Mela
CUISINE OF INDIA

47 East Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ

201-445-6060
Fax: 201-670-1850

 


 

- Menu -

 

Appetizers
Soups
Seafood
Chicken Specials
Basmati Rice
Vegetables
Tandoori Specials
Lamb Specials
Fresh Tandoori Breads
Accompaniments
Desserts
Beverages
Kids Special

 

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- APPETIZERS -

CHAT PAPRI
A mixture of crisps, potatoes and chick peas tossed in
yogurt and topped with tamarind sauce.
$3.95

SAMOSA
Crispy deep fried vegetable patties stuffed with potatoes and
green peas flavoured with fresh spices.
$3.50

VEGETABLE PAKORA
A delicious spiced combination of assorted vegetable fritters
served with fresh mint sauce.
$3.95

MELA'S ASSORTED PLATTER
A special selection of cubes of chicken, seekh kabab, vegetable fritters,
samosa, and papad served with fresh mint sauce.
$8.95

GARLIC SHRIMPS
Served with Naan bread.
$8.95

 


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- SOUPS -

MULLIGATAWNY SOUP
$2.95

TOMATO SHORBA
$2.95

SPINACH SOUP
$2.95

 


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- SEAFOOD -

TANDOORI SHRIMP MASALA
Shrimp barbecued in tandoor and quick cooked in a special chef sauce.
$14.95

SHRIMP CURRY
Shrimp cooked in rich herbs, onions, garlic, ginger and chef's special gravy.
$14.95

JHINGA DO PIAZA
A rare combination of shelled shrimps cooked with herbs, onions, and bell peppers.
$14.95

SHRIMP VINDALOO
Shrimp marinated in vinegar and cooked with special spices.
$14.95

SHRIMP WITH SPINACH
$14.95

 


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- CHICKEN SPECIALS -

CHICKEN TIKKA MAKHANWALA
Tender pieces of chicken roasted in tandoor and tossed in tomato sauce.
$12.95

CHICKEN SAAGWALA
Broiled chicken pieces roasted in tandoor and tossed in spinach.
$12.95

CHICKEN ZAFRANI
Boneless supreme of chicken simmered in saffron flavored gravy.
$12.95

CHICKEN DO PIAZA
Tender pieces of chicken cooked with herbs, onions, and bell peppers.
$12.95

CHICKEN KADAI*
Boneless chicken cooked with fresh herbs and tomatoes, in a Kadai.
$12.95

CHICKEN KORMA
Boneless pieces of chicken cooked in a cashewnut gravy.
$12.95

CHICKEN CURRY
Traditional chicken curry.
$12.95

CHICKEN VINDALOO
Cubes of chicken and potatoes marinated in vinegar and Indian spices,
cooked on a low heat. (Traditional Goan dish. Very hot)
$12.95

*Traditional Indian wok.

 


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- BASMATI RICE -

JERRA PULAO
Naturally aromatic long grain rice cooked with cumin seeds and
garnished with green peas.
$2.95

SHAKAHARI BIRYANI
Basmati rice cooked with seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs served with Raita.
$10.95

DUM* BIRYANI (LAMB, CHICKEN, OR GOAT)
Finest Basmati rice cooked on a Dum with your choice of meat, flavored
with saffron and served with Raita.
$12.95

*Dum cooking - a style of cooking where food is made in a sealed pot.

 


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- VEGETABLES -

MALAI KOFTA
Cheese and vegetable dumplings simmered in a mild sauce.
$11.95

KADAI PANEER
Homemade cheese with peppers, tomatoes, ginger, and onions cooked in a kadai.
$11.95

MATTAR PANEER
Fresh green peas and cottage cheese in brown gravy.
$11.95

SAAG PANEER
Flavorful blend of spinach and cheese cooked with tomato, onion, and ginger.
$11.95

BAINGAN BHARTHA
Baked eggplant cooked with onions, fresh tomatoes and green peas,
a delicacy from northern India.
$11.95

CHOLE AMRITSARI
Chick peas served in a special blend of fresh herbs and cumin seeds.
$11.95

SABZI KHOLHAPURI
Mixed vegetables cooked on a Dum, flavored with fresh coriander.
$11.95

ALU GOBHI
Florets of cauliflower cooked with potatoes.
$11.95

ALU PALAK
Cubes of potatoes and puree of spinach cooked in a special homemade sauce.
$11.95

KALI DAL
All time favorite black lentils cooked overnight.
$8.95

MUSHROOM AND PEAS
$11.95

Some of the fresh herbs and spices used by our chef are: bay leaf, cardamom, carom, cinnamon, clove,
coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, ginger powder, mace, mango powder, nutmeg, paprika, poppy seeds,
red pepper, saffron, tamarind, and turmeric.

