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Benares Menu

  • Popular Items

    • Salted Lassi $5.00
    • Mango Lassi $5.00
    • Chicken Biryani $15.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
    • Saag Paneer $14.00 Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger and garlic.
    • Chicken Tikka Masala Lunch Platter $10.95 Chicken tikka masala, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.
    • Classic Samosa $8.00 Potato seasoned with cumin, coriander, ginger, mango powder in triangle turnovers.
    • Prix Fixe Special $16.95 Choice of one appetizer and one entree. Served with basmati rice, naan bread, cucumber, raita yogurt and mango chutney.
    • Naan $3.00 Plain or for an additional charge choice of garlic, onion, khandari, keema or cheese.
    • Roti $3.00
    • Chicken Tikka Masala $16.00 Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
  • Beverages

    • Canned Soda $2.00
    • Iced Tea $4.00
    • Lemonade $3.00
    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water $5.00
    • Lassi $5.00
    • Mango Lassi $5.00
    • Sweet Lassi $5.00
    • Salted Lassi $5.00
    • Rose Lassi $5.00
    • Saratoga Sparkling Water $7.00 One pint.
    • Saratoga Still Water $7.00 12 oz.
  • Lunch Platter Specials

    • Vegetarian Lunch Platter $9.95 Two vegetables of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.
    • Chicken Tikka Masala Lunch Platter $10.95 Chicken tikka masala, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.
    • Tandoori Chicken Lunch Platter $10.95 Tandoori chicken, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.
    • Lamb Curry Lunch Platter $11.95 Lamb curry, vegetable of the day, dal, rice, naan and salad.
  • Appetizers

    • Angoori Jhinga $12.00 Shrimps marinated in ajwain, ginger, garlic, green chilies, grilled in tandoori served with grape relish.
    • Karwari Jhinga $12.00 Shrimps spiced with chili, coated with semolina poppy seeds, pan seared served with coconut pineapple salsa.
    • Crab Milagu $12.00 Lump crab seasoned with spiced peppers, roasted tomatoes and garlic sauce.
    • Fish Amritsari $12.00 Fish marinated in ginger, garlic, garam masala, yogurt and coated with gram flour.
    • Parsee Salmon Tikka $13.00 Salmon spiced with green pepper and Parsee-style pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip.
    • Kandhari Murgh $12.00 Chicken breast marinated in spices and served with pomegranate, date and gooseberry dip.
    • Chicken Tikka $12.00 Tandoor grilled tender pieces of chicken, marinated in yogurt and spices.
    • Crab Cake $12.00
    • Kakori Kebab $12.00 Ground lamb rubbed with ginger, garlic, chili, infused with poppy seeds and nutmeg.
    • Barrah Kebab $12.00 Juicy pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt and nutmeg.
  • Vegetarian Appetizers

    • Mathura Se $8.00 Potato patties stuffed with seasoned gram, topped with cranberry sauce.
    • Aloo Papri Chaat $8.00 Wheat crisps, chickpeas, potatoes, topped with yogurt and spices, mint and tamarind sauce.
    • Banarsi Kachori $8.00 Crispy flour puffs served with tomato salsa, potatoes and chutneys.
    • Gulka Paneer Tikka $10.00 Slices of cottage cheese stuffed in coriander and mint pickle, coated and marinated in yogurt saffron and ground rose petals.
    • Classic Samosa $8.00 Potato seasoned with cumin, coriander, ginger, mango powder in triangle turnovers.
    • Shakahari Kebab $10.00 Corn, yam, spinach and chickpea kebab skewered and cooked in clay oven.
    • Bhel Puri $8.00 Puffed rice crisps with chopped onions, potatoes, avocado and corn kernels, tossed with chutneys.
    • Mix Pakora $8.00 Lotus, cabbage, onions and spinach fritters.
    • Lahsooni Gobi $9.00 Chinese-Indian style cauliflower marinated in tomato garlic and green chili sauce.
  • Soup and Salad

    • Mulligatawny Soup $8.00 Made with red lentils, vegetables and green apple chicken. Vegetarian option available.
    • Kozhi Rasam $7.00 Chicken soup flavored with fennel, black peppers, coconut and tomatoes.
    • Kashmiri Soup $8.00 Roasted turnip, beetroot, pigeon peas flavored with fennel, cumin, ginger and garlic.
    • Harabhara Salad $7.00 Lettuce, diced cucumber, red radish, carrots, cherry tomatoes and guacamole with chef's special dressing.
  • Breads

