Saffron Indian Cuisine - Astoria, Tel: 718-255-6310

Pre Fixe

$13.95 1 Appetizer + 1 Entree + Dessert

with Naan, Rice & Raita. Add $1.95 for seafood & tandoor *All deliveries come with chutneys and papad.



Appetizers

3.95 Vegetable Samasos

Crispy turnovers with seasoned potatoes green peas and spices


3.95 Onion Bhaji

Thin onion slices deep-fried in a chickpea flour batter


3.95 Aloo tikka

Patties of Spiced Potatoes Stuffed With Spicy Lentils


3.95 Bhel Poori

Puffed rice tossed with fresh herbs, onions, tomatoes; topped with tamarind & cilantro chutney


4.95 Pakoras

Mix Vegetable/ Paneer Chickpea battered fritters.


4.95 Palak Bhaja

Crisp Light Fritters Made Of Fresh Spinach Leaves And Gram Flour Batter.


5.95 Chicken/Fish Pakoras

Chickpea battered fritters


6.95 Crab Kofta

Jumbo lump crab-meat sautéed in a chili and tamarind sauce, served with chickpeas


6.95 Lahsooni Gobi

Crispy florets of cauliflower with chili flakes and garlic tomato chutney


7.95 Paneer Tawa Masala

Pan- fried cottage cheese with fresh herbs and spices


6.95 Chicken chat

Tender chicken breast with fresh green vegetables, tossed with fresh herbs, tamarind & cilantro chutney



Soups & Salads

5.95 Mulligatawny soup

A traditional soup of Split Peas, vegetables, and flavored with fresh curry leaves, in chicken broth


4.95 Tomato Coconut soup

A Refreshing Delicious Soup Made From Tomatoes, Fresh Coconut, And Seasonings.


4.95 Saffron Murgh Ka Shorba

Boiled chicken broth flavored with saffron Indian herbs and spices.


4.95 Garden green salad

Fresh herbs, cucumber, red onions, tomatoes, green pepper, broccoli topped with goat cheese


4.95 Tossed Indian Salad

Diced cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, chickpeas, green chili, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Served with house dressing


5.95 Tandoori Murgh Malai Salad

Slices of tandoori Chicken Breasts, fresh Greens, and vegetables served with house dressing.


9.95 Saffron Shrimp salad

A house special salad



Vegetarian Specialties

9.95 Saag Paneer

Homemade cheese with spinach and ground spices


9.95 Mixed Vegetable Curry

Fresh vegetables in rich mild creamy sauce


9.95 Navarattan Korma

A medley of fresh vegetables cooked with mildly spices almond, cashew and saffron flavored gravy


9.95 Channa Masala

Chickpea cooked with sautéed onion, tomato, ginger, and garlic.


9.95 Okra Masala

Fresh okra stir-fried with onion, tomato, and herbs.


9.95 Aloo Mutter Gobi

Cauliflower with potatoes cooked with fresh ginger, onion, spices and green peas


9.95 Saag Aloo

Potatoes and spinach cooked together with spices and tomatoes


9.95 Malai Kofta

Mashed vegetable dumplings cooked in creamy tomato sauce.


9.95 Daal saag

Yellow lentils cooked with fresh spinach and spices


9.95 Vegetable jalfraze

Stir fried fresh assorted vegetable prepared in a tangy sauce


9.95 Shahi Mutter Paneer

Fresh green peas with cubes of cheese cooked in a rich mild sauce


9.95 Yellow Tadka Daal

Yellow lentils cooked with onion, tomato, and sauteed cumin seeds.


9.95 Baby eggplant masala

Roasted whole baby eggplant with spices, simmered in a sesame coconut sauce


9.95 Baingan Bharta

Eggplant cooked in oven and mashed, sauteed with onion and tomato.


9.95 Paneer Makhani

Cubes of cheese cooked in a rich tomato sauce


9.95 Jeera Aloo

Potato cooked in homemade style with cumin seeds.


