Breakfast

Energize your mornings with a steaming cup of karak or suleimani chai and chase your blues away with a hara mirch keema and a crisp paratha or a Bengali dal poori. You can opt for a health booster as well – our O-Mega Salmon Tikki with poached egg and wilted spinach is our desi take on the popular Eggs Benedict!

With the Dhabe da Baida Roti, a ­country style egg wrapped in flat bread and the Middle Eastern inspired Shakshouka also on offer, you will be spoilt for choice.

 

POORANI DELHI KA FAMOUS HARA MIRCH KEEMA

Choice of Chicken or Beef mince cooked with onion, green chili, spices and yogurt.

12 AED

OH KOLKATA! BENGALI DAL POORI

Stuffed lentil flat bread served with ‘Ras wale aloo’ a popular street side potato curry.

10 AED

MUMBAI I MISS MY MISSAL PAV

A perfect marriage of savories and sprouts served with soft pav.

12 AED

MY FRESH PORRIDGE BOWL (New)

Made to order with milk and honey. Add banana for AED 2

10 AED

O- MEGA (RICH IN OMEGA 3) (New)

Salmon tikki (fish cake) with 2 pcs poached egg and sautéed spinach.

28 AED

GOOD MORNING GRANOLA (N) (New)

Homemade roasted nutty granola with low fat yogurt and honey. Add toasted pav bread for AED 2

18 AED

KEEMA PARATHA

Flat bread stuffed with Chicken or beef keema, served with pickle and yogurt.

12 AED

DHABE DA BAIDA ROTI (New)

2 local eggs omelette parcel. Add Chicken or Beef Keema for only AED 6.

10 AED

TAKA-TAK GOBI PARATHA

Flat bread stuffed with spiced cauliflower, served with pickle and yogurt.

8 AED

DESI MASALEDAAR OMELETTE

2 local eggs with onion, tomato, chili and spices served with soft pav bread.

11 AED

APNA DESI NASHTA

Aloo paratha, chana masala, plain yogurt and pickle

10 AED

EGG-CELLENT BREAKFAST

2 eggs your way, grilled tomato, roast potato, chicken sausages, bread.

15 AED

SHAK-SHOOO-KA!

3 eggs baked in a homemade tomato & red pepper sauce, served with toasted white bloomer bread.

15 AED

Evening Snack

We call it Chai Nashta which literally mean tea and snacks. Here we bring you some of our childhood favorites from the streets of Mumbai and Kolkata amongst other popular quick bites from across India.
Enjoy from our selection of handcrafted sandwiches, wraps and some quintessential snacks such as onion bhajia, punjabi samosa and more.
One of the most famous Kolkata contributions to the world of Indian street food is the Kati roll. It's essentially a paratha that's stuffed with a choice of filling and wrapped into a handheld treat – like a burrito. Chicken tikka frankie at Desi Lunch Box is a must try and we guarantee you will come back for more.

MASALA VADA PAV (V)

Soft pav stuffed with potato croquettes, coconut sambal and tamarind chutney.

4 AED

KEEMA PAV

Pav filled with keema, mint chutney, onion rings.

8 AED

SHAMI BUN KEBAB

Lamb and lentil patty, onion ring and mint chutney.

9 AED

Aloo Vada (V)

Potato croquettes, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

3 AED

Onion Bhajia 6 pcs (V)

Light and crispy red onion fritters.

6 AED

Punjabi Samosa (V)

Crispy deep fried pastry filled with spiced potato and peas, served with tamarind chutney.

3 AED

Chicken Patti Samosa 2 pcs

Crispy deep fried pastry filled with spiced chicken, served with sweet chili dip.

3 AED

Aloo Chutney Toastie (V)

Potato, mint chutney and cheese in homemade bread.

12 AED

Peri Peri Chicken Burger (New)

In a pav, with onion, peri peri sauce and cheese

12 AED

Tuna Melt TOASTIE

Light meat tuna, cheese and spring onion in homemade bread.