    • Naan $3.00 Plain or for an additional charge choice of garlic, onion, khandari, keema or cheese.
    • Paratha $4.00 Plain, mint or aloo potato.
    • Roti $3.00
    • Poori $4.00 White flour fluffy deep fried bread.
    • Bread Basket $13.00 Our exclusive assortment.
    • Filled Kulcha $5.00
    • Chicken Tikka and Cheese Kulcha $6.00
  • Prix Fixe Menu

    • Prix Fixe Special $16.95 Choice of one appetizer and one entree. Served with basmati rice, naan bread, cucumber, raita yogurt and mango chutney.
  • Tandoori Main Courses

    • Aamiya Jhinga $22.00 Jumbo prawns, marinated in mango, chili, rice vinegar and ginger, cooked in tandoor.
    • Tandoori Hen $20.00 Whole cornish hen, marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala and cooked in tandoor.
    • Traditional Tandoori Chicken $18.00 Half a chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices, cooked in tandoor.
    • Lucknowi Murgh $18.00 Chicken breast, marinated in yogurt, with saffron and cardamom flavor, cooked in clay oven.
    • Fish Tikka Entree $21.00 Salmon fish cubes, marinated in tandoori masala and crushed peppers, cooked in tandoor.
    • Lamb Chops $21.00 Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated to perfection, cooked in clay oven.
    • Masaledar Lamb Chops $25.00 Juicy lamb chops from ribs, marinated in nutmeg and cinnamon powder and aromatic Indian herbs.
    • Mixed Grill $24.00
  • Chicken Entree

    • Chicken Tikka Masala $16.00 Grilled boneless chicken simmered in fenugreek flavored plum tomato sauce.
    • Murgh Pateeli Saag $16.00 Spiced chicken pieces, sauteed with fresh spinach, enhanced with spices.
    • Chicken Shahi Korma $16.00 Spiced chicken in rich cashew nut and almond sauce.
    • Chicken Vindaloo $16.00 Famous chicken prepared from goa cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
    • Chicken Curry Home Style $16.00 Home style chicken preparation slow cooked in onion, tomato, ginger and spices.
    • Kozhi Varutha Curry $16.00 South Indian specialty chicken, cooked with roasted chili, spices, ginger and garlic in coconut sauce.
    • Tharavu Curry $20.00 Duck meat simmered in onion, ginger, garlic, coconut sauce with chilies and spices.
    • Chicken Dansak $16.00 Tender breasted chicken cooked with lentils and vegetable curry sauce.
    • Chili Chicken Indian Style $16.00 Chicken sauteed with bell pepper and crushed chili tomato sauce.
  • Goat and Lamb Entree

    • Rezala Goat $18.00 Slow cooked goat meat cooked in onion, yogurt, saffron and cardamom.
    • Rogan Josh $17.00 A signature dish from kashmir consists of succulent pieces of lamb in cardamom, aniseed and paprika savored sauce.
    • Lamb Vindaloo $17.00 Goa style lamb cooked with vinegar, hot chilies and spices.
    • Lamb Saagwala $17.00 Tender pieces of lamb sauteed with fresh spinach and enhanced with spices.
    • Safed Gosht $17.00 A Rajasthani specialty, marinated lamb in ginger, garlic, yogurt and simmered in cardamom and almond sauce.
    • Balti Tamarind Lamb Curry $18.00 A tamarind-based balti sauce with a touch of coconut sweet and sour sauce.
  • Seafood Entree

    • Malwani Fish Curry $21.00 Bronzini simmered in coconut, chilies and spiced sauce.
    • Mandeli Fish Curry $24.00 Halibut marinated in ginger, garlic and garam masala, oven-baked with coconut sauce.
    • Iggaru Royya $21.00 Shrimp simmered in star anise, chilies, coconut, poppy seeds and tamarind water.
    • Kekada Kari $22.00 Traditional nadan Kerala style jumbo lump crab curry, simmered in mustard, curry leaves and kokum.
    • Goldhar Dhingri $30.00 Sauteed lobsters and wild mushrooms in a garlic flavored sauce.
    • Sevai Tomato Kurma $25.00 Mussels, scallops, rock shrimp, fish and crab claws tossed in garlic tomato sauce over Indian style rice noodle.
    • Salmon Curry $19.00 Onion and tomato sauce. Medium spice.
    • Shrimp Curry $20.00 Onion and tomato sauce. Medium spice.
    • Goan Salmon Curry $19.00 Fresh salmon cooked in coconut and cream sauce.
    • Goan Shrimp Curry $20.00 Shrimp cooked with sauteed onion, lime juice, spiced and fresh coconut milk.
  • Vegetarian Entree

