1220 State Street SE, Salem, OR 97301     503-990-8679     Open Sunday to Saturday
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

We provide two menus: The dine-in menu, and the takeout menu.

Appetizers
1. Vegetable Samosa (2 Piece)
$2.95
(Patties stuffed with potatoes, green peas and light spices)
2. Mixed Vegetables Pakora
$2.95
(Fresh cut vegetables with chila pea batter)
3. Vegetable Platter
$6.55
(Includes vegetable Pakora, Samosa and paneer Pakora)
4. Paneer Pakora
$4.95
(Homemade cheese fried in chickpea batter and lightly seasoned)
5. Chicken Pakora
$5.50
(Boneless tender pieces of chicken with chickpea batter, fried in oil)
6. Chili Chicken
$6.95
(Boneless chicken sauteed with hot chilies, bell peppers & onions)
7. Chilli Paneer
$6.55
(Paneer cubes sauteed with hot chilies, bell peppers & onions)
8. Fish Pakora
$5.55
Soup & Salad
9. Dal Soup
$2.55
(Lentil soup with light Indian spices)
10. Tomato Soup
$2.55
(Lightly warm soup of garden fresh tomatoes, slightly spiced with peppers)
11. Chicken Soup
$2.75
(Chicken Soup with ginger, cumin, cloves & garnished with cilantro)
12. Fresh green salad
$2.95
(Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and onions)
13. Chicken salad
$3.95
(Lettuce, Cucumber, tomatoes and onions along with boneless chicken)
Vegetarian Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
14. Dal Makhni
$9.95
(Special black lentils & kidney beans delicately spiced with herbs)
15. Tadka Dal
$9.95
16. Vegetable Corma
$10.95
(Mixed vegetables cooked with mild cream sauce and sprinkled with cashews and raisins)
17. Aloo Gobi
$10.95
(Cauliflower and cubes of potatoes with garlic & spices)
18. Mutter Paneer
$10.95
(Green peas cooked with homemade cheese cubes)
19. Palak Paneer
$10.95
(Spinach cooked with homemade cheese cubes)
20. Aloo Palak
$10.95
(Spinach cooked with potatoes)
21. Bhindi Masala
$10.95
(Okra with onions, tomatoes and spices)
22. Mushroom Aloo mutter
$10.95
(Mushroom, green peas, cooked with tomatoes, onions & spices)
23. Baingan bharta
$10.95
(A classic eggplant dish sauteed with onions, green peas and tomatoes)
24. Channa Masala
$10.95
(Garbanzo beans cooked with onions, tomatoes and Indian spices)
25. Vegetable Malai Kofta
$10.95
(Vegetable with nuts & cheese in the shape of balls and cooked with a mild cream sauce)
26. Paneer Tikka Masala
$10.95
(Homemade cheese cubes cooked in chef's special creamy sauce)
Chicken Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
27. Chicken Curry
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes sauce, spices and cilantro)
28. Chicken Corma
$11.95
(Boneless chicken in an exotic cream sauce delicately seasoned with mild spices with cashews & nuts)
29. Chicken Saag
$11.95
(Boneless chicken & spinach cooked with a touch of cream sauce & spices)
30. Chicken Tikka Masala
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked in tendoor oven, then simmered in cream & chef's spices sauce)
31. Chicken Vindaloo
$11.95
(Boneless chicken, potatoes, cooked with onions, tomato sauce & spices)
32. Chicken Makhani
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked in tandoor oven and then simmered in cream sauce & spices)
33. Karahi Chicken
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked with bell peppers, onions, tomato sauce & spices)
34. Mushroom Chicken
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked with mushrooms and gravy sauce)
35. Chicken Jalfrezi
$11.95
(Boneless chicken & mixed vegetable cooked with gravy sauce)
Lamb Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
36. Lamb curry
$12.95
(Boneless lamb cooked with onions, tomato sauce, garlic spices & fresh cilantro)
37. Lamb Korma
$12.95
(Boneless lamb cooked in an exotic cream sauce seasoned with mild spices with cashews & nuts)
38. Lamb Saag
$12.95
(Boneless Saag &spinach cooked with a touch of cream sauce & spices)
39. Lamb Vindaloo
$12.95
(Boneless Lamb & cubes of potatoes cooked with onions, tomato, spices, & fresh cilantro)
40. Karahi lamb
$12.95
(Boneless Lamb cooked with bell peppers, onions, tomato sauce & spices)
41. Lamb Pasanda
$12.95
(Boneless Lamb cooked with sauce, spices & nuts)
42. Lamb Jalfrezi
$12.95
(Boneless lamb & mixed vegetables cooked with gravy sauce)
Seafood Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
43. Shrimp Masala
$13.95
(Shrimp cooked with onions, tomatoes, spices fresh cilantro)
