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Indian Culinary Delights

Our menus feature a curated selection of traditional and contemporary dishes that capture the essence of Indian cuisine. Discover a world of taste at our restaurant in Glasgow.

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Indian cuisine is full of art and tradition. With a whole palette of tongue-tingling sensations — spicy, sour, sweet, and hot — alongside exotic ingredients, curious flavours, and dishes, Indian cuisine can be both exciting and awe-inspiring.
At Madras Cafe, great care is taken in the planning and preparation of every meal, no matter how simple or complex. Shake up your usual dinner repertoire with an odyssey through the tastes of India.

Starters

Our starters mark the beginning of your Indian flavour exploration — each dish meticulously curated to tempt your palate as a teaser to a great feast ahead.

Monkfish Alleppy

Tender Scottish monkfish with a subtle blend of ginger, garlic, and Kashmiri chilli. A delicacy from Kerala’s backwaters.

10.95

Hot

Coconut Tiger Prawns

Crispy, coconut-encrusted tiger prawns, evoking the essence of a traditional fisherman’s snack.

10.95

Varutha Fish

Pan-fried kingfish with a vibrant mix of red chilli, turmeric, and a hint of lemon, perfect for seafood enthusiasts.

9.95

Hot

Sea Bass Amritsari

Delicately spiced sea bass fillet with turmeric, carom seeds, green chilli, and coriander, a subtle flavour journey.

8.95

Spicy Lamb Chops

Succulent lamb chops, an exotic chilli marinade, flame roasted. Finger licking good!

10.95

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Soft and tender chicken breast pieces with subtle spices to bring out the taste of the meat. A taste to behold!

7.95

Chicken Sixty-Five

A street food speciality spiced with red chilli and curry leaves. Legend has it this dish was created way back in 1965. Spicy and incredibly flavourful.

6.95

Grilled Masala Wings

The barrage of flavours make these chicken wings with ground spices an irresistible treat!

5.95

Extra hot

Punjabi Samosa

Possibly the most famous dish to come from the East. Pastry triangles stuffed with potatoes and peas in true Punjabi style.

5.95

Vegan

Aloo Tikki

Crispy, crunchy homemade potato fritters with traditional spices — cumin, ginger, and coriander.

5.50

Vegan

Frankie Roll

A well-loved delicacy from the streets of Old Bombay, featuring skewer-roasted fillings wrapped in a refined flour chapati and fried. It’s truly frankielicious!

Chicken

6.95

Paneer

5.95

Pakoda

These delectable treats are skilfully spiced, fried to a golden, crispy perfection, and undeniably irresistible.

Chicken

6.50

Veg

5.50

Sharing Platter

An assorted starter platter of Grilled Masala Wings, Vegetable Pakoda, Aloo Tikki and Chicken Tikka.

29.95

The Chef’s Platter

A splendid selection of four different starters — Chicken Sixty-Five, Aloo Tikki, Spicy Lamb Chops and Coconut Crusted Tiger Prawns.

45.95

Biryani

This beloved culinary masterpiece, originating from the royal kitchens of India, harmoniously blends fragrant spices with tender meat or vegetables layered and slow-cooked with Basmati rice. Served with House Raita

Lamb Biryani

Tender lamb, aromatic spices, and
fragrant rice in a medley.

18.95

Chicken Biryani

Savoury chicken breast, fragrant spices, and aromatic rice in one pot.

16.95

Vegetable Biryani

Assorted seasonal vegetables, aromatic spices, and fragrant rice in a fusion.

16.95

Dosa

Crafted from a fermented blend of rice and urad dal, the dosa is a golden crispy, paper-thin crêpe. Served With Coconut Chutney, Beetroot Pachadi, and Sambar. (Vegan Options Available)

Masala Dosa

The quintessential South Indian delight, this dish features potatoes seasoned with curry leaves, mustard seeds and crushed black pepper, wrapped in a dosa.

11.95

Cheese Onion Dosa

A dosa topped with flavourful red onions, melted cheese, and zesty fresh green chillies, expertly rolled for a delightful culinary experience.

12.95

Hot

Chicken Tikka Dosa

A dosa rolled with shredded chicken tikka and onions, seasoned with the aromatic flavours of green chillies, fennel seeds, and fragrant curry leaves. 14.95

14.95

Idli & Vada

Idli are soft and fluffy steamed rice cakes, and Vada are crisp and savoury spiced lentil doughnuts. Served With Coconut Chutney, Beetroot Pachadi, and Sambar. (Vegan Options Available)

Sambar Vada

Savour the delightful experience of these delicately spiced, soft-textured lentil fritters — crispy fried.