16 AED

Chana Tikki Wrap (V) (New)

Tikki, hummus, carrots, cucumber in Arabic bread.

10 AED

Chicken Tikka FRANKIE

Chicken tikka, cucumber, red onion, tomato and mint chutney in chapati.

14 AED

Paneer Bhurji FRANKIE

Spiced cottage cheese in chapati

14 AED

Lunch & Dinner

We love to experiment in the kitchen and we welcome those who dare to do so with their tastebuds as well. Serving up an array of carefully thought out and exquisitely combined aromas and flavours, we bring you a low carb ‘quinoa moong dal khichri’, a guilt free lemon & herb chicken, or a desi superfood bowl, among others.

If you are in the mood to play safe, opt for our makhnis or tikkas. Or better still our succulent tandoor offerings – we take the freshest meats and vegetables and cook them at very high heat (up to 700°) where fat drips off and flavour stays, which is one of the oldest ways to cook and one of the healthiest too.

 

QUINOA MOONG DAL KHICHRI (V) (LOW CARB)

Our version of the low carb kedgeree made with quinoa, split green lentil & peas. Add grilled lemon & herb chicken for only AED 18.

15 AED

RAJMA MASALA

A rich punjabi curry made with red kidney beans.

14 AED

KADAI VEGETABLES

Mixed vegetables cooked in a gravy made with onion, tomato, capsicum and kadai spices.

15 AED

Punjabi Daal Tadka

A Punjabi delicacy, made with split lentil and generously tempered with onion, garlic and green chili.

10 AED

Dal Makhani

A rich and earthy preparation of whole black lentils with butter and cream.

14 AED

Aloo Gobi

A very basic preparation of potato and cauliflower in a mild curry sauce.

14 AED

Bhindi Do Pyaza (New)

Stir fried okra with lot of onions and spices.

15 AED

Pav Bhaji

A spicy mash of mixed vegetables cooked in a rich tomato sauce, served with soft baps lightly griddled with butter.

15 AED

Kadai Paneer (New)

Stir-fried cottage cheese with onions and peppers in roasted spices.

22 AED

Vegetable Kofta Curry (new)

A rich dumpling of mixed vegetable and cottage cheese cooked in a mild creamy curry sauce.

22 AED

Desi Chicken Salona (New)

A homemade preparation of slow cooked chicken with spices.

15 AED

Butter Chicken (Half/ Full)

Chicken cooked in a mild tangy and sweet tomato and cashew gravy.

12/22 AED

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka roasted in tandoor then simmered in a thick and mildly spiced gravy made with onion, tomato and cashew nut.

22 AED

Dal Gosht (New)

A rich concoction of spiced lamb curry and mixed dal.

21 AED

Goan Prawn Curry (New)

Prawns cooked in a tangy coconut broth infused with chili

29 AED

Vegetable Zaiqa Biryani

Basmati rice layered with your choice of vegetable and cooked with yogurt and mint and scented with cardamom, mace and biryani masala. Served with raita.

16 AED

Chicken Zaiqa Biryani

Basmati rice layered with meat and cooked with yogurt and mint and scented with cardamom, mace and biryani masala. Served with raita.

20 AED

Lamb Zaiqa Biryani

Basmati rice layered with lamb meat and cooked with yogurt and mint and scented with cardamom, mace and biryani masala. Served with raita.

25 AED

Prawns Zaiqa Biryani

Basmati rice layered with prawns and cooked with yogurt and mint and scented with cardamom, mace and biryani masala. Served with raita.

39 AED

Peri Peri Chicken Wings (5 pcs)

Deep fried chicken wings served alongside spicy peri peri sauce.

18 AED

Roasted Chicken Sheesh Tawook (8 pcs) (New)

Tender and juicy chicken pieces marinated in lemon, garlic and allspice. Served with raita and onion salad. Add Hummus for AED 6

20 AED

Guilt Free Lemon & Herb Chicken

Succulent grilled chicken breast marinated in lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs. Served with green salad. Add onion rice pilaf for AED 6

20 AED

Our Famous Peri Peri Chicken

Chicken breast marinated with a hot Portuguese spice blend, served with green salad. Add masala chips AED 8

20 AED

SNAPPER FISH FILLET

Lemon and garlic marinated snapper.

