Our Menu

Please call us at: 02 8065 5087 to place your order.

Entreé - Veg

Samosa (2pcs)

    • 7.90
  • $

Sauteed vegetables tossed with spices and rolled in triangular pastries.

Veg Pakora (4pcs)

    • 8.40
  • $

Bite size pieces of in-season vegetables, crisp fried in a light batter.

Spinach Kebab (gluten free/4pcs)

    • 8.90
  • $

Succulent garden fresh spinach, chickpeas flour and touch of cottage cheese patties wrapped in sesame seeds and lightly fried.

Aloo Tikki Chaat (2pcs)

    • 9.90
  • $

Spicy potato patties combined with green chilies and onions, served with tangy chickpeas and chef's special chutney.

Paapri Chaat

    • 9.90
  • $

One of the most popular chaat dishes, combined with potatoes and chickpeas in a refreshing yogurt sauce.

Paneer Tikka Achari (fat free/4pcs)

    • 11.40
  • $

Healthy and delicious char-grilled cottage cheese cubes, marinated in fenugreek flavored yogurt.

Entreé - Non Veg

Seekh Kebab (Lamb/4pcs)

    • 11.40
  • $

Minced lamb blended with herbs and chef's own aromatic spices, gently skewered in tandoor.

Punjabi Murg Tikka

    • 12.40
      Small - 4Pcs
    • 16.40
      Large - 6Pcs
  • $

Boneless pieces of chicken thigh, lightly marinated in yogurt, spices and cooked in the tandoor.

Tandoori Chicken

    • 12.40
      Half
    • 19.40
      Full
  • $

Chicken pieces marinated in fresh lemon juice and special tandoori spices and char grilled to perfection.

Achari Murg Tikka

    • 13.40
      Small - 4Pcs
    • 18.40
      Large - 6Pcs
  • $

Chicken thigh marinated with ginger, garlic, yogurt, pickle, spices, and touch of mustard oil and onion seeds.

Mixed Platter (1pc each)

    • 14.40
  • $

Chicken Tikka, Lamb Cutlets, Seekh Kebab and Veg pakora.

Shahi Tikka

    • 12.40
      Small - 4Pcs
    • 16.40
      Large - 6Pcs
  • $

Tender chicken thigh pieces, marinated in creamy yogurt, cashew nut paste and white pepper and gently barbequed. A mild to medium entreé.

Lamb Cutlets (3pcs)

    • 16.40
  • $

Lamb cutlets, overnight marinated with ginger, garlic and yogurt paste and gently cooked in tandoor.

Entreé - Seafood

Amritsari Fish (Fried 6pcs)

    • 13.40
  • $

Fish fillets, wrapped in gram flour batter with spices and deep fried.

Garlic Prawn (with salad 4pcs)

    • 14.40
      Small - 4Pcs
    • 19.40
      Large - 6Pcs
  • $

King prawns marinated with fresh garlic, ginger, pepper and tossed in pan with spices and olive oil.

Mains - Veg

Daal Makhani

    • 14.40
  • $

Black lentils slow cooked with tomato puree, ginger, garlic and butter with a mouthwatering flavor.

Daal Tadka

    • 14.40
  • $

Yellow split lentils cooked with Indian spices, light and appetising curry.

Jeera Aloo

    • 14.40
  • $

Potato cubes, sauteed in cumin, coriander and touch of turmeric.

Channa Bhatura (2pcs Bhatura)

    • 15.40
  • $

Fried bread and chick peas' masala served with onion and pickle.

Channa Masala

    • 15.40
  • $

Chick peas mixed with various spices and masala sauce.

Mixed Vegetables

    • 16.40
  • $

Cauliflower, peas, carrot, potatoes lightly spiced with masala gravy.

Bhindi-Do-Piaza

    • 16.40
  • $

Fresh handpicked okra stir-fried with diced onion and tomatoes and garnished with coriander.

Mushroom Mattar

    • 16.40
  • $

Combination of peas and mushrooms, cooked in mild yellow sauce.

