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Vajra

4.5 (209)$$Indian restaurant

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Vajra

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

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Vajra At Home Dinner Package
Family Meal For Four
$100.00
this family meal is intended to bring some comfort and togetherness, and we hope to bring little joys and smiles to your family. please specify if you have a special request for the menu items.
Family Meal For Eight
$180.00
this family meal is intended to bring some comfort and togetherness, and we hope to bring little joys and smiles to your family. please specify if you have a special request for the menu items.
The Small Plates
popular
Original Samosa Chaat
$8.00
smashed potato cones. english peas. gujarati sev & papadi. pomegranate. creamed yogurt. chutneys
Onion Bhaji
$7.00
shaved onion. chickpea batter. indian spice mix
Dahi Balla
$8.00
Deep fried and chilled lentil balls swim in the creamed yoghurt with multitude of flavor bombs tossed by red and green chutneys and chickpea pearls.
Chicken Keema Samosa
$8.00
This shortcrust file pastry is stuffed with minced chicken, onion and Indian spices. A super tasty snack.
Punjabi Alu Samosa
$7.00
A classic filo pastry - pea and potato stuffing curiously spiced with Indian spices, anardana (dried pomegranate seeds), and cilantro. A classic Indian staple that has almost everyone in the world in its grasp. Chutneys are a must, though optional.
Chicken Chhoela
$12.00
tempura boneless chicken breast. garlic. makhani sauce
Nepalese Chicken Momo
$12.00
Pillowy dumpling stuffed with minced chicken, Nepalese spices, Umami and paired with charred tomato and sesame- szechuan peppercorn sauce. You have not dined Nepalese if you did not have these. Period!
The Chef's Plate
popular
Classic Butter Chicken
$24.00
The world cuisine, if had a showstopper – it would be Butter Chicken. Handsome boneless morsels of free-range tandoor roasted chicken swimming in the decadent onion-tomato sauce with cashew-y goodness and fresh cream: this one is a voyage to the Neverland.
Lahsuni Chicken Korma
$24.00
Enough cannot be said about this one – it is that good. A few steps have to be accomplished for this silky goodness – mainly involving marinating and roasting in tandoor, the boneless chicken breasts are then simmered in the rich cashew curry sauce with a fragrant waft of garlic that just keeps getting better with each bite.
Gobhi 65
$17.00
tempura cauliflower florets. indian spices. *Vegetarian.
Szechuan Chicken Chilli
$21.00
Glazed with garlic chilli sauce and soy sauce, these chicken bites are tender and play ball with the onions and capsicums. Slivered gingers abound this small plate.
Paneer Stuffed Capsicum
$22.00
The capsicums are stuffed with a spiced and grated mixture of paneer, potatoes, and spices. They are then grilled and simmered in rich curry sauce – the heat level is optimized for maximum eating pleasure. *Vegetarian.
Pahari Goat Curry
$25.00
A true mountain dish from Nepal, it is one of those heritage Nepalese dishes that is the mainstay of every Nepalese kitchen the world over. A heartier version of Heritage Goat from our previous menu, we have attempted to recreate a bone-in taste without the bones. (The marrows from the bones give this dish the true identity it is supposed to have). Mostly devoured (not an understatement) with basmati rice, there is no other way to have it.
Makhamali Aalu
$17.00
A simply decadent dish, Makhamali Alu is one example of- mom, I made it! A rich and silky cashew curry sauce bathes the slightly golden fried Yukon petit potatoes in the warm aroma of garlic and has only one purpose: to make you happy and keep you happy. *Vegetarian.
Malai Kofta Curry
$20.00
This one is a winner. Minced paneer with spices is made into the balls and simmered in the oh-so-good cashew-ey curry sauce. A simple yet decadent offering that can rival any soul or comfort food. *Vegetarian.
Chicken Chettinad
$24.00
