 2019

We went there for Mothers day and the buffet was better than most of other Indian restaurants in Houston. However simple thing like Tea was lukewarm . Every one knows Indian tea should be hot. This one was probably microwaved quickly and served semi hot.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank AIWIW
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

The lunch buffet, while better than the average Indian buffet, is mediocre, but then that is to be expected of a buffet. At $16 per person it is a tad pricey. What really upset me was that I signed for $80 and they charged my...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sahdin09
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Really enjoyed the dinner buffet with the nice variety of delicious food. Everything was perfectly seasoned. You can also order a la carte.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MKSSA
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

My company took us to lunch for Indian food; the food and service was fantastic! Vegetarian and Meat lovers all were pleased with their menu options.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kevinbK145ND
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

It use to be very good before they moved now there prices have gone up and smaller portions and the quality has lowered

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

We have visited Nivana at least once a month for last couple of years, usually on Friday or Saturday evening. Have not had buffet or lunch. Food has always been good, though we often ask to have it spiced up as being from UK we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Texas-Doc-Holiday
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were six people in our group for dinner on a Friday night and it was a great experience! Some people were more knowledgeable about the food choices and some were not and the friendly staff answered all our questions. We ordered several different items...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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