9.95 Channa Saag

Chickpeas cooked with fresh spinach.


9.95 Dal Makhani

Black lentil and kidney beans cooked slowly with mild herbs.



Chicken Specialties

10.95 Chicken Tikka Masala

Tandoori cooked chicken cubes finished with a rich tomato based gravy.


10.95 Butter Chicken

Tandoori chicken (dark meat) cooked in a tomato sauce seasoned with fenugreek leaves.


10.95 Coconut Chicken

Boneless chicken cooked with coconut, black pepper, and curry leaves.


10.95 Chicken Shahi Korma

Roasted chicken in a mild saffron cashew sauce.


10.95 Kerala Pepper Chicken

Chicken sautéed in black pepper and lemon juice in a rich gravy


10.95 Chicken Saag

Chicken breast cooked with spinach, spices, onions and tomatoes


10.95 Chicken Jalfrazee

Chicken cooked with mix vegetables in exotic tangy sauce.


10.95 Chicken Curry

Boneless chicken cooked in Indian style with ginger, garlic, onion, and tomato sauce.


10.95 Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken marinated in vinegar and fiery spices cooked in a true Goan style.


10.95 Kadai Chicken

Chicken breast cooked with onion, bell pepper, and Indian spices.


10.95 Hara Maas

Chicken simmered in a ginger, red chilli, and cilantro sauce



Seafood Specialties

13.95 Saffron Shrimp curry

Jumbo shrimps prepared with authentic homemade exotic spices (chef specialty)


13.95 Shrimp Makhni

Shrimp cooked in a creamy tomato sauce with herbs and spices


13.95 Shrimp Vindaloo

Shrimp cooked with fiery chili sauce, and vinegar. Mixed with cubes of potatoes


13.95 Shrimp Saag

Jumbo shrimp with fresh spinach; cooked with onions, tomatoes and mix spices


13.95 Kadai Shrimp

Stir fried jumbo shrimp in a sweet and sour sauce with amalgam of fresh vegetable


13.95 Goa Fish Curry/ shrimp

A Goan specialty. Fish/shrimp prepared in coconut sauce with very mild spices, mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaf and coriander


13.95 Baghari Jhinga

Shrimp cooked in a uniquely prepared tangy garlic sauce


13.95 Machli Ka Salan

Tilapia cooked in onion and tomato sauce with curry leaf



Clay Oven Specialties

9.95 Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Fresh cottage cheese marinated in yogurt, fresh mint coriander, and spicy sauce


10.95 Seekh Kebab

Minced lamb seasoned with Indian herbs rolled on a skewer and broiled in clay oven


9.95 Tandoori Chicken

Chicken on bone marinated overnight with yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices. Skewered and cooked in tandoor.


11.95 Chicken Tikka

Boneless breast of chicken marinated with fenugreek, yogurt, ginger, garlic and Indian spices


11.95 Chicken Malai Kabab

Tender breasts of chicken marinated in yogurt and sour cream


13.95 Chicken Achari Kebab

*A Chef Specialty


14.95 Boti Kebab

Boneless cubes of lamb marinated in yogurt, turmeric and Indian herbs


15.95 Whole Trout

Whole brook trout marinated in fresh herbs and spices in clay oven


15.95 Salmon Tikka

Filet of fresh salmon marinated in tandoori spices


17.95 Saffron Mixed Grill

An amalgam of tandoori delicacies served with fries


18.95 Tandoori Jhinga

Jumbo prawns marinated in lemon, ginger and garlic broiled over mild charcoal heat


18.95 Lamb Chops

Rack of lamb marinated in aromatic Indian herb fresh ginger juice, rum and yogurt *Served with fries



Saffron Special

14.95 Saffron Vegetarian Thali

Appetizer (Samosa or Mixed Vegetable Pakora) + 2 Veg Entree, daal, rice, naan, raita and salad


23.95 Saffron Non-Veg Thali

Appetizer (Samosa or Mixed Vegetable Pakora) + Lamb Entree or Chicken Entree + Veg Entree, daal, rice, naan, raita and salad



Rice & Biryani

11.95 Chicken Biryani

Basmati rice with tender slices of juicy chicken and mild spices *Served with raita


13.95 Lamb/Goat Biryani

Basmati rice with lamb/goat cooked with herbs and spices *Served with raita


14.95 Shrimp Biryani

Basmati rice with jumbo shrimp with aromatic spices *Served with raita


10.95 Vegetable Biryani

Basmati rice cooked with fresh mixed vegetables cumin seeds, curry leaves, mustard seeds and exotic herbs *Served with raita


5.95 Lemon Rice

Lemon flavored basmati rice with curry leaves and mustard seeds


3.95 Mutter Pulao

Rice with cumin and green peas


5.95 Saffron Sweet Pulao

Basmati rice with fruits & nuts


1.95 Plain Basmati Rice



Lamb/Goat Entrees

12.95 Lamb Curry

Lamb stewed in blend of light spices (A chef specialty)


12.95 Lamb Vindaloo

Lamb cooked in fiery tangy sauce, vinegar mixed with cubes of potatoes


12.95 Lamb Rogan Josh

A north Indian dish, in a cardamom sauce


12.95 Saag Ghosht

Cubes of lamb sautéed with fresh spinach and exotic spices


12.95 Kadai Gosht

Lamb cooked with bell pepper, onion, fresh tomato, and topped with coriander and ginger.


12.95 Saffron Lamb Pasanda

Mildly spiced lamb, prepared with yogurt, cashew nut and saffron sauce


12.95 Achari Gosht

Tender pieces of lamb cooked with achari masala.


12.95 Keema Matar

Minced lamb cooked with green peas.



Side Orders

1.95 Raita


1.95 Papad


1.95 Mango Chutney


1.95 Mint Chutney


1.95 Tamarind Chutney


1.95 Onion Relish


1.95 Mixed Pickles



Breads

1.95 Tandoori Roti

Whole wheat bread


2.50 Naan

Bread made with white flour and cooked in tandoor


2.95 Onion Naan, Onion Kulcha

Soft breads stuffed with spiced onions


2.95 Garlic Naan

Bread topped with fresh garlic and roasted in the tandoor


2.95 Aloo Paratha

Whole wheat bread stuffed with mashed potato and mild with cumin-spiced potatoes


2.95 Kheema Naan

Bread stuffed with ground lamb and spices


2.95 Cheese Naan

Soft bread stuffed with homemade cheese


2.95 Laccha Paratha

Multi-layered whole wheat bread with butter


2.95 Khandari Naan

Soft white flour bread stuffed with raisins, cashews, and nuts


8.95 Saffron’s Bread Basket

Choice of any four breads



Beverages

3.95 Mango Lassi

Chilled Yogurt Drink with Mango


3.95 Salted Lassi


3.95 Sweet Lassi


2.50 Masala Tea


3.95 Panna


4.95 Pellegrino



On the Go

7.95 Vegetarian Lunch Box

Two vegetable entrées of the day, naan, rice, and raita


8.95 Chicken Lunch Box

One chicken entrée & one vegetable entrée, naan, rice, and raita


8.95 Lamb Lunch Box

One lamb entrée & one vegetable entrée of the day, naan, rice, and raita


8.95 Tandoori Lunch Box

Chicken tikka, one vegetable entrée of the day, naan, rice, and raita


4.95 Vegetable Wrap


5.95 Chicken Wrap


5.95 Lamb Wrap



Desserts

3.95 Gulab Jamun

Homemade cheese rounds and evaporated milk simmered in syrup flavored with rose water


3.95 Gajar Halwa

Grated carrot with honey butter and nuts


3.95 Rasmalai

Homemade spongy cheese patties dipped in cardamom flavored milk.


3.95 Kulfi

Indian ice cream with saffron


3.95 Kheer

Rice with milk, cardamom, saffron and garnished with nuts


3.95 Pistachio Kulfi

Homemade Indian ice cream