Boneless Chicken is cooked in rich coconut flavored curry sauce, tempered with mustard and curry leaves. A classic dish from the Tamilnadu region reimagined.
Goan Shrimp Curry
$25.00
Shrimp cooked in sumptuous Goan style curry with elaborate spices and flavors, honoring the coastal region of Konkani and Goan Heritage.
Lamb Rogan Josh
$25.00
This Kashmiri dish has gone through a myriad of iteration within the cultural crossovers in India and the West, but one thing that remained intact was its flavor. We have attempted to stay close to its origin and made it simpler by infusing the essence of Kashmiri Chilli that marries well into with other spices and gives us a hearty bowl of a drool-worthy lamb stew.
Oyster Mushroom Curry
$24.00
Oyster mushrooms can have different forms and still taste good. We are bringing our popular mushroom curry back for a limited time. Sautéed and Curried - Oyster Mushroom can be your new best friend in the cold freezing night. *Vegetarian.
Lamb Tellicherry Pepper Fry
$25.00
Succulent lamb curry cooked with an abundance of joy and spices; this dish has got all the boxes ticked with its wholesome flavor and fragrant exuberance of Tellicherry pepper – they are the bigger peppercorns and pack a ton of flavor and aroma, unlike our table black pepper, and it is epic.
Tiger Prawn Moilee
$32.00
This delightfully rich and finger licking Keralan curry is a testament of what a paradise Kerala is – strewn with coconut and palm trees, lined with miles of pristine beach and of course abundance of Seafood. Jumbo Tiger Prawns are simmered in the rich coconut sauce tempered with curry leaves and mustard seeds – seamlessly combining the spices and heat of this beautiful dish.
The Classics
popular
Cashew Tikka Masala
$17.00
cashew cream. onion & tomato sauce. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Cashew Shahi Korma
$17.00
cashew & onion – tomato sauce. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Madras Curry
$17.00
coconut ceam. onion & tomato sauce. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Saag Curry
$17.00
creamed spinach. indian spices. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Vindaalu
$17.00
potatoes. vinegar. onion & tomato sauce. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Chicken Kadhai
$21.00
crystal valley boneless chicken. smoked onion & tomato sauce. includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Jalfreizie
$17.00
Broccoli. Capsicum. Onion & tomato sauce. Includes 8 oz basmati rice.
Chicken Bhuna
$20.00
Boneless chicken. Onion & tomato sauce. We use crystal valley chicken for all our boneless chicken dishes. Includes 8 oz basmati rice.
The Vegetarian Classics
popular
Saag Paneer
$18.00
A creamed spinach with paneer, the combination never fails to sate our cravings for some soul quenching food. Uniquely the most ordered dish in any given Indian restaurant, this creamy and resplendent dish is a winner in all age groups, and all households.
Dal Tadkawala
$15.00
If there is anything cooked in Indian and Nepalese households every day if not two or three times a day – it is dal. There are many kinds of lentils, but Vajra’s tadkawala dal is prepared with yellow lentils and tempered with oil (not butter) and spices. It is vegan, good, and addictive. Again, goes well with any carb of your choice. *vegan
Alu Gobhi
$15.00
A staple of every Indian and Nepalese kitchen, this dish of potatoes and cauliflower florets sauteed in spices – is the simplest recipe and equally loved by all. Cos the flavors are just spellbinding. *vegan
Chana Masala
$15.00
Garbanzo or chickpeas as it is called, this one packs a ton of protein, flavor, and simplicity. Served in many ways, this dish is a must-have for every meal, is vegan and saucy – and goes well with our tandoori roti or basmati rice; for one hundred percent vegan experience. * vegan
Matar Paneer
$18.00
A Punjabi staple, green peas and paneer are cooked in a simple and earthy sauce – a touch of fresh cream included. A bowl of this and some butter naan – and you are set with your Netflix or Prime !
Bhindi Masala
$15.00