Punjabi Aloo Baigan

    • 16.40
  • $

Fresh eggplant and potato tossed with homemade spices and cooked in kadhai.

Veg Kofta

    • 16.40
  • $

Dumplings of mashed potato, cottage and mixed vegetables cooked in mild creamy sauce.

Veg-Korma

    • 16.40
  • $

Mixture of seasonal vegetable cooked with mild spices and rich creamy sauce.

Kadhai Paneer

    • 17.40
  • $

Crushed coriander seeds, cumin seeds mingled with capsicum, onions, tomatoes and homemade cottage cheese.

Palak Paneer

    • 17.40
  • $

Fresh spinach and cottage cheese, mingles together with homemade spices topped with fresh coriander and tomatoes.

Shahi Paneer

    • 17.40
  • $

Cottage cheese cooked in tomato gravy finished with cream and butter.

Mains - Sea Food

Bengali Fish Curry (Med)

    • 20.40
  • $

Fish slices cooked in a tomato and onion gravy with cumin, mustard seed and fresh ginger and garlic.

Fish Masala (Med)

    • 20.40
  • $

Fish slices, pan cooked in a tomato and onion gravy with fresh season vegetables.

Goan Fish Curry

    • 20.40
  • $

Fresh fish cooked in a spicy coconut cream sauce with fresh chili, completed to perfection with curry leaves, a typical curry from South India.

Prawn Hara Piaazy (Med)

    • 22.40
  • $

Fresh king prawns cooked with ginger, garlic, tomato and spring onion.

Prawn Garlic Masala (Med)

    • 22.40
  • $

Fresh prawns sauteed with garlic, then cooked with capsicum, onion and lemon in medium spicy sauce.

Prawn Malabari

    • 22.40
  • $

King prawns cooked in mild creamy coconut sauce and a touch of green cardamom

Breads

Plain Naan

    • 2.90
  • $

Plain flour bread cooked in tandoor.

Tandoori Roti

    • 2.90
  • $

Wholemeal bread baked in tandoor.

Butter Naan

    • 3.50
  • $

Plain flour bread layered with bread.

Garlic Naan

    • 3.50
  • $

Plain flour bread stuffed with fresh garlic, and cooked in tandoor.

Cheese Naan

    • 4.40
  • $

Plain flour bread, stuffed with cheese and cooked in tandoor.

Pudhina Lachha Paratha

    • 3.90
  • $

Layered wholemeal bread with mint.

Cheese and Garlic Naan

    • 5.00
  • $

Plain flour bread stuffed with cheese and garlic, and cooked in tandoor.

Keema Naan

    • 5.00
  • $

Naan filled with delicate spiced lamb mince.

Peshawari Naan

    • 5.00
  • $

Stuffed naan with dry fruits and shredded coconut.

Aloo Kulcha

    • 4.40
  • $

Plain floor bread stuffed with spiced/tangy potatoes and cooked in tandoor

Mixed Bread Basket

    • 10.50
  • $

Plain naan, Garlic naan and Cheese naan (1 of each).

Mains - Non Veg

Butter Chicken

    • 19.40
  • $

Roasted chicken tikka simmered in freshly tomato base sauce fenugreek leaves and homemade ground spices with a dollop of cream and nuts.

Chicken Chettinad (Hot)

    • 19.40
  • $

Tender chicken tossed with mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves, finished with a rich coconut milk in south Indian style.

Chicken Tikka Masala

    • 19.40
  • $

Diced boneless tandoori chicken thigh sauteed with capsicum, onion, tomato and masala sauce.

Chilli Chicken (Indian Style/Hot)

    • 19.40
  • $

Fried chicken pieces sauteed with fresh onions, capsicum and green chili in a oriental sauce.

Chicken, Lamb or Beef Vindaloo (extra hot)

    • 19.40
      Chicken
    • 19.40
      Lamb
    • 19.40
      Beef
  • $

Hot and spicy chicken, lamb or beef curry cooked in Essence's special vindaloo sauce.

Kadahi Chicken (Hot)

    • 19.40
  • $

Tender chicken tossed with fresh capsicum and onion, finished with herbs and homemade spices and cooked in kadhai.