 


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- TANDOORI SPECIALS -

MELA TANDOORI MIX GRILL
A pre-selected combination of tandoori chicken tikka, lamb cuts and
shrimp grilled in the tandoor.*
$15.95

TANDOORI JHINGA
Fresh jumbo shrimp marinated in a Mela special marinade.
$14.95

TANDOORI MACHLI
Fish cubes marinated in yogurt, Indian herbs, saffron, cooked in the tandoor.
$14.95

MURGH MALAI KABAB
Chicken supreme marinated in ginger, garlic, green coriander, and
almond paste, roasted in the tandoor.
$13.95

MURGH TIKKA
Boneless juicy chunks of chicken marinated in aromatic Indian herbs
and broiled in the tandoor.
$12.95

MURG TANDOORI (HALF)
A chicken delicacy marinated overnight in fresh aromatic Indian spices
and herbs, cooked in the tandoor.
$10.95

SEEKH KABAB
Tender rolls of succulent minced lamb with Royal cumin and aromatic
Indian herbs, served off the skewers.
$12.95

BOTI KABAB
Leg of Lamb cubes seasoned and marinated in a mixture of ginger, garlic,
and malt vinegar grilled in the tandoor.
$12.95

TANDOORI PANEER TIKKA
A vegetarian's delight, homemade cottage cheese marinated in mild
Indian spices, skewered and cooked in the tandoor.
$10.95

* Tandoor is a traditional Indian clay oven.

All yogurt, cheese and minced meat are made fresh in our kitchen.

 


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- LAMB SPECIALS -

LAMB KORMA
Cubes of lamb cooked in a cashewnut sauce and garnished with coriander.
$13.95

LAMB KADAI*
Succulent pieces of lamb cooked with fresh herbs in a kadai.
$13.95

LAMB SAAGWALA
Finely chopped garden spinach cooked with lamb in
an authentic Indian herbal sauce.
$13.95

LAMB VINDALOO
Cubes of lamb and potatoes marinated in vinegar and Indian spices,
cooked on a low heat. (Traditional Goan dish. Very hot)
$13.95

LAMB WITH EGGPLANT
Cubes of lamb cooked with roasted eggplant.
$13.95

LAMB DO PIAZA
Tender pieces of lamb cooked in an Indian herbal sauce
with onions and bell peppers.
$13.95

ROGAN JOSH
Pieces of lamb cooked in traditional Kashmiri sauce.
$13.95

KEEMA DUM
Finely minced lamb cooked with peas, onions, and garnished with fresh coriander.
$13.95

GOAT CURRY
Small pieces of goat cooked in brown gravy with freshly ground herbs.
$13.95

HYDERABADI LAMB
Cubes of lamb cooked with ground meat.
$13.95

* Traditional Indian pan shaped like a wok.

 


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- FRESH TANDOORI BREADS -

NAAN
Soft flour bread.
$1.95

ROTI
Indian whole wheat bread.
$1.95

LACHA PARATHA
Multi layered whole wheat bread.
$2.50

PUDINA PARATHA
Whole wheat bread baked with mint.
$2.50

ONION KULCHA
Soft flour bread stuffed with onions.
$2.50

KEEMA KULCHA
Soft bread stuffed with minced meat.
$2.50

GARLIC NAAN
Soft flour bread flavored with fresh garlic.
$2.50

CHEESE NAAN
Naan stuffed with cottage cheeese.
$2.50

POORI
Deep fried puffed whole wheat bread.
$2.95

 


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- ACCOMPANIMENTS -

RAITA
Yogurt flavored with cucumber and cumin.
$2.00

TANDOORI CHICKEN SALAD
$6.95

PAPAD
Crisp lentil wafer.
$1.00

GREEN SALAD
Fresh green salad of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber, with lemon dressing.
$2.00

 


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- DESSERTS -

GULAB JAMUN
Golden fried cheese rolls soaked in honey syrup.
$2.95

RAS MALAI
Cottage cheese patties in creamy condensed milk sauce.
$2.95

KULFI
Traditional Indian ice cream. Choice of pista, mango, or saffron.
$2.95

 


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- BEVERAGES -

COFFEE OR TEA
$1.50

MASALA TEA
$2.00

LASSI
Refreshing yogurt drink available in a choice of sweet, salty, mango, or rose.
$2.50

INDIAN ICED TEA
$2.00

SOFT DRINKS
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, and Club Soda.
$1.50

 


- KID'S SPECIAL -

FRIED CHICKEN
Served with french fries.
$5.95

 


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