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    Desi Dhaba

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    Every Day
    10:30 AM - 10:30 PMMenu
    10:30 AM - 10:30 PMCatering Menu
    ₩₩ • Indian • Indian Curry

    401 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 • More


    • Picked for you

      • Chicken Tikka Masala

        Tandoori baked boneless chicken breast pieces, cooked with tomato sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Palak Paneer

        Homemade cottage cheese cooked with chopped spinach, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs and spices.
        $13.95
      • Lamb Vindaloo

        Lamb cooked with potatoes in a tomato sauce and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
        Spicy
      • Chicken Vindaloo

        Boneless chicken cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
        Spicy
      • Chicken Biryani

        Chicken cooked with basmati rice, nuts, raisins, and ginger.
        $13.95
    • Appetizers

      • Dhaba Platter

        A combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers.
        $9.95
      • Vegetable Samosa

        Two turnovers stuffed with diced green peas, potatoes, and mild spices.
        $3.95
      • Meat Samosa

        Two spicy turnovers stuffed with minced ground lamb, green peas, and spices.
        $4.95
      • Vegetable Pakora

        Five pieces. Freshly marinated vegetables deep-fried with chickpea batter.
        $3.95
      • Punjabi Tikki

        Four spicy potato patties served with tamarind sauce.
        $3.95
      • Paneer Pakora

        Four pieces. Homemade cottage cheese marinated in chickpea batter, then deep-fried.
        $6.95
      • Fish Pakora

        Five pieces. Sliced fish marinated in a mixture of yogurt, spices, lime juice, and chickpea batter, then deep-fried.
        $5.95
      • Chicken Pakora

        Eight chicken drumsticks spiced and marinated in chickpea batter, then fried.
        $6.95
      • Chicken Tikka

        Tender boneless chicken breast pieces marinated in yogurt and spices, then barbecued.
        $10.95
      • Vegetarian Platter

        A combination of vegetarian appetizers. Includes samosa, pakora, and aloo tikki.
        $8.95
      • Non-Vegetarian Platter

        Two lamb samosas and four chicken pakoras.
        $9.95
      • Madras Fried Shrimp

        Large shrimp marinated in mild spices, tomato puree, bell peppers, and onions, then fried. Served with poori.
        $10.95
      • 5 Pcs. Chicken Wings

        Breaded
        $6.95
    • Soups and Salads

      • Chicken Soup

        Boneless chicken with Indian spices and herbs.
        $3.95
      • Fresh Tomato Soup

        A fresh tomato soup with Indian herbs and spices.
        $3.50
      • Vegetable Soup

        Spicy hot lentil soup with vegetables and spices.
        $3.50
      • Coconut Soup

        Shredded coconut with milk and nuts.
        $3.95
      • Dhaba Salad

        Chopped cucumber, tomatoes, green chili, and coriander leaves tossed in raita.
        $3.95
      • Desi Salad

        Fresh cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, and lettuce garnished with cilantro.
        $2.95
    • Chaat Bhandar

      • Wada Sambar

        A savory doughnut deep-fried with spices, then soaked in sambar.
        $6.95
      • Dahi Bhalia

        Soft lentil patties soaked in spicy yogurt, then garnished with roasted cumin and tamarind sauce.
        $6.95
      • Aloo Chat

        Spicy chaat made of potatoes and chickpeas. Garnished with lemon, tamarind sauce, and fresh mint.
        $5.95
      • Bhel Poori

        A mix of crisp noodles and rice puffs, topped with minced potatoes and onions. Infused with tamarind and mint sauce.
        $5.95
      • Dahi Sev Poori

        Lentil crisps and cubes of potatoes covered with fresh whipped yogurt and tamarind sauce.
        $6.95
      • Papri Chaat

        Spiced potatoes with fried wheat wafers, garnished with yogurt and tamarind sauce.
        $6.95
      • Paani Poori

        Eight bite-sized puffy poories served with spicy mint water, diced potatoes, beans, and tamarind sauce.
        $6.95
    • Dosa Specialties

      • Plain Dosa

        A very thin crispy crepe made of rice and lentils.
        $8.95
      • Masala Dosa

        A thin crispy crepe made of rice and lentils, stuffed with potatoes and onions.
        $11.95
      • Mysore Masala Dosa