Lamb Rogan Josh

    • 19.40
  • $

Traditional lamb curry from North India, cooked with freshly homemade grounded masala, finished with fresh coriander, ginger and tomato.

Lamb or Beef Masala

    • 19.40
  • $

Tangy tribute of lamb or beef cubes, cooked in kadahi, with potatoes, seasonal veggies and authentic spices of Punjab.

Lamb or Beef Korma

    • 19.40
  • $

Juicy pieces of lamb or beef, exquisitely cooked in a sauce of crushed cashews, almonds, yogurt and cream.

Mango Chicken (Mild)

    • 19.40
  • $

Chicken morsels blended together with mango pulp and touch of butter.

Saag (Chicken, Lamb or Beef)

    • 19.40
      Chicken
    • 19.40
      Lamb
    • 19.40
      Beef
  • $

Chicken, Lamb or Beef pieces delicately simmered in fresh bay spinach, ginger, garlic and selected spices and finished with fresh tomatoes.

Sultani Goat Curry

    • 20.40
  • $

A festive specialty, baby mutton pieces, pot roasted with onions and fresh tomato gravy with herbs and species.

Balti Gosht (Hot)

    • 20.40
  • $

Combination of lamb curry in tomato and onion gravy and chefs special spices, served in traditional bucket.

Specials

Hara salad

    • 8.40
  • $

Mixture of freshly sliced cucumber, onion, tomato, carrot and lemon.

Mughlai Chicken (Chef's Special)

    • 22.40
  • $

Chicken morsels, cooked in yellow sauce and coconut milk, with a mixture of cardamom indulged with Head chef Sunil Kumar's spices.

Rice

Basmati Plain Rice (Per Person)

    • 2.90
  • $

Kasmiri Rice (Per Person)

    • 6.90
  • $

Basmati rice with mixture of dry fruits and nuts.

Veg Biryani (Med)

    • 15.90
  • $

Basmati rice cooked with garden fresh veggies and aromatic herbs.

Biryani Delight (Med)

    • 18.90
  • $

Biryani rice cooked with a choice of chicken, lamb or beef cooked with onions, tomatoes and green peppers with rice.

Accompaniments

Kheera Raita

    • 2.90
  • $

Chilled yogurt with shredded cucumber

Mango Chutney

    • 2.90
  • $

Sweet-n-sour mash of raw mangoes

Mixed Pickle

    • 2.90
  • $

Traditionally prepared pickle made with lime, chillies, mango and carrots immersed in mustard oil

Pappadams (4pcs.)

    • 2.90
  • $

Pudhina Chutney

    • 2.90
  • $

Fresh mint blended and mixed in chilled yogurt

Tomato Onion

    • 2.90
  • $

Dessert

Vanilla Ice Cream (with toppings)

    • 4.90
  • $

Chocolate, Strawberry or Caramel flavors.

Gulab Jamun (2pcs)

    • 5.50
  • $

Succulent dumplings, lightly fried, coated in rose water and sugar syrup, served warm.

Mango-Kulfi

    • 6.50
  • $

A traditional mango flavored ice cream with a dollop of whipped cream.

Pista-e Kulfi

    • 6.50
  • $

Homemade ice cream of milk, flavored with pistachio and almonds.

Banquets

Essence Veg Banquet

    • 32.50
  • $

Entrees (1 pc of each) - Samosa, Paneer Tikka, Veg Pakora Main Course (Choice of any three) - Mix vegi, Shahi or Kadhai paneer, and Daal tadka

Essence Budget Banquet (Non-veg)

    • 37.50
  • $

Entrees (1 pc of each) - Veg Pakora, Lamb Chop, Chicken Tikka Main Course (Choice of any three) - Choice of Chicken, Choice of Lamb/Beef, Choice of Vegetable

Essence Exclusive Banquet

    • 42.50
  • $

Entree (1pc of each) - Lamb Cutlet, Veg Pakora, Chicken Tikka, Amritsari Fish Main Course - Choice of Veg, Choice of Chicken, Choice of Lamb/Beef, Choice of seafood