Eat Good Karma
TARKA INDIAN KITCHEN
Six delicious curries sautéed with your choice of Chicken, Lamb, Vegetables, Paneer or Shrimp. Spiced to order and served with basmati rice.
Juicy & flavorful grilled entrees, served with fresh vegetables, basmati rice and a delicious chutney made with mint tamarind & yogurt.
Basmati rice stir-fried with garlic, ginger, onions, spices, and choice of protein. Spiced to order and served with a yogurt-cucumber sauce.
An amazing selection of fresh vegetarian and vegan dishes spiced and served with perfectly cooked and seasoned basmati rice.
Flaky pastry puffs stuffed with seasoned potatoes and green peas. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney. VEGAN CHUTNEY available upon request.
Classic Indian street fare! Samosas topped with onions, garbanzo beans, raita, chutneys & roti crisps. An adventure for the taste buds!
Potatoes & Onions dipped and fried in a seasoned gram flour & roasted cumin batter. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney. VEGAN CHUTNEY available upon request.
Tender chicken strips dipped in a seasoned chick pea flour batter. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney.
SOUPS & SALADS
Flavorful vegetables, lentils & minced chicken, infused with lemon juice, curry powder & coconut milk.
Tomato-Coconut Soup cooked with Indian spices & finished with an aromatic tarka of onions, cumin & garlic.
CHICKEN KABOB SALAD
Freshly grilled chicken kabobs atop mixed greens, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, and carrots, tossed in a honey-tamarind dressing.
Mixed greens, tomatoes, onions, garbanzos & cucumbers with a choice of dressing.
Leavened Indian flatbread
Leavened flatbread coated with garlic & basil
Unleavened whole wheat bread.
Mouthwatering creamy tomato curry infused with fresh herbs and ground spices.
Rich cashew almond pistachio cream sauce.
Pureed spinach sauteed with garlic and onions, delicately spiced and enriched with cream.
Smooth onion sauce infused with fresh ginger and garlic, finished with coconut milk and potatoes. Served with Basmati Rice.
Tangy onion and tomato sauce sauteed with bell peppers and potatoes, finished with tamarind chutney.
Yellow & red lentils cooked with Indian spices & finished with a tarka of onions, tomatoes, cumin & coriander.
Tender chicken breast delicately seasoned in our chef’s special marinade. Served with mint-tamarind-yogurt chutney.
Juicy boneless lamb marinated in yogurt with fresh garlic and ginger, roasted cumin, herbs & spices.
Can’t decide? Get the best of both worlds with two skewers each of chicken and lamb kabob.
Served with yogurt blended with roasted cumin, herbs, and finely grated cucumbers, onion & potatoes.
A flavorful combination of our garbanzo bean curry andpureed spinach sautéed with garlic and onions
Savory vegetable dumplings cooked in a rich tomato-onion curry sauce. Served with basmati rice.
Yellow and red lentils cooked with Indian spices and finished with a tarka of onions, tomatoes, cumin and coriander.
Zesty garbanzo bean curry with sautéed onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger, garnished with cilantro.
Paneer cheese and green peas simmered in an onion curry with a touch tomato sauce and cream. Served with basmati rice.
Braised cauliflower and potatoes cooked with a fragrant blend of spices. A traditional north Indian favorite!
TIKKA MASALA CURRY BOWL
Chicken, veggies or paneer in mild Tikka Masala curry over basmati rice.
BIRYANI RICE BOWL
Basmati rice stir-fried Indian style with chicken, veggies or paneer.
Chicken or Lamb Kabob served over basmati rice or masala fries, with mint-tamarind chutney.
Indian style chicken fingers served with rice or masala fries.
Delicate cheese patties served in sweetened cream infused with cardamom.
A traditional deep fried milk pastry served warm in a rosewater-honey syrup.
FRESHLY WHIPPED LASSIS (MANGO, STRAWBERRY)
A refreshing Indian concoction of yogurt freshly whipped with ripe pureed fruit.
SELECT WINE AND BEER
Disclaimer: We strive to ensure that our gluten-free items are safe for your diet, however, we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination between ingredients will not occur.
Tarka: The pop and sizzle of spices dancing on hot oil
At Tarka, we know that sound and smell intimately, from our own kitchens growing up. We have experienced the deliciousness that happens when our moms bring out their spice tiffins, and get their Tarka on.
Tarka is committed to making affordable and healthy Indian cuisine and offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free menu items. Our entire menu is priced under $10. Dine in. Take Out. Delivery via third-party delivery partners.
Our first store opened in Austin in 2009, and from that moment on, our guests have been almost as passionate about Tarka as we are.
We set out with a simple premise. Create a restaurant with fresh and flavorful Indian food that is also fast and affordable. Serve it in a casual, modern space with stellar customer service. Make it as convenient as possible, whether you’re enjoying a relaxing meal on our patio with a glass of wine, or grabbing take out using our online ordering system. And, run it as environmentally friendly as we can.
Our first store opened in Austin in 2009, and from that moment on, our guests have been almost as passionate about Tarka as we are. We had lines out the door, but couldn’t make the food fast enough. Struggling to keep up, we scrambled to redo our menu countless times before we finally found the right balance of curries, kabobs, biryanis, and freshly baked flatbreads. And we paired the food with great drinks like mango lemonade, fresh fruit lassis and select wine and beer.
Enthusiastically embraced by Austin, Tarka opened its second location a year later and a third shortly after that. We opened our first store outside of Austin in 2014, and now have locations in Austin, San Antonio & Houston.
CITY OF AUSTIN ‘GREEN-RESTAURANT’
The City of Austin has recognized Tarka as a Green Restaurant. We use environmentally friendly to-go packaging, recycle our used cooking oil, glass, aluminum, plastic & cardboard, and compost our food waste. For additional information, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
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