        A very thin crispy crepe made of rice and lentils, stuffed with minced lamb, potatoes, and onions.
        $12.95
      • Chicken Dosa

        A very thin crispy crepe made of rice and lentils, stuffed with chicken, potatoes, and onions.
        $13.95
      • Lamb Dosa

        A very thin crispy crepe made of rice and lentils, stuffed with minced lamb, potatoes, and onions.
        $14.95
      • Uttapam Vegetable

        Rice and lentil pancakes, topped with tomatoes, onions, green peas, green peppers, and cilantro.
        $8.95
      • Onion Green Chili Uttapam

        Rice and lentil pancake, topped with green Thai chilies, onions, and fresh cilantro.
        $7.95
    • Tandoor Delights

      • Chicken Tandoori

        Chicken with bone, marinated overnight in yogurt and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $12.95
      • Chicken Tikka Kabab

        Boneless tender chicken pieces, marinated in yogurt and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $12.95
      • Seekh Kabab

        Sliced lamb, seasoned with chopped onions, herbs, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Boti Tikka Kabab

        Lean cubes of boneless lamb, marinated in a blend of homemade herbs and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $16.95
      • Tandoori Salmon

        Pieces of salmon, marinated in yogurt and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Tandoori Shrimp

        Fresh jumbo shrimp, marinated in spiced yogurt. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $16.95
      • Tandoori Mixed Grill

        A combination platter consisting of chicken tandoori, chicken tikka, lamb tikka kabab, seekh kabab, and tandoori shrimp. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $17.95
      • Paneer Tikka

        Homemade cottage cheese marinated with spices, skewered and barbecued with onions, tomato, and capsicum in tandoori. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
    • Vegetarian Specialties

      • Dal Makhani

        Black lentils cooked on slow heat, sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and spices.
        $11.95
      • Chana Masala

        Whole chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices.
        $11.95
      • Navrattan Makhani

        Nine fresh vegetables sauteed with ginger, garlic, onions, and spices.
        $12.95
      • Mattar Paneer

        Homemade cottage cheese cooked with tender garden peas, tomatoes, and fresh spices.
        $13.95
      • Aloo Palak

        Potatoes cooked with chopped spinach, spices, and herbs.
        $12.95
      • Palak Paneer

        Homemade cottage cheese cooked with chopped spinach, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs and spices.
        $13.95
      • Baingan Bhartha

        Fresh eggplants roasted on an open flame, sauteed with fresh ginger, garlic, onions, and spices.
        $13.95
      • Aloo Ghobi

        Fresh cauliflower cooked with potatoes, onions, herbs, and spices.
        $13.95
      • Mushroom Saag

        Chopped spinach cooked with fresh mushrooms, cream, herbs, and spices.
        $12.95
      • Shahi Paneer (Vegetarian)

        Homemade cottage cheese sauteed with fresh ginger and garlic. Cooked in tomato sauce, then garnished with nuts and raisins.
        $14.95
      • Chili Paneer

        Homemade cheese sauteed with ginger, garlic, and a julienne of green chilies in soy sauce.
        $15.95
      • Vegetable Jalfrazi

        Fresh vegetables cooked with paneer, super hot tomato, onions, and sauce.
        $14.95
      • Tarka Daal

        Yellow lentil puree mixed with fresh herbs and seasoning.
        $11.95
      • Bhindi Masala

        Okra cooked with sauteed onions, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and spices.
        $14.95
    • Seafood Specialties

      • Fish Vindaloo

        Salmon cooked with potatoes in tomato sauce and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
        Spicy
      • Fish Masala

        Salmon cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with herbs. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Shrimp Curry

        Shrimp cooked in blended spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Shrimp Masala

        Marinated shrimp cooked with tandoori spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Shrimp Saag

        Fresh shrimp cooked with spinach and freshly ground spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Shrimp Vindaloo

        Shrimp cooked with potatoes in a hot sauce made of tomatoes, onions, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Shrimp Bhuna

        Roasted shrimp with ginger, garlic, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Shrimp Mushroom

        Shrimp cooked with mushrooms in a mildly spiced cream. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Goa Shrimp Curry

        Shrimp cooked in a traditional Goa curry sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
    • Chicken Specialties

      • Chicken Curry

        Boneless chicken cooked in a traditional curry sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $12.95
      • Chicken Korma

        Chicken cooked with exotic spices and nuts in a mild creamy sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Vindaloo

