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Eat-in & Collection Menu

Agreeable lunch or roll into dinner

KATHI WRAP

Oregano & sweet chilli flakes dusted on a toasted wrap… rolled up & ready to have like the Kolkatan’s did but with our DESI twist… filled with salad & contrasting chutney.

  • CHICKEN TIKKA WRAP 6.95
  • LAMB KEBAB WRAP 6.95
  • GRILLED PANEER & PINEAPPLE WRAP (V) 6.95

Small Plates

Snacking before, during and after meals is the national pastime in the subcontinent, if not their national sport. Tempted… So do join in…

  • VADA PAU (V) 7.95

    Two spiced potato balls enrobed in toasted brioche buns, mint & coriander chutney, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup.

  • PANEER & PINEAPPLE TIKKA (V) 7.95

    An amazing playful fayre of Paneer & Pineapple, marinated overnight in a lightly herbed creamy sauce, grilled in the tandoor.

  • SEV PURI (V) 5.95

    Hollow puri filled with chick peas, potatoes, onion, sweet yoghurt & chutneys. Sprinkled with potato bhujia and pomegranate.

  • HOUSE CHAAT (V) 7.95

    Moreish crispy vegetable samosas, on a bed of spiced chana, split into a cool sweet yoghurt. Drizzled with tamarind & mint and coriander chutney. Topped off with pomegranate & spicy potato sprinkles.

  • KEEMA PAU 7.95

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita.

  • PUNJABI PYRAMIDS (V & VGN) 5.95

    The Punjabi Samosa - most famous of all the samosas. Filled with potatoes, peas & wonderful array of spices. Served with DESI Slaw & Bombay ketchup. (Vegan: Replace DESI Slaw with Mint & Coriander Chutney)

  • CHAPLI KEBAB SLIDER 7.95

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebabs in two toasted brioche buns, dressed with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 8.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V) 5.95

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup.

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA 7.95

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup.

Home Style Curry

As eaten in the Cafes of Old India, our curries are home style – individually cooked – in its own juices and spices, to recreate flavours one would associate with home cooked food.

Biryani

Old India and Biryani go hand in hand. Ever so moreish and perhaps what you’re not accustomed to… literally loved by all!

Must Haves

  • Papad Crisps (V & VGN) 1.95

    Per plate. Portion of crispy papads, dressed with Mint & coriander chutney, Bombay ketchup & Tzatziki Raita. (Vegan: Remove Tzatziki Raita)

  • DESI DUST FRIES (V) 3.45

    Rosemary, sea salt & roasted cumin.

  • GUNPOWDER POTATOES (V & VGN) 4.45

    Roasted baby potatoes sprinkled with DESI spices & spring onion. (Vegan: Specify Vegan Butter)

  • HOUSE DHAAL (VGN) 4.45
  • ROASTED SEASONAL VEGETABLES (VGN) 4.45

    With crushed cumin & gram masala.

  • DESI SLAW (V) 3.45
  • TZATZIKI RAITA (V) 3.45
  • STEAMED RICE (VGN) 3.45
  • BOMBAY BREAD (V) 2.95
  • Mint & Coriander Chutney (VGN) 0.80
  • Bombay Ketchup (VGN) 0.80

Drinks

MASALA CHAI

Originated in the Indian subcontinent – Masala Chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian herbs & spices. Ps. Get a refill on us.

  • DESI MASALA CHAI 3.95

    A perfect blend of spices brewed with Assam tea leaves and milk - slightly sweet.

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

  • ORANGE JUICE

    Refreshingly thirst quenching. 3.45

  • LEMON & MINT SHORBOT

    Light citrusy juice stirred but not shaken with sugar and black salt. 3.45

BOTTOMLESS DRINKS

  • COKE, DIET COKE, SUNKIST ORANGE, SUNKIST LEMON & LIME, APPLE JUICE

    2.45

BOTTLED DRINKS

  • ROSE LEMONADE, RASPBERRY LEMONADE, TRADITIONAL LEMONADE, CLOUDY APPLE JUICE

    2.95

  • HILDON MINERAL WATER

    Still or Sparkling. 2.25

DESI SHAKES

Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most popular drinks of the subcontinent

  • COCONUT & MANGO LASSI 3.95

    Summery blend of the subcontinent.

  • ROSE & CARDAMOM LASSI 3.95

    Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom.