    • Banarsi Dum Aloo $13.00 Scooped potatoes stuffed with seasoned veggies in onion tomato sauce.
    • Achari Bhindi $13.00 Fresh okra cooked with pickled, flavored spices.
    • Gobhi Jaipuri $13.00 Potato and cauliflower cooked in slow fire with cumin, coriander and chili flakes.
    • Baingan Mirch Ka Salan $13.00 Baby eggplant simmered in coconut, peanut, curry leaves flavored gravy, topped with stuffed peppers.
    • Kadhai Paneer $13.00 Juliennes of paneer cooked with onion, capiscum and flavored with red chili.
    • Nawabi Subji $13.00 Fresh vegetables simmered in 'Charmagaz' gravy with cardamom flavor.
    • Saag Paneer $14.00 Fresh spinach cooked with cottage cheese, tempered with cumin, ginger and garlic.
    • Malai Kofta $14.00 Vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in a cashew and tomato gravy.
    • Lauki Ka Kofta $14.00 Green squash dumplings served with Makhani sauce.
    • Dal Makhani $13.00 Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with butter and tomato gravy.
    • Banarsi Dal $13.00 Blend of malka masoor, chana and arhar tempered with onion, ginger, tomato finished with desi ghee.
    • Paneer Makhani $13.00 Fresh cottage cheese cooked in creamy tomato sauce.
    • Mutter Paneer $13.00 Cottage cheese and peas cooked in light yellow sauce.
    • Baingan Bharta $13.00 Eggplant roasted on fire, cooked with onion and peas.
    • Chana Saag $13.00 Assorted vegetables in a special sauce with nuts and fruits.
    • Paneer Bhurji $13.00 Shredded paneer cooked with tomatoes, onion and pepper.
  • Vegan Entree

    • Saag Only $13.00 Homestyle spinach cooked with spices.
    • Mixed Vegetables $13.00 Fresh vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce.
    • Bhindi $13.00 Fresh okra cooked with spices.
    • Yellow Daal $13.00 Yellow lentils cooked to perfection on slow fire, finished with tempered herbs and spices.
    • Maah Ki Dal $13.00 Black lentils cooked in slow fire overnight, finished with tomato gravy.
    • Peshawari Choley $13.00 Chickpeas cooked in roasted herbs and spices with fresh tomato and onion sauce.
    • Aloo Baingan $13.00 Eggplant curry with potatoes.
    • Jeera Aloo $13.00 Potatoes spiced with cumin.
  • Biryanis

    • Chicken Biryani $15.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
    • Vegetable Biryani $14.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
    • Lamb Biryani $18.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
    • Shrimp Biryani $19.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
    • Goat Biryani $18.00 Layered basmati rice casserole, flavored with spices, saffron and rose water.
  • Rice

    • Peas Pulao $3.00 Saffron rice with peas.
    • Kashimir Pulao $7.00 Saffron rice with fruits.
    • Jeera Rice $7.00 Basmati rice tempered with cumin.
    • Banarsi Rice $7.00 Lemon flavored rice.
  • Sides

    • Tomato Chutney $4.00
    • Eggplant and Garlic Chutney $4.00
    • Mango Chutney $4.00
    • Mango Pickle $4.00
    • Onion Tomato Raita $4.00
    • Boondi Raita $4.00
    • Cucumber Raita $4.00
    • Papadum $3.00
    • Curry Sauce $7.00 16 oz.
    • Tikka Masala Sauce $7.00 16 oz.
    • Vindaloo Sauce $7.00 16 oz.
  • Desserts

    • Shahi Dawat $6.00 Carrot pudding on a saffron crisp bread, topped with raspberry and rabri.
    • Mango Kulfi $6.00 Traditional mango flavored homemade ice cream.
    • Narangi Kheer $5.00 Orange flavored rice pudding.
    • Rasmalai $5.00 Cottage cheese dumpling.
    • Galub Jamun $5.00 Honey dumpling.
    • Pista Kulfi $5.00 Pistachio flavored Indian ice cream.