        Boneless chicken cooked with potatoes, tomatoes, and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
        Spicy
      • Chicken Saag

        Spiced chicken pieces cooked with fresh spinach, herbs, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
      • Chicken Jalfrazi

        Boneless chicken pieces cooked with tomatoes, peas, peppers, onions, and Indian spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Mango

        Boneless chicken cooked with mango sauce and broccoli. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Makhni

        Tandoori chicken cooked in a cream, tomato, and fresh herb sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Mushroom

        Boneless chicken cooked with mushrooms, exotic herbs, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
      • Chicken Tikka Masala

        Tandoori baked boneless chicken breast pieces, cooked with tomato sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Tikka Saag

        Tender chicken pieces marinated in a spicy yogurt, cooked with spinach and light cream. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Chili

        Boneless chicken sauteed with tomatoes and exotic spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Chicken Do Piaza

        White meat marinated in sauce, sauteed with onions in red curry sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Chicken Coconut Korma

        Chicken cooked with cream of coconut and traditional Goa spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
    • Lamb Specialties

      • Lamb Curry

        Tender lamb cubes cooked in a traditional curry sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
      • Lamb Korma

        Pieces of boneless lamb cooked in a light sauce with mild spices, herbs, and nuts. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Lamb Vindaloo

        Lamb cooked with potatoes in a tomato sauce and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
        Spicy
      • Lamb Rogan Josh

        Tender pieces of lamb cooked in traditional spices with saffron and yogurt. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Keema Mutter

        Ground lamb and peas cooked with spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Lamb Saag

        Spiced tender lamb pieces cooked with spinach. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Lamb Karahi

        Tender lamb cubes sauteed with fresh ginger, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and a combination of spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Lamb Boti Kabab Masala

        Tender cubes of tandoori kabab sauteed in spices and herbs. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
    • Goat Meat Specialties

      • Goat Curry

        Chunks of goat meat cooked in a traditional Indian sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Goat Korma

        Goat meat cooked in an almond and cream sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Goat Jalfrazi

        Tender goat meat cooked with vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
      • Goat Rogan Josh

        Tender pieces of goat meat cooked in traditional spices with saffron and yogurt. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $15.95
    • Beef Specialties

      • Beef Curry

        Tender Beef cubes cooked in a traditional curry sauce. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice
        $13.95
      • Beef Korma

        Pieces of boneless beef cooked in a light sauce with mild spices, herbs, and nuts. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $14.95
      • Beef Vindaloo

        Beef cooked with potatoes in a tomato sauce and vinegar. Served with saffron-flavored basmati rice.
        $13.95
    • Rice Specialties

      • Vegetable Biryani

        Indian rice cooked with fresh vegetables, nuts, raisins, herbs, and exotic spices.
        $12.95
      • Chicken Biryani

        Chicken cooked with basmati rice, nuts, raisins, and ginger.
        $13.95
      • Lamb Biryani

        Lamb pieces cooked with rice and spices, garnished with nuts.
        $14.95
      • Shrimp Biryani

        Jumbo shrimp cooked with basmati rice, nuts, raisins, and spices.
        $15.95
      • Goat Biryani

        Goat meat cooked with basmati rice, traditional spices, and garnished with nuts and raisins.
        $14.95
      • Dhaba Special Biryani

        Chicken, lamb, and shrimp cooked with basmati rice. Garnished with nuts and raisins.
        $18.95
      • Heer Ranjha Biryani

        Serves two. Basmati rice cooked with chicken, lamb, shrimp, vegetables, and spices.
        $19.95
      • Peas Pulao

        Indian rice cooked with fresh green peas, fresh herbs, and spices.
        $5.95
      • Basmati Rice

        Plain basmati steamed rice.
        $2.95
    • Dhaba Special Dinner

      • Vegetarian Thali

        Vegetarian dinner served with palak paneer, tadka daal, aloo chole, poori, basmati rice, and the dessert of the day.
        $17.95
      • Non-Vegetarian Thali

        Non-vegetarian dinner served in a thali with tandoori chicken, seekh kabab, lamb curry, daal, basmati rice, naan, raita, and the dessert of the day.
        $18.95
      • Dhaba Special Meat Thali

        Non-vegetarian dinner served in a thali with samosa, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, lamb curry, basmati rice, naan, and the dessert of the day.
        $19.95
    • Indian Bread