11.95

Idli Sambar

Classic steamed rice cakes, soft, fluffy, and undeniably comforting — a South Indian culinary staple.

11.95

South Central Combo

The interplay between Idli’s soft, spongy texture and Vada’s crispy exterior creates a wonderfully harmonious and contrasting culinary experience.

15.95

Tandoori Grilled

Revealing ancient secrets with a modern flavour, these dishes offer marinated delicacies expertly cooked in the traditional clay oven, presenting a fusion of smoky flavours and aromatic spices. Served with a Sauce on the side

Tandoori Sea Bass

Whole sea bass with a delightful infusion of Kashmiri chilli, garlic, onion seeds and flame cooked. A delight to the senses!

23.95

Sea Bream Pollichathu

Experience the elegance of the ocean with this whole Sea Bream, delicately seasoned with subtle spices, curry leaves, herbs, and a splash of lemon juice.

23.95

Tandoori Pomfret

A whole silver pomfret fish, steeped in a flavourful marinade with a melange of spices, skewered and flame-grilled. Juicy and delicious!

24.95

Amritsari Chops

Lamb chops in marinade of yoghurt, garlic, cumin and garam masala, barbecued at high heat for a crispy, yet juicy finish.

22.95

Madaresee Chicken Tikka

A timeless classic, this luxurious delicacy of soft juicy chicken breast is marinated overnight in rustic spices, Kashmiri chilli and yoghurt, and grilled to perfection.

19.95

Paneer Tikka

Juicy chunks of paneer cheese grilled with peppers, tomatoes and onions marinated in punchy hot and sour tandoori masala.

17.95

Seafood

India’s extensive coastline informs our seafood offerings, presenting a diverse and vibrant array of ocean-inspired delicacies deeply rooted in the nation’s rich culinary heritage.

Goan Tiger Prawn

A must for seafood lovers! Feel the gentle breeze of the sunny coast of Goa with tiger prawns cooked in coconut milk with mustard seeds, curry leaves, crushed black pepper, and ginger.

22.95

Sea Bass Mollee

Our award-winning dish is result of the rich cultural heritage traced back to the trade connection between Kerala and Portugal. This sea bass fillet dish is stewed in coconut milk with ginger, black pepper and curry leaves.

22.95

Pomfret Malabar

This deliciously humble dish features cuts of pomfret fish on the bone delightfully flavoured with kokum, curry leaves and a touch of coconut cream.

22.95

Hot

Monkfish Keralan

Fresh Scottish monkfish simmered in a rich and delicately with spicy garlic-chilli, ginger and coconut sauce. A traditional angler’s recipe.

23.95

Hot

Nantara Chicken Tikka & King Prawn

A dish of tandoori chicken and tiger prawns with plenty of onions and coriander, coated with the Chef’s secret Nantara sauce. A Madras Cafe Special!

19.95

Paneer

Often referred to as Indian cottage cheese, paneer has a rich history dating back to ancient India, where it was believed to be enjoyed even by royalty. Each of these dishes showcases the versatility of paneer, tailored to meet the discerning tastes of today’s gourmets.

Paneer Butter Masala

Gently cooked on a cast iron skillet, these soft chunks of cottage cheese luxuriate in a silky, buttery tomato-based sauce.

13.95

Palak Paneer

A green leaf based curry with cubes of paneer cheese stewed with fresh spinach, mustard leaves and fenugreek for that good wholesome feeling.

13.95

Punjabi Paneer

A celebrated North Indian culinary delight where chunks of cottage cheese blend harmoniously with vibrant peppers and tantalizing green chillies.

13.95

Hot

Malai Kofta

A labour of love, this dish has soft paneer dumplings, deep-fried, coated with cheese and drenched in a delicately spiced creamy tomato sauce.

14.95

Vegetarian

Embracing India’s enduring heritage of plant based cuisine, where it’s more than a trend it’s a way of life. This dietary reference stands as a vital aspect of our culinary identity.

Okra Kuzhambu

A Tamilian delicacy of okra fingers tossed in well-spiced masala of tomato, onion and fennel giving it a unique character and flavour.

12.95

Vegan

Mutter Mushroom Masala

Button mushrooms and fresh green peas with nutritious and flavourful ingredients. A multitude of textures with every bite!

12.95

Vegan

Chana Aloo Saag

This exotic hearty Indian classic has chickpeas, potatoes and fresh greens with warming spices.

11.95

Vegan

Madras Potatoes

A hot and delightful dish of spiced potatoes and tossed with sun-dried herbs, cumin, Guntur chilli flakes and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.