44. Shrimp Saag
$13.95
(Shrimp cooked with spinach & a touch of cream sauce)
45. Shrimp Vindaloo
$13.95
(Shrimp cooked with cubes of potatoes, onions, tomatoes, spices & fresh cilantro)
46. Karahi Shrimp
$13.95
(Shrimp cooked with bell peppers, onions, tomato sauce & spices)
47. Fish Masala
$13.95
(Fish cooked with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, spices & fresh cilantro)
Tandoori Entrees
Served with Basmati Rice
48. Tandoori Chicken
$10.95
(Marinated Chicken with bones cooked in tandoor served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
49. Chicken Tikka Kabab
$11.95
(Marinated Boneless Chicken cooked in tandoor, served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
50. Lamb Seekh Kabab
$14.95
(Minced lamb seasoned with mild spices, cooked in tandoor, served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
51. Lamb Boti Kabab
$13.95
(Marinated lamb seasoned with mild spices, cooked in tandoor, served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
52. Tandoori Shrimp
$13.95
(Marinated Shrimp cooked in tandoor, served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
53. Tandoori Mixed Grill
$15.95
(In assortment of xxxxxxx meat specialties including tandoori chicken, tandoori tikka kabob, seekh kabab, tandoori shrimp, and boti kabab served with bell peppers & onions on hot plate)
Rice Specialties
54. Basmati Rice
$2.95
55. Vegetable Biryani
$9.95
(Fresh Vegetable cooked in basmati Rice with cashew nuts, raisins & a special blend of spices)
56. Chicken Biryani
$11.95
(Boneless chicken cooked in basmati Rice with cashew nuts, raisins & a special blend of spices)
57. Shrimp Biryani
$13.95
(Shrimp cooked in basmati Rice with cashew nuts, raisins & a special blend of spices)
58. Lamb Biryani
$12.95
(Boneless pieces of lamb cooked in basmati Rice with cashew nuts, raisins & a special blend of spices)
Tandoori Breads
59. Nan
$2.25
(White flour bread baked in tandoor)
60. Garlic Nan
$2.95
(White flour bread with garlic, baked in tandoor)
61. Onion Kulcha
$2.95
(White flour bread stuffed with onion, baked in tandoor)
62. Keema Nan
$3.25
(White flour bread stuffed with ground meat & spices, baked in tandoor)
63. Cheese Nan
$2.95
(White flour bread stuffed with homemade cheese, baked in tandoor)
64. Chicken Nan
$2.95
(White flour bread stuffed with boneless chicken, baked in tandoor)
65. Plain Paratha
$2.50
(Whole wheat bread baked in tandoor)
66. Aloo Paratha
$2.75
(Whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes, spices & baked in tandoor)
67. Plain Roti
$2.25
(Whole wheat bread cooked in tandoor without oil)
Desserts
68. Gulab Jamun (2 piece)
$2.45
(Homemade cheese soaked in syrup and rose water)
69. Kheer
$2.45
(Rice pudding served chilled with almonds & pistachios)
70. Mango Kulfi
$2.45
(Mango pulp with creamy milk, sugar & almonds nuts, served chilled)
71. Plain Kulfi
$2.45
(Creamy, sweet milk ice cream with pistachios and almonds nuts)
Side Orders
72. Poori (2 Pieces)
$2.55
(Wheat bread deep fried oil)
73. Raita
$1.95
(Whipped yogurt with shredded vegetables and spices)
74. Sweet Mango Chutni
$1.95
75.Mix Pickles
$1.55
Drinks
76. Soft drinks (free refills)
$1.25
77. Lassi sweet or salty
$2.55
(A sweet & salty yogurt drink)
78. Mango Lassi
$2.55
(A sweet mango drink with yogurt)
79. Mango shake
$2.55
(A mango drink made with milk)
80. Indian tea
$1.25
(A blend of Indian spices with milk)
Thali Dinner
These combination dinners come with basmati rice and nan.
Non Vegetable Thali
$14.95
81. Dal Makhni
(Special black lentils & kidney beans delicately spiced with herbs)
82. Lamb curry
(Boneless lamb cooked with onions, tomato sauce, garlic, spices & fresh cilantro)
83. Chicken tikka masala
(Boneless chicken cooked in tandoor oven, then simmered in cream & chef's special sauce)
Vegetable Thali
$12.95
84. Dal Makhni
(Special black lentils & kidney beans delicately spiced with herbs)
85. Palak Paneer
(Spinach cooked with homemade cheese cubes)
86. Navratan Korma
(Vegetables with nuts & cheese in the shape of balls and cooked with a mild cream sauce)

Traditional Tandoor & Customized spices

A tandoor is a traditional pitcher shaped clay oven used to cook meat & bread in ancient India. The meat is Marinated in a special spiced yogurt with lemon juice, fresh ground herbs & spices. It is then cooked in our custom made imported tandoor oven & served on a hot plate.