      • Naan

        Unleavened white bread baked in a tandoor.
        $2.95
      • Tandoori Roti

        Whole wheat leavened bread baked in a tandoor.
        $2.95
      • Garlic Naan

        Unleavened bread topped with garlic and fresh cilantro. Baked in a tandoor.
        $3.95
      • Onion Naan

        Naan bread stuffed with minced onions and spices, baked in a tandoor.
        $4.95
      • Aloo Naan

        Unleavened bread stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes and baked in a tandoor.
        $4.95
      • Peshawari Naan

        Unleavened white bread stuffed with almonds, cashew, raisins, coconut, and honey. Baked in a clay oven.
        $4.95
      • Keema Naan

        Unleavened white bread stuffed with minced lamb and green peas.
        $4.95
      • Chapati

        Whole wheat dried bread baked on the grill.
        $2.95
      • Paratha

        Whole wheat multi-layered buttered bread.
        $3.25
      • Aloo Paratha

        Stuffed with mashed potatoes, peas, and spices. Grilled with butter.for 7 to 8 people
        $4.95
      • Keema Paratha

        Stuffed with spiced ground lamb and cooked on the grill.
        $4.95
      • Mix Paratha

        Whole wheat bread stuffed with mixed vegetables and grilled with ghee.
        $4.95
      • Mint Paratha

        Wheat bread topped with dry mint and spices, grilled with butter.
        $4.95
      • Poori

        Two pieces. Crispy, deep-fried puffy whole wheat bread.
        $3.95
      • Bhatoora

        Soft, deep-fried puffy bread.
        $2.95
      • Small Bread Basket

        An assortment of our two popular breads.
        $7.95
      • Large Bread Basket

        An assortment of our three popular breads.
        $9.95
      • Chicken Naan

        Unleavened white bread stuffed with chicken pieces, fresh herbs, and spices.
        $4.95
    • Condiments

      • Raita

        Yogurt mixed with cucumber and fresh mint.
        $2.95
      • Hot Onion Chutney

        $2.95
      • Mango Chutney

        $2.95
      • Mixed Pickle

        $2.95
      • Papadum

        $2.95
      • Condiments Tray

        Onion, mango, mint chutney, and mix pickle with raita.
        $4.95
      • Mint Chutney

        $2.95
    • Desi Dhaba Special

      • Chicken Karahi

        Boneless chicken sauteed with fresh ginger, onion, peppers, tomato sauce, and a combination of spices.
        $16.95
      • Lamb Madras

        Lamb cooked with tomato sauce, fresh ginger, and blended spices.
        $17.95
        Spicy
      • Shrimp Chili

        Fresh shrimp cooked with ginger, garlic, and a julienne of green chilies in soy sauce.
        $17.95
      • Goat Curry Punjabi

        Tender goat meat cooked Punjabi style with traditional herbs and spices.
        $17.95
      • Mix Vegetable Tandoori

        A combination of homemade cheese and various fresh vegetables, barbecued with capsicum in a tandoori oven.
        $17.95
      • Diet Bread Basket

        Whole wheat bread cooked in a tandoori oven and tawa roti. Two chapati and two tandoori.
        $10.95
      • Tabahi Naan

        Bread stuffed with mixed vegetables and spices.
        $4.95
      • Chana Bhatura

        Whole chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices. Served with bhatura.
        $18.95
    • Desserts

      • Gulab Jamun

        Two pieces. Deep-fried cheese balls dipped in a sugary syrup with flavored rose water.
        $3.50
      • Kheer

        Rice pudding with raisins and almonds, flavored with cardamom.
        $3.50
      • Badami Kulfi

        Homemade ice cream with almonds and raisins.
        $3.95
      • Mango Kulfi

        Homemade ice cream garnished with alphonso mango pulp.
        $3.95
      • Vanilla Ice Cream

        $3.95
    • Beverages

      • Sweet Lassi

        $3.50
      • Salty Lassi

        $3.25
      • Mango Lassi

        $3.95
      • Mango Juice

        $3.95
      • Orange Juice

        $2.95
      • Milk Shake

        Served with ice cream.
        $3.95
      • Soda

        $1.95
      • Iced Tea

        $1.95
      • Spring Water

        $1.95
      • Dhaba Masala Chai

        $2.95
      • Hot Tea

        $2.95
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