10.95

Hot
Vegan

Chana Masala

Chickpeas prepared with rustic spices in the traditional Punjabi style with onions and tomatoes.

10.95

Vegan

Dal Tadka

Orange-yellow lentils, studded with the red of tomatoes and the green of coriander flavoured with cumin, garlic and whole red chillies.

11.95

Vegan

Tawa Subzi

A speciality from rural India, this dish has a distinctive mix of fresh Indian vegetables tumbled with crushed spices, peppers and herbs. Tastes simple and complex at the same time.

14.95

Vegan
Hot

Lamb

Enjoy the harmonious blend of tender lamb and a variety of delectable spices in this enticing selection.

Lamb Punjabi

The rich Punjabi taste comes to your plate with a luscious combination of tender lamb, chunks of mixed peppers and onions, sun-dried fenugreek leaves and green chillies. Pure temptation.

16.95

Hot

Mysore Lamb

Originating in the palaces of old South Indian royalty, this lamb and potato preparation is simmered in rich coconut milk with hints of green chillies.

16.95

Lamb Bhuna

Lamb cooked with tomatoes, onions, and chillies, infused in hot oil to unlock deep, natural flavours. This dish boasts a thick, rich gravy, brimming with intense spices. A favourite for its robust taste.

15.95

Rogan Josh

With a heady combination of spices in a sauce of tomatoes and Kashmiri chillies, this tender lamb delicacy is cooked at intense heat and full of flavour.

16.95

Hot

Lamb Cafreal

A recipe brought to Goa from the old Portuguese colonies in the Africa, this dish of tender lamb is cooked with fresh baby spinach and cream. Herby and aromatic.

16.95

Chicken

Explore the art of chicken preparations like never before.

Bombay Butter Chicken

Arguably India’s most famous export, this dish has succulent chicken marinated overnight, tandoori roasted and cooked in a sauce of tomato, cream, sun-dried herbs and fragrant spices.

15.95

Desi Handi

A rural classic from South India — chicken on the bone in a simple and rustic sauce of tomatoes and onions with aromatic spices.

14.95

Extra hot

Chicken Madras

A rich, fragrant and tangy hot curry with crushed Guntur chillies in a thick textured sauce of onions and tomatoes. Not for the faint-hearted!

13.95

Extra hot

South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken

If you like spicy and garlicky chicken dish this will satisfy your palate like never before.

15.95

Hot

Chicken Korma

A dish created in the kitchens of the old Mughal emperors — chicken tikka in a rich sauce of coconut and cream balanced with exquisite spices.

13.95

Palakkadan Chicken

Chicken on the bone simmered in spiced coconut milk and curry leaves. A traditional recipe from the old days when it was cooked at feasts after rooster fights using the vanquished bird.

15.95

Hot

Chicken Tikka Masala

This mild, flavoursome dish, a testament to Glasgow’s multicultural status, needs no introduction.

14.95

Chicken Chettinad

A famed recipe from the Nattukotai Chettiar clan of Tamil Nadu, this chicken dish is prepared with roasted coconut, a variety of herbs and freshly ground spices. Warm and flavoursome!

17.95

Hot

Side Salads

Laal Pyaaz

Zesty red onion, vibrant green chilli, tangy lemon, and a kick of red chilli powder.

3.95

Vegan

Desi Salad

Fresh lettuce, red onion, cucumber, green chillies and a drizzle of lemon.

4.95

Vegan

Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot in well-seasoned yogurt for a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and mildly spicy flavours.

4.95

Chicken Tikka Salad

Tandoori chicken tossed with onions and cucumber.

5.95

Rice

Saffron Basmati Rice

Saffron-infused Basmati rice, aromatic and subtly flavourful.

3.25

Vegan

Jeera Fried Rice

Fragrant fried rice infused with the warm essence of cumin seeds.

3.95

Vegan

Coconut Rice

Basmati rice with the delightful addition of freshly grated coconut for a tropical touch.

4.25

Vegan

Mushroom & Pea Rice

Rice with tender mushrooms and vibrant green peas for rich flavours.

4.95

Vegan

Breads

Ghee Roast

Soft, thin, crispy, gluten-free crêpe made from ground rice and lentils.

4.95

Vegan

Malabar Paratha

Multi-layered, flaky flatbread — a South Indian street food classic.

3.25

Vegan

Tandoori Roti

Wholewheat tandoor-baked flatbread, a traditional Indian choice.

2.75

Vegan

Plain Naan

Traditional flatbread, freshly baked in the tandoori oven.

3.25