HOT BEVERAGES

  • DOUBLE ESPRESSO 2.45
  • CAPPUCCINO 3.25
  • LATTE 3.25
  • FLAT WHITE 3.25
  • MOCHA 3.45
  • HOT CHOCOLATE 3.45
  • TEA POTS 2.95

    Expertly chosen loose tea from Indian. Choose from Assam, Early Grey, Long Jing, Green Tea, Tropicana Fruits, Fresh Mint & Ginger.

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Delivery Menu

Agreeable lunch or roll into dinner

Small Plates

Snacking before, during and after meals is the national pastime in the subcontinent, if not their national sport. Tempted… So do join in…

  • VADA PAU (V) 8.95

    Two spiced potato balls enrobed in toasted brioche buns, mint & coriander chutney, DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup.

  • PANEER & PINEAPPLE TIKKA (V) 8.95

    An amazing playful fayre of Paneer & Pineapple, marinated overnight in a lightly herbed creamy sauce, grilled in the tandoor.

  • HOUSE CHAAT (V) 7.95

    Moreish crispy vegetable samosas, on a bed of spiced chana, split into a cool sweet yoghurt. Drizzled with tamarind & mint and coriander chutney. Topped off with pomegranate & spicy potato sprinkles.

  • KEEMA PAU 8.95

    Minced meat and peas, lightly spiced - with two toasted brioche buns, DESI slaw & Tzatziki Raita.

  • PUNJABI PYRAMIDS (V & VGN) 5.95

    The Punjabi Samosa - most famous of all the samosas. Filled with potatoes, peas & wonderful array of spices. Served with DESI Slaw & Bombay ketchup. (Vegan: Replace DESI Slaw with Mint & Coriander Chutney)

  • CHAPLI KEBAB SLIDER 8.95

    Pakistani inspired minced meat kebabs in two toasted brioche buns, dressed with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup. 8.95

  • ONION BHAJIA (V) 5.95

    The onion bhajia’s served at our cafe are the real McCoy. Served with DESI slaw & Bombay ketchup.

  • GRILLED MALAI CHICKEN TIKKA 8.95

    Chicken marinated overnight in light creamy home ground spices. Served with Bombay bread, DESI slaw & Bombay Ketchup.

Home Style Curry

As eaten in the Cafes of Old India, our curries are home style – individually cooked – in its own juices and spices, to recreate flavours one would associate with home cooked food.

Biryani

Old India and Biryani go hand in hand. Ever so moreish and perhaps what you’re not accustomed to… literally loved by all!

  • DESI CAFE CRISPS (V) 1.00

    Per papad.

  • MINT & CORIANDER CHUTNEY (VGN) 0.80

    Lovely kick.

  • BOMBAY KETCHUP (VGN) 0.80
  • TZATZIKI RAITA (V) 0.95

Must Haves

Drinks

DESI SHAKES

Traditional yoghurt-based drink, originating from India. One of the most popular drinks of the subcontinent

  • COCONUT & MANGO LASSI 3.95

    Summery blend of the subcontinent.

  • ROSE & CARDAMOM LASSI 3.95

    Subtle aroma of rose and taste of cardamom.

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

  • ORANGE JUICE

    Refreshingly thirst quenching. 3.95

  • LEMON & MINT SHORBOT

    Light citrusy juice stirred but not shaken with sugar and black salt. 3.95

Soft DRINKS

  • Cans 330ml

    Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite. 1.75

  • Bottle 1.5l

    Coke, Diet Coke. 2.95

BOTTLED DRINKS

  • ROSE LEMONADE, RASPBERRY LEMONADE, TRADITIONAL LEMONADE, CLOUDY APPLE JUICE

    2.95

  • HILDON MINERAL WATER

    Still or Sparkling. 2.25

SELFIE & SHARE

To win a complimentary Meal for Two:

1) Take A Selfie / Picture Of Your Meal   2) Share Your Picture On Instagram or Facebook Using #desicafeco   3) Tag & Follow: Instagram/Facebook @desicafeco

Allergens

We make every effort to avoid cross contamination, but sadly can’t guarantee dishes and drinks are allergen free. If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements please let us know. Our allergens guide is available here

We take great care in removing all bones from our meat but traces of bone may remain.
Also, there may be whole spices in all our food, which gives amazing flavours, don’t worry they are edible. The heat level of chilli may vary due to its variable nature.