Okra or bhindi as called in India and Nepal, is one dish that has many versions yet universally loved by all. Ours is the simplest version, prepared with least amount of oil and a kick of flavor to this unique vegetable with spices and dried mango powder called amchur. *vegan
Baingan Bharta
$15.00
A humble hunk of eggplant is roasted with butter and beat (literally) into a pulp; and then fried with onion, tomato and spices – then finished with green peas and fresh cream. Now, this is one dish that proves the adage- beauty is only skin deep.
Mushroom Kadhai
$17.00
This one is for mushroom lovers. We use Crimini Mushrooms for this earthy and savory – smoky in flavor and mildly spice forward. This dish mimics the taste of kadhai sauce (an Indian cast iron pan that inherently provides the unique smoked flavor to any spicy dish)
Paneer Chilli Fry
$18.00
We all like Paneer, that one cheese that does not melt in the heat. Sounds superhero-y. We just gave it some props and dressed it with garlic chilli sauce and spices. The warmth of Paneer and the zing of the sauce hit the right spot, however, we recommend having slight tolerance to heat.
Dal Makhani
$15.00
The world-famous black dairy dal is the most luxurious black lentil. A mixture of black gram lentils, kidney beans, and a few other usual suspects are cooked for a very long time and effortlessly turned into this rich and creamy saucy dal. Can be had as a side, or your only indulgence – goes well with Butter Naan or Basmati Rice alike.
Mushroom Jalfreizie
$17.00
Button mushroom. Broccoli. Capsicum. Indian spices
The Vajra Biryanis
popular
Vegetable Dum Biryani
$17.00
assorted vegetables. basmati Rice. mdh bombay biryani spice mix . includes 4 oz Cucumber Raaita.
Chicken Dum Biryani
$21.00
boneless chicken. basmati Rice. mdh bombay biryani spice mix . includes 4 oz Cucumber Raaita.
Goat Dum Biryani
$22.00
boneless goat. basmati Rice. mdh bombay biryani spice mix . includes 4 oz Cucumber Raaita.
Lamb Dum Biryani
$22.00
boneless lamb. basmati Rice. mdh bombay biryani spice mix . includes 4 oz Cucumber Raaita.
Shrimp Dum Biryani
$22.00
shrimp. basmati Rice. mdh bombay biryani spice mix . includes 4 oz Cucumber Raaita.
Assorted Mushroom Dum Biryani
$23.00
organically grown assortment of mushrooms are delicately cooked in the droolworthy combination of spices and long grain basmati rice, this biryani is a just example of Biryani done right. And vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love this one just as much
Chicken Berry Pulau A La Brittania
$24.00
Chef Thapa’s homage to the uber-popular Iranian cafes in Mumbai, specially Brittania & Company located steps away from the gateway of India – this amazing chicken pulau dish is a perfect amalgamation of spices, cranberries, fresh herbs, and basmati rice.
The Tandoori Classics
Vajra Chicken Tikka
$23.00
crystal valley boneless chicken breast. yogurt -spice blend. makhani sauce
Tandoori Chicken
$20.00
whole bone-in chicken. mustard oil bath. yogurt -spice blend. makhani sauce. * Now available in Half and Full Portions
The Accompaniments
popular
Garlic Naan
$5.00
garlic topped naan cooked in tandoor.
Butter Naan
$4.00
leavened flat bread cooked in tandoor.
Gruyere Cheese Naan
$10.00
gruyere cheese stuffed naan.
Cucumber Raaita
$3.00
yogurt. roasted cumin. mint. cucumber & carrot shreds
Basmati Rice Royale
$4.00
long grain basmati rice. cloves. cardamom.
Saffron Cashew Rice
$9.00
basmati rice. cardamom. saffron water. mixed nuts. butter
Onion Kulcha
$6.00
Naan stuffed with diced and spiced onions
Mirchi Masala Naan
$6.00
spicy green chili stuffed naan.
Raw Onions
$2.00
jalapeno. red onion. lemon
The Indian Beers
Kingfisher
$5.00
lager. india
BIRA 91 IPA
$5.00
india pale ale. india
Bira 91 Blonde Lager
$5.00
The Desserts
Gaajar Ka Halva
$6.00
grated carrots. whole milk reduction. cashew. pistaschio. butter.
Black Forest Gateau
$8.00
chocolate cake. fresh red cherries. whipped cream. dark chocolate shavings.
Mango Mousse Cheesecake
$8.00
graham’s cracker. alphonso mango pulp. fresh mango. cream cheese.
Paan Coconut Laddoo
$6.00
betel leaves. grated coconut. rose jam

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