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  • “Fast delivery and tasty food! Love. ”

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  • “Go to place for great Indian -- and super fast delivery!”

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  • “There are lots of Indian food options in Hells Kitchen, and I've tried most. Benares never disappoints. Their menu offerings do not shy away from spice! I love it!”

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  • “Simply the best. Goat Biryani is most possibly the finest in Manhattan. Thank you so much for keeping food quality consistently amazing. ”

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  • “I order indian food every friday - Benares is by far the most efficient. The portions are generous and the delivery time is unbeatable. This is my new go to place!”

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  • “Never had an issues with the food or delivery. ”

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  • “My favorite Indian food in the neighborhood. Plus with the all day combo its a ton of food for a good price.”

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  • “I love this place. My girlfriend and I love to get super stoned and order the Sriracha Noodle. It's the tits. Get it. ”

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  • “I'm a big Indian food fan and Benares didn't disappoint me. I'm always wary of chain restaurants, mainly due to inconsistency in cooking and sometimes less quality in overall delivery. I ordered the combo special with chicken tikka masala. The portion was enough for one person especially since you get a choice of appetizer and bread. I requested white meat only for the chicken and that's exactly what I got. The sauce could've been less watery but the taste was on point and not greasy. Will be ordering from here again. ”

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  • “Excellent...”

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  • “My favorite UWS Indian restaurant. Head and shoulders above the options especially on Seamless. Always on time delivery, flavorful (as in you can taste cardomam, cinnammon, spices and not just heat), excellent portions and the combo platter is hard to beat value and taste wise.”

    Michael

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  • “Love the chicken saag and the combo specials is almost 2 meals worth.”

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  • “Best Indian food delivery in midtown. I'm very well versed in Indian food, and not only do their dishes taste awesome, but they also are one the few places that give you plenty of meat. Well worth the extra few dollars vs other places.”

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  • “They said 25-40 minutes and it took an hour, just for reference. ”

    Liza

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  • “Ordered here twice in one week! Had the lamb vindaloo! Spicey, thick and awesome! Love it! The bread is amazing as is the papri chat! They are very good with putting lots of side sauces. I may even order again tonight! yum. ”

    Steve

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  • “What a deal for yummy food! I have ordered here 3 times so far and have been very pleased with the quality of the chicken tikka masala lunch special {so much is included such as naan, raita, lentils and spreads] and satisfied since they give ample food. delivery times are as indicated or quicker. order from here about onve a week ”

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  • “Great food and service. There was a mix up on my order and they graciously gave me two lunches for the price of one. Generous servings and very tasty.”

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  • “I have only ordered dinner from this place and we love the food! We have not had delivery issues so wonder if they fixed those or they only happen at lunch. Love the Chicken Biryani, Mixed Dal, Chaat and Bhel dishes. Samosas are good too! They throw in Chutneys, rice and Raita. Very delicious, efficient and good portions. Highly Recommend it. ”

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  • “Great, consistent Indian food. Best indian on seamless around hells kitchen area.”

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  • “Great quality, very flavorful, came super fast and still steaming hot. Large portions. As elegant as delivery can be. Will definitely order again. We ordered Papri Chaat and tandoori shrimp. Both delish and hard to finish! Only thing we wish from such a nice quality restaurant is that it provides organic options! The next step up!”

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  • “Awesome Tikka Masala!!!”

    Jeremy

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  • “Tried this place on a whim. Loved everything I've got. After moving from London I've finally found an equivalent to the curry houses I used to go to”

    Edith

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  • “Excellent! the best indian food I've tasted in Manhattan”

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  • “Don't believe their time estimates. Says 25-45 minutes but takes close to an hour. Very oily food.”

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  • “If I had to eat every meal at only one restaurant, this would be one of the restaurants at the top of that list. The chicken tikka and chicken korma is out of this world and everything is done perfectly. We joke that we can save money on dishwasher detergent because we rarely have dirty plates-- everytime we order from here we always soak up every last bit of sauce with naan! Guests we've had from out-of-town always comment they wish this restaurant delivered out of NY. We've always had a fabulous meal with Benares--they never disappoint! ”

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  • “Delicious food, fast delivery!”

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Indian, Middle Eastern, Lunch Specials, Lunch, Dinner

Hours

  • Monday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:15 PM

646-434-4658

240 W 56th St New York, NY

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11:00 AM - 10:15 PM

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