28 AED

PENNE ARRABIATA (V)

Spicy tomato sauce.

22 AED

PENNE ALFREDO (V)

Fresh cream sauce with mushrooms and broccoli.

30 AED

PENNE CREAMY TOMATO (V)

Tomato sauce enriched with fresh cream.

30 AED

Tandoori Aloo (V)(New)

Marinated oven roasted potatoes.

15 AED

Chat-Pata Achari Gobi (V) (New)

Cauliflower marinated in pickling spices and roasted.

18 AED

Afghani Chicken (New)

A very mild and aromatic chicken marinated in cream cheese, yogurt and spices.

20 AED

Chicken Tikka (8 Pcs)

Chicken marinated in tandoori spiced yogurt, baked in clay oven.

20 AED

Tandoori Chicken 1/2

Roasted chicken on the bone, marinated in a mixture of yogurt, ginger-garlic, chili and fenugreek.

20 AED

Lamb Seekh Kebab (New)

Ground lamb seasoned with spices, ginger and garlic and roasted in the tandoor oven.

20 AED

Mix Tandoori Platter (New)

Tandoori Aloo 4pcs/ Afghani chicken 4pcs/ Chicken tikka 4 pcs/ Half tandoori chicken/ lamb seekh kebab 2 pcs.

50 AED

TANDOOR ROASTED SALMON

Fillet of Norwegian salmon marinated in yogurt and tikka spices, roasted in the clay oven. Served with green salad and mint chutney.

54 AED

MIX TANDOORI VEGETABLE PLATTER

Tandoori aloo/ Achari gobi/ Paneer tikka/ Veg seekh kebab.

38 AED

Simple Lentil Soup (V)

Split red lentil, gently simmered and seasoned with cumin and drizzled with olive oil.

12 AED

The Real Hummus (V) (New)

Boiled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic

12 AED

Aloo Chana Chaat (V)

Boiled chickpea and potatoes dressed in a tangy tamarind chutney.

15 AED

Spring Fattoush (V)

Chopped lettuce, tomato, parsley, mint, cucumber, Red radish and sumac drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette.

15 AED

Light Tuna Salad

Light meat tuna, potato, boiled egg, green beans, romaine lettuce and lemon dressing.

20 AED

Desi Superfood Bowl (V) (New)

Hummus, quinoa, Chana tikki, steamed broccoli and beetroot.

20 AED

SOUP OF THE DAY

(Please ask your server for today's special)

12 AED

Homemade Vegetable Spring Roll (4 pcs)

Crispy fried served with sweet chili sauce

10 AED

Crispy Potato Szechwan

Crispy fried potato tossed in Szechwan sauce

15 AED

Paneer Chili Dry

Fresh cottage cheese, chili, peppers and soy sauce

22 AED

Gobi Manchurian Combo (V)

Cauliflower fritters cooked in a semi dry soy ginger sauce. + Stir-fried mixed vegetable fried rice + Schezwan potato

30 AED

Chicken Chili

Chicken cooked together with diced onion, peppers, green chili in a soy ginger garlic sauce. + Stir fried egg noodles + Pad thai cucumber salad

34 AED

30 AED

Chinese Vegetable Fried rice

Wok fried with light soy sauce

12 AED

Chinese Egg Fried rice

Wok fried with light soy sauce

15 AED

Chinese Chicken Fried rice

Wok fried with light soy sauce

18 AED

Chinese Prawn Fried rice

Wok fried with light soy sauce

28 AED

Chinese Mixed Fried rice

Wok fried with light soy sauce

30 AED

Chinese Vegetable Noodles

Wok fried with light soy sauce

15 AED

Chinese Egg Noodles

Wok fried with light soy sauce

20 AED

Chinese Chicken Noodles

Wok fried with light soy sauce

24 AED

Chinese Prawn Noodles

Wok fried with light soy sauce

35 AED

Chinese Mixed Noodles

Wok fried with light soy sauce

35 AED

STIR FRIED VEGETABLE CHOPSUEY (V)

Stir fried vegetables, seasoned with soy and oyster sauce. + Vegetable spring roll + Stir-fried mixed vegetable fried rice

30 AED

22 AED

Beef Bulalo

Soup made with beef broth, onion, potato, cabbage and green beans seasoned with pepper and Patis. Served with Jasmine rice.

30 AED

Chopsuey (v)

Stir fried vegetables, seasoned with soy and oyster sauce.

20 AED

Pancit Bihon/ Canton

Stir fried noodles made with chicken liver, strips of chicken breast, vegetables and oyster sauce

25 AED

Pav

1 AED

2 AED

3 AED

3 AED

6 AED

3 AED

Beverages

Flush out your toxins with our amazing range fresh fruit and vegetable blends. Take our Heart Beet for example – a magical combo of beetroot, orange and ginger or our Haldi ka Jadu – a refreshing concoction of carrot, ginger, turmeric and orange. Boost your energy and keep yourself alive and active through the day.

HEART BEET – DIL KI DHADKAN

Beet –root, orange and ginger

15 AED

I AM SOO COOL – JO DIL KO THANDAK DE

Orange juice, mango juice, mint and passionfruit.

15 AED

GREEN GOODNESS – HARA BHARA

Green apple, cucumber, spinach and rock melon

16 AED

HERBAL DETOX – HALDI KA JADU

Carrot, ginger, turmeric and orange

16 AED

BANANA

Served with whipped cream

12 AED

MANGO

Served with whipped cream

14 AED

AVACADO

Served with whipped cream

14 AED

Kulfi & Banana Freak Shake

Milk shake topped with almonds, pistachio and chocolate sauce.

14 AED

Mixed Fruit Falooda

Seasonal fruits, ice cream, vermicelli, rose cordial and sweet basil seeds

14 AED

Classic Banana Milk Shake

Fresh ripe banana, milk and vanilla ice cream

10 AED

SWEET LASSI

Flavoured whipped yogurt

6 AED

SALTED LASSI

Flavoured whipped yogurt

6 AED

MANGO LASSI

Flavoured whipped yogurt

10 AED

Homemade Lemon Soda

Freshly squeezed lemon and simple syrup with soda water.

8 AED

Virgin Mojito

Freshly squeezed lime, mint leaves and simple syrup muddled together and topped with soda water

10 AED

SULEMANI

Infused black tea. Add honey AED 1

2 AED

KARAK TEA

Brewed tea with milk, scented with cardamom, cinnamon and cloves

2 AED

2 AED

COFFEE

Instant coffee with milk.

3 AED

5 AED

Lipton Ice Tea

Lemon/ Peach

5 AED

Desserts

Who doesn't love a bit of something sweet at the end of a meal? I sure do.

Gulab Jamun (1 piece)

Deep fried milk dumplings steeped in rose syrup.

2 AED

Rice Kheer (100g)

A simple rice pudding

3 AED

Gajar ka Halwa (100g)

Decedent carrot pudding.

5 AED

Classic Vanilla (Each scoop)

Smooth and creamy

3 AED

Meetha Paan (Each scoop)

Ice cream infused with gulkand and mukhwaas

3 AED

Pistachio Kulfi (Each scoop)

Pistachio Kulfi ice cream

4 AED

Express lunch

Lunch break! Limited time! We have it all ready for you.

Available Saturday to Thursday 12pm - 3pm.

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at 'Desi Lunch Box' with our Express Lunch menu starting at AED 16.

The 'Express lunch' has a daily changing menu, which includes the following;
2 Main dishes/  1 Rice/  1 Dal/ 1 Roti/ 1 Salad or Dessert

Breakfast Evening Snack Lunch & Dinner Beverages